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Software Engineer (PHP), London or Cambridge

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer (PHP) to join our busy and growing team. Your primary focus will be the development of server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from varied front-end applications. You will be part of our Pre-Screen squad and will report to the Head of Applications Engineering.

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Your Mission

  • Designing, Developing and Maintaining the PHP RESTful APIs which underpin our product
  • Completing product work against ThoughtRiver’s application stack including new feature development and maintenance changes
  • Assessing new requirements in the form of stories; generating tasks, estimates, impact assessments
  • Ensuring own and team code meets PSR standards, completing unit test
  • Adhering to technical development standards; working with Software Architect to implement architectural patterns
  • Providing support to the operations team in terms of release planning and operational handovers; assessing issues arising in production which cannot be resolved by support teams
  • Ensuring all work is impact assessed and documented.

What you'll need to succeed:

The successful candidates will have a minimum of 1-year commercial experience working in a similar or related field.

Essential Experience

  • A high degree of knowledge and experience with Modern PHP
  • A clear and demonstrable understanding of OOP principles
  • Experience working with frameworks such as Slim, Lumen, Silex etc
  • Linux
  • REST API development
  • MySQL (or similar)
  • Test-Driven Development, Domain-Driven Design – highly desirable
Desirable Experience
  • Python
  • JavaScript, modern JS libraries such as Angular, React or similar

Why you'll love working here:

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • A collaborative, supportive, and dynamic work culture; you’ll work with people who demand the best
  • In-depth training and one-to-one support as you build your career at ThoughtRiver and map out your professional goal
  • A regular programme of fantastic team-building and social activities to foster a collaborative spirit
  • Environmentally conscious and serious about climate change; we're committed to completely removing our impact on the environment by October 2021

An Equal Opportunities Employer

We commit to creating an inclusive environment that enables everyone to perform at their best, where we recognise the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and where there is an unbiased acceptance of others. 

About Us

ThoughtRiver, the market leader in intelligent legal pre-screening, is disrupting legal services by enabling lawyers to review contracts quickly using behavioural analytics, machine learning and data visualization. Our product encompasses leading-edge AI technology, an innovative legal ontology and one of the world’s largest legal intelligence data sets.

We recently announced a successful $10m Series A investment round and are ambitiously scaling. We have been named by Business Insider as one of the Top 15 European AI start-up companies, with a rapidly expanding global client list.

A stand-out career that’s truly rewarding

Join us at the cutting-edge, deploying the latest technology to revolutionise a centuries-old industry.

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