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Junior PHP/Python Developer - Remote

A great opportunity to join an established team working with Business Intelligence systems, Legal SaaS and other online projects

Due to continued business growth we are looking to recruit a remote PHP or Python Developer to join an existing team who develop and continuously manage various online applications for the UK market. We are looking for someone with proven problem-solving skills, experience and demonstrable passion. We need someone who is comfortable working remotely, communicating with the rest of the team through Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Trello and other online tools.
You will have the ability to pick up, understand and become an expert in our existing platforms quickly, as well as bringing to the table innovative ideas on how we may improve our products. In addition, we are looking to rapidly roll out new products and applications over the next six months, which will be intensive at times!
This is a fast-paced environment. You will naturally be a logical thinker, comfortable working with large data sets, multiple servers and code that has grown quickly and is far from perfect.

So, what will you be doing?

This is a varied and challenging role, working within an international team. The following are the key areas that you will be involved in:
  • Working to improve and develop our legacy systems, built primarily in Python and PHP. We mainly utilise Postgres and MongoDB for our databases and we run on Linux servers. You will be familiar, confident and competent with all of these.
  • Ensuring the ‘lights stay on’ by monitoring the various technical systems we have in place, working with the technical team to ensure uptime and availability for our customers.
  • Working in collaboration with our international team regarding any issues in a timely manner and providing them with the solutions and resources they require. The nature of what we do means that issues do occur and we require fast response to alter code and manage the platform.

Who would be a great fit?

  • You will love technology, be quick to learn about systems and have a natural curiosity to understand how our software and systems work. We are wanting to bring in AI/ML into the business to help find interesting results from our data sets
  • You will be comfortable working with Big Data, love working with PHP or Python, but also recognise that in a small team helping across all of our platforms, including servers, is important
  • You will be a logical thinker, able to understand problems and rapidly come up with solutions
  • You will have no problems working remotely and online, as part of a team that is not sat in the same office
  • You will be commercially minded - understanding what our customers needs and expectations are and suggesting solutions that will make a difference to their business
  • Someone who can help to refine and improve the existing systems and processes that we have in place
  • Have fantastic planning and organisational skills and are motivated to work independently
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. As we talk often via Zoom or Microsoft Teams or other audio/video. Being comfortable with this is a definite requirement
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a straightforward way
  • Thrive under pressure, in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to adjust priorities at short notice
  • A self-starter who can work independently, but also someone who can also work well within a team - lone wolves need not apply!
  • You will have a fast, stable internet connection, as this is essential due to the nature of the work


This position is a remote based role, meaning that you can work wherever suits you! Our head office is based in the North East of the UK, however we have a global team so you’ll get to work with a diverse group of really talented people. Working hours are flexible, providing that you give our team the support they need, develop great software and are available to communicate with our team at agreed times.
Ideally we are looking for this to be a full-time position, but one of our strengths, as a company, is our flexibility. Let us know what hours you can do and your timezone. To start we will be seeking to work on an hourly basis until we get to know you and then we will guarantee a monthly salary.

Who we are

We are a group of companies and websites, all technology focused, providing bespoke development of online applications, as well as products that we own and run ourselves. We have new ideas that we wish to launch and we require help to run and improve existing applications, as well as launch new ones. Our businesses include:

  • Inovica - An agency that develops online applications for clients such as and, as well as creating new products
  • Competitor Monitor - A business intelligence service which helps the world’s leading companies stay competitive. We have big plans here
  • SourceGuardian - Encryption software for PHP

Working With Us

Our company is headquartered in the UK, but we have a distributed team of colleagues around the world. You will get to interact with a global group of diverse and really talented people.
This is an online, collaborative, challenging role, but as a group we are relaxed and friendly. We are looking for like-minded people who understand the importance of what we are doing for our customers.

How to apply

We’re looking for candidates that stand out from the crowd, so here are a few pointers to help you:
  • If you have a Github profile, it would be great to see it!
  • Examples of systems where you have major contributions
  • Companies or products that you have worked on
  • Your passions, hobbies and interests outside of programming
  • Where are you from? Geography doesn’t matter to us, but it’s always nice to find out where people live and work! Our current team is all around the world, so tell us something interesting about your environment
  • Anything else about you and what you have done previously that might make us choose you over someone else
  • We will respond to everyone who writes to us with the above information
If you are interested in the role and becoming part of our team, please visit the following form to upload your CV/Resume and give us a bit more information about yourself (top tip - this is our favourite part!). We would really like to hear about what interests you have and why you would be a good fit:
We are looking forward to hearing from you
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Posted by Chris Dingle, Monday 24th April 2023

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