PHP Developer

Technology Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Position at LeoVegas UK

We are seeking experienced backend PHP Developers to join our growing Platform domain team.

You will work with your team & the Product Development domain to focus on developing innovative and high performing features with cloud technologies and high volume transactional systems that will give our players the greatest gaming experience, helping us reach our bigger organisation passion of becoming “King of Casino”.

Although the company has grown, and continues to do so, the tech teams work very much as a small company within. Having end-to-end responsibilities, the team gets to agree on what to build and follows it up with user testing, measuring and verifying the value and outcome. 

This is a great opportunity for you to have a direct impact on what to build, how to build it and what they’re being built for.

But why us? Our Team Lead said “We work in a high performing live environment, which enables you to deploy and deliver your code straight to production. But this also requires you to write high performing and scalable code to ensure the continuous high quality and performance of our environments.”

We can offer you the opportunity to work with challenging tasks every day, within a tight-knit team of people that you can learn & grow with and the possibility to sit in award winning offices with flexible office hours to fit around your home-life.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for a real software craftsman that has significant experience in PHP and backend system development and thrives in an atmosphere where learning new technologies is key and satisfying.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have solid commercial experience developing PHP web applications using PHP 7.4+
  • You have experience building scalable & highly performant applications
  • You have experience in MVC Frameworks
  • You adhere to SOLID Principles & Software Design Patterns
  • You understand unit testing
  • You have knowledge of version control systems e.g. git

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience with Laravel 7+
  • Working with containers/Docker
  • Experience with microservice/SOA
  • Experience with DevOps, specifically GCP/Kubernetes
  • Front end developer skills such as CSS, Javascript, React

Working Hours - Covid-19

We have a work from home policy during COVID times, though we will be working a hybrid model moving forward with ongoing flexibility to work from home. 

Compensation & Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday a year, plus (8) public and bank holidays in England
  • You will have two opportunities each year to buy up to 5 additional days annual leave
  • Pension contributions up to 6% employee, 6% employer
  • Access to development opportunities in a unique working environment, including professional coaching with Authentic and an Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and wellbeing activities such as weekly yoga classes onsite
  • An abundance of drinks and snacks (we’re feeders, sorry diets!)

There’s more! Upon successful completion of your probation:

  • Bupa Private Health Insurance
  • A mobile phone of your choice, which can be used for both business and personal use
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • £250 a year Health and Wellbeing allowance

Additional information

At LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group we firmly believe that our diversity is what makes us unique and that everyone and anyone is welcome to enjoy the ride -  regardless of age, gender, disability, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, language, marital or civil partnership status, political beliefs and sexual orientation. 

We are highly committed to uphold a high level of diversity and inclusion throughout our entire group. Being a global company with a widely diverse customer base makes it essential for our workforce to be a reflection of this.

By doing so, we believe we will achieve the best possible customer experience and create better value to our shareholders by doing so.