London Prism Digital Ltd 1-2 Paris Garden London SE1 8ND
Head of Development 2022-07-21 Head of Development | PHP | MarTech A new Head of Development is required for a fast-growing, ambitious marketing, and technology company.   Penpole 2022-08-21

Head of Development

£100,000 - £120,000

Samantha Redding

100000 DAY

£100,000 - £120,000


Head of Development | PHP | MarTech


A new Head of Development is required for a fast-growing, ambitious marketing, and technology company.


Our client is a software PHP house developing highly transactional gaming/gambling web applications. You will be working in a highly focused yet friendly development function, leading a team of 5-6 developers. You will have a high level of ownership and be responsible for driving the technical strategy of your product areas whilst delivering on the commercial goals of the product.


You will be reporting directly to the Head of Technology. It's a great role and exciting time to join as the PHP Dev team has grown significantly in the last few months, so the time has now come to bring an experienced Software Engineering Manager from a PHP background and lead the way. Previous PHP experience and managing PHP development teams in the past will be seen as highly beneficial. This is a HUGE environment with £millions of revenue and millions of web page interactions taking place through our client's applications daily that you will ultimately have the technical responsibility for.... an exciting prospect!


Skills Required

  • Making sure the team is engaged from the outset of projects by participating in the requirements gathering and planning phase of projects
  • Making sure the team proposes appropriate technical designs
  • Making sure the team strives to provide accurate estimates for the effort required
  • Schedule the work internal to the team, resolving any conflicts of priority with stakeholders
  • Making sure that the team's technical solutions are fit for purpose in the context of complex, high-throughput / high-availability system
  • Making sure the team follows an effective SDLC in accordance with the company's established best practices to provide a solution that the team is confident in
  • Managing risks and exceptions to the delivery by communicating them to appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Making sure the team delivers the solution into production


Your Technical Experience:

  • Software engineering experience, ideally in PHP
  • Senior engineering or architect-level role
  • Have experience in a leadership role
  • Commercial use of a modern PHP development framework such as Laravel / Symfony desired
  • Writing automated unit/integration tests for solutions
  • Ability to build/maintain CI/CD pipelines
  • Excellent practical experience with docker
  • Excellent experience with SCM branching strategies
  • Excellent practical understanding of SOLID principles and design patterns
  • Hands-on experience with one or more DevOps tooling platforms
  • Hands-on experience engineering on high availability, high throughput OLTP platforms


Bonus Points For:

  • 10 years of database experience, ideally with MySQL
  • Good understanding of relational databases and MySQL and writing efficient database queries
  • Hands-on experience with a range of different data storage paradigms (e.g. RDMS Document KV Stores)



  • An awesome office environment complete with an in-house chef, a game room and the best video conferencing equipment makes it a fantastic place to work.
  • Annual bonus
  • Breakfast & lunch prepared by a professional chef
  • Longevity bonuses, wellness incentives & company goal bonuses
  • Option to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Free gym membership
  • Free private healthcare


A brilliant opportunity to develop your career & work in a fast-paced, fun and growing company.


Head of Development | PHP | MarTech


Job reference: #BBBH10204