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      PHP Developer

      Location: Birmingham

      Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum

      Contract Type: Permanent

      Software Developer (PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Migration of legacy ColdFusion to PHP , UK Remote

      **Location: Remote / UK Home Based**

      Join an innovative leader in technology, focused on empowering organizations enhance performance through cutting-edge software solutions. Our client is seeking an experienced Software Developer with specialized skills in PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL, ready to take on the challenge of modernizing legacy systems.

      **Role Overview:**

      The Software Developer will be pivotal in leading the transition of applications from ColdFusion 9 to newer, more robust frameworks. This role demands a blend of strong technical skills and a proven background in software migration projects, particularly with ColdFusion.

      **Key Responsibilities:**

      – **Application Migration:** Spearhead the migration of existing applications from ColdFusion 9 to PHP, ensuring transitions are seamless and efficient.
      – **Front-End Development:** Craft and refine front-end interfaces utilizing JavaScript, enhancing user interaction and visual appeal.
      – **Database Management:** Design, test, and maintain robust databases with MySQL, optimizing data storage and retrieval.
      – **Collaborative Development:** Work closely with the development team to design and launch new features, maintaining a steady pace of innovation.
      – **Quality Assurance:** Uphold high standards of code quality, ensuring stability, scalability, and maintainability.
      – **Troubleshooting:** Identify and resolve issues in existing software, and perform upgrades to improve functionality and performance.
      – **Documentation:** Maintain detailed documentation of development processes and code changes to support transparency and future maintenance efforts.
      – **Peer Collaboration:** Engage in code reviews and knowledge sharing to bolster team expertise and software quality.

      **Qualifications:**

      – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
      – At least 3 years of experience in software development, with comprehensive skills in PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL.
      – Demonstrated expertise in legacy system migrations, ideally with experience moving from ColdFusion to PHP.
      – Thorough understanding of web application development and UI design principles.
      – Proficient in writing clean, well-documented, and easily maintainable code.
      – Familiarity with version control systems, such as Git.

      **Preferred Skills:**

      – Direct experience with ColdFusion
      – Exposure to additional programming languages and frameworks like Python, Ruby, or Node.js.
      – In-depth knowledge of database design best practices and web security measures.
      – Previous involvement in the education technology sector is a plus.

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