Junior Developer PHP (Full Stack)

Job Title: Junior Developer PHP (full stack)

Location: London

Company Overview:

Lawson Conner UK is a leading service provider to the asset management and financial advisory industries in the UK and overseas. Our clients are of institutional nature and range from specialised hedge fund managers to large asset management firms with well-established track records who utilise a broad array of investment strategies.

The application and role summary:

Based in the London office, the Junior Developer will report directly to the Lead Software Architect. The candidate will be working on an application suite of “RegTech” software, in an Agile environment, using continuous delivery and TDD / BDD processes to deliver high quality applications. The developer will be largely working on a LAMP based technology stack, using the CakePHP framework, and Node.js for background services.


1. Exposure to the full technology stack

2. Programming new software modules and components

3. Ensuring test suites are kept up to date with current development

4. Keeping database data secure and current with day to day procedures

5. Developing secure code, and being aware of ongoing security threats and vulnerabilities

6. Liaise with users to identify and specify business requirements

7. An understanding of financial compliance services is not necessary, but a willingness to learn and understand business processes is essential


1. Experience of using MVC based frameworks

2. Knowledge of TDD / BDD methodologies

3. Exposure to IDE environments and Continuous Integration tools (GitLab, Selenium etc)

4. Familiarity with SQL/NoSQL databases

5. Write well-structured and efficient code

6. Experience with Elasticsearch, Nginx, SASS, Git, Vagrant and Docker

7. Enthusiasm to grow and learn from experienced colleagues

8. Process oriented working style with clear goal direction and output focus

Qualifications and Experience:

1. 2 years commercial software development experience in PHP

2. Relevant university degree

3. Excellent communication skills verbally and written in English

On offer

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing organisation working with an award winning team that is highly motivated to serve Lawson Conner’s clients.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, bonus, private healthcare and benefits package

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