Full Stack PHP Developer

Job description

Location: Leigh-on-sea, Essex

Please note that this role is full-time and based in the office. Please consider the locality when applying.

Who are we?
Storm is a forward-thinking, fast-paced and growing full-service agency. We are ranked by the Drum as the No. 1 agency in Essex and East Anglia. We are a full-on, switched on, always on kind-of-agency. You’ve got to be sharp, think on your feet and really know your stuff to make it through the door.

Who are you?

Technical. Analytical. Problem-solving. Logical.

We’re bucking the trend and looking for an in-house Full Stack PHP Developer; someone that knows the importance of collaboration and who wants to progress and play a key role in helping us grow our Web Development team. You’ll be an intuitive problem solver, organised and methodical with a genuine passion for building beautifully functional websites.

This is truly an exciting time to get involved with the agency; as we continue to grow at pace. You’ll have the ability to work across multiple projects, including brochure, e-commerce and multilingual sites - with no two days being the same!


What will you be doing?

  • Working as part of a team to deliver new Client and internal projects
  • Helping to maintain legacy websites written in a mixture of PHP, Laravel and Craft
  • Working collaboratively with the design and strategy teams to deliver effective solutions
  • Providing estimates for new feature requirements/deliverables
  • Proactively suggesting improvements to workflows and tool

What do you need?

  • Prior experience of Craft is desirable but not essential (candidates with the ability to quickly up-skill will also be considered)
  • Javascript, Node & Vue or React
  • PHP, Laravel 5-8
  • GIT
  • Strong CSS/SCSS skills, ideally Tailwind and PostCSS
  • Strong Linux/LEMP server knowledge
  • Cloud hosting knowledge e.g. DigitalOcean, Forge, AWS
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Clear communication skills at all times
  • To be motivated, driven and keen to push ahead in your development career

Bonus points if you have...

  • Agency experience
  • Experience integrating Payment Gateways and/or 3rd Party APIs
  • Performance optimisation
  • Sketch and Adobe Suite experience
  • HubSpot API/CMS


  • You’ll be joining an award-winning agency – #1 in Essex

  • Allocated budget for training, conferences, workshops, mentoring

  • The opportunity to work with a prestigious client base

  • ‘Years of service’ bonus and profit share scheme

  • ‘Years of service’ gifted holiday scheme

  • Transparent and accelerated career progression

  • Office closure over Christmas with additional gifted holiday

  • Regular social events throughout the year. Leigh-on-Sea is a great place to work and socialise; a seaside town with a buzzing broadway full of bars, shops, restaurants etc

  • Free bar Fridays from 4pm

Please supply a portfolio (website/GitHub account) along with your application. This is a necessary requirement to be considered. We will also be unable to consider you for this role if you do not provide a covering letter and CV.

Storm is open to receive emails/calls from recruitment agencies if pre-vetted, quality candidates wish to be presented.