PHP Developer

Full Time Newport Gwent IT Job Pro UK

Propel Finance is a disruptive challenger in Asset Finance, owned by Private Equity and led by a new and dynamic executive management team. We are a market leader in vendor finance, with outstanding technology and service offerings, supporting equipment suppliers across the UK with bespoke finance programmes. With regionally based direct customer asset finance offering, we plan to expand aggressively, currently supporting approximately 40,000 SMEs, growing at 10,000 per annum. We are a multi-award-winning business, growing revenues at 20% pa, with plans to double origination and balance sheet over the next 3 years.


Propel Finance is technologically driven, with a substantial volume of business originating via our web application called Propeller. Developed primarily with the Laravel PHP framework, utilising a LAMP stack and hosted on Amazon AWS; Propeller automates customer interaction through a variety of core business databases and external data sources. It uses industry-leading web services and Propeller's web services to provide a web-based solution to both Propel Finance staff and our network of partners.

As a Developer within the Development Team, you will be responsible for delivering new functionality to improve the Propeller application and in-turn supports the company's growth as more business is generated through it. As a Developer, you will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing product development ensuring the quality of the product through sprint planning, sprint reviews, and a commitment to continuous improvement.


Working as part of a wider project team, develop and deliver a complex digital product that ultimately supports commercial business priorities
Collaborate with the project team to define the scope, offer feedback, and agree on mutually positive and achievable solutions
Manage support requests through a dedicated support tracker
Communicate confidently with colleagues and internal stakeholders
You'll also be responsible for assessing and employing fit for purpose automated testing strategies (Unit, Integration, function & acceptance testing)

Excellent knowledge of software development using PHP and a good understanding of basic design patterns
Experience in creating and delivering complex web applications using Laravel
Excellent knowledge of MySQL, understanding the principles of building and optimising MySQL databases
Experience of using and developing REST API's including RESTful JSON APIs and SOAP XML APIs
An understanding of Linux. Our LAMP stack means you will have to be comfortable using the Linux command line to get things done
Vue.js (or another similar JavaScript framework)
Amazon Web Services, including how to manage and monitor server instances and database instances

Supported by a business induction programme and on-going learning, plus the opportunity to work with a forward-thinking leadership team, this role offers you pace and development whilst operating as part of an ambitious team.

Please be advised that we have appointed recruitment partner, The Curve Group, to manage our recruitment process and give candidates the best possible experience in pursuing a career with Propel Finance. The personal details you have shared with us may be processed by The Curve Group on behalf of Propel Finance.

A note to Recruitment Agencies

We kindly request that recruitment agencies do not submit CV's to us unless you have been invited to do so; to submit CV's to us, you must be an approved supplier of Propel with agreed contract terms in place and receive instruction from us to source candidates for a specific vacancy. All speculative CV submissions made directly to the recruitment team or our hiring managers will be treated as gratuitous submissions. For the avoidance of doubt, any terms and conditions you seek to apply to your submission are expressly rejected. This gives us the right to directly contact any candidate speculatively submitted by a third party outside of our approved suppliers, and we will not be liable for any fees should we chose to engage with the candidate

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