PHP Developer

Job Req ID:  698
Posting Date:  21-Sep-2022
Function:  Software Engineering

High Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with great benefits

About BT

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So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.


About this role

As a Developer you are responsible for the development and support of software applications as required by business projects. You work collaboratively as a member of a team to refine requirements, design solutions, develop quality code, test and deploy applications.  You will also assist the internal software release cycle as well as providing third line support to production systems.

You continually seek to drive improvements in all aspects of your role and contribute to policies, standards and processes.  You proactively share knowledge within and outside your team and provide coaching in your areas of expertise to drive skills development across the department.

As a technology enthusiast you keep up to date with the latest developments in the IT industry and apply industry best practice to drive continuous improvement and innovation within Plusnet.


You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Contribute to design and delivery of large components of projects.
  • Investigate and resolve problems.
  • Contribute to planning, including sizing, prioritisation and capacity plans.
  • Follow and pro-actively inspect processes and standards
  • Provide recommendations for improvement where possible.
  • Continuously improve quality of products.
  • Inspect and review your own work and that of team members.
  • Share knowledge through documentation and presentations.


You'll have the following skills & experience

You will form part of a self-organizing, cross-functional Scrum team delivering valuable software in weekly iterations.  You will use a variety of agile engineering practices such as TDD, Refactoring, User Stories, Continuous Integration and Pair-Programming to deliver high quality software at a rapid pace. We work closely with business Product Owners to understand their goals and to help shape solutions. Through weekly retrospectives and contributing to the on-going refinement to our Scrum way of working you will help us to continue to improve as a team and deliver more business value, faster.


As a Developer you are responsible for the development and support of software applications as required by business projects


  • Java / PHP knowledge
  • Continuous integration
  • Knowledge of AGILE/SCRUM
  • Git source control
  • Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence)
  • MySQL
  • TDD (Test Driven Development)


  • Oracle
  • Pair Programming



Competitive salary.

10% on target bonus.

25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing with service.

BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%.

Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, childcare vouchers, healthcare, season ticket loan.

Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.

Discounted BT products including free broadband and BT Sport.

Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop.


About BT
We're the leading communications provider with customers in 180 countries. Across the world we enable customer's digital transformations so they can thrive. our focus is simple: be the global provider-of-choice for managed network and IT infrastructure services.