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PHP Developer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of PHP Developer Job Description Today!


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  • Develop, test, and maintain PHP-based web applications.
  •  Write clean, efficient, and secure PHP code.
  • Collaborate with teams to understand requirements.
  •  Design and implement database schemas and queries.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software issues.
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to design.
  •  Ensure application security and data privacy.
  •  Stay updated with industry trends and technologies.


  • Proficiency in PHP programming and frameworks like Laravel or Symfony.
  • Front-end technology knowledge: HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Database expertise: MySQL, PostgreSQL.
  •  Version control system familiarity, especially Git.
  •  Efficient, secure, and scalable code writing ability.
  •  Experience with RESTful API development.
  • Agile methodology understanding.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  •  2-3 years of PHP development experience.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with other programming languages or frameworks.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS or Azure.
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies such as Docker.
  •  Understanding of DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines.
  •  Participation in open-source projects or developer communities.
  •  Additional certifications or training in PHP or related fields.
  •  Experience with front-end frameworks like Vue.js or React.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases like MongoDB.
  •  Previous experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Product positions, you can check the Job Descriptions for more information.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other Product positions, check our Web Development Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.