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We are on the lookout for a PHP Developer, who can offer additional technical expertise to our well-established team.

CTI offers the opportunity to work collaboratively on challenging projects, delivering high-quality solutions for respected clients. Always embracing new technologies, we have long been champions of PHP.

As a PHP Developer, you will work with a range of technologies, including open source platforms. With a generous training budget, we will provide any training needed for unfamiliar technologies. 

CTI follow agile principles and have a keen focus on ensuring our technical infrastructure enables our teams to perform to their best. We will, of course, provide full training on our quality management and wider working practices.

Find out more about what it's like to work at CTI in our careers brochure.

Careers Brochure

A PHP Developer will:

  • Produce solutions to defined requirements, with direction from the Technical Lead
  • Deliver services in line with our ISO-accredited processes
  • Ensure the technical quality and consistency of your development work in the following key areas:
    • Security
    • Maintainability
    • Performance
  • Guide and mentor less experienced developers

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in developing modern, object-oriented PHP applications and using version control systems, such as Git.
  • Able to create database schemas and develop code that interacts with databases
  • Familiar with modern frameworks and components, such as Symfony, Laravel, Silex, Doctrine or Guzzle
  • Experienced in exposing data via REST APIs and integrating with third party APIs
  • Able to demonstrate strong debugging skills, using tools such as xdebug

Other desirable traits include:

  • Experience working in unix-based environments, using the command line and Virtual Machines for local development
  • Ablility to write automated unit and functional tests
  • Knowledge of server administration in a Linux environment
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a team
  • Self-motivated time management and organisation skills
  • Keen ability to learn and adapt to new approaches and technologies
  • General front-end development skills
  • DevOps experience with Microsoft Azure hosting beneficial
  • A can-do attitude and ambition to deliver quality results

Note: no formal qualifications are required. We are more interested in technical capability and a desire to learn.


Our projects are delivered with tight collaboration between developers, production and project management and quality assurance teams. We do not work in isolation, rather in a supportive environment, focused on supporting and learning from one another. At CTI, we actively listen to our staff, who are encouraged to help influence how our business evolves.

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What we offer in return:

Set in the heart of Manchester’s thriving Northern Quarter, CTI plays host to a purpose-built and flexible working environment. Take a look around our office on street view, or fly through the office in our video tour.


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Beyond the opportunity to work with a diverse range of reputable clients, as well as the benefits of being welcomed into our friendly and energetic team, we offer a generous package of company perks. After all, a positive working environment is a productive one and we always aim to bring out your best.

  • Highly Competitive Salary: with potential opportunities for progression and performance-related bonuses.
  • Personal Development: we offer a host of possibilities for personal development, from in-house training workshops to conference and training opportunities.
  • Generous Holiday Allowance: enjoy 23 days holiday, plus 5 days over Christmas, and 8 Bank Holidays per year on top.
  • Work From Home AllowanceNeed to escape the commute or take delivery of a new sofa? We appreciate that some days it can be more convenient to work from home, so we offer an allocation of days to allow for this.
  • Flexible Working Hours: we all work 7.5 hours per day, but team members can plan their schedule to suit them. Provided we can collaborate during the core office hours (10 am- 4.30 pm) then the rest is up to you.
  • Company-issued MacBook Pro: every employee is issued with a MacBook Pro, to tailor to their needs and preferences. The aim is to give every team member the freedom to work where they choose: at their own two-screen workstation, at a standing desk or in a private pod.
  • The chance to socialise and unwind: when you need to take a break, the office bar and games area is the CTI social hub.
  • And then… after successfully passing your probation at CTI, the benefits package gets a boost! Access to the company pension scheme, private healthcare, discounted rail commute and cycle to work programmes all ensure that you continue to be healthy and happy whilst working with us.


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