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Laravel Developer - 100% Remote

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Job description

Car & Classic is looking for a Laravel developer to join our growing team, work remotely, and contribute to building a world-class digital marketplace for our customers and help us transform and revolutionise the classic automotive transaction.

About You

Collaborative: you are a real team player who is comfortable with asynchronous communication.

You are a driver, not a passenger: you’re curious about how things work and how we can improve, having the confidence to take the initiative.

Forever learning: you should have a relentless focus on improvement and growth - driving our business to new heights every step of the way.

Trusted and reliable: you should be a self-starter able to manage your time and commitments.

About us

Car & Classic is one of the largest automotive marketplaces in the world. We’re lucky to have thousands of user-generated listings submitted monthly with content gems from James Bond’s Aston DB5 to Elvis Presley’s Cadillac. The site is old, launched in 2005 but under new, VC-backed ownership since 2018 and on an exciting triple-digit growth journey to bring classic vehicle transactions online.

Our culture is incredibly important to us. We’re lucky enough to have built the team from scratch with a focus on enjoying the day-to-day, diversity, inclusion and high performance. Despite being an entirely distributed business we build strong connections as colleagues and have created a fun and high-performing culture.

Whilst the company is only 100 people now we expect to double over the next 12-months. We’re looking for a Laravel Developer that has strong yet relevant experience and wants to make their mark in a rapid-growth business where they can make a real difference, whilst enjoying the environment and culture.

Finally you don’t have to love cars to work here (and lots of our team don’t) but for those who do this is an incredible opportunity to combine your passion and professional lives – we look forward to hearing from you.

About the role

You'll be working within a small engineering team of ~18 developers that is always looking to improve. You'll get to work on important features and given autonomy - and with a small team, your impact is integral to our continued success.

You'll focus on ensuring Car & Classic runs smoothly for all of its users. You will help design & deliver features for our customers predominantly within our Laravel codebase & occasionally in our legacy home-grown PHP codebase which we're migrating to Laravel. 💪

This role requires strong written & verbal communication skills, alongside extensive PHP knowledge. You'll be given the autonomy and space to focus on your work, without micro-managing and unnecessary status updates.

Role and responsibilities

  • Delivering high-quality, tested, PHP code
  • Reviewing colleagues' pull requests
  • Documenting key architectural decisions
  • Prioritising long-term thinking to solutions over short-term bandaids
  • Contributing in Sprint Retros, Sprint Planning, & technical speccing

Our current tech stack

  • PHP 8
  • Laravel 8
  • Vue.js 2
  • Tailwind 2
  • MySQL 5.7

What do you get (remuneration & benefits)?

  • Salary: £36,000-£44,000 (dependent on experience) 💰
  • Stock options 📈
  • All the equipment you need to get the job done 💻
  • Learning and training - AWS Certification, Eloquent Performance Patterns, and more💡
  • 2 hours per week personal development time 👩‍🏫👨🏽‍🏫
  • Flexible working - work where and when you want in order to get the job done 🌍
  • Access to free counselling, therapy and mental health support via Spill 🤗
  • Professional development allowance 🚄
  • Company paid team retreats 🧘‍♂️
  • Income Protection 🛡
  • Life Cover 👩‍👧‍👦
  • Smart Health 🩺
  • Generous parental leave 👶
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) & any period of closure over Christmas also paid 🏝
  • Ability to make your mark on a fast-growing start-up 🚀

Job requirements

The skills, attributes and experience you must have:

  • Passion for improving the codebase, team, and processes as we go
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience working with Laravel & PHP
  • MySQL knowledge
  • Excellent understanding of OOP concepts

Skills, attributes and experience it would be nice for you to have:

  • Vue.js Experience
  • UI Experience
  • Experience working on complex high traffic websites
  • Asynchronous communication experience

Our application process

We want to make sure we hire the best available talent! We had a fantastic 2021 with all of our hires hitting the ground running. We are excited to do the same in 2022.

Every role is crucial to us at this stage of our growth. We are improving and evolving our recruitment and application process on a monthly basis. We are trying to remove any bias from our recruitment process, this is an on-going issue in the recruitment function for companies of all sizes.

To help achieve this we have refined our application form that you will find when you click 'Apply for this job'. The answers to the questions are the difference between your application being progressed or not so please do give them your time and effort when answering. The first thing our Talent Partner will review is these questions (we may not even need to review your CV depending on your answers).

Good luck with your application and thank you in advance for your interest in joining us at Car & Classic.

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Car & Classic