Back End Web Developer

Manchester, Salary:Negotiable

About Social Chain

This is Social Chain. A global social media agency. We deliver tangible results that have a long term transformational impact on progressive brands. We use the latest technology to drive strategy, the right minds to inspire creativity, and over 386 million people to maximise distribution. We currently have offices in Manchester, London, New York and Berlin. Interested in joining us? We’re always looking out for the next generation of talent to join our expansive team of creatives. We’re not looking for generic CVs, we’re looking for originality and a proven passion that grabs our attention.

Job Description


We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic web developer to join our forward-thinking and rapidly growing web design and development team. 

We are looking for someone who has an excellent logical mind, be self-driven and have a keen eye for clean, semantic code. You will be working on large scale international client websites (Nike, Dreamworks, Nokia, FIFA and more), internal business tools using APIs and alongside our innovation team to invent completely new ideas. 

Your focus will be predominantly on backend development but a broader understanding and ability in website building / full stack, and the ability to work on front end development when required would be a plus.

In our friendly team, you have the opportunity to make a real contribution, to have your ideas listened to and to work closely alongside the management of the business. We are looking for a real team player who can either be a more junior developer looking for a step up, or a mid-level developer looking for their next opportunity. Either way, you will be keen to develop yourself and the team using the innovation time available.

Candidate Requirements


  • 2+ years on-the-job experience of commercial web development, preferably PHP based.
  • MVC framework experience - Laravel / Zend / CakePHP or similar
  • Wordpress Experience
  • Version Control via Git
  • Continuous Integrated Deployment
  • MySQL
  • Ability to write well organised, future-proof code


  • Python
  • Java/Javascript
  • Node.js
  • Experience with AWS or other serverless techs (Dev Ops)
  • SEO Knowledge
  • Agile methodology
  • Development of back-end systems for a range of websites
  • Development of company products
  • Innovating new ideas and building them
  • Perform coding to written technical specifications
  • Perform maintenance development and correction of identified bugs
  • Communicate regularly to provide an understanding of technical requirements, processes and dependencies

Additional Info

Job Benefits

  • Unlimited holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free gym membership
  • Quarterly work trips (Alton Towers etc) 
  • Learning on the job
  • Office dogs
  • Happiness managers 
  • Weekly yoga sessions
  • Company therapist
  • Fully stocked fridge, snacks and office bar
  • PC or MacBook supplied

For an update on your application, to ask about other opportunities, or if there’s anything else you’d like to tell us about you that your CV doesn’t, email