Senior Developer - iOrder

Zonal Retail Data Systems Limited
Dependent on Experience
11 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

Reporting To: Development Team Lead


Zonal Marketing Technologies (TXD) is a digital agency, and part of the Zonal group. Our DNA is that of a fast-moving start-up, but we have the clout and connections of the UK's largest provider of technology to the hospitality industry. We work with brands like PizzaExpress, JD Wetherspoons and All Bar One on everything from apps, order & pay, digital vouchers and loyalty to online bookings and table management. By linking these solutions to Zonal's EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers' behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market.

Working in a hugely innovative area, the iOrder team at Zonal Marketing Tech is building products that are revolutionising the hospitality industry. By giving customers the ability to order and pay on the web (e.g. during their reservation journey), brands are able to satisfy customer demand for slicker service and frictionless payment. What's more, these customers also spend more of their hard-earned cash, so it's no wonder this technology is seen as a game-changer.

We're looking for dynamic individuals who share our passion for driving innovation and using technology to build better businesses. We're going on an exciting journey, and we need more like-minded travellers to help us get there

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- Contribute to the ongoing design, development and testing of existing and new products
- Ensure the performance, quality and responsiveness of applications
- Collaborate with the team to define, design and ship new features/products as required by the Product Owner / Business Sponsor
- Identify and correct bottlenecks in the delivery process
- Work to fix bugs as prioritised by the Product Owner
- Maintain and improve code quality
- Strive towards a continuous integration and delivery process in a pragmatic manner where appropriate
- Support and mentor more junior members of the team and ensure that pragmatic solutions are identified and implemented.

Must Have

- Minimum 4 years commercial experience developing in PHP
- Experience working with MVC frameworks (Laravel preferred)
- Experience working in a fast paced agency environment is a distinct advantage
- Demonstrable experience in using Responsive HTML/CSS and Javascript
- Competent Data skills including MSSQL and MySQL
- Demonstrates core belief in good user experience and best practice
- Understanding of web technologies, browsers and client-side technologies, browser/application server interactions
- Worked in an agile environment
- Use of GIT or equivalent in team based environments
- Developed code with Unit Tests
- Experience working with RESTful API's and integrations with 3rd Party SystemsNice to Have
- Experience working with Wordpress or other similar CMS
- Experience with PHP is a huge advantage
- Experience in Net or Java
- Worked in continuous delivery or integration environments
- Test Driven Development and test automation experience
- Google Analytics implementation and reporting

Personal Attributes

- Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.
- Demonstrable ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.
- Ability to think strategically and evaluate options in the short, medium and long term.
- Good communication skills with a capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically both in writing and verbally.
- Clear decision-making ability with the facility to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.
- Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach
- Good team player, self motivated and able to work on own initiative and as part of the wider team.