Help us build the most powerful gift voucher platform the world has ever seen

Backend PHP Developer

Location: Minstead – 15 minutes from central Southampton
Salary: £28k+ (Depending on experience)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing SaaS business in the hospitality sector. Based at our beautiful studio in the New Forest you’ll be working alongside front-end and back-end experts, building new features and making a marked contribution to the business as it continues to scale.

We have become a key player in the digital gifting space and our mission is to re-invent digital retail for hospitality companies. We’re past our start-up phase and are a completely self sufficient, independent company with a digital agency background so you’ll be working alongside passionate developers, designers, managers and marketeers who really value and appreciate your role within the business.

We’re based in the ballroom of a castle on the edge of the New Forest (in between Southampton and Bournemouth) so you’ll need transport.

Find out more about working here…


Main roles and responsibilities

  • Develop new features for GiftPro.
  • Support and collaborate with our developers on technical projects.
  • Contribute ideas, solve problems and provide technical solutions.


Essential skills

  • PHP – Strong PHP7 understanding, specifically working within an MVC framework.
  • Basic front end skills – A reasonable foundation, especially with responsive development.


Beneficial skills

  • External API experience – Experience using API services is a plus, especially payment and email services.
  • Javascript – A general understanding of jQuery.
  • Server Management – Apache, MySQL (or similar), queuing software and general operation.
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Why work at GiftPro?

We’re proud of the business we’re building, and it’s fun to work at a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing. Here are some of the reasons we get out of bed in the morning…

Great culture
Join our team and work in a friendly environment in a beautiful setting! Collaboration is key here – we share the responsibilities and the successes that follow.
Beautiful surroundings
Located in the high-ceilinged ballroom of Castle Malwood on the edge of the New Forest. Enjoy the surrounding greenery and views over the forest to the Isle of Wight.
Flexible working hours
Need to run an errand in the middle of the day? No problem. We hate micromanagement too. As long as the job gets done, hours are flexible.
24 days holidays
We want you to have a break. Take 24 days plus bank holidays – climb a mountain, lie on a beach. Come back refreshed and give us all you’ve got!
Birthday day
Take the day off for your birthday – or have an extra day’s holiday if you’d rather be with us lovely lot on your big day!
Fruit for thought
Healthy bodies and healthy minds work better. We will fuel you from our weekly fresh fruit box delivery. An apple a day…
Top notch equipment
Having the best technology for the job is important to us, so we regularly invest in our kit. You’ll have all the tools you need to excel in your role.
Early Fridays
With so many New Forest pubs on our doorstep, finishing early on a Friday just makes sense! We also have an on-site bar complete with snooker table…
Free parking
At 15 minutes from central Southampton, you’ll need a car to get here, but there won’t be any fights over parking spaces - plenty of free parking on-site.

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