PHP Developer

Digital & Creative London, UK

OPEN Digital Our in-house digital experts – supporting our practices with digital strategy and execution


OPEN Health Digital are our internal digital health communication experts, applying the optimal technology to meet every need. Delivering digital solutions across the spectrum of healthcare, from virtual reality conference stand experiences, through custom eLearning platforms and novel digital solutions to support patients and data collection in clinical trials. Our Digital team ensure that we make the most of available digital channels, deliver innovation where it really effects change, and ensure that all of this conforms to rigorous data security and compliance.

You will love this role if you:

  • Are passionate about architecting, building and maintaining web applications
  • Value collaboration and enjoy working closely with developers, project managers, QA professionals and digital designers
  • Want to work on a variety of different projects and get the chance to try out new technologies
  • Have an interest in modern PHP frameworks and how you could use their features in a project

You will be a success if you:

  • Have strong experience of web development with PHP and a good understanding of Laravel or another main PHP framework, such as Symfony
  • Have knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Can work with code versioning tools such as Git, SVN, and Mercurial.
  • Are good at problem-solving, and can use your initiative to find creative solutions to coding problems
  • Can thrive in a fast-paced agency environment and adapt to different priorities and deadlines
  • Can work independently and as part of a team to overcome challenges
  • Are passionate about learning and improving your technical skills across a range of web technologies


As part of the OPEN Digital team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • Deliver PHP development for a variety of web projects across the group
  • Contribute quality code for projects, including via peer review of others
  • Ensure the correct technology is used for each project, and that new alternatives are considered
  • Document and estimate proposed solutions
  • Help scope and define functionality, including identifying areas where projects could benefit from additional features
  • Follow development processes and help shape these as the team grows
  • Identify code or concepts that can be re-used or re-purposed for other projects
  • Ensure that your projects are delivered to the requirements and on the agreed timeline
  • Mentor and provide direction and support to junior developers and contractors
  • Offer technical advice and guidance to colleagues from other departments, and provide consultancy backup to Head of Digital

What you’ll bring:

  • Development of new web applications, features and functionality using the Laravel Framework
  • Establishing and guiding the solution’s architecture
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, hold strong project management skills and prioritise with a MoSCoW approach
  • Enthusiasm and a passion for building great web applications
  • The ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and tools
  • It would also be beneficial to have a good understanding of CMSs, such as WordPress, Drupal, Craft CMS


What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in UK and USA. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes

Reasons to join OPEN Health

People are at the heart of our business. Without our incredibly talented people we couldn’t offer our clients the world-class service they have come to expect. We know how important it is to support, develop, reward and encourage.

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About OPEN Health

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Our global team of experts — many with PhDs and PharmDs — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health: Established as many. United as one.

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If you're interested in this position, please click the link below to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at talentteam@openhealthgroup.com, or call the Talent Team on 01628 481112.

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