PHP Developer - Live Team, Greater Manchester

Location: Greater Manchester 

We could easily tell you how we need positive people with ‘can do’ attitudes who work well in a team...  But doesn't everyone say that?


What we look for at Purple is passion.  We want passionate software developers, engineers and techies who live, breathe and dream technology, code and standards.


It’s that simple!


The position we have available here at Purple will be part of the live team, responsible for fixing bugs and improving code quality.


You will love the challenge of finding the bug, investigating the root cause, fixing and refactoring the code to produce better, more readable, more reliable and more efficient code.


Sometimes it will be a quick fix and move on, sometimes it will be tearing the code apart and rebuilding from the ground up.


Prior experience of working with a weekly release schedule will help you, it can get hectic.


With an attitude towards precise, efficient, secure code, and a passion for taking on big challenges with new technologies, you will have:



  • Good knowledge of PHP (OOP), MySQL, Javascript (OOP)
  • Solid version control systems knowledge, particularly git
  • Strong linux background, with experience in maintaining live server systems
  • Care about coding standards
  • Not hate Jira



  • Experience of building automated tests unit, functional acceptance, phpunit / specs / codeception / nightwatch etc
  • Ability to take on new programming languages and methodologies, eg Go
  • Experience integrating with 3rd party APIs
  • Experience building web applications at large scale (data size and/or volume of traffic)
  • Experience with IoT devices, at programmable or embedded level, and their supporting data platforms
  • Experience profiling code performance


About Purple

Purple is an analytics platform for physical spaces.  Using social engagement, marketing tools and location analytics, Purple offers brands and business owners’ insights into their customer’s behaviour and activity through innovative technology.


Purple offers developers the opportunity to work in a close-knit, fast paced environment on an industry leading system supporting upwards of 10 million users across 134 countries.


Our team benefit from flexible hours, duvet days, training allowances, a relaxed dress code, annual bonuses, and much more.


Our head office is in Hollinwood, near Manchester and we also have offices in Spain, US, Australia and Singapore.



  • Strong team ethic. We are genuinely nice people
  • We offer flexible start times running from 8-10am
  • There's an annual bonus scheme for all non-sales staff, worth up to 10% of your salary
  • Employees earn a duvet day for each year they're here
  • We won’t forget your birthday! In fact, we'll give you a day’s holiday
  • Employees have the option to purchase up to 5 additional days leave a year
  • We offer a Long Term Incentive Plan for all employees
  • Purple Hackathons. They’re legendary, financially rewarding and a lot of fun
  • Training allowance to help you develop professionally
  • New employees will be assigned a Purple buddy to help you settle in
  • We have a relaxed dress code, but you can wear our Purple polo if you prefer!
  • Regular social activities and events
  • Free drinks fridge and fruit bowl


If you think you fit the bill, then get in touch and come and see us.

We’re certain you will be impressed.