Backend Developer (Mid/Senior) - Liquid Light

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 20/05/2019

About Liquid Light

Liquid Light has been crafting and coding award-winning digital projects for over 20 years.

We’re a highly creative and professional team - with exacting standards and a well-earned reputation for producing award-winning work for a diverse and international client base.

Our portfolio is made up of a healthy mix of world-class, commercial clients as well as a broad range of Not for Profit and NGO organisations.

We have many clients in the Not-for-profit and NGO sector such as the Africa Regional Integration Index, The World Health Organisation and Leonard Cheshire, but to keep us sharp, we also work in the private/commercial sector with clients such as Charcol, Bentham Instruments, IALC & and UNIBA Partners to name a few.

Our lovely studio is in right in the middle of Brighton's North Laine and within throwing distance of most decent coffee shops worth knowing. The studio is open-plan, light, bright with comfy breakout areas and meeting spaces. It's brimming with ideas, and inspiration from a supportive team who care and love the web.

We offer generous holiday, great kit, training, access to profit share, tickets to conferences and the opportunity to work directly with clients locally and overseas. In return, we expect your passion, your ideas and your collaboration to help make our projects the very best they can be.

Highlited benefits

Christmas office shut down
We generally close down for a couple of weeks over the Christmas period so you can spend time enjoying the holiday without fretting over your work and we don't ask you to use your annual leave for this. This roughly works out you get about 38 days holiday including bank holidays a year.

Profit share
Our employees are rewarded for their hard work, so everyone who works at Liquid Light gets included into our generous profit share scheme.

Choose your OS
Whatever your preferred operating system, we ensure you are kitted out with an up-to-date machine to run it on

Our benefits

  • Generous profit share
  • Flexible working hours
  • Tech stack of your choice
  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Engaging projects for an enviable selection of international clients
  • A hardworking team of designers, developers, and strategists to collaborate and share ideas with
  • A relaxed, bright, studio in the heart of Brighton North Laine
  • Regular show and tells and skill swaps, and the occasional hack day
  • Tickets to conferences
  • Christmas office shut down

Job Description:

We’re looking for a backend developer to compliment our existing backend developers and work closely with our front-end development team. Not only will you support our account and project managers with incoming work, but you will have a prominent voice in advising project build.


This job is for anyone looking to next the next step in their career. Whether you are a junior looking to grow into a mid-level role or someone looking to becoming a senior backend developer, if you have the right attitude, you will fit right in.


Key responsibilities:


  • Aid with the development of our CMS platform
  • Consult and recommend on project structure
  • Liaise with designers and customer-facing roles and help debug or explain issues in plain language
  • Work with our development team and technical director in building amazing websites and ensuring our processes and standards are up-to-date
Skills Range:
  • Backend experience in at least one open source PHP based CMS such as Drupal, Joomla, TYPO3, Wordpress etc.
  • Knowledge of PHP and MySQL
  • Understanding of version control (preferably Git)
  • Superb communicator
  • Command-line experience would be a bonus but not required
Key Area: Back-End Development Back-End Development
Salary: £25k to £45k+ (dependent on experience)
Attendance: Full-Time

No agencies please

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