Junior PHP Developer - Wren Kitchens
- PHP / Symfony
- RabbitMQ / Doctrine ORM / AWS Auto Scaling
- Career Progression to Mid and Senior Developer level
- Salary to £25K with an excellent benefits package discussed below
So you think you know Wren Kitchens? Think again!
We know that Wren Kitchens is the UK's number one kitchen retailer, but did you know they are Indeed's:
- Number 1 Top-Rated Retailer to work for
- Number 2 Top-Rated Workplace in the UK, second only to Apple
Did you know the scale of Wren Kitchens' family owned operation?
- 78 retail stores across the UK
- In-house, multi-site manufacturing, logistics and installation functions
- 10 years trading with over 4000 employees
- A commitment to 1200 new jobs as part of a £120million investment!
Did you know that Wren share their commercial success with their staff?
- Bonus scheme
- On site gym
- 2 subsidised canteens - one healthy, one offering something more indulgent
- Free parking
Now you know about the wider business it's time to focus on technology!
It goes without saying that, as with most modern companies, IT is the enabler of everything that Wren Kitchens does, but did you know that all of these IT systems are built in-house by the 70 strong development team?
Did you know that Wren Kitchens' team is on the cutting edge of technology, making the most of cutting edge tech including:
- Doctrine ORM
- AWS Auto Scaling
- The most up-to-date versions of PHP (7.2) / Symfony
This tech team are led by tech people; Developers who have been there and done it meaning they know what is possible and understand realistic timescales for pieces of work. They work to agile methodologies and the devs get solid documentation, pulled together by dedicated BAs and prioritised by technical PMs.
Wren are now looking to strengthen their in-house development teams by recruiting a number of Software Developers to reinforce the good work that has shaped these teams over the last couple of years and to provide the tech backup for the 1200 jobs that Wren are creating in their upcoming £120million expansion.
Their Developers solve complex business problems, building enterprise level software systems to support the wider business in all sorts of areas covering Customer Services, Manufacturing, Logistics, Retail and the public facing websites.
This particular Junior Developer will join the development team benefiting from training and input from some highly experienced Developers who know the business and systems inside out. Few businesses can offer such great opportunities for progression and early responsibility in a Junior's career.
Key challenges for these teams at the moment are all involved in ensuring that all of the business functions have the technology they need to perform at their optimum level. This can involve:
- API Development
- Transforming Warehouse Management Systems
- Adding new functionality to Manufacturing systems to keep up with Wren's rapidly growing product base
The successful Junior Developer will join at an exciting time for Wren Kitchens and will have the opportunity to play a big part in the success of Wren in the coming years. The development team are open, collaborative and genuinely forward thinking, encouraging ideas and input from the most junior of developers. If you want to be respected by your peers as an equal, help solve big technical challenges and join a company that can fast track your career whilst you are doing it then this is the role for you.
If this has piqued your interest and you want to find out more give Hannah a call on 0113 887 8355 / 07464 482 376 or send Hannah an email to [email protected] All queries are guaranteed a personal response.
Interviews will be held to suit your circumstances. We are keen to hear from local people but will also consider applications from those living further afield who would be willing to relocate to the beautiful North Lincolnshire / Humberside area.
Check out this blog: 8 Reasons you should apply for a PHP role at Wren Kitchens