Who we are.

McCann Central are the UK’s largest agency outside of London, with over 500 staff and an amazing and ever-growing client portfolio including Barclays, JCB, Admiral, Hermes, National Express, Sunseeker, General Motors and MasterCard. As part of our continued expansion we are now looking for a talented PHP developer with knowledge and solid proven experience of developing & supporting CMS solutions across multiple countries and markets.

Here at McCann we don’t just build websites… we build digital brands via digital disruption and transformation.  From award winning campaign activity to prototyping, web builds and mobile app development we work with some of the worlds leading brands.  These include; Sunseeker, JCB, Bentley, National Express, Crown Paints and many more.  We are currently seeking a Senior Interface Developer to come in and be part of a passionate and driven team to help shape the way we craft our outwardly-facing development.


What you’ll do.

As PHP Developer, you will help deliver the overall execution of medium to large-scale technology engagements, working alongside strategic, creative and development teams from scoping through to execution.

Reporting directly into the Technical Director, you will form part of the technical leadership team, helping shape and deliver some of our most complex enterprise solutions.


Key duties you’ll be involved with.

  • Code Standards & Processes
    You will be required to ensure that your output remains of a high quality. With the Team Lead & Senior Developers peer reviewing work and static analysis tools to ensure standards are maintained.
  • Client Involvement
    You will be involved in the wider life cycle of a project. This will mean being involved in briefings, requirement gathering, estimation and more. You will be acting as a representative of the company in general, and in particular the technical team. This will mean contributing to the discussions, providing constructive feedback and offering suggestions to help our clients and work. Most importantly, we need to ensure what we produce is always improving, by adding value to what we receive to create a better product that we can all be proud of.
  • Guidance
    Assist the PHP Team, Solution Architects and Producers in delivering documentation for projects by giving suggestions and ideas around functionality and technology. Help the project teams present in sprint demonstrations completed and complex items to the clients.


Skills we’d like you to bring to the table.

  • Problem solving and conceptual skills along with related technical skills, and a history of successfully operating as part of a team that organizes, plans, and executes projects or assignments from vision to implementation.
  • Experience working within an agile environment
  • Ability to work independently and drive your self forward
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Experience using industry standard development processes such as TDD & BDD
  • Experience of Git, including CLI usage, as well as associated methodologies such as git flow, pull requests & peer-reviews.
  • Strong knowledge of PHP and frameworks (Laravel in particular)
  • Experience of MVC principles, repository patterns & similar patterns
  • Experience of using and creating RESTful architecture and external APIs
  • Experience with unit testing & automated testing frameworks
  • Knowledge of containerisation tools such as Docker


And the rewards?
In addition to a competitive salary we are committed to creating a brilliant environment for all our people. This includes benefits such as 28 days holiday, plus the opportunity to buy more holiday, enhanced pension contributions, life assurance and much more.

A culture of learning and development is also central to our ethos, so you’ll have access to industry leading training and development programmes, plus you’ll get to work closely with the world’s biggest media partners to access exclusive features and products.

Most importantly, you’ll be part of a fun and collaborative team and you’ll work in an environment where you are supported, pushed and developed.


Our commitment to equal opportunities
For us, diversity is a business imperative – one that must be embedded into every aspect of how we operate in order to drive success. Simply put, we believe an encouraging and inclusive environment makes sound business sense.

As a globally integrated community that influences and shapes culture, it’s vital that the talent mix in our agencies encompass all dimensions of diversity, and that we demand the same of the people we work with.

Conscious inclusion encompasses social, cultural and cognitive differences and cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It is the integration of this philosophy that allows us to create meaningful experiences for our employees, drive better business practices with our vendors and clients, and ultimately lead with purpose.


All-in-all, this is an opportunity not to be missed for anyone serious about pushing their career to the next level. For immediate consideration please submit your CV to: careers.mccanncentral@mccann.com