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Backend Developer (PHP)

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About Kitty – Part of TIPi Group

The TIPi Group is a specialist network built on performance and profitability (Pi). With an ambition of shaping the future together, we house teams of professionals into different areas of expertise but always operate with shared values at our core. We work towards one common goal and purpose.

Our aim is to transform the fortunes of those we work with. We are continually seizing opportunities and pioneering the way, collaboratively. As one tribe. With the aim of building a strong network of like-minded people, we have created an environment in which individuals are encouraged to fulfil their true potential.

Over the last four and half years, TIPi Group has grown to four agencies and 60 people. The four agencies are ROAST (traditional performance digital media), Kitty (website design and development), Rabbit & Pork (voice experience) and The Market (flexible digital performance media).

Each agency within The TIPi Group operates with the same values at their core: collaboration and authenticity, driven by restless minds and a clear purpose. It’s important to us that we work with individuals and clients who embody these principles. The people who we work with are energetic and ambitious, with a shared entrepreneurial spirit.

We know that to be truly ‘specialist’ in your craft, you need to remain nimble and progressive. We stay one step ahead of the continual digital evolution and shape the future of that landscape.

Through our network, we can create specialist teams to handle our clients’ business challenges, delivering authentic integration and impactful, award-winning results on every level.

Kitty is a platform development agency. We focus on understanding the needs of both the brand and the consumer to design the best-in-class experiences and technology-led solutions that drive performance. We’re incredibly proud of the company culture we have built here; a culture that has been recognised for many awards, including being named as of one of The Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work 2019 and 2019 Digital Agency of the Year by The Drum Business Awards.

Some of the brands we work with


The Role: Backend Developer (PHP)

We are looking for a strong, mid-weight php developer with proven coding experience and a good eye for design to join our team creating engaging digital experiences.

You should be a PHP developer with understanding of CSS/HTML/JS standards passionate about best practice coding, be it from scratch or updating an existing website.

You will be working directly with our developers to help bring their work to life.

The majority of our development work is WordPress based (50%), however there are specific projects built using Drupal, BigCommerce, Node.js.

We are looking for someone with 4+ years of commercial experience to join the team at our central London office.

Reports to:

Technical Director


  • Have 4+ years’ experience in PHP development
  • Have experience with:
    • PHP 5/7
    • MySQL
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • WordPress theme/plugins development
  • Version control – Git
  • Agile development methodologies including scrum, code reviews

Extra credit if you:

  • Are able to understand the business context of what you are doing – understand the value your work creates
  • Know how to use Docker; Linux
  • Have experience with PHP Frameworks, e.g. Symphony, Laravel or similar
  • Have experience with AWS/Azure/Google Cloud
  • Object-oriented design and development; design patterns


By putting our people at the heart of everything we do, we are proud to have built an award-winning culture here at TIPi Group.

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