Lead Developer / Server Administrator (LAMP Stack)

Title: Lead Developer / Server Administrator (LAMP stack)

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000

Skills: LAMP, PHP, MySQL, Linux, HTML, JavaScript


We are actively recruiting for an experienced Lead Developer / Server Administrator with demonstrable experience of utilising the LAMP stack, as well as HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript to join a seriously exciting company based on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre.


Sitting within the Development team’s state of the art facilities, the successful candidate will ultimately be taking on a Lead role in administering servers and providing exceptional maintenance of legacy code. The role will also include working on new development projects, both internally and for external, internationally renowned customers.



  • Developing both front and back end systems (with a heavier emphasis on the back end) utilising LAMP stack and HTML / JavaScript.
  • Manage and maintain the company’s cloud hosting environments using Amazon Web Services
  • Work closely with the Project Management team to ensure that projects are delivered on-time and within budget
  • Deploy websites and web-based applications as required by the business
  • Assist in arranging penetration/vulnerability tests as required by the business and/or its clients, and carry out remedial action in a timely manner


To be considered, the successful Lead Developer / Server Administrator must be a good communicator who can articulate both technical and non-technical issues to a wide ranging audience.


Required Skills:


  • Extensive knowledge of best practice, including modern PHP development recommendations and W3 standards
  • Possess a strong understanding of the challenges of web-based application development, including (but not limited to) security issues such as SQL injection, XSS, CSRF and directory traversal attacks
  • Excellent skills in debugging and producing browser-compliant websites and applications
  • Possess strong knowledge of Linux servers (Debian or Ubuntu), particularly as it pertains to the LAMP stack, with moderate use of the command line and a strong understanding of web server security
  • Experience of LESS as a CSS preprocessor, or a general knowledge of CSS preprocessors and the willingness to learn LESS
  • Experience with Bitbucket and JIRA
  • Essential to this role is experience of developing in at least one modern PHP framework, with an understanding of the principles of dependency injection – knowledge of Laravel would be highly beneficial


In addition to submitting your CV, interested applicants must send an online portfolio or live web links demonstrating a knowledge of web-based programming in PHP, MySQL, AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.


Our client can offer excellent career development opportunities, a great, friendly environment to work in and benefits including 25 days holiday, pension and a range of salary sacrifice options.


Apply now for an initial consultation!


Service 1st Recruitment Ltd operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

To apply for this job email your details to jim.clarke@service1st.co.uk