PHP Software Developer – UK remote based role – 3 positions

Company Details

We reach the unconnected and we protect people. We provide high-throughput Ka-band satellite connectivity with extensive coverage across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In orbit and on the ground, we have built a set of assets to deliver rural backhaul and provide mission critical satellite capacity for our communication industry partners.

About Us

Avanti Communications is the leading Ka-band high throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry in EMEA – extending and guaranteeing coverage for defence missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, Avanti provides dedicated fixed and flexible-beam satellite connectivity, with extensive coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Avanti has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates orbital slots in the Ka-band spectrum, satellites, ground stations, data centres and a fibre ring.

We are proud to be leading the way in connecting the unconnected as we continue with our journey of delivering on our unique point of view on the world to ‘Be More’. We believe everyone has the potential to achieve their ambitions and we are determined to continue in creating opportunities to support this.

Come and join Avanti and be part of the team that will make the difference leveraging our satellite technology that improves access to education, medicine and helps create a safe environment to live and work. Surely everyone deserves this.

Role Purpose

We are recruiting for the role of a full-stack Software engineer who will mainly be responsible for refactoring Avanti’s commercial and technology operations platform. Key focus areas include building next-generation/cloud-enabled OSS capabilities around end-to-end service and resource orchestration, Domain orchestration for lifecycle management, real-time monitoring and reporting, zero-touch service assurance powered by AI and analytic tools.

While ensuring ease of use, security, and scalability, the candidate should be able to respond to internal development requests. This is a hands-on role with an emphasis on design and development covering all aspects of the development process – from collecting requirements, designing, developing, integrating and end-to-end system testing.

This role can offer remote working with a need to visit the London office on a monthly basis.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • To plan, design and develop applications that will be part of the Digital products portfolio
  • Responsible for the integration of various applications from different suppliers into Avanti’s next-generation OSS/BSS platform, ensuring ease of use, security, and scalability
  • Work with the team to choose the best technical solutions, perform DB migrations when needed, test the apps, and do bug fixes, ensuring that the apps are of the highest quality and meet the users’ needs
  • Development and integration of user-facing elements
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable modules
  • Create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
  • Integration of data storage solutions

Skills & Qualifications

  • Significant commercial experience as a Full-stack Developer with PHP 5/8 frameworks and at least 3+ years of experience in building cloud-native applications using microservice architecture in Cloud and Serverless Environments.
  • Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks {{such as MVC, Symfony, Façade, Laravel etc}} and Object-Oriented PHP, thorough understanding of LAMP stack, SQL, memory usage optimization, Docker, Symfony.
  • Proficiency in JavaScript and frameworks like React JS, EmberJS (or other similar frameworks)
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance, including strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions
  • Familiarity with the limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
  • Good understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Good knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system – both SQL-based and NoSQL
  • Experience with additional technologies including but not limited to GIT, Docker, and Composer.
  • Database programming: MySQL, Redis, MongoDB.
  • Knowledge of Docker and container deployment workflows
  • Experience with automated deployment platforms such as Jenkins / Gitlab CICD.


  • A Competitive Salary, pension scheme, and life assurance & private medical insurance
  • A generous and highly achievable bonus scheme – paid annually based on individual and company performance against targets
  • Along with 25 Days Annual Leave (excluding bank holidays) plus an Additional Day on us for your Birthday
  • Buy or sell up to 3 holiday days per annum
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Plus, a variety of excellent Employee Funded Benefits available to you

In addition to the above responsibilities, the jobholder is required to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the line manager from time to time. 

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Tagged as: software development, full stack developer, PHP 5/8 frameworks

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