• Excellent career opportunity
  • Well established successful company with a great working environment
  • Flexible working from home and office


Our client specialises in implementing Totara learning and performance management systems that help organisations improve the way they educate and manage their staff. On their behalf we are looking for an experienced PHP Developer to join their busy team.


This role involves working in the Technical Department providing the successful development, maintenance and support of the Totara suite of learning and performance technologies, and associated technologies such as SCORM-based e-learning and interfacing to external systems.

Technology that is used include HTML, CSS, JavaScript: Vanilla, ES6+ and Typescript with libraries in React and Vue. Experience in the following would be desirable:

  • Frameworks: Totora/Moodle, NextJS
  • Testing tools: PHPUnit, Behat, Jest, Testing Library, Vitest

Main responsibilities:


  • Maintain and manage the Totara codebase(s).
  • Manage customer site update and upgrade processes in line with Totara software update releases.
  • Manage the upgrade of existing customer production and staging sites on a regular basis maintaining sites to the latest Totara release to meet security and bug fix requirements.
  • Design and build system customisations and enhancements from scratch or by adapting existing plugins as necessary to meet customer and internal specification(s).
  • Solve technical queries from customers.
  • Scoping, agreeing and documenting project and development tasks.
  • Testing of developments to identify and catalogue system problems, and to liaise internally for follow-up and test solutions.

The following technical skills and experience are required:


  • Experience in writing robust, object-oriented PHP code with at least two years experience
  • Experience writing code for Moodle and /or Totara systems
  • Excellent understanding of PHP and a working knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience with Docker
  • Familiarity with Git, Gitlab or similar development tools
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL and MySQL Databases


They like their team to have:

  • Self-motivation and proactive contributions to team planning and workflow
  • Methodical approach to problem solving, testing, debugging and resolution
  • Ability to work with a non-technical audience (clients and colleagues) and ability to clearly articulate technical issues



This is a position joining a successful growing company that can offer fantastic job satisfaction and ongoing personal development.


For more information and to apply, in confidence, please send your CV to Chris at The Recruitment Fix Ltd.

Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: £38000 - £42000 /Per Year Publish date: 07 Jun 2024 Expire in: 12 months

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