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Back End Developer PHP

You will be working for The Busking Project as Back End Developer PHP


We are looking for an experienced PHP developer, who will be responsible for the development of our main web platform. Candidates must be highly motivated, independent and able to work in a flexible working environment. We expect you to propose the best ways to achieve a high quality product. You will also recognise the importance of good design, thorough QA and code improvement. You will propose multiple solutions to challenging technical problems. You understand algorithms and code efficiency to optimise code for performance. Finally, you will be working in a small start up. As we’re working on a unique product for a new market (there is nothing currently out there for buskers) this will be a real adventure — where you can take ownership of your position, contribute at all levels, and help shape how our company moves forward. Your code has the potential to positively impact the lives of artists and residents in every major city on the planet. Our site is already being used in 286 cities in 55 countries!


Demonstrable experience building complex back-end solutions in PHP, MySQL.

Experience working with MVC and PHP framework.

Practical understanding of front-end coding (HTML5, CSS3 and JS).

Experience with test driven development and working with Agile methodologies.

Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform issues and solutions.

Knowledge of mobile apps development (bonus).

Ability to design and build data models.

Ability to design and build creative, effective and logical solutions.

Good architecture design and scalability problem solving.

You need to be well organised, punctual, detailed and accurate, can work quickly to tight deadlines.

Most importantly have the passion to be part of creating new and exciting projects.


Please send an email to nick@thebuskingproject.com with your CV and some examples of your work.

The Company

Why work for us:

We are based in the Wayra offices, in an accelerator program for digital start ups. You will be spending your time surrounded by over 20 other start ups, and regularly meeting investors and industry professionals. As part of your experience here, you will have the opportunity to learn from these experts. Recent keynote speakers have been Piers Linney (from Dragon’s Den), Ben Southworth and various venture capitalists. You will also be able to attend pitching sessions, and business strategy workshops, plus an array of free events (with free drinks and food) to do with the digital SME world.

About us:

The Busking Project is an exiting startup that designs technical solutions to two problems that buskers are dealing with worldwide — fewer people carrying cash, and the criminalisation of singing, dancing and playing in the street.


We help buskers to get digital donations on the street, and sell their music straight to their audience’s phones. They can also promote their art to a wider audience. Our end goal is to change public opinion on busking (that it is a cultural endeavor, not a criminal matter), and persuade local authorities to encourage street arts

The Job

Team/Dept: Development team

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: yes

Level of experience required: 2 years

Salary/package: £32k + Bonus


This is remote working job

Sorry, no agencies please


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