PHP Technical Architect

Job Title: PHP Technical Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS/SJ?Tech Arc
Contact Name: Shaun Johnston
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 16, 2020 19:15

Job Description

Handle is working with a leading Digital Media Agency to recruit an experienced Technical Architect within the LAMP stack with very strong E-Learning platform experience.

The role:

  • Tech Architect to support across a variety of projects to implement new custom features on existing Totara platforms
  • Support client service team and in capturing and prioritising business requirements
  • Collaborate with the Strategy, UX and Design teams to define functional deliverables
  • Plan development approaches with Tech Lead and development teams
  • Support Project Managers and Tech Leads with project planning, oversight and technical governance.
  • Support developers with trouble-shooting, code reviews, Totara configuration and in some cases, hands-on PHP development
  • Take overall responsibility for the quality and timely completion of technical deliverables

Required skillets:

  • Played a lead technical role and developer roles in delivering highly customised Moodle/Totara solutions
  • Experience of eLearning authoring tools and training content formats like SCORM and xAPI.
  • Experience of the full SDLC from planning and scoping through to development, QA and ongoing optimisation.
  • Experience of overseeing and supporting internal and external development teams.
  • Experience of implementing secure, scalable, performant and highly-available hosting on AWS for Moodle/Totara.
  • Expert PHP and Postgres
  • Moodle essential (Totara a big advantage)
  • Agency experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Jira, Git, Linux
  • Some front end/full stack experience (javascript/html/css)
  • Experienced using and debugging custom modules
  • Experience in working with RTL languages a benefit
  • Experienced in reporting
  • Working with big installations an advantage.
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight and troubleshoot issues reported by clients

Handle Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.