Backend Symfony Developer

Job description

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a backend PHP developer with a solid 2-4 years of development to work with us on upcoming mobile and web projects. You will be part of our multi-skilled development team, and will be expected to pick up a brief and architect from scratch. You should be a natural problem solver with good communication skills, passionately interested in new technologies and techniques and strive to keep learning and improving.


  • Symfony Framework
  • PHP 7.x
  • Relational database technologies such as MySQL
  • Version control - GIT and GIT Workflow
  • Unit testing with PHPUnit
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of Web Server technologies

Additional skills an advantage but not essential:
  • A computer science or related degree
  • Alternative PHP Frameworks such as Laravel, etc.
  • Experience of having your work Penetration Tested
  • An understanding of Amazon AWS Infrastructure
  • Knowledge of non relational database technologies such as MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc.


  • Flexible remote working arrangement (at the moment as long as you can work on the same timezone and be in London at 2 days notice, at your own expense, then we trust you can do your best work from anywhere)
  • 25 days annual leave (plus all bank holidays etc)
  • Fantastic networking & learning opportunities as an agency that’s part of the Omnicom Group
  • Departmental budget allocated for learning and development
  • Great working space just behind the Tate Modern (when you need it + we can all return) with 7th-floor views over London

Company Background
HYD is a new type of digital consultancy. We change through designing great digital products. We don’t do projects, we do partnerships. This means that we become a natural extension of our client’s businesses. Helping them to create impactful digital experiences for customers, employees and patients.

Based in the heart of London, HYD (formerly Mobile5) was established in 2011 as the first “Mobile First” agency. Our working philosophy seeks to marry the variety of working in an agency with the depth of working client-side.

We have produced some amazingly cool work for our clients who include tier one brands like; Samsung, Canon, HP-Snapfish, PlayStation, GSK, Jaguar, Renault & Renault sport, Virgin Media, Greggs, Xbox, Microsoft, John Lewis, Waitrose, Stagecoach and many more.

Culture & People

Even though we're part of a wider network we've stayed true to our roots with a culture and atmosphere of a start up.

We are a talented bunch of technical specialist, designers, creative technologists, relationship managers, and strategists, all under one roof. We enjoy regular social outings together, and foster an environment that is inclusive and people first. We're looking to continue to build a culture where we produce excellent work and have fun while doing it.