Senior Developer

You will have a vital role to play in delivering our web projects and supporting our infrastructure solutions.

AB is a full service creative agency that works nationally and internationally from our HQ in Exeter and our satellite office in London. Our mission is to be indispensable to our clients. We work with the best people and the best technology.


In a dramatically changing world we create powerful communications that are impossible to ignore. Our ideal clients are ambitious business leaders who want to build the best brands possible.


AB’s full-service expertise covers Branding, Digital, Marketing, Advertising and Film, working with brands of all shapes and sizes. We win awards, are RAR Recommended and a Google Partner. Our clients include CAT, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Heineken, South West Water, Sabio, Paignton Zoo and others.


We have a great opportunity for a highly experienced Senior PHP Developer with a keen interest in IT infrastructure to join our team in Exeter. You will join our existing development team and work with project managers and designers, in a lively and sociable environment for an employer who believes in investing in their employees. The primary focus of the role is bespoke website development using WordPress and maintenance of various legacy systems. There may also be opportunities to work on other larger projects built using Laravel.


In addition approximately 20% of your time would be spent supporting our office and internal / external web infrastructure.


To be eligible for this position you must have an established right to work in the UK (UK/EU passport or valid work permit).


Please email with a short letter explaining why you are interested in the role along with your CV to [email protected] (subject: Senior Developer).


Please provide examples of your work. This could be a link to your personal website, a list of links in your CV with a short summary about each project, or a Github profile. We don’t mind how but we’d like to see some of your fantastic work!


Only successful candidates eligible for this position will be contacted. No agencies please.


Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering high quality websites / web applications, using:

  • Excellent PHP
  • Database esp. MySQL
  • Strong front end skills
  • WordPress
  • Bootstrap 4
  • Useful level of Javascript e.g. jQuery
  • HTML5 / CSS etc.
  • Documentation
  • Version control
  • Deployment and Automation tools


The role also requires extensive working knowledge of:

  • Webserver configuration
  • Webserver security
  • Nginx
  • Firewalls
  • SSL and DNS configuration
  • Logs and Monitoring
  • Server performance
  • QA
  • Liaising with 3rd party providers and clients
  • Project planning and estimating


Other desirable experience:

  • Implementing and maintaining security, backup, and redundancy processes
  • Laravel
  • Cyber security
  • Internal infrastructure management (Servers, Office365, Mac and PC, Network, etc.)


We’ll take good care of you. You’ll be eligible for:

  • Competitive salary that reflects your experience
  • Annual business performance-related bonus
  • Workplace Pension
  • Training and career development
  • Team social events
  • A curiosity day a year to explore something new
  • Access to conferences and events (BrightonSEO is a regular on the calendar)
  • Running club
  • AB buddy who will take you out for coffee
  • Free beer Fridays!


But most of all, we’re a friendly team and we all support each other to do our best work.