Full Stack PHP Engineer

£30k-£45 + equity participation
Fully remote (must be UK-based)

About us

We are the UK’s first and only regulated employee share scheme & equity management platform for SMEs and we make it easy for business owners to distribute equity to their teams in a compliant and affordable way.

Our platform allows customers to access core features: digital equity management, the ability to issue shares & options instantly, a real time cap table, legal docs, the option scheme designer and shareholder dashboards. As it is comprehensively integrated with Companies House, this makes it the most capable digital share scheme platform in the UK.

We are transforming the way our customers reward their team by fairly recognising the value, effort and contribution each member makes to the success of a business.

We are a progressive startup, with big ambitions and are growing fast.

The role

We’re looking for someone to help us build new features, improve existing ones and work with our small but mighty development team. You will get to interact with all areas of the business to identify and solve customer and team needs and craft long-term solutions.

We have a fantastic application built on the Laravel framework that our customers love and you will be helping us grow and improve it.
We use AWS for hosting with continuous deployment so you get to see your changes in production and helping real people in minutes.

We are a remote team so good written and verbal communication skills are essential, we are also looking for someone who’s happy to work independently but also jump on a team call and work a problem or discuss ideas.

The space we operate in and the tools we are building are complex but we will support your learning and development both in business knowledge and technical skills.

We are looking for someone who has been working with Laravel for a number of years and feels comfortable with it, you should also be as happy crafting a blade template as you are wiring up the back-end. Experience with cloud hosting, testing frameworks & continuous deployment would be great but it’s definitely not required.

What you can expect

Vestd is a fast-growing, progressive startup with big ambitions, so you can expect to wear plenty of different hats on your journey with us. We are a diverse team with a strong work ethic, and everybody here passionately believes in the power of sharing ownership.

Customers love our innovative product and the support that they receive, which makes working here very rewarding.

Our team works remotely, so you will have plenty of flexibility in terms of where, when and how you work. What matters most is your contribution. We will give you as much support as you need along the way, though you should have a strong desire for autonomy, which is one of our company values.

Why work for Vestd?

We’re a small team doing very big things! Your work will make a huge impact and your voice will be heard.

Here are some of the main reasons why people like working at Vestd:

  • Flexible working environment: we’re a remote team (we run a daily video stand-up, plus regular in person meetups when allowed).
  • Competitive salary.
  • Equity (of course!) and the chance to share in the success of what we build together.
  • Plenty of trust, autonomy and freedom to do great work.
  • Expense card, no need to spend a day chasing someone just to update your IDE!
  • Team retreats twice a year.
  • We believe in lifelong learning and you’ll get time and budget for training and conferences.
  • Help us create a more equitable future where more people have a slice of the action.

This is a huge opportunity to grow with the Vestd business, we’re looking for somebody with initiative who can see both the business and their own growth path.

Please send your CV and cover note to jobs@vestd.com.

In your cover letter please answer the following questions:

  1. What prompted you to apply to work at Vestd and what interested you the most about this position?
  2. Briefly talk about the techniques you have used to tackle fat or bloated controllers within the MVC pattern.
  3. Please compare PHP to another language you have used and highlight a few strengths, weaknesses, differences or capabilities you like in one over the other?
  4. Your current salary and salary expectations?
  5. Notice required by your current employer
  6. Confirmation that you are allowed to work in the UK.

We’re striving to build a diverse team and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We believe that unique differences are what makes a strong team and are actively committed to building an inclusive work environment.

You will need to be primarily UK based and eligible to work in the country.

Are you up for the challenge?

Send your CV and cover note to jobs@vestd.com with the job title in the subject line.