Interim PHP Developer

SmartSearch’s award-winning platform provides a comprehensive Anti-Money Laundering verification suite for UK and international markets, protecting our clients through the most advanced and comprehensive features available from an AML provider.

SmartSearch has grown rapidly by fostering an incredibly collaborative and supportive culture. As we continue our ambitious growth plans, we will strive to remain a truly exciting, rewarding, and unique place to work.


Our new platform was launched in 2022 so you will be working on the product development roadmap of a brand-new, API-first platform. You will write logical-clean-code to support our web-based application with new features and debugging.

You will work as part of an in-house team of experienced Developers and collaborate with Product Owners, Project Managers, BA’s and Testers in an Agile environment following strong development practices with regular stand-ups.


  • Strong technical background in PHP, back-end and front-end skillset ,

  • Symfony, TDD, PHPUnit

  • Experience building, consuming, testing REST APIs, Consuming SOAP requests etc

  • Git Version Control

  • JavaScript, Jquery etc.  and/or experience of Vue.js

  • Knowledge of MySQL and Docker is advantageous

  • Able to conduct code reviews and recommend improvements.

  • Open to criticism and collaborative working to enhance efficiencies and product quality

  • The ability to manage your own time and tasks effectively. Remote working is fully supported


  • We are a multi-award winning Tech company with amazing career opportunities. Our recognitions include being named in the renowned RegTech100 list for 2022 and in 2021 we were acknowledged by the Financial Times as one of the Top 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe for the 4th consecutive year

  • We have fantastic facilities at our head office in Ilkley which was designed with employee welfare and fulfilment in mind and includes numerous breakout areas, coffee pod machines, reading space, an onsite gym, onsite parking, gaming area, pool table and table tennis, free fruit delivered weekly

  • There are excellent progression opportunities within our company growth plans based on personal development goals and regular feedback and reviews

  • Training and development is provided by talented team members, enthusiastic leadership and industry experts

  • Our excellent benefits package includes 25 days annual leave rising with each year of employment up to a maximum of 30 days per year

  • Commission of between 10-20% based on hitting monthly performance targets

  • Employee referral bonus

  • Various weekly recognition schemes

  • Employee engagement and activities committee that plans activities throughout the year

  • Two big company celebrations per year - summer and winter events

  • On-site prayer room

  • Company pension scheme, comprehensive private medical scheme and life insurance

  • We have a proactive focus on inclusion & diversity and supporting social mobility through our DE&I Group; we are keen to meet with a diverse pool of candidates

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