Senior PHP Developer

Remote (UK)
November 12, 2021

About the role

We are looking for a highly motivated senior PHP Developer to come join our fast-paced, fun team of professionals. If you are passionate about technology, constantly seeking to learn, improve and teach then you are the type of person we are looking for! You'll work collaboratively with other members of the digital team and the wider business to ensure that products and services meet client needs.


  • Develop, record and maintain cutting edge web-based PHP applications on portal plus premium service platforms with TDD
  • Build innovative, state-of-the-art applications
  • Prepare and maintain all applications utilising standard development tools
  • Refactor, optimize and improve the existing codebase for maintenance and scale
  • Use test driven development and acceptance tests to ensure feature quality
  • Document the development process, architecture, and standard components
  • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in web development

What we're looking for

  • Knowledge and application of test driven development
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Working knowledge on Linux
  • Proficient in PHP, JavaScript, JQuery
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (Zend, Symfony, Kohana, CodeIgniter, etc.)
  • Excellent relational database skills using Doctrine
  • Experience with building restful JSON web services

About Oxford Risk

Oxford Risk has a vision for improving financial wellbeing and helping people make the best decisions to support their life choices. We understand financial decisions are complex and daunting, and we all have anxieties and biases that can get in the way of good outcomes. We’re here to fix that.

We are a small, innovative team with big ambitions. We combine data research, behavioural science, and quantitative finance expertise to develop user-friendly products that support holistic financial decision-making — spanning investment, savings and borrowing. Our technology empowers financial service providers, from fintechs to banks, provide hyper-personalised advice to their clients, for today and fora lifetime of financial decisions.

Why join us now?

Having tripled in size since 2018, the last year has seen us move a gear. We’re building our team to expand into new markets, enhance our product offering, and develop new products, including an increasing focus on sustainable investing. There are exciting opportunities to explore the potential for machine learning, and the use of behavioural nudging to improve customers’ ability to stick to their plans and reach their financial goals.

What you can expect from us

  • Collaborative, flat culture – your work matters
  • Fast-paced learning environment
  • Diverse, curious, and smart colleagues from more than 10 countries
  • Flexible, hybrid working with monthly get-togethers

What makes you fit in well with us

  • Curiosity, creativity, and willingness to learn
  • Integrity and a desire to do things right
  • Being confident, proactive, and hands on
  • Ambition and drive
  • A good sense of humour

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a CV and cover letter to Make sure you include "oxr2022" in the subject, otherwise you might not get through to us.