PHP API Developer

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PHP API Developer

About MetDesk

MetDesk is the UK’s largest private sector weather forecasting business with a growing world-wide focus, specialising in business critical services to a corporate and industrial customer base. Weather is one of the most exciting and diverse industries to work in and this is your opportunity to become an important part of the fastest growing commercial weather forecasting company in Europe.

We deal in significant datasets so you’ll be using the latest technologies to provide services to our growing global customer base. Your skills will support a broad range of industries from transportation, energy trading, renewables through to complex data analytics.

MetDesk is headquartered in the picturesque Chiltern town of Wendover, which has a regular direct train service to London.  This is a new position within the team to support our ongoing expansion and future aspirations.  You’ll be working closely with commercial staff, trained meteorologists and IT specialists.

The Role

You will be part of the IT Development team with a focus on improving and maintaining our fast growing API offering.  You will have the opportunity to add technical flair to our ever expanding Energy Trading platform, be involved with our traditional Transport sector systems and take part in our endeavours to provide new and exciting services to the weather industry worldwide.

You will be working with different teams within the business to understand requirements and design fast, efficient and robust APIs that our future products will be based upon.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast paced, fast growing business and be part of a friendly team.

Experience/Essential skills required

  • Strong experience of crafting REST APIs
  • Excellent experience with PHP
  • Ability to work with PHP5 with a view to progress to more modern versions of PHP (7 and 8)
  • Strong experience with SQL – specifically PostgreSQL (TimescaleDB), MySQL
  • Linux
  • Team player
  • Fluent English communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate the ability to handle the pressures of working autonomously

Great to have

  • Python
  • NodeJS
  • noSQL
  • API Gateways
  • Docker
  • GitHub
  • Jenkins/Ansible
  • JIRA

Package & Location

  • Hybrid working possible
  • Salary commensurate with experience and competitive with SE England
  • Company 5% matched pension scheme
  • Company profit share scheme
  • 33 days holiday (25 plus public holidays)
  • Job Type: Full-time, permanent


Please send your CV with covering letter to

MetDesk is an equal opportunities employer.