Alpaka is built using modern technology with forward thinking design patterns. We are constantly evaluating new opportunities in software and making a deliberate effort to be first to use emerging capabilities.

You will join the small team in the Northampton, UK office, with flexible working hours and an opportunity to work away from the office when it rains or when you think it is necessary.

Job Description

We are looking for a PHP and React JS Developer responsible for managing product build, prototyping and testing. Your primary focus will be the transition to pure React from a mostly javascript environment.


  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules and React Components
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
  • Integration of data storage solutions potentially MongoDB and Firebase

Skills And Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of PHP
  • Understanding the fully synchronous behavior of PHP
  • Understanding of React JS
  • Understanding of MVC design patterns
  • Understanding of front-end technologies, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Knowledge of object oriented PHP programming
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance
  • Strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
  • Familiarity with SQL/NoSQL databases and their declarative query languages
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

If this sounds like you please use the contact form to say hi.

We will only be accepting applications directly from the developer themselves, approaches from agencies will not be considered.