PHP Developer

Opportunity for PHP Developer to join fast growing digital design agency.

Back-end web developer
Full time or Part time available

  • Cutting edge projects and the Friendliest team in Brisbane
  • Highly flexible, collaborative and ideas oriented environment

BA Creative is growing and we are looking for an experienced PHP Developer to join our Development team. This is an opportunity for an innovative, solution oriented developer with proven development skills from scoping to submission who loves to deliver clever technical solutions. We’re looking for skills, enthusiasm and great ideas.

As one of Brisbane’s longest established and largest Shopify digital agencies, we are focussed on delivering high quality brand, web, and digital marketing services. We value fresh ways of thinking, client success, creativity and teamwork. But we never forget the importance of a healthy work-life balance and having loads of fun along the way.

Our high quality clients are largely ecommerce businesses on the Shopify platform (but we also work with WordPress & Laravel!) with businesses spanning a broad range of industries including fashion, food, property, automotive etc. No client or day is ever the same at BA which keeps the role exciting and diverse!

This can be a full time or part time role, based in our studio at Woolloongabba. We require a minimum of 2 years agency experience.

What our staff said they like about working at BA Creative (when put on the spot):

  • Friday lunches
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Great people
  • Huge variety of work
  • We get that you are a real person who has real life problems (dare we say, a family atmosphere?)
  • Conversations – we love tangents

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing clever and costed solutions to client challenges
  • Producing fully costed technical development plans for all web projects
  • Liaising with our team of frontend developers and designers to implement design from supplied mockups
  • Constructing technical specifications from a business functional model
  • The delivery of development plans on time and on budget
  • Ensure that all programs and applications perform as set out in the development plans and meet quality accredited standards
  • Testing for and identify any errors or faults in an applications programming language through the use of standard testing protocols and guidelines
  • Building quality code that meets all technical requirement

Proven experience with the following software/systems:

  • HTML, CSS and JS development
  • PHP and MySQL development
  • HTML framework – Bootstrap or Foundation
  • JavaScript library – jQuery or Underscore.js
  • PHP framework – Laravel or Symfony
  • WordPress expert – theme and plugin development
  • Shopify and other SaaS eCommerce platform
  • Site / application migration – FTP, SCP and SSH
  • Web server administration – cPanel or AWS based services
  • Version control – Git CLI
  • Package management – NPM and Composer

Essential Skills:

  • Flexible approach – Able to consider the scalability and future proofing of the end product
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills – Able to interpret client’s requirements into actionable documentation
  • Fabulous time management – Able to work within the allocated budget
  • Curious minded – Fast learner and willing to upskill themselves
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently without supervision
  • 2 years agency experience as a Developer Programmer

Bonus Points:

  • REST API integration
  • DNS maintenance
  • Mobile hybrid app development
  • Project management (Issue tracking, version control)
  • Front-end development skills
  • Technical SEO & general digital marketing experience
  • Adobe Suite
  • Understanding in UX & UI design approaches
  • Unix CLI
  • CSS preprocessor such as LESS or SASS
  • Cloudflare


Please email a Cover Letter outlining your experience and skills – let us know how you marry up with what we’re looking for. We’d also love a little insight into your personality! Add your CV and send it to:

tel 3217 3028

or fill out the form below

Think you’re the one for us?