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Software Engineer II - PHP / Full stack



£30000 - £35000/annum Bonus & great benefits

Cardiff, South Glamorgan


Permanent | Full Time




Software Engineer II – PHP / Full Stack – Cardiff


LexisNexis Risk Solutions is seeking a full stack Software Engineer with a background in PHP to join our Cardiff based development team. Our teams are collaborative, forward thinking and agile. We support multiple products with a challenging and exciting set of features and provide real opportunity for our teams to contribute to the success of the organisation

Company Description

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leading provider of innovative solutions for significant risk data analytics challenges. We use the power of data and advanced analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organisations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism and prevent financial crimes and scams. By bringing clarity to information, we ultimately help make communities safer, insurance rates more accurate, commerce more transparent, business decisions easier and processes more efficient

LexisNexis is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers.

As a full stack Software Engineer, you will be a vital member of our team working with a diverse range of technologies (such as PHP7, Docker, Vuejs and our distributed data platform). You will enjoy working in a friendly environment and benefit from our investment in staff

Main Responsibilities

• We will help you learn how to use our big data platform - HPCC - through a combination of training courses, self-learning and peer support

• Contributing to the design of new features and solutions

• Developing and delivering features across the full stack (including use of modern PHP frameworks, front-end frameworks, HPCC and other tools)

• Contributing to the quality assurance effort, including use of test automation tools (such as Cucumber) and Continuous Integration tools (such as Jenkins)

• Working closely with the product owner and project management to deliver timely products and enhancements

Essential Skills and Attributes

• Passionate collaborator with a focus on what is best for the team (both immediate and the wider group)

• Strong and enthusiastic technologist, able to demonstrate a broad technical knowledge

• Good PHP development skills using modern PHP frameworks (such as Zend, Laravel or Lumen)

• Understanding of Kanban or Scrum and enthusiasm to be part of an agile development team

• Understanding of modern development Build, Test and Deployment pipelines

• Experience working with relational databases such as MySQL

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Clear focus on the customer

Desirable Skills

• Experience of querying distributed data platforms and data warehouses

• Experience of TDD and BDD for contributing to automated test packs

• Active participation in the development community

• Experience of front-end frameworks, such as Vuejs

• An interest in modern software development, including Docker and Continuous Delivery

• A good understanding of SOA and API concepts, including security

• A strong working knowledge of application development tools and methodologies

Benefits of working for us

• The opportunity to work on a full range of challenging and interesting technologies and help to conquer some of the next generation of problems in risk data analytics

• Get to make a real difference to our customers and society

• Join a growing, diverse and sociable team of talented Engineers who enjoy regular team building days, “Pizza Fridays” and dedicated time for innovation

• Help us to continually evolve and modernise our Technology stack

• The opportunity to learn a multitude of technologies, including but not limited to: PHP, ECL (HPCC), Docker, Cucumber and Ruby

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions

We’re a superb company to work for, with great people, world class technology, market leading products, a culture of innovation and collaboration, and superb career prospects

At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, we believe in the power of data and advanced analytics for better risk management. With over 40 years of expertise, we are the trusted data analytics provider for organizations seeking actionable insights to manage risks and improve results while upholding the highest standards for security and privacy. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, LexisNexis Risk Solutions serves customers in more than 100 countries and is part of FTS 100, RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

LexisNexis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age