We are looking for a Senior PHP Developer to join us here at our Cardiff Bay studio who has a strong background in developing with PHP, WordPress, the REST API and with good integration experience. As a team we’re looking to strengthen our back-end capabilities and you’ll be joining an existing team with a passion to sharpen, grow and innovate with each other to deliver the very best standards for WordPress development.

As an agency we’re doing some pretty special things with the WordPress platform and with new, big-brand clients coming on board we’ll be pushing this even further. To align with our specialism the ideal candidate for this job is someone who wants to prove WordPress to be the world’s best CMS platform for enterprise brands as much as we do.

Illustrate Digital is a fast-paced and challenging agency environment with as much emphasis on current client growth as new projects, so you should be ready to dive in and problem-solve, help to shape and improve processes and best practices and have the best interests of the agency and our clients at heart.

Key Job Skills.

  • Experience and a good understanding of the WordPress platform and how modifications can be achieved in the most effective way
  • Strong PHP experience
  • Thorough understanding of, HTML, MySQL, database management and performing integrations both manually and via API
  • Preferred experience in using the WordPress REST API and ideas for how our agency can use this to benefit our clients in new and inventive ways
  • Understanding of DNS configurations, CDNs and SSL
  • Experience working with version controlling
  • To work with the existing team to continuously improve development processes and best practices
  • Coaching and mentoring junior developers
  • Assisting with scoping and costing of projects
  • Working with Project Managers and stakeholders to provide data and feedback of your development work to ensure that projects are delivered on-time and on-budget

We expect you to:

  • Be very well organised
  • Prioritise projects according to needs
  • Communicate clearly and professionally internally and externally
  • Work under pressure and handle multiple moving targets
  • Develop with security standards in mind at all times

About Illustrate Digital.

Illustrate Digital is a web development agency based in Cardiff Bay. We specialise in design and development for WordPress and have worked hard to bring on board brilliant clients who provide us with regular, enjoyable projects and challenges. As an experienced and passionate team we are looking for the best for our clients and each other. At the heart of Illustrate you’ll find a strong, diverse, multicultural team who love nothing more than to push each other forward, so expect a friendly and challenging environment.


We have a creative, flexible and growth-centred environment where you will be able to continuously develop. You’ll be working with Apple Computers and on project management and communication tools that we’ve not shied away from investing in. Benefits include:

  • Company pension
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidised conference tickets & travel for WordCamps
  • Team events
  • Friday lunch club
  • Free beer Fridays
  • Personal progression plan for each team member

Interested in joining our family? Send your cv to Sunitsa@illustrate.digital.