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Glide started life as separate businesses delivering broadband, utilities and communications services to different markets across the UK. For decades, we’ve been known for delivering exceptional connectivity and original solutions to the best universities and biggest businesses in the country.

Our different businesses now stand together proudly under the Glide name. Glide brings together the strength and scale of a group with the spirit of a small company that’s always creating better products and services.

We’re specialists in delivering market-leading, super-fast and reliable solutions for students, residential developers and businesses, the three sectors we know inside out.

We offer so much more than connectivity. Unlike many telecoms giants, we build the cabling infrastructure that makes connecting to our own fibre broadband possible. We supply and manage utilities that simplify billing and sort shared living for student homes. And we create pioneering communications platforms that bring people together with content they care about.

Key Responsibilities

The role of Senior Web Developer is responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of web pages and underlying integration with other Glide systems. The systems include Glide’s own onboarding systems, such as BBM, Radius servers, ServiceNow, associated databases, Glide’s user portal for Student and Residential users, pre-registration system for students and pages for Glide’s corporate and divisional websites.

Knowledge and Experience

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is comfortable working independently to understand and deliver requirements from different parts of the business. You will also come with fantastic coaching & mentoring skills to ensure you are supporting your team.

Qualifications/Technical Skills

The candidate must be able to demonstrate 3 or more years practical experience of the following technologies and skills:

  • PHP 5+ (Object-oriented, web based and standalone)
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • SOAP / REST Web Services
  • Javascript frameworks
  • JQuery
  • MySQL
  • Linux (Debian)
  • MVC frameworks (Laravel 5.0+)
  • Perl

Experience of the following technologies and skills are desirable and would be beneficial to this role:

  • PHP 7+
  • TDD
  • Agile
  • CRON jobs
  • UX design
  • Social Networking integration (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr)
  • Secure programming techniques (in particular, compliance with PCI-DSS)


  • Web Development: 2 years (Preferred)

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