Backend Developer

  • £26,000 - £40,000 DOE
  • Full-time, Monday - Friday
  • Park Row, Bristol
  • Immediate

Key Benefits Include

  • Flexible hours
  • Additional Christmas paid holiday
  • Monthly socials
  • Training budgets and learning time between projects
  • R&D time to work on new, self-generated projects
  • Cuddles with Stanley the office Cockapoo

In Brief

Rixxo is determined to make the internet a better place. We have a belief in better and a burning desire to deliver on time and in budget.

Our team is full of talented individuals who make their voices heard and put their stamp on every project. We are looking to add to this with someone who is not just looking for a simple 9-5, but a second home that allows their passions to shine through and impact every piece of work we do.

We pride ourselves in engineering expertise, creative flair and problem-solving. You will not only be working on a range of eCommerce websites and UGC marketing projects for national and global brands, but also developing exciting and innovative internal projects designed to push the limits of our teams imagination abilities.

We have a unique approach to selling our services that involves becoming part of our clients businesses and treating them as our own. Their budgets are our budgets, their time is our time and their success is our success.

If you have an entrepreneurial spark are inquisitive and innovative with a drive to deliver outstanding work then Rixxo is the place for you.

In Detail

You will join a growing department of digital innovators and professionals. As a back end developer you will be responsible for server-side web application logic, collaborating with the front-end team to integrate with the work they do and basic server maintenance.

Rixxo are experts in online audience engagement with a commercial focus. Our work covers digital marketing campaigns, highly engaging websites and eCommerce builds, and you will be working across both types of project. We are looking for creative flair as well as solid engineering skills, combined to deliver really exciting, innovative and accessible experiences. Our mission is to change the way that audiences are engaged in an increasingly digital world, and deliver better experiences, every time, on time and in budget.

We expect strong knowledge of PHP & MySQL and as you will be integrating with the front-end team, a basic understating of HTML, CSS and JS would be required. We would like to see experience of WordPress, and the Magento 1 & 2 frameworks, but these are nice to haves. If you have solid PHP you’ll pick them up, and we will provide training on those platforms. More nice to haves would be strong knowledge of native Javascript, its application in Node.JS and experience of Linux/Unix systems in particular Ubuntu.

Part of this role will be getting involved in the consulting periods with clients and leading them to success. The ability to explain what you do and how well you do it to non-technical people will set you apart from the crowd.

From time to time you will project manage the team around you as a project lead within your team. This gives us a deeper understanding of our own processes and allows us to learn, find opportunities for improvement and continue to streamline the process in which we enjoy working, rather than being dictated to by a process that does not work. We are certainly focused on the destination more than the journey.

About Rixxo

Deep in the heart of our team is a passionate, curious and social spirit that thrives on the noise and excitement of natural and authentic human interactions. In a world where socialising is increasingly digital, we believe in a better, more engaging and inclusive environment to interact. We embody this philosophy with a company culture that is informal, open and fun.

We are a commercially focused agency with a passion for eCommerce and UGC marketing. We have a diverse range of clients, from local brands through to the global giants. You will be dealing with both on a weekly basis, so you will be comfortable discussing your work with clients and have great verbal & written communications skills.

We operate a hybrid Agile development model, promote flexible working and encourage our team to take ownership of problems. We invest in our staff, providing training, a conference budget and Rixxo Labs. The Labs are where we run our R&D programme and is a safe space to take risks. All members of the production team are invited to propose research projects for the labs and if accepted, are supported in realising their idea.

About You (As A Person)

We want the skills listed below but we also looking for someone who works well in a team. Communication skills are vital as you will be one of the main points of contact with our clients. We expect you to be sensitive to the demands of project specification and budget, making recommendations appropriate to both.

We operate a highly collaborative, open management style, so we are looking for a new member of the team who can bring ideas, life experience and a wealth of interests to our projects. We want to see a bit of hinterland. You should be up to date on the latest UX and UI thinking and the web technologies that underpin it. We will be looking for insights and suggestions in production methodology and expect immediate contributions in this area on your start in this role.

Demonstrable project experience


  • At least 2+ years of commercial experience
  • Significant PHP experience, including experience building object-oriented websites in PHP
  • Familiarity with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, and previous experience developing web applications using this pattern or on existing MVC frameworks
  • Solid experience interacting with MySQL database systems through abstraction layer (in addition to the ability to write raw SQL queries)
  • Basic HTML
  • Basic CSS
  • Basic Native JavaScript, as well as basic familiarity with frameworks such as jQuery
  • Source control such as GIT or SVN (BitBucket or GitHub)
  • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail


  • WordPress
  • Magento 1
  • Magento 2
  • Strong Javascript experience
  • Node.JS
  • Linux/Unix experience

Other Benefits

Apart from being part of a world class team and working with some of the best brands you’ll also receive some, all or more than the following benefits. You can read more about our culture on our website, and see more on Instagram.

  • Daily Fika (Tea and Cake break with team)
  • Conference budgets at opportunities to speak at and attend events.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Personalised avatar and mug (cooler than it sounds)
  • Team pension
  • No commute into London.

You can find out more about the Rixxo culture here.

Get In Touch

If this sounds like the opportunity for you or have any questions, we would love to hear from you. Please send us your CV using the contact form or via

And if you have a portfolio, Github, or website to show us, we would be keen to take a look, as it would give us a better idea of what you’re all about.

Application Deadline: Now Closed (However, we often recruit so please feel free to get in touch)

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