Senior PHP Developer at The Tab

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Posted on Apr 09 2018 (about 6 years ago)


European citizens only

This is an opportunity to join the technology division at Tab Media, a fast-growing media startup which has raised £7 million in funding and publishes two influential editorial brands: The Tab and

 This role is perfect for someone with strong PHP and Wordpress experience who wants a diverse technical challenge on a large, high traffic Wordpress multi-site. Reporting into the Technical Lead, you will have responsibility for maintaining and growing a site and infrastructure visited by millions of people every month.

Working with a lot of autonomy, you will use your expertise to deliver redesigns of our editorial brands, and to engage their large audiences and launch products to serve their biggest fans. This includes work on’s Members Universe and The Tab’s mobile app.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage a large Wordpress multi-site install

  • Have significant input into product development and roadmap

  • Take responsibility for dev ops and deployments

  • Orchestrate AWS deployments and servers

  • Work with Wordpress REST API

  • Build features for custom themes and plugins

  • Debug issues across the stack

What we’re looking for:

  • A wealth of experience within Wordpress and PHP7 software development.

  • Experience using Amazon Web Services to deploy high-traffic websites

  • Strong MySQL experience

  • Experience building Wordpress plugins and themes

  • HTML, CSS and JS coding experience

  • A passion for building products with large user bases

  • You’ll be incredibly self-motivating and have the ability to take ownership of your role and work independently when needed.

About Tab Media

Founded at Cambridge University in 2009, Tab Media is backed by large investors such as Balderton Capital and News Corporation. We employ a total of 43 people working in technology, editorial, commercial and operations roles at our offices in London and Brooklyn.

Our mission is to build a big media company which is loved, feared and imitated. We’re going to achieve it by building some of the most influential editorial brands on the internet.

We have two brands already: The Tab, a news network covering student and youth culture, and, a site “for girls who don’t give a damn”. They have a combined monthly audience of 50 million people and huge cultural influence. In the words of the New York Times: “Tab Media stakes out ground as a generation-defining brand a la MTV”.


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