Aug 13, 2023

PHP/SQL Web Developer

  • Options Technology
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Full time Web Developer

Job Description

PHP/SQL Web Developer

Location: Cambridge, UK

Salary: Competitive

Join our team of Web Developers in the Options Market Data Team!

Working for Options

Developing and engaging our people is a strategic priority for our business. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and contribute to Options’ future growth and success. We want to hear from candidates that are motivated, self-driven and have a passion to learn and develop their skills in the world of financial technology.

Who are we?

Options is a leading managed services and IT infrastructure products provider to the global capital markets community. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges. We currently employ over 450 employees worldwide and are continuing to grow across offices in New York, Chicago, Belfast, London, Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Why Options?

  • Global travel: We have offices in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Belfast, Dublin and across Asia.
  • Continuous career development opportunities: We provide professional skills development and technical training.
  • The chance to be a part of a self-sufficient, successful team: The Options team operates in a fast-paced environment with endless opportunities for innovation and forward-thinking.
  • Competitive salary: In addition to a competitive salary, Options reward employees with a range of bonus incentives and employee benefits.

The Role

The successful candidate will develop tools for the maintenance and monitoring of our systems as well as other business functions within the Market Data Team. It is designed for graduates or final year students of a related degree in a Mathematics, Computer Science or similar area with experience through employment or equivalent collaborative project. 

We’re looking for someone who has technical proficiency in:

  • One to two years’ experience in a related role or through equivalent collaborative project. This can include experience gained through placement or internship.
  • The ability to demonstrate previous work with PHP and MYSQL and large datasets (100GB+).
  • Working knowledge of at least one modern backend language (php8, nodejs, Python, etc.).
  • Understanding of OOP design, Microservice, API design and the necessity of constant refactoring and testing.
  • Experience of a modern web framework e.g. symfony, laravel, Django etc.
  • Knowledge of web application security practices.
  • Experience with container tools such as Docker.
  • Degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science or comparable scientific discipline.

We’re also looking for candidates with:

  • Strong research, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changeable working environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Desire to travel and see the world.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own projects in a professional manner.
  • A passion for innovation and the financial technology sector.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills and proven ability to manage own workload.

How to apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter to the PHP/SQL Web Developer role on the Options Career Page at The CV must be a maximum of two pages. The covering letter must detail the role you are applying to, along with your availability.