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At Can Studios you’ll work, learn and play with a talented and experienced team trying to make education better through technology.

From helping children to read, to preparing managers for the realities of refugee camps, the products we build change lives – not only of the users, but those around them too. We’re proud of the relationships we have built with clients including many household names such Reuters, learndirect, Harper Collins, Cambridge University Press, The Environment Agency, and the United Nations.


What makes Can Studios such a great place to work?

  • Interesting and varied work
  • 24 days holiday plus public holidays (and up to 5 more with length of service)
  • Training budget and time to spend as you choose
  • Company pension contributions
  • Friendly, diverse team that has regular socials
  • Decent coffee and tea – none of that instant nonsense
  • Designer office at Park Hill  – just voted 6th coolest place to be in Britain and part of a new creative business and arts hub
  • Only 2 minutes walk from the train station, tram stop. On site car parking.
  • Shower, lockers and bike parking

We’re always keen to hear from new talent. Even if your role isn’t listed below, fire your CV over to us, anyway – we’d hate to think we’d never get to meet you.

No agencies please – really. We like to keep things personal.

Web Application Developer

£25,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year
Closing date 11 August


As a full time application developer you’ll work with an enthusiastic team to produce a range of large-scale educational systems, with millions of users, rich interfaces and complex features.


Working on a range of challenging projects, you’ll be programming mainly in PHP and Javascript, using frameworks such as Zend, Symfony, React and Angular. You’ll be involved from concept to completion, and should consider deployment, scalability and security at all times as well as how to help the team implement best practices on a daily basis.

You’ll be implementing interface designs in HTML and CSS from documents provided by our creative staff or clients.

Through the lifecycle of project, you’ll keep the project team informed of progress through face to face meetings and systems including our bug tracker, and project management software (such as Trello and Basecamp). You will maintain version control over project code with GIT.

Person specification

You will need to be an expert in:

  • OOP principles
  • PHP
  • JS
  • SQL.

We will expect you to be competent in:

  • CSS and modern design principles (including mobile).
  • LAMP or node based stack
  • JQuery
  • version control (preferably GIT).

You should have several years experience of:

  • enterprise scale application development
  • working in a team.

It would set you apart from the competition if you already have experience of:

  • AWS cloud architecture.
  • ecommerce
  • cordova
  • the latest Zend, Symfony, or Laravel frameworks.
  • React or Angular.

Next steps

Please get in touch with a CV, and if possible a portfolio of work, by Saturday 11 August.
We’d love to hear from you and hopefully you can be part of the team.
(Sorry recruitment consultants – we only work direct with candidates and never via agencies.)