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About Escentual:

Escentual provides its worldwide customers luxurious beauty products in the fast-moving world of e-retail. We’re seriously passionate about creating an enhanced customer experience, with incredible service, innovation, and integrity at the heart of everything we do.

Although the Company grows year on year, it still has a family feel for all of its employees. We often have an 'all hands on deck' approach to project development, where everyone’s opinions are valued since we are all purchasers of beauty products! Due to this, we all work collaboratively, with a great team spirit and we actively seek out your ideas on innovation! You will be part of a very passionate team with the autonomy and influence to really see how your role personally impacts the business.

We look for talented, creative and highly motivated individuals to join our hardworking team in Cardiff. In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer excellent career progression, staff discounts and the opportunity to be part of an exceptional team!

Available jobs:

PHP Developer

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced PHP Developer to join our team. A passion for development is a must for this role, 'Code standards' aren't just words to us, and the ideal candidate will share this passion.

At Escentual, we use a wide range of tools and systems to manage our ever-growing e-commerce business. We'll be proactive at bringing you up to speed with our code and environment. We're looking for someone to help us write great code to continue providing the best customer experience - and help the Development Team win the Escentual pool championships!

Full-time (40 hours per week)

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Ideal start date: ASAP

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The ideal candidate:

  • Good commercial experience of writing reusable PHP (from 5.4 to 7.3).
  • A strong passion for development.
  • A development background that includes composer and vagrant.
  • Experience with SQL and how to structure complex queries. We have a mixture of MySQL and Sybase databases.
  • Understanding of the microservice architecture.
  • A deep understanding of git and the linux terminal.
  • A desire to learn and embrace new skills.
  • Knowledge of the common pitfalls in writing secure code.
  • The ability to work both as a team towards a common goal, as well as able to take ownership of an issue and see it through to resolution.
  • Writing and interacting with RESTful APIs.

Desirable criteria (not essential):

  • Experience of either Magento 1 or Magento 2.
  • Knowledge and some experience of a JavaScript framework (for example React, Vue.js or Angular).
  • Public GitHub repositories that showcase your PHP abilities.
  • Agile development experience (we use Jira).
  • Experience of working with a cloud provider, for example Google Cloud or AWS.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV to

About Escentual:

Retailing online since 2000, Escentual is the home of the world’s most coveted premium brands, with a carefully curated mix that brings the best in beauty to the fingertips of our customers. We’re seriously passionate about creating an enhanced customer experience, with incredible service, innovation and integrity at the heart of everything that we do.

  • 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays).
  • Paid monthly on 27th by BACS.
  • NEST statutory contributory pension provided.
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