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PHP Developer, Trade – Stoke

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VesselsValue are looking for a passionate PHP Developer to join our dynamic Development team based in Stoke-on-Trent. This role will involve the development and maintenance of complex algorithms and logic that are fundamental to our successful Trade product.

A little about us

VesselsValue is a dynamic and innovative tech company operating in the Shipping, Offshore and Superyacht sectors. We have over 2,000 users worldwide, including leading banks, funds, shipowners and more. We employ over 160 people across our 7 offices in London, Stoke, Singapore, Korea (Republic of), China, The Philippines and Isle of Wight and are rapidly expanding.

As a creative, forward thinking, and hardworking company, the successful candidate should share these values. In return, you will get to work in a supportive, trusting, and transparent environment, with a young but growing global company.


VesselsValue was founded in 2009 having built a unique online platform that automatically values commercial shipping vessels. Completely built in-house, the complex algorithms and extensive databases are maintained by the Development team in Stoke. The company has a high presence of R&D, looking to further enhance the services available by utilising the latest technology and huge datasets to digitalise the industry.

Trade Product

Through complex algorithms the Trade product provides instant access to cargo mile demand and vessel trading information. Including a vessel specific trade tool and macro cargo mile demand summary; identifying supply and demand patterns, improving operational efficiency and much more.

Providing the opportunity to be part of an R&D team that will challenge you daily with complex problems and the freedom to consider solutions, deliver prototypes through to MVP. We need people with problem solving skills, excellent programming abilities and a keen attention to detail.

Key skills required:

  • PHP 7+ including OOP practices
  • MySQL
  • Problem solving
  • Mathematics at A-Level or further
  • Experience in development of complex logic and algorithms
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Developer

Advantageous skills:

  • PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony,
  • JavaScript, Vue.JS, React, Angular. JQuery
  • Machine Learning
  • Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket)
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Elasticsearch
  • Python, Java
  • API’s/REST


  • Annual leave (increases with service) + public holidays
  • Company benefits including Group Life Assurance and Pension scheme 
  • Recreation/Games rooms 
  • Fun working environment with regular social events and Christmas parties
  • Continued professional development

Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Depending on experience

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role to

No Agencies Please – do not send us CVs, or contact VV or any of its employees, unless we have explicitly requested you to do so in respect of a specific vacancy. Thank you