Erlang/PHP Developer – Intermediate/Advanced

Summary of Position:
txtNation requires an Erlang developer with supplemental PHP skills to help us process millions of premium text messages. Based at our Plymouth headquarters, we require a candidate with a good working knowledge of Erlang and PHP to assist in augmenting our global platform.The ideal candidate would be experienced in using Erlang in a commercial setting and preferably in relation to the processing of high numbers of concurrent transactions or messages of any kind. However, we would be open to considering candidates with less commercial experience as long as it can be amply demonstrated they he or she possesses a good knowledge of Erlang/OTP functionality and an excellent grasp of Erlang’s benefits and culture.

The candidate would additionally evangelise Erlang within the company and assist in educating less experienced developers in practical Erlang.

Though not essential, it would be highly beneficial for any candidate to have good working knowledge of other Web standards and technologies, including MySQL, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Riak, Redis, Apache, Chef, Puppet, Linux, HTML5, and JavaScript, among others.

Understanding of providers including Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud, other IaaS solutions and virtualised hosting in general would be a bonus.

Applicants to send CV’s to

Primary Responsibilities
Creating Erlang and PHP programs Identifying and solving bugs
Following standards Proactively suggesting system improvements
Working creatively with the development team      
Personal Specification




Qualifications & Training

      Recognized computer science qualification or practical software training scheme


Erlang and PHP development in a commercial environment Creating complex, commerical web applications and middleware from scratch

Qualities and Attitude

Proactive, diligent, compliant, focussed      

Product Knowledge

Mobile or general technology Mobile industry knowledge and trends
Desirable Competencies
Self-motivated Excellent Erlang/OTP and PHP coding
High level of organization Technology savvy
Problem-solving MySQL, RabbitMQ, Riak, Redis working knowledge
Good communications skills Proactive