Magento Web Developer

Website axminstertools Axminster Tools

We share your passion

We are looking for a Web Developer to join our in-house Web Development Team to support our ongoing business growth.

Having launched on Magento 2 Commerce (now Adobe Commerce) in 2020, we are continually making improvements to our ecommerce platform to support the needs of our customers. A solid background in PHP is required and experience with Magento is preferred.

A Web Developer works closely with the Senior Web Developer (Team Leader) and Web Development Manager, to ensure all web projects satisfy their initial requirements and are completed within a timely manner.

You will be involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle from conception, analysis, through to implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance.

You will collaborate closely with other developers on the team. You will also be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day duties of the website such as customer issue reports and bug fixes (“business as usual”).

Aside from working on our E-commerce website (Magento) directly you will also assist with the building of various complementary customer facing websites and in-house systems. These are primarily built using WordPress/Laravel/Lumen with increasing exploration of NextJS and the JAMstack.


  • PHP, Magento 2 Commerce, Laravel/Lumen, WordPress
  • MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch
  • JavaScript, RequireJS, Node, SCSS/LESS, jQuery
  • Docker
  • Git

Location & Hours

Majority remote currently due to pandemic. Flexible working options available including remote, there is an opportunity to work at our Head Office if desired in the near future. Occasional visits to Axminster, Devon will be required. Candidates who are able to travel to Axminster are preferred.

Normal working hours are 08:30 until 17:00 (or 08:00 until 16:30) from Monday – Friday with a one hour lunch break.


Competitive, dependent on experience


  • High specification Apple MacBook Pro and monitor
  • Starting 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Staff Discount on Axminster Tools products
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Showers at office
  • Free parking at office
  • Free tea and coffee at office

Key Requirements

  • Over 2 years in Web Development
  • Good knowledge of PHP 7 and OOP
  • Knowledge/awareness of Magento 2 and Laravel/Lumen
  • Technical experience working with MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Git, XML and Composer
  • Implementing and maintaining clean, efficient and performant code
  • Knowledge and experience of HTTP including implementing APIs and design best practices
  • Awareness of automated testing and its benefits
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve application issues in a timely manner
  • Communicate effectively with developers, digital designers and colleagues alike
    Desirable Additional Skills

Experience with some of the following is of benefit:

  • CSS pre/post-processors such as SASS/LESS, frameworks such as Tailwind
  • JavaScript build-tools e.g. Gulp, Grunt, Webpack
  • Modern Javascript frameworks such as React and/or Vue
  • Docker, Redis, ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ
  • Linux server administration
  • Experience at creating integrations with other systems e.g. ERP, CRM, PIM etc
    CI/CD pipelines
  • Appreciation of good user interface (UI) design and user experience (UX)
  • Prefers an Agile working methodology

About Us

Axminster Tools is a market leading tool and machinery retailer in the UK. With headquarters in the beautiful Axe Valley and almost 50 years of history, we are proud of our reputation for combining quality products with a premium service. We share our passion for woodworking with our customers, working hard to ensure they have the products and the knowledge they need to develop and continue their craft.

Currently ranked in the Internet Retailing Top UK 150 and with a new digital strategy, our ambition is to become a global leader in the woodworking community. Digital services, data and technology have a big part to play in the success of our business and to support its objectives and vision.

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