Job: LAMP stack in Edinburgh

We’ve just received this job advert from a GFI, based in Edinburgh:

The Company

GFI Software provides web and mail security, archiving and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) via an extensive global partner community. GFI products are available either as on-premise solutions, in the cloud or as a hybrid of both delivery models. With award-winning technology, a competitive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of SMEs, GFI satisfies the IT needs of organizations on a global scale. The company has offices in the United States (North Carolina, California and Florida), UK (London and Dundee), Austria, Australia, Malta, Hong Kong, Philippines and Romania, which together support hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world and is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

GFI has grown rapidly over the last two years, both organically and through acquisition, including HoundDog Technology in Scotland and Sunbelt Software in Florida, USA. The company has identified a strategic opportunity arising from a combination of the technologies developed by these two companies to develop a new product that will combine the class-leading VIPRE anti-virus technology with the Software-as-a-Service platform that underpins the GFI MAX RemoteManagement system. The new product will be a hosted endpoint security solution that will allow customers to deploy, configure, manage and report on the company’s industry-leading and award-winning security solutions across a range of fixed and mobile device platforms. This will deliver the most comprehensive security solution in the easiest to use and most scalable product on the market. Over time, further elements of the GFI technology suite will be integrated with this new product.

The Role

GFI is seeking to recruit ambitious software developers to be part of the establishment of a new development organisation based in a centrally-located office in Edinburgh. The new team will work closely with other parts of GFI’s development organisations but will have full responsibility to deliver this strategic new product for the company. As part of the development of the initial product, the team will develop a platform that will be used to build and deploy further hosted products as part of GFI’s future product roadmap for its hosted solutions. This is an opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, high-visibility and challenging new product development project.

The development approach within GFI is based on Agile methodologies, including Scrum and test-driven development. Production of high quality, efficient code is required; flair, creativity and flexibility are expected.

The successful candidates will be highly skilled in Object Orientated Programming with in -depth knowledge of PHP or another comparable, dynamic language. Knowledge of Javascript, MySQL and Linux would be beneficial (SQL, HTML and CSS skills are expected).

Required Skills

  • Object Orientated Programming
  • PHP (or one of Perl, Python, Ruby)
  • Relational database design with SQL
  • HTML and CSS

Beneficial Skills

  • Javascript
  • MySQL
  • Linux

Attitude is very important to us. The successful candidates will be positive, enthusiastic professionals who are passionate about software development with a constant desire to learn more and want to take ownership of their work to make a lasting impact on the development of the business and to make the role their own.


At least 3 years software development experience in a professional environment is required, as is experience of working on high-availability, high-volume applications. Experience of Agile Development would be highly beneficial.


The successful candidate will ideally have an honours degree (or equivalent) in a software related discipline.

In order to apply, send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected]

About Colin Angus Mackay
I blog at I help run Scottish Developers which is a user group for software developers in Scotland.

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