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Wordpress Developer - Central London/West End

Ref: 187 Date Posted: Wednesday 06 Nov 2019
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About the Company

 

The company is a global agency that has gone from inception to multinational is less than 20 years of trading.

Purpose of the role

You are a forward thinking, engaging, Developer with a user centred approach to creating brilliant design experiences. Working directly for the Lead Developer and Creative Director within an exciting and expanding team, you will work alongside other digital creatives and developers devising visually arresting and engaging websites, mobile applications and e-campaigns that surprise and delight users, exploiting cutting edge development techniques and methods.

You will live and breathe development and will be able to demonstrate your ability to not only create complex solutions, but also understand how to architect development solutions that uphold the initial vision and delivers business benefit.

Above all you must be naturally striving to be at the cutting edge of what they do and appreciates digital is more than just a job. You will be hungry to learn and develop and in return you will be welcomed into a tight knit, evolving team that is part of a unique agency with ambitious growth plans, also you must understand the dynamic of a streamlined team and sometimes to get the best result you must go above and beyond the expected.

Key responsibilities

Development responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Creative Director, Lead Developer and other developers to maintain and evolve the development standards of the agency
  • Extensive development experience. Considers development beyond the brief, and extends it to include commercial aspects and business value considerations
  • Articulates the reasons for evolvement of the development brief and how to improve the product beyond the brief
  • Demonstrates high levels of attention to detail and standards of accuracy in all code deliverables
  • Understanding of back-end programming concepts and PHP
  • Experience developing in WordPress
  • Experience using Photoshop and/or Sketch in collaboration with UX/UI design
  • HTML/CSS3/SASS practices that support responsive design, progressive enhancement, SEO best practices, W3C and accessibility standards across both desktop and mobile web
  • Advanced experience with an MV* framework preferably vue.js 
  • Strong vanilla JS skills and experience with ES6 and jQuery
  • SVG animation experience with Canvas / CSS3 Keyframes / JS animation
  • Maintains and improves working knowledge of key development languages
  • Works as part of a New Business pitch team to sell the capabilities of the development function
  • Stays on the cutting edge, keeping up to date with new techniques and technologies, with a desire to learn and experiment
  • Develops design and UX knowledge to a sufficient standard, collaborating with other delivery functions
  • Develops and progresses opportunities to diversify the development product portfolio, highlighting opportunities to expand the agency capability set
  • Ensures best practice, experience and knowledge of best practices for development standards is adopted
  • Shows a clear adoption and development of latest techniques, offering exploratory solutions to development requirements
  • Develops a good ideology for managing maintainable, scalable solutions and blueprint products (re-usable assets)

 

About you

  • 5+ years experience
  • Understanding of back-end programming concepts and PHP
  • Experience developing in Wordpress 
  • Must have HTML/CSS3/SASS practices that support responsive design, progressive enhancement, SEO best practices, W3C and accessibility standards across both desktop and mobile web
  • Advanced experience with an MV* framework preferably vue.js 
  • Strong vanilla JS skills and experience with ES6 and jQuery
  • SVG animation experience with Canvas / CSS3 Keyframes / JS animation
  • Experience using Photoshop and/or Sketch in collaboration with UX/UI design
  • Confident communication, both written and verbal – occasional client meetings may be required
  • A quick learner and forward thinking
  • A passion for digital
  • Ambition and drive
  • A proactive approach and an ability to work independently
  • Must have strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Fluent English speaker
  • A well-rounded understanding of modern web technologies
  • Experience of delivering technically sophisticated / complex creative solutions – demonstrable ability to talk the talk with clients, suppliers and business stakeholders
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Well organised, detail driven and results orientated
  • Positive communication and negotiation skills, able to adapt leadership style to deal with different people and environments
  • Sets a good example for more junior members of the team

To find out more please apply below, including examples of your great code!

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