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Lead PHP Developer

We are looking to appoint a talented Lead PHP Developer to join our growing development team.

Posted 09/03/2017

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PHP DEVELOPER

We are looking to appoint a talented PHP Developer to join our growing development team.

Posted 01/03/2017

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Lead PHP Developer

The Company

We are an established and fast growing Creative Technology and Production business based in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We’ve been in existence for over 7 years and have delivered over 100 projects in the last 18 months alone including work for the BBC, EE, Capitol Records, The Foo Fighters and Aldi. We work both direct to client and for and on behalf of multiple agencies (PR/Creative/Media/Content) and their clients.

We have a very sociable and positive working environment with many talented individuals and a great track record of delivering innovative technical solutions for prestigious clients both in the UK and internationally. We recently won App of the year at the 2016 Prolific North Digital awards (for the second time in 2 years) and were short listed for small agency of the year.

The Role

We are looking for a talented Lead Developer to come in and oversee the output of the Manchester team and help connect the UK team to our Czech office. So we’re looking for someone with a proven track record of managing technical people who can hit the ground running. The right person will be experienced in guiding teams through complex and innovative digital projects across multiple platforms. You’ll be a safe pair of hands with a wide range of technical abilities, ideally combined with entrepreneurial flair, good communication skills and the determination to produce innovative and perfectly formed technical solutions. You will be equally at home delivering on standard technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP and mySQL as well as working with more exotic web tech e.g. Python, ReactJS, NodeJS, Canvas, Swift2, Firebase & WebGL.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Working alongside our Technical Lead to champion the invention and continual development of the company’s technologies, processes, code libraries and products.
  • To lead and be accountable for technical decisions, taking overall ownership for solutions, quality of work and project delivery.
  • Provide clear leadership and day-to-day management of the delivery team in Manchester and connecting with the technical team in Prague on a regular basis.
  • Ability to monitor and ensure the progress of projects in development – justifying, communicating and implementing recommendations to ensure projects are delivered on time and to specification.
  • Working closely with the Head of Production to scope projects, identifying the best technical approach and accurately estimating development timings.
  • Ability to write technical specifications, test plans and deployment instructions as required.
  • Signing off developer plans and ensuring project builds are running to schedule.
  • Confident in speaking with clients and their IT teams about technical solutions as required.
  • Being a key figure in project Q&A at each milestone stage from UX, IA right through to deployment, ensuring coding standards and best practice are optimal throughout the project.
  • Taking the lead on the peer code review process, trouble shooting and identifying coding improvements that will improve the performance of a project before being deployed.
  • Deciding upon the best hosting solution for each project and as a ‘nice to have’ ensuring M.E. servers are running at their optimum.
  • Staying ahead of the game by researching emerging technologies, frameworks and processes.

What We Are Looking For

  • Advanced knowledge of PHP, MySQL RESTful API applications.
  • Advanced HTML and CSS including experience with templating engines and preprocessors (e.g. SASS/SCSS).
  • Experience with MVC JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular/React/Vue and latest JavaScript standards such as ES6 & ES2016.
  • JavaScript task-runners (e.g. Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Node.js).
  • Experience of building native mobile apps (Cordova, Phonegap), Xcode, Eclipse, Android SDK, iOS SDK, Swift2.
  • Agile development, prototyping and building code libraries.
  • Version control e.g. Subversion, Git.
  • Integrating web services, payment gateways (e-commence) & social network APIs.
  • Experience writing custom WordPress plugins.
  • Implementing compliant code to WCAG 2.0 AA standards.
  • Proficient server knowledge, Linux (Debian, CentOS) – from installation to management, security, firewalls, software RAID management to backup solutions.
  • Advanced Google Analytics knowhow and firm understanding of SEO from a developers perspective.
  • A minimum of 5 years digital agency experience (or equivalent).

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate about digital.
  • Interest in new coding methods and the digital medium as a whole.
  • Ability to work to deadlines & manage time effectively.
  • Good communication skills to discuss technical solutions with fellow developers and the wider team.
  • Pro-active in seeking advice from the wider project team when a blocker is identified.
  • Ability to follow agency processes.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Be a good troubleshooter.

Salary

Competitive Salary.

We look forward to hearing from you soon…

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PHP DEVELOPER

The Company

We are an established and fast growing Creative Technology and Production business based in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We’ve been in existence for over 7 years and have delivered over 100 projects in the last 18 months alone including work for the BBC, EE, Capitol Records and Aldi. We work direct to client and for and on behalf of multiple agencies (PR/Creative/Media/Content) and their clients.

We have a very sociable and positive working environment with many talented individuals and a great track record of delivering innovative technical solutions for prestigious clients both in the UK and internationally.

We recently won App of the year at the 2016 Prolific North Digital awards (for the second time in 2 years) and were short listed for small agency of the year.

The Role

We’re looking for a PHP developer to join our experienced team on a permanent basis.

The right person will thrive on the challenge of complex and innovative digital projects working across multiple platforms.

You’ll have a wide range of hands-on technical abilities, ideally combined with good communication skills and the determination to overcome whatever technical challenges arise along the way.

Most importantly, you will possess the motivation to take ownership of solutions and deliver great quality of work on time with minimal bugs.

The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys technology, almost to the point of it being a hobby, and is always learning and keeping up with the latest web/tech developments.

Required Skills

  • Responsive website development
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Experience with PHP & MySQL
  • Experience with WordPress theme development and as a content management framework
  • Experience with Linux as a command-line interface
  • Experience with code versioning e.g. Gitlab
  • Experience of Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience of using industry standard social APIs e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Maps.
  • An understanding of server side deployments
  • Diligence to comment your code as a courtesy for other developers to follow
  • Ability to be able to test the build and bug fix before handing over to the test team
  • Comfortable at writing own developer plans and hitting delivery deadlines
  • A minimum of 3 years digital agency experience (or equivalent)

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with writing custom WordPress plugins
  • Experience writing standards compliant code to WCAG 2.0
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics including the setting up of tracked actions
  • Experience with MVC JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular/React JS and new JavaScript standards such as ES6 & ES2016
  • CSS scripting frameworks (e.g. SASS/SCSS)
  • JavaScript task-runners (e.g. Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Node.js)
  • Advanced knowledge of PHP to build REST API applications
  • Ability to write technical specifications as required

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate about digital
  • Interest in new coding methods and the digital medium as a whole
  • Ability to work within a team of developers and be mentored by the senior developer team
  • Ability to build to scope instructions
  • Ability to make a positive input in Q&A meetings
  • Ability to work to deadlines & manage time effectively
  • Good communication skills to discuss technical solutions with fellow developers and the wider team
  • Pro-active in seeking help and advice from the wider project team when a blocker is identified
  • Ability to follow agency processes
  • Great attention to detail
  • Be a good trouble shooter
  • Ability to learn from mistakes and grow as a developer

Salary

Competitive Salary

We look forward to hearing from you soon…

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