We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you would like to work with us in Manchester or Prague please send us your CV and let us know why you think we should let you anywhere near our precious kettle…er clients.

DIGITAL DESIGNER

We are currently looking for a Mid Weight Digital Designer to come on board and join our growing team based in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. We are building on an already enviable client list made up of music artists, agencies and brands direct and we have some amazing projects currently in production and in the pipeline.

Posted 23/08/2018

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Full Stack Developer

We’re looking for a mid-weight full stack developer to join our experienced team on a permanent basis to help us deliver some very high profile projects for some of the world’s biggest music artists and brands.

Posted 23/08/2018

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Junior Test Analyst

We’re looking for a team player who’s a great analytical thinker, self-confident, persistent, determined, tenacious. A customer advocate with good commercial awareness and a strong desire to improve.  The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys technology, always learning and keeping up with web/tech developments.

Posted 22/08/2018

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Digital Project Manager

We are currently looking for a talented Project Manager to join our team to own the effective and timely production of a variety of digital projects.

Posted 15/05/2018

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DIGITAL DESIGNER

THE COMPANY

Simply put, we solve complex digital challenges for brands, businesses and services by creating rewarding connections and experiences. We specialise in Creative Technology working across multiple industries to provide award winning digital solutions. We work closely with the music industry for clients such as Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Nightmares on Wax and many more as well as a host of other national and international businesses.

The user is at the core of everything we do, we challenge every brief collectively to ensure our proposed solution is fit for purpose. This allows for the cross-fertilisation of ideas from our core skill set; UX, Design, Dev, QA and PM. We adopt a Waterfall PM Methodology as the backbone for our projects but take on an Agile approach when using a new piece of technology, or prototyping a workflow to best fit user requirements.

We’ve been busy on the awards front picking up a Platinum AVA and Digital Campaign of the Year from both the Prolific North and Big Chip Awards in 2017 plus Prolific North Awards website of the year from 2018.

THE ROLE

We are currently looking for a Mid Weight Digital Designer to come on board and join our growing team based in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. We are building on an already enviable client list made up of music artists, agencies and brands direct and we have some amazing projects currently in production and in the pipeline.

The role will be based around creating visual designs for websites, microsites, native and web apps, platforms, branding and other digital marketing assets and materials.

The role involves both conceiving original creative concepts and adapting established creative concepts to various digital formats and applications.

Working closely with project managers, UX experts and web developers to provide creative output that is informed by technical processes and capabilities, you will need to be focused and professional in order to manage your own workload on multiple jobs to time and budget.

The role will require good communication skills to liaise with both managerial, creative and technical staff, whilst a keen eye for conceptual integrity and executional detail are also sought.

The successful candidate will have an excellent portfolio of digital creative work and will be expected be able to convincingly communicate their creative point of view. You will be used to working in a fast paced, highly creative and technical environment and be prepared to work on some very high profile clients and projects.

YOU WILL HAVE

  • An abundance of creative ideas
  • Solid working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Have a good understanding of Sketch and a working knowledge of Adobe AfterEffects
  • Excellent attentions to detail and a keen eye for typography
  • Have a firm grasp of UX principals
  • Have a clear understanding of how your designs will be built by a developer
  • Possess excellent time management and communication skills
  • Have experience of working in other Digital Agencies
  • A relevant degree or industry recognised qualification
  • A good sense of humour
  • Like good coffee, good beer and good wine

WE WILL PROVIDE

  • A friendly, relaxed working environment
  • A highly experienced team to support your growth
  • 20 days holiday + Christmas and your birthday

To apply please email your CV and portfolio to jeremy.hill@modern-english.co.uk & steve.lawson@modern-english.co.uk

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Full Stack Developer

THE COMPANY

Based in Manchester in the UK and with a satellite office in Prague, we specialise in Creative Tech and Production for direct and agency clients including the Foo Fighters, Sony Music, and The BBC amongst many others. In the last 2 years, we have delivered 100+ projects ranging from socially charged apps and sites to complex server side builds. We’ve also been busy on the awards front picking up a Platinum AVA and Digital Campaign of the Year from both the Prolific North and Big Chip Awards in 2017 plus Prolific North Awards website of the year from 2018.

The user is at the core of everything we do, we challenge every brief collectively to ensure our proposed solution is fit for purpose. This allows for the cross-fertilisation of ideas from our core skill set; UX, Design, Dev, QA and PM. We adopt a Waterfall PM Methodology as the backbone for our projects but take on an Agile approach when using a new piece of technology, or prototyping a workflow to best fit user requirements.

We are currently working on projects that use multiple technologies and integrate several APIs as well as content creation, design and animation. We are equally at home delivering on standard technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JS, PHP & Content Management Systems as we are working with more specialist technologies e.g. ReactJS & React Native, NodeJS, Laravel, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, AR and VR.

 

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a mid-weight full stack developer to join our experienced team on a permanent basis to help us deliver some very high profile projects for some of the world’s biggest music artists and brands.

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 and is always learning and keeping up with the latest web/tech developments.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • A minimum of 3 years digital agency experience (or equivalent)
  • Responsive website development
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Experience with PHP & MySQL
  • Experience with content management system; both open source and established.
  • Experience with Linux as a command-line interface
  • Experience with version control e.g. Gitlab, GitHub
  • Experience of Sketch, 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
  • To work with colleague to harbour great
  • 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

 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience writing standards compliant code to WCAG 2.0
  • Experience with MVC JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular/React JS and new JavaScript standards such as ES6 & ES2016
  • CSS scripting frameworks (e.g. LESS, 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 and documentation as required

 

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • Passionate about digital technologies and the end-user
  • 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
  • Creative problem solver
  • Pro-active and happy to go beyond the basic requirements of the project

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU SOON…

Please apply in writing to steve.lawson@modern-english.co.uk & Jeremy.hill@modern-english.co.uk

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Junior Test Analyst

THE COMPANY

Based in Manchester in the UK and with a satellite office in Prague, we specialise in Creative Tech and Production for direct and agency clients including the Foo Fighters, Sony Music, and The BBC amongst many others. In the last 2 years, we have delivered 100+ projects ranging from socially charged apps and sites to complex server side builds. We’ve also been busy on the awards front picking up a Platinum AVA and Digital Campaign of the Year from both the Prolific North and Big Chip Awards.

The user is at the core of everything we do, we challenge every brief collectively to ensure our proposed solution is fit for purpose. This allows for the cross-fertilisation of ideas from our core skill set; UX, Design, Dev, QA and PM. We adopt a Waterfall PM Methodology as the backbone for our projects but take on an Agile approach when using a new piece of technology, or prototyping a workflow to best fit user requirements.

We are currently working on projects that use multiple technologies and integrate several APIs as well as content creation, design and animation. We are equally at home delivering on standard technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP, mySQL & Content Management Systems as we are working with more specialist technologies e.g. Python, ReactJS, NodeJS, Canvas, Swift2, Firebase & WebGL.

THE ROLE

Junior Test Analyst required primarily for Black Box testing of websites and mobile/tablet apps. We’re looking for a team player who’s a great analytical thinker, self-confident, persistent, determined, tenacious. A customer advocate with good commercial awareness and a strong desire to improve.  The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys technology, always learning and keeping up with web/tech developments.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Test planning
  • Unit/integration/regression testing
  • Raising defects
  • Defect tracking and resolution

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Previous web based software testing experience
  • Strong experience with all commonly used operating systems, browsers and device types
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Process driven and organised
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Must be diplomatic and a strong communicator
  • Good technical aptitude
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Previous development experience at any level
  • UX experience
  • Business analysis experience
  • Educated within a technical or scientific subject

TO APPLY

If you are looking to work in a dynamic, creative and technical environment where the work comes first please forward your covering letter, salary range expectations and CV to:

jeremy.hill@modern-english.co.uk & steve.lawson@modern-english.co.uk

We very much look forward to hearing from you, your application will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Strictly no agencies or recruiters.

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Digital Project Manager

THE COMPANY

Based in Manchester in the UK and with a satellite office in Prague, we specialise in Creative Tech and Production for direct and agency clients including the Foo Fighters, Sony Music, and The BBC amongst many others. In the last 2 years, we have delivered 100+ projects ranging from socially charged apps and sites to complex server side builds. We’ve also been busy on the awards front picking up a Platinum AVA and Digital Campaign of the Year from both the Prolific North and Big Chip Awards.

The user is at the core of everything we do, we challenge every brief collectively to ensure our proposed solution is fit for purpose. This allows for the cross-fertilisation of ideas from our core skill set; UX, Design, Dev, QA and PM. We adopt a Waterfall PM Methodology as the backbone for our projects but take on an Agile approach when using a new piece of technology, or prototyping a workflow to best fit user requirements.

We are currently working on projects that use multiple technologies and integrate several APIs as well as content creation, design and animation. We are equally at home delivering on standard technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP, mySQL & Content Management Systems as we are working with more specialist technologies e.g. Python, ReactJS, NodeJS, Canvas, Swift2, Firebase & WebGL.

THE ROLE

We are currently looking for a talented Project Manager to join our team to own the effective and timely production of a variety of digital projects. We are specifically looking for someone to work on some of our music and campaign driven projects. The Project Manager will report to the Head of Production.

  • The role involves managing multiple concurrent projects and so requires a thorough and detailed approach coupled with the will and proactivity to get things done.
  • This should be coupled with a good understanding planning projects, assessing timings, managing multiple dependencies, ensuring the team are working together to achieve project deadlines.
  • You will be able to prepare detailed scoping documents & timing plans with the ability to work autonomously, managing multiple projects through from start to finish with the production team.
  • A working understanding of UX and IA with the ability to translate client briefs and conversations into usable work flows to aid the scoping process.
  • The role will demand excellent communication skills to liaise with both managerial and production team.
  • The role requires a high level of commercial acumen in producing detailed client quotes and ballparks.
  • You will possess great attention to detail, as you will be responsible for quality control on your projects.
  • You will be responsible for managing each project phase thoroughly before each key sign-off stage with the client.  All projects are fully time tracked, post project reviews are essential to share learnings with the team.
  • A solid level of technical understanding is incredibly important, you’ll be able to identify the impact of how a small change request on the front end could affect the back end. You will also be adept at research identifying early on what enhancements are possible and what aren’t with the current framework.
  • Experience of using internal project management tools such as Basecamp & scheduling tools are a must.
  • The ability to manage discovery processes including MoSCoW workshops and creating technical roadmaps in conjunction with our Head of Production
  • The candidate will be required to gain a thorough understanding of the creative and development team’s skills and make informed judgements on resourcing the demands of individual projects.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 5 years+ digital agency experience is essential for this role, as you will be project managing & producing all forms of digital projects from responsive campaign sites, native apps, digital platforms and technical deliveries.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills are a must.
  • Excellent client management skills as you’ll be in daily contact with them managing your projects.
  • Great time management, both of own and others’ time.
  • Be happy to be a firm task-master to ensure deadlines are met and production quality is delivered.
  • You will possess the ability to stay calm under pressure and be used to working in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys technology, almost to the point of it being a hobby, always learning and keeping up with web/tech developments.

TO APPLY

If you are looking to work in a dynamic, creative and technical environment where the work comes first please forward your covering letter, salary range expectations and CV to:

jeremy.hill@modern-english.co.uk & steve.lawson@modern-english.co.uk

We very much look forward to hearing from you, your application will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Strictly no agencies or recruiters.

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