Graduate/Junior Developer

If you enjoy coding, sharing ideas and love being part of a team within a growing agency, then this is the role for you. As a company of individuals that are always striving to learn, you’ll find it exciting to apply your skills to new and interesting projects. You will be ready to engage in idea development and support technical aspects of the studio output. We operate typical office hours, in a relaxed but vibrant office atmosphere in the Historic Dockyard, Chatham (this is not a remote role).

About the Role:

We are seeking a passionate Graduate/Junior Developer who is excited about pushing the limits of web technology.

You’ll be responsible for building, maintaining and upgrading different applications and sites for our external clients and some of our own products and services.

This position requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML, CSS/Sass, and JavaScript) and aesthetics. The candidate should have a strong understanding of industry trends and very comfortable with WordPress. Experience with responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. Also, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment is preferred.

You’ll be expected to contribute towards both the planning and code development stages of website builds, showing initiative and creativity. You must manage your own time effectively, and in doing so you are expected to be mindful at all times of the quality implications of your actions and strive to add value to the business.

You’re good at:

+ Problem solving
+ Attention to detail; you’re able to catch even the smallest mistakes
+ Moving fast with minimal/no errors
+ Technology and determined to learn new things quickly
+ Organising, prioritising and completing tasks
+ Good understanding of front-end tech including HTML, CSS/SASS, Javascript/JQuery
+ Good understanding of back-end tech including PHP

What you’ll do:

The daily responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Help and support customers with technical queries via email, phone and Zoom
+ Learn different systems, software and technologies we use
+ Work closely with the lead developer & design team
+ Help oversee website testing, both manual and automatic
+ Detail, document and test bug fixes
+ Translate designs/written requirements into functional systems
+ Help develop responsive websites
+ Design & develop new features and functionality
+ Other duties as required.

What you’ll need:

Our ideal candidate has these top qualities and qualifications;

+ Minimum 1 year PHP/WordPress experience
+ Understanding of WordPress development principles, functions and hooks
+ Software support experience is not essential but ideal
+ GIT/BitBucket experience
+ Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
+ Extreme ownership of tasks / completing what you start
+ Must be process-oriented
+ Understanding of WordPress development principles, functions and hooks
+ Exceptional attention to detail
+ Good observation and detailed investigating/diagnosis skills
+ Analytical thinking / problem solving
+ Must have comfort with using a variety of software technologies.
+ Strive for continuous improvement and learning.
+ Flexibility to attend urgent or changing needs.
+ A can-do attitude and natural ability to adapt in a dynamic environment.
+ All around, someone who has the drive and determination to do great things.

Extra bonus:

+ Educated to degree level in Computer Science or equivalent is advantageous
+ You’re highly adaptable and driven
+ You have a never say never attitude
+ Enjoying talking and helping customers / phone skills
+ Experience working with React.js
+ Integrations with 3rd Party APIs
+ Have a never say never attitude
+ Familiarity with cloud provider platforms and services

Why join us:

Working with us can accelerate your career and give you the opportunity to work with world-class people. We’re a team that loves what we do, and we all thrive on our ability to make an impact. We focus on personal growth and training – as part of the role you will develop a wide range of skills using both front- and back-end languages and frameworks.

We believe that the best work comes from a diverse team. If our mission excites you, and you can contribute to our culture of lifelong learning and growth we want to hear from you!


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