Midweight developer

Job posted: 26 July 2018
Closing date for applications: 24 August 2018
Start date: ASAP
Salary: £29,000–£33,000 experience dependant

We are looking for a midweight front- and back-end developer to join our experienced and friendly development team in East London.

The successful applicant will join the team of developers and he or she will be expected to work with a wider team of digital designers, project managers and partners.

The main focus of the job is to develop the front- and back-end of new and existing websites, long-form readers, rich-media reports, online data products and any other digital outputs the Soapbox studio may produce.

The role will require knowledge and experience of a variety of different frameworks, CMSs and languages, dependent on current development team practices and individual project requirements.

We expect applicants to have relevant industry experience and be experienced in liaising and communicating with clients in a confident and friendly manner.

About the role
Produce code to a professional standard in a well-documented and maintainable way.

Excellent time management skills and an ability to prioritise different tasks and contribute to multiple projects simultaneously.

Strong people skills to be able to communicate with all levels of staff and as part of an effective web team.

Assisting colleagues in producing quotes and estimates for work, highlighting any areas of significant functionality.

Keeping up with current trends and innovations in programming and other relevant fields, and enhancing existing or learning new skills as part of your ongoing professional development.

Contributing to the efficiency and scalability of the agency’s web development processes with a particular emphasis on the continuous improvement of our approach to coding and the way that information is gathered and shared.
Writing technical documentation that is simple to follow for clients and non-technical colleagues and providing any other technical support throughout the lifecycle of a web project.

Deliver excellent customer care, including working professionally with clients who have little or no technical knowledge of web development.

Carrying out upgrades and maintenance to existing websites and third-party websites.

Demonstrate passion for development through work you may have done in your spare time.

Fluent English.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

About you
The successful applicant will have or be able to demonstrate the following, with Industry experience and a portfolio of examples.

Required
– PHP 5+
– HTML5
– CSS
– Javascript
– Version control (Git)
– WordPress

Desirable
– W3C and WAI-ARIA web standards
– xDebug
– Drupal
– SQL
– MVC experience
– Bolt CMS (Symfony and Silex based CMS)
– CakePHP
– SCSS
– ES6
– Twig
– Gulp
– Composer
– npm
– Experience consuming APIs

How to apply
Please email us your CV with an application letter, providing clear evidence of your suitability for this role and explain why you are interested in working for Soapbox.

Applicants are also required to send a portfolio identifying sections of code that they are wholly or largely responsible for creating. We will also accept a code repository as part of this.

All applications should be sent to recruitment@soapbox.co.uk with the subject line: Midweight web developer role.