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Are you the full-time PHP web developer we are looking for?

Company

Are you organised, precise, systematic, and focused on delivering great websites and digital projects to a high standard?

If so you could look forward to:

  • Great pay and generous bonus scheme
  • Continued training and development – we believe in investing in our staff
  • Being part of a loyal, expanding and friendly team
  • Flexible working hours and the best work-life balance of any local agency
  • An easy commute with no Cambridge rush-hour traffic and plenty of free parking

Overview

Granite 5 Ltd is an award-winning digital marketing agency established in 1999. We are looking for a junior or midweight web developer to join our team of in-house developers to expand our capacity and skillset. The role is full-time and based at our offices in South Cambridgeshire, just north of Royston.

Summary

The successful candidate will develop custom, often complex and usually WordPress-based solutions along with PHP framework-based solutions; Aid sales staff and project/account managers in requirement gathering, web project planning, and general technical questions; Provide leadership in finding/developing new technologies and methods to advance the company’s web offerings; Help other developers with system design and implementation; Perform basic server maintenance and monitoring; Support current client websites by providing technical support; and Support our in-house digital marketing and SEO experts with practical advice and recommendations.

Skills and requirements

Specific Skills

  • Back-end
    • Great knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
    • Content/data migrations, scripting, database management and manipulation
    • CLI experience
    • Knowledge of PHP frameworks, particularly Laravel
    • Strong understanding of object-orientated PHP (OOP) back-end development
    • Advanced knowledge of WordPress
    • Knowledge of change control systems, preferably Git and Git Flow
    • Server setup and administration
    • DNS management and seamless domain migrations.
  • Front-end
    • Great understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
    • Good knowledge of VueJS, SCSS
    • Comfortable with frameworks such as Bootstrap and Tailwind.

Responsible for

  • Contributing to “scope of build” conversations with development team, project managers, designers, and other developers
  • Integrating visuals into either WordPress or some other proven open source system (note: WordPress is our primary CMS platform); all our builds are responsive
  • Developing custom web applications that drive business processes
  • Setting up e-commerce applications including WooCommerce
  • Monitoring health and uptime of servers (general server admin in a managed services environment; no in-depth configuration required)
  • Collaborating with design, strategy and sales teams to find solutions for client website projects
  • Contributing to support of current client websites
  • Participating in regular company-wide and team meetings
  • On-site and off-site client meeting.

Additional Requirements

  • At least 4 years’ development experience
  • An excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Able to organize and run meetings, leaving with clear objectives and tasks
  • Comfortable talking with clients (via phone, email and in person)
  • Capable of hitting daily deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Keen ability to multi-task; self-starter
  • Capable planner
  • A strong vocabulary
  • Sense of humour.

Examples of projects

  • Setting up WordPress builds
  • Building and styling Advanced Custom Fields plugin
  • Integrating feeds from social networks and with third-party APIs
  • Customizing WordPress to support specific functionality
  • Integrating shopping carts
  • Building out responsive layouts
  • CRM integration
  • Developing new plugins for WordPress
  • Creating great documentation for complex systems
  • Developing Laravel based projects.

Reports to

Head of Project Delivery.

Compensation

Between £30k and £40k based on experience.
Granite 5 offer all employees a company bonus scheme which can pay up to an additional 10% on basic salary.

Applications

Please send your CV and LinkedIn URL to [email protected]

No agencies please

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