This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dedicated development role in a small, busy creative design studio with a team of designers, animators and developers based in the beautiful market town of Cowbridge, approx 8 miles outside of Cardiff in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan.
You’ll be working on developing wonderful WordPress websites for our varied range of clients across all market sectors and locations across the UK.
We love WordPress and hope you do too.
The work will vary from day to day, with a range of requests from all areas of the business providing a stimulating creative environment.
ABOUT THE TEAM
We are a small dedicated creative team of designers, animators and developers.
We work full time from Monday to Friday and have flexible working hours available.
The team has a varied and mixed skill set, sharing ideas and expertise in all areas of the business, so a passion to learn and an enthusiasm for new things is essential.
We all love what we do and work hard to do the best job possible.
Working in a close and friendly team and reporting directly to the creative directors, you will help us to research, code, build, test and deploy a variety of WordPress websites with a range of innovative features. Other tasks will be to support and trouble-shoot existing client sites, respond swiftly and efficiently to support enquires, bugs, offering technical support too.
Your main duties will be based around developing beautiful WordPress websites, new functions, features, or adapting and updating, evolving existing ones with new functions and features.
Although you’ll spend a lot of your time writing code, no two days will be the same.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
We are a small busy studio but will have a large number of ambitious projects to work on and need somebody to join us who can contribute from day one. Through this role, you will gain significant exposure to the business and therefore the ability to agree and prioritise complex workloads and effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders from Directors, Managers, Suppliers and Clients will be essential.
Ideally you will have at least 3 years similar industry experience, degree level qualifications preferred.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the Wordpres CMS framework (Utilising ACF within the build)
Proven record of working with PHP
Understanding and knowledge of development with Bootstrap 4
Working knowledge of web languages including HTML5, Jqery, CSS3
Third party API integration understanding and experience (JSON )
Experience in using GIT or similar version control system
An enthusiasm for Code, Styling and UX
Knowledge of Website deployment, Linux Servers,
Understanding of Jira workflow software or similar tool
ESSENTIAL PERSONAL SKILLS
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Good problem-solving abilities
An active interest in new methods and technologies
Creative and innovative thinking
A happy-to-help attitude
Flexibility and reliability
The ability to work to deadline and therefore prioritise workload effectively
An ability to multi-task and work on several projects at once
An ability to manage a project from start to finish
Strong attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills Desirable Skills
Driving licence (Preferred)
£25,000 – £30,000 per year (dependant on experience)
HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT
Normal hours of employment shall be 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays
May from time to time be required to work such additional hours – arranged in advance.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES REQUIRED
Normal duties will include (but are not exclusive to)…
Creation of CMS WordPress website developments
using php, jquery and MYSQL (See Techical skills)
Client liaison and production management
Maintenance and upgrades of existing client websites
Maintenance and Management of company servers and the website
accounts on them (including monitoring /Maintenance out of hours /
weekends if required)
20 days holiday per calendar year at full pay, in addition to the normal public
holidays. Holidays must be taken at a time that is convenient to the Employer and
no more than 2 weeks’ holiday may be taken at any one time.
If you are interested in this position, please send CV’S and a
covering letter to Tim Savage
or call 01446 771732