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Junior Web Developer

You will be working for Well Studio Digital Ltd as Junior Web Developer

You will be working within a small, vibrant team environment, right in the heart of Soho. This position is very much ‘Full Stack’ and you will be expected (and encouraged!) to acquire new skills and make decisions on which components, frameworks and systems we will use to deliver the best experience for our clients.

Situated in London (in our Soho space) and also with the opportunity to work from home, you will be working with a varied client base. You will provide web development and maintenance often contributing towards our bespoke solutions. We also have two major branded clients with on-going projects to get stuck in on from day one.

This would be the ideal opportunity for a recent computer science graduate or web developer with a few years’ experience hoping to get their teeth into some juicy work. We can offer you a chance to expand your depth of knowledge and acquire key skills in the development and deployment of websites and web apps. We are looking for a vital, innovative individual who is passionate about web development. The ability to quickly learn new skills and an interest in the most up to date web solutions is probably the most important requirement of this role.

Skills

You will need to have solid experience in the following areas:

  • Expertise in PHP and MySQL. An understanding of object-oriented programming
  • JavaScript, including the use of front-end framework libraries such as jQuery, etc.
  • Server knowledge on how to set up and maintain site and app installations. Particularly standard WordPress and MySQL deployments on Linux servers hosting packages.
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems such as WP, Expression Engine, DotNetNuke, Kentico.
  • Solid HTML5 and CSS3 skills. An appreciation of best practice techniques and knowledge of new browser features.
  • Some experience with front end frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
It is hoped that you will:
  • Be able to demonstrate a good level of understanding of current web development techniques and already have produced several of your own websites.
  • Have used front-end JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone, Ember or Angular.
  • Have experience with Node and the use of NPM modules such as Grunt, Bower, Gulp, etc
  • Have a keen eye for design and layout. Attention to detail is vital. Whilst it is not expected that you are a designer, you will need to be able to produce functional, acceptable HTML and CSS that compliments its environment.
  • Understand Responsive Web Design and how it is implemented.
  • Have knowledge of GitHub repository management.
  • Know about design patterns and their implementation in both front and back end code.
  • Have a healthy online social presence, i.e. Twitter, Blogs, FB, Google+, etc.
  • Have solid grammatical skills and good attention to detail.

You are not initially expected to be customer facing, but you will be able to demonstrate a polite, competent manner when dealing with client calls and communication.

Typical duties

  • Implementing, designing, developing and customising new WordPress (and also other CMS) sites.
  • Supporting regular website maintenance tasks from our biggest clients.
  • Researching and contributing towards new proposals. Prototyping when necessary.
  • Coding bespoke solutions and providing innovative suggestions for new features.
  • Customisation and deployment for existing sites and social networking sites.
  • Hooking in to APIs, especially Social APIs.
  • Browser support and workarounds for responsive web design.
Advantageous skills
  • Able to work with cloud tools such as Basecamp, Highrise and the Google Apps suite.
  • Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools.
  • Responsive web design practices.
  • APPS/ Design for mobile.
  • Knowledge of basic ASP.NET.
  • Knowledge of CSS grid systems, e.g. Foundation, Bootstrap, 960gs and other frameworks.
  • Campaign monitor (Email newsletters).
  • Email newsletter systems.
  • Basic SEO knowledge.
  • Social media networks, set-up and customisation of customer presence.
Note: We are platform agnostic and are happy to provide Macintosh or PC Environments.

Who We Are Looking For

This would be the ideal opportunity for a recent computer science graduate or web developer with a few years’ experience hoping to get their teeth into some juicy work. We can offer you a chance to expand your depth of knowledge and acquire key skills in the development and deployment of websites and web apps. We are looking for a vital, innovative individual who is passionate about web development. The ability to quickly learn new skills and an interest in the most up to date web solutions is probably the most important requirement of this role.

The Company

Why work for us:

We are situated in a relaxed and friendly office in the heart of Soho.

We can offer you the chance to expand your depth of knowledge and acquire key skills in the development and deployment of websites and web apps.

Our team is creative and enthusiastic.

About us:

Independent web agency, specialising in the creative and technical design, implementation and maintenance of internet projects and media solutions. Well Studio Digital is a talented pool of designers, developers and project managers who work in harmony to deliver your brief on time and to budget. We pride ourselves in delivering professional and contemporary websites which meet client expectations. Our portfolio consists of over 60 companies from a vast range of backgrounds, many of whom are recommendations or retained business, something which we value highly and consider a huge compliment.

The Job

Team/Dept: Development

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required: Computer Science graduate or web developer with a few years' experience

Salary/package: up to £25k depending on experience

Location

This job is located in London, United Kingdom

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This would be the ideal opportunity for a recent computer science graduate or web developer with a few years’ experience hoping to get their teeth into some juicy work.