Won't be a jiffy
5th June 2018

We're hiring! We're looking for a Web Developer to join the herd

Kirsty BowenKirsty Bowen

We’re currently on the hunt for someone who is driven to create beautiful, clever things for the web. We want that person to really care about what they do, to take pride in their work, to be willing to turn their talents to an array of tasks, and to have the creative flair and technological know-how to help drive Blue Stag forward. We want someone with a passion for all things web. You must have desire to create high quality, userfriendly, standards-compliant, modern and smart Digital Products.

As our Web Developer you will create wonderful websites and user experiences with our clients’ objectives firmly in mind, using the latest front and back end development techniques to bring exciting ideas to life.

You will have an interest in keeping up to date with the latest technologies and be keen to learn new skills with the ability to learn quickly. You'll be given the opportunity to learn on the job and assist the Senior Developers with daily tasks to increase skillset.

But the role is not just about web development. You will also be working with the team to generate digital ideas that will support and create engaging campaigns and objectives, and you will also work closely with the technical team to create digital products that work seamlessly with both our in-house Content Management System and Open Source CMS such as WordPress.

As well as working on new projects you will also be required to make changes to existing websites, to fix bugs and to enhance the user experience.

Responsibilities

  • Generating digital ideas that will achieve strategic and brand objectives

  • Building high quality and engaging responsive websites and microsites

  • Maintenance of existing websites, working with Open Source CMS such as WordPress as well as our in-house Content Management System

  • Working with other team members, including marketeers and graphic designers, to combine and integrate digital products into campaigns

Key competences

  • Desire to build unique, high quality digital experiences 

  • Excellent CSS, HTML, JavaScript and JQuery skills (including HTML5, CSS3)

  • Excellent PHP and MySQL Skills

  • Full Stack - Ability to work on both Front and Backend

  • Understanding of CMS driven sites

  • Experience with responsive design and development

  • Experience of building sites and applications that work across a range of devices

  • Experience of working with Open Source CMS such as WordPress

  • Awareness of accessibility standards and how to adhere to them

  • Ability to test your work across modern browsers and devices, and fix any bugs

Desirable but not essential

  • Understanding of managing hosting via Plesk

  • Knowledge of working with API's, XML and JSON feeds

  • Experience with version control

And in return?

  • A competative salary (based on experience)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Pension scheme

  • Regular social events

Interested?

If you’re interested, please email our lead developer Kirsty Bowen at kirsty@bluestag.co.uk and include:

  • A short paragraph on why you are perfect for this position

  • Examples of previous projects you have been involved in

  • Your CV