Senior Web Developer

Location: Birmingham

Hours: 40 Hours

Salary: £32,500 - £45,000 p/a dependant on experience

People are our biggest asset. We can provide you with the skills and opportunity to develop and reach your full potential – what’s most important is that you’re a good fit and willing to learn. We know that there is no such thing as the perfect applicant with the complete set of skills. We believe in a challenger mindset at 5874 and if you feel that you could challenge and develop into this role, then we want to hear from you. 

What we’re looking for from you:

      • You’re someone who brings ideas to the table and likes to get stuck in
      • You’re not afraid to speak your mind
      • You’re a natural problem-solver and like to be challenged
      • You’ve got a positive, can-do attitude

The Role

We’re currently looking for an ambitious individual to join our Web Development team at a junior level to help build beautiful ecommerce websites and to progress their own level of technical knowledge and skillset. We are a fast-growing, full-service eCommerce agency who take pride in the quality of work that we deliver.

You’ll become part of the core development team who strive for quality, exceeding client expectations and love to push themselves further everyday. Enthusiasm and passion for your skillset is expected, along with being able to prioritise workloads to meet demand and client expectations and be comfortable working in a fast-moving, growing agency. We’re looking for an individual who is motivated to learn and improve alongside us, who can come up with new, exciting ideas that we can embrace as a team. You’ll be helping develop small to enterprise level builds for a range of clients, bringing our in-house built designs to life -working closely with our design team to ensure client expectations are met. Additional responsibilities will include scoping, developing, testing and delivering additional features and functionalities.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 4 years experience working in a Web Development environment and as part of a team with experience working with a wide range of Web Programming Languages. However, presenting yourself with a hard-working, willing to learn and having passion for what you do on a day to day basis is most important. If you feel like you fit the above then please read further for extra details and we hope to hear from you soon!

Portfolio of previous work is a must so please do submit it with your CV.

Job Responsibilities

Working with the development team to develop web & e-commerce solutions utilising HTML5, CSS3, Javascript (ES6+) & React
Build & maintain our in-house built API solutions using PHP & Laravel
Working closely with project managers and designers to deliver beautiful, pixel-perfect websites
Working across multiple projects simultaneously
Adapting quickly to strict requirements & processes
Working collaboratively & sharing ideas with an experienced development team
Helping the Junior Developers within the team progress & enhance their own skillsets
Continuously improving the structure of the Development team
Reporting at a senior level to the Head of Development

Essential Skills

Ideally, 4 years experience working in a development environment
Building websites using HTML5, CSS3 & Javascript (ES6+)
A PHP framework such as Laravel
React or other Javascript libraries for building user interfaces
Module bundlers such as webpack
Version control & git
Developing, Interpreting, maintaining and working with APIs
Templating languages
A CMS platform such as Wordpress
Understanding of UX cross platform/responsive design
Experience with Jira or another task ticketing system
Great client based & in-house technical communication
Confidence presenting your own ideas & solutions at team & company level
An awareness of industry trends
An outstanding attention to detail

Bonus Skills

Experience with BigCommerce, Shopify or Magento
Knowledge or experience with Continuous Integration

Benefits

Socials
Flexible working
Workplace pensions
20 days holiday a year rising one a year to a max of 25
Free office snacks
After 5 years with 5874, we reward people with a 4 week paid sabbatical to be used during that calendar year!

How to apply

Complete the application form below and upload your CV. If successful, we’ll be in touch to arrange an interview with you. Good luck!

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