Senior Back End Developer
Unique opportunity has arisen for a senior back-end developer to help develop one of the world’s most renowned literary brands.
A well-known fortnightly print magazine of culture and ideas, is beginning a period of intensive development for its digital content and presence, and is building a talented, in-house, full-stack team to support this.
Day-to-day you will be responsible for working with the current inhouse design team to create and improve new and existing products, platforms and transactions.
- Building/improving/maintaining our current and future web, mobile, and email products.
- Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developers and non-developers
- Taking part in 2nd-line support of applications and platforms, including occasional support outside of office hours
- Being involved in the wider web development community, identifying good practices we can adopt.
Specialist Skills & Requirements
- Detailed understanding and experience of building server-side web applications using PHP and MySQL
- Working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and/or Mac OS X
- Knowledge of web standards and browser compatibility issues
- Understanding of progressive enhancement, graceful degradation and responsive web design
- An ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
- System administration and configuration management skills
- Knowledge of the use of version control systems such as subversion or git
- Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
- Experience working on technical projects within a multifunctional team in an agile environment
- 28 days paid holiday per year, 3 of which between Christmas and New Years
- A fun and social environment with lunches and drinks
- Free coffee, fruit and Friday cake
- 20% discount
- 10 am start time
- No dress code
- Supportive environment, with opportunities to attend training and conferences
- Dedicated workspace in the new digital office, located in central London (WC1)