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Senior Web Developer

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14 Jun 2021

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Torpedo is an award winning creative agency based near Oxford. We provide marketing, design and digital services to a wide range of excellent clients on a national and international basis. Digital is at the core of everything we do and we're looking for an experienced Senior Web Developer to join our established development team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented, creative and friendly team working within a converted barn on a varied range of exciting websites and digital projects.

You will have a passion for coding and new technologies with a portfolio of sites / projects that clearly demonstrate your skills and capabilities.

What will you be responsible for:

• Developing websites and web applications which are optimised across multiple browsers and device platforms

• Working across a broad range of exciting projects for different clients and big brands

• Helping to recommend, plan and develop dynamic web and digital projects

• Being actively involved at all stages of the design and development process

• Working closely with the UX, design, SEO and project management teams

• Testing and supporting new and existing solutions

• Staying up-to-date with current web trends and new technologies and have a desire to push the boundaries.

• Working in a variety of development processes, including Agile

What it takes to be successful:

• Advanced knowledge of PHP and MySQL including modern PHP frameworks such as Symfony and Laravel

• Excellent HTML5 / CSS3 hand-coding skills combined with Ajax, JQuery and Javascript libraries and tools (Vue.JS, React, Sass)

• Experience working with Node.JS/Express

• Skilled in Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns

• Extensive experience of developing and testing responsive websites for multiple browsers, platforms and devices

• Proficient in Linux administration, Apache configuration and MySQL database design

• Experience of using version control systems - ideally Git

• Good working knowledge of web and mobile UX/UI best practices

• A good understanding of accessibility standard

• An organised approach with excellent attention to detail and a pride in your work

• The ability to work to tight deadlines whilst providing clients and colleagues with exceptional service at all times

What skills are not essential but will help:

• Experience of automated testing (for example PhpUnit, Behat or Selenium) and automated deployment and continuous integration (Travis, Jenkins)

• Good understanding of testing methodologies and procedures

• Experience and/or knowledge of Agile software development methodologies

• Experience with Drupal/Wordpress architecture

Company Benefits

We like to look after our team and provide a lot of benefits. This is all the normal stuff we offer but, with the pandemic going on, some of these have been put on the back-burner for a while for safety reasons. We hope to bring it all back soon though - we're missing our parties and the pick 'n' mix!

Wherever you're working from:

• Flexible working

• 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 days after five years) plus bank holidays

• Pension scheme

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Bupa health insurance

• Bupa dental insurance

• Bupa wellbeing health expenses cash plan

• Conferences and training

• Regular social events including the Christmas Party and the famous Torpedo Summer Family Fun Day

• Annual Torpedo Awards

• Team challenges such as Blenheim Triathlon, 3 Peaks, Tough Mudder, Jurassic Walk

• Cycle to work bike scheme

• Free annual flu vaccination

• Sports teams including running, football and netball.

And for when you're in the office:

• Modern agency environment in a converted barn

• Excellent location with free parking

• Charging points if you drive electric

• Covered bike shed

• Showers

• Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court

• Free fruit in the office every week

• Copious amounts of tea and coffee

• Tasty snacks and pick 'n' mix sweets

• Breakout area with large TV

• Sonos sound system with shared playlists

To apply, please send your CV to
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