Junior-Mid WordPress Web Developer

Location
Reading, Berkshire
Salary
£25,000 - £35,000 + Profit Share, Awesome Benefits
Posted
04 Sep 2018
Closes
02 Oct 2018
Ref
11733
Function
IT
Job Level
Graduate
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Junior-Mid WordPress Web Developer
Reading, RG7
£25,000 - £35,000 + Profit Share, Awesome Benefits, Cool Working Environment & Flexi-Working Opportunity


We have an exciting opportunity for a WordPress PHP Web Developer to join our growing, fast paced digital agency. Working closely with the project managers and creative leads you will be responsible for building and maintaining WordPress based sites for a number of new and existing clients.

We develop sites for brands, startups and established businesses looking to take their online presence to the next level. We have just moved into beautiful new offices just outside Reading (M4 Junction 11) where we have undergone a modern refit including Table football, VR, and chillout areas in a lovely rural location.

If you're a passionate and engaging and driven individual this is an excellent opportunity to be part of the beating heart of the onsite team and make a real mark within the business as we grow.

What your typical week might look like:

+ Set up WordPress sites on a server, install, config, core plugins, etc.
+ Updating and fixing WordPress related issues on a number of existing client sites 
+ Taking design concepts and using page builders to replicate this into WordPress
+ Develop custom coded WordPress themes using our well tested methodologies.
+ Test your work on a wide variety of devices to deliver error free work.
+ Site speed optimisation work testing with Pingdom & GTMetrix
+ Respond to client support needs via email.
+ Helping the team with additional technical knowledge 
+ Ability to jump into plugin code and fix issues
+ Analyze and develop streamlined workflows
+ Troubleshoot any and all issues with websites, hosting, plugins, etc.

WordPress Web Developer Skills Required:

+ 3+ years of WordPress web development
+ Experience with ACF, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin a must
+ Experience with HTML5/CSS (ideally with LESS/SASS etc)
+ Experience working with WooCommerce
+ Ability to develop WordPress plugins
+ Knowledge of RESTful API.
+ Adequate knowledge of relational database systems (MSSQL or MYSQL).
+ Experience with version control such as BitBucket or GitHub
+ Experience using modern development tools such as Gulp/Webpack, Babel, Javascript es6, etc.
+ Have an understanding and use of JSON/XML/REST/AJAX
+ Solid understanding of object-orientated principles.

Beneficial / Bonus Points:

+ Modern PHP MVC frameworks such as Laravel, Yii, Node.js
+ Nginx and Apache configuration and management.
+ Frontend Technology Stacks (ideally with React/Vue/Angular etc)
+ Previous experience building SAAS projects
+ Magento development experience
+ An eye for UX design although you will be expected to work closely with a designer

Benefits:

+ We promote an open, positive working environment, with a professional yet easy-going atmosphere. 
+ As a growing agency you will have a real opportunity to help shape our future, and the role is only limited by your imagination and business acumen. 
+ Salary £25k - £35k / year (depending on experience)
+ 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
+ Pension plan, including company contributions
+ Regular training and development opportunities
+ Annual profit share scheme
+ Regular social activities based around significant company achievements.
+ Coffee machine, tea, mineral water and fresh fruit
+ Table Football, Xbox, VR and chill out areas to unwind

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the hiring manager

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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