Orchard

Back End Developer

Orchard

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Back-End Developer – circa- 34,000

Our client is looking for a dynamic and ambitious developer to join their team in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Established since 2003 our client continues to grow organically and wins a variety of major projects.

The role would be ideal for a developer looking for their second or third role in the industry, with expert industry experience and a portfolio to reflect this.

The right applicant will be joining an existing development team working on a broad range of websites, systems and applications for our diverse and prestigious client list.

Job role

This role will involve

Specifying and designing solutions that meet the needs of a client.

Building and maintaining those solutions in a fast moving, agency
environment.

Understanding and digesting client requirements and advising producers by cogently feeding back what is both achievable and technically possible.

Scheduling your own workload based on current and future projects.

Enjoying biscuits, tea or coffee and occasionally really good cake.

The client is seeking someone who is broadly capable rather than narrowly specialised. They use the following so experience with these is a plus

PHP and associated frameworks (Currently use Symfony)
Server stack and open-source variations including apache, nginx, mysql, postgres, unix/bsd and hosting management such as cpanel and plesk
source control with git

Drupal 7/8 a plus
HTML5 and CSS3
Javascript / ecmascript and associated libraries

Working knowledge of the following would also be a requirement

Security practices such as server hardening and secure programming

Scaling and how sites react when usage is increased and how to plan ahead with technologies such as proxy caches and load balancers

Cloud solutions and relevant as-a-service (e.g. saas, haas) paradigms
The ideal candidate would have some agency experience working to deadlines and delivering stunning results to clients and can demonstrate to have been involved with developing a broad range of websites and web applications.

At this agency you can expect to have the opportunity to be involved at the early stages of every project and have a huge influence on the outcome of whats produced. An agency with big ambitions, delivering award winning work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. As Developer you can explore some of the clients recent projects and proven successes.

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