Snr Web Developer / Rapid Prototyping


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Innovative Snr Web Developer / Rapid Prototyping – Manchester City Centre 35-40k

You’re the kind of person who likes to breaks things to see how they work, to see if they can be re-used in new and interesting ways, to bring something new and potentially disruptive to the surface. You are inquisitive and prone to experimenting with new tech. Not happy in the humdrum of day to day web development, working on repetitive builds, or churning through site updates, you’d much rather be creating the future for others to follow. You’re looking for a role that embodies the excitement of progress. You’re looking for to join a Digital agency who’s business is dedicated to making ideas happen, and being first to market with them.

My client is the innovation arm of highly successful agency established 7 years ago. They are responsible for creating web products using newly released APIs of large web utilities or social platforms, that enable clients to engage with their customers in new ways. They work on the premise that the products they developed last month are already old tech, with a constant focus on whats next?. Its an exciting environment, driven by some of the most creative and entrepreneurial minds in the industry, with the collaborative and supportive culture you’d expect from a nimble tech company of this ilk.

This is not a role for a process driven, methodical developer. Rather, they need someone who’s quick to react, quick to suggest, enjoys being ahead of the game, and who’s motivated by change. Someone who’s experienced in rapid prototyping in an Agile environment. You’ll need to be proficient in the following

PHP and JavaScript application development
Management of server and hosting infrastructure
Security and asset management (AWS in an ideal world)
User-interface development and responsive layouts
Front-end deployment
SocialAPI integration including but not limited to Facebook, Slack, Twitter, Google and YouTube
Development and maintenance of web assets
Evaluating, proposing and providing solutions to client briefs

Secondary Responsibilities
Managing device testing and testing platforms
PHP, MySQL and Apache application deployment
Co-managing version control GIT repositories
UX elements, concepts and wireframes

Needless to say the nature of this role is such that in the heat of a sprint you may need to pull longer days, however they operate a flexible working pattern that gives you that time back in lieu.

Furthermore, they provide an annual personal training budget to support ongoing learning, allocate dedicated, funded, time for research and development and provide gym membership to help keep you in great shape. Its a sociable and relaxed environment that fosters collaborative thinking. And to top it off, the role is mapped to progress to tech lead as the company grows.

Salary 35-40k, minimum of 5 years development experience required, with demonstrable experience in rapid prototyping and development in this vein.

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