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Senior Developer

  • Salary: £45000 - £50000
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  • Industry: Agency
Job description
Job Description
We are looking for a Senior Developer to become the most senior part of the development team at a young, full-service, award winning creative marketing agency, specialising in technology.

With 100 employees across three offices they work with global technology companies like Intel, Motorola, Lenovo, Microsoft, Brocade and Intuit, planning, producing and delivering marketing activities of all kinds.

As the Senior web developer, you will responsible for creating high quality code across a range of web technologies.
You will be focused on the development of landing pages, corporate websites, backend portals and mobile apps. With the experience you have gained working across a range of projects in your career the Senior web developer can be pulled into any project at any point in the project.

Being able to handle and work with other developer's codebases is essential and the ability to persevere with bug fixing is a must in this role as you will be a point of escalation for other less experienced developers in the team.

Digital project managers will rely on you to provide accurate development estimates to support Client services with their project quotes and will look to you for guidance on technical questions they will receive from their offshore developers or IT teams they are interacting with on a given project. This could involve jumping on calls to provide technical guidance or assist with the wording of technical requirements in estimates and emails.

As the Senior web developer, you will be responsible for architecting the projects you are given. This will include collaborating with UI designers to ensure they are not designing elements which are unachievable, along with choosing the appropriate framework/library and database/API structure to develop the project in.

There will be an element of mentorship for other developers in the team to provide guidance and direction where required.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Enthusiasm, positive energy, and ability to maintain a sense of humour under pressure
*Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues
*Ability to learn from mistakes, admit when you're wrong with a willingness to learn and open to constructive criticism
*Ability to manage stakeholders expectations

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Architecture
*Understanding the importance of planning before writing any code and mapping out the structure
*Following best practice code guidelines and design patterns and understanding why they are best practice
*Thirst to understand concepts and why "things work"
*An awareness and interest in industry trends and new development techniques
*Scoping Project requirements and supporting Digital Project managers with accurate and well-defined development specifications and estimates

Delivery
*Ability to drive development momentum on projects to ensure timelines are met
*Proactively drive project to completion
*Being effective in development practices to ensure we meet the project deadline
*Balancing the "right" way to develop versus ensuring ensure they meet the deadline
*Ability to prioritise issues to unblock other developers on the project

Development
*A creative problem solver with a future-friendly approach to mobile-first responsive coding
*Passionate about front-end, with a focus on performance, usability and web standards
*Solid understanding of version control using GIT
*Code should be as clean, lean and reusable as possible without over engineering solutions
*Ability to work with other developer's code bases
*Strong ability to debug errors and systematically work through every layer to find issues and resolve them
*Ability to cleanly refactor code to increase performance
*Writing well commented code including detailed commit messages
*Experience with frontend frameworks such as Vue, Angular and React
*Experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal & WordPress
*Excellent knowledge of PHP with working knowledge of MVC and OOP coding practices
*Preferably with frameworks such as Symfony / Doctrine
*Familiar with using Restful APIs including - design, implementation and documentation
*An element of DevOps experience, passionate about automating CI/CD
*Familiar with using Build tools Gulp or Grunt to automate tasks
*Having an eye for creating secure applications and following secure development practices
*Exposure to automated testing and writing tests to ensure excellent code coverage

Mentoring
*Ability to manage time between mentoring and working on projects as a 20/80% percentage split
*Identify work packages and delegating issues to other developers working with the Digital PM to deliver

Teamwork
*Always work collaboratively with other teams eg. Art, Copy, Studio, Client Services in order to deliver the best work for clients
*Proactively support and help other team members
*Able to always stay positive and find solutions whether right or wrong
*Engage proactively in company initiatives


Profiles Creative is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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