Web Developer - Backend/ Systems/ PHP - Essex

Reed Technology
£30000 - £35000 per annum
14 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
A leading Insurance company based in Shoeburyness / Essex are now looking to hire a Systems Web Backend Software developer. Paying a salary range of £35,000pa to start. Summary Develops custom, often complex WordPress-based solutions along with general PHP framework-based solutions. Aids the Management Team with requirements gathering, web project planning and his colleagues with general technical questions. Provides leadership in finding/developing new technologies and methods to advance the company's web offerings. Key Quantifiable Indicators Experience required in working with similar technologies and environment. Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, intermediate JavaScript, DNS, and Linux. Experienced in developing for WordPress. Ability to breakdown client problems and develop a software solution from system design to implementation. Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with excellent time management skills. Works with: Principal, brand strategists, brand managers, designers, programmers, development, SEO manager and regularly engaged in internal meetings to explore and confirm project scope. Specific Skills · Strong understanding of PHP back-end development · Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, L4, JavaScript, jQuery · Good software engineering skills: Able to architect and structure projects particularly with JavaScript, Python, PHP · Good command of JavaScript frameworks, including Angular.js, React.js, JQuery, Bootstrap, Foundation etc · Proficient in developing and implementing responsive interfaces · Proficient with front end performance and security with experience from higher traffic sites · Experience in WordPress custom theme and plugin development · Intermediate to advanced knowledge of WordPress · Knowledge of PHP frameworks (CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii, Zend, etc) · Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML) · Knowledge of change control systems, specifically Git, a plus Responsible for · Contributing to "scope of build" conversations with development team, project managers, designers and other developers · Integrating sliced PSD files (usually already converted to HTML/CSS) into either WordPress or some other proven open source system (note: WordPress is our primary CMS platform); many of our builds are responsive · Developing custom web applications that drive business processes · Setting up e-commerce applications · Monitoring health and uptime of servers (general server admin in a managed services environment; no in-depth configuration required) · Collaborating with design, strategy and sales teams to find solutions for client website projects · Contributing to support of current client websites · Participating in regular company-wide and team meetings · Contributing to best practices; recommending, exploring and implementing better ways to deliver · Growing personal and team member expertise through training, exploring and prospecting Examples of projects the Developer will work on · Setting up multi-site WordPress builds · Integrating feeds from social networks · Custom developing blogs · Integrating with third-party APIs · Customizing WordPress to support specific functionality · Integrating shopping carts · Building out responsive layouts · Developing wireframe mock-ups to illustrate possible solutions · CRM integration · Developing new plugins for WordPress · Contributing to the build and development of internal web applications to run internal systems and processes · Developing documentation for complex systems · Minimal front-end development Additional Requirements · An excellent communicator and collaborator · Able to organize and run meetings, leaving with clear objectives and tasks · Comfortable talking with clients (via phone, email and in person) · Detail-oriented in context of a fast-paced environment · Capable of hitting daily/weekly/monthly deadlines · Exceptional analytical skills · Strong interpersonal skills · Pleasant, personable demeanour (face-to-face, on the phone and via email) · Keen ability to multi-task; self-starter · Capable planner · A strong vocabulary Salary: based on experience and skillset Kind Regards Richard Davies Reed Technology (IT Finance) Suit 101. 28B Harbour Exchange Square London E14 9GE Tel: 0207 001 2870 It's time to Love Mondays. reedglobal.com Find my professional recommendations on LinkedIn. Accountancy, Actuarial, Banking, Business Support, Education, Engineering, Finance, Graduates, Health & Care, Hospitality & Leisure, Human Resources, Insurance, Legal, Marketing & Creative, Mortgages, Procurement & Supply Chain, Property & Construction, Retail, Sales, Scientific, Technology. Reed Specialist Recruitment operates across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. We specialise in permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions, IT and HR consulting. Our values are important to us; we are fair, open and honest; we take ownership; we work together. We are proud of our family business heritage and believe we reflect this in how we work. The REED Group consists of four principal business areas: Reed Specialist Recruitment, Reed Online, Reed in Partnership, and Reed Learning. Reed Specialist Recruitment Ltd. Registered Office: Academy Court, 94 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DT. Company Number: 06903140. Registered in the UK. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business. This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/66890895

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