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Senior Web Developer

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Astute Graphics Limited

Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£45k - £55k Annual

Location: Hereford, UK (work from home, where mutually agreed)

Want to deploy your development skills, learn, teach and thrive? This is the job for you.

Astute Graphics are seeking a full-time Senior Web Developer to help drive the continuous growth of this established and profitable company. An exciting variety of projects include our existing SaaS customer-facing website, desktop deployment software and exciting future innovations.

We are an award-winning, agile team producing creative software tools used by designers world-wide over the last 15+ years. Clients include many household brands such as Adidas, Disney and Apple as well as thousands of agencies and freelance creatives. The vast majority of purely digital product sales are handled automatically online via our astutegraphics site, with around 90% exported.


Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop Astute Graphics' website and online services (public and internal) to both enhance existing functionality and introduce new functionality

  • Work with colleagues including existing Web Developer and Senior Web Designer to continuously improve the user experience

  • Maintain and continuously enhance online security of the purchasing, ordering, customer database and related system(s)

  • Self-manage tasks and projects, ensuring timely delivery

  • Manage the existing Web Developer tasks and personal development

  • Regularly report progress to management

  • Gain a full understanding of our Laravel/Vue based applications to ensure proper maintenance and continuous improvements

  • Document processes and structures

  • Support colleagues and their understanding of the online systems

  • Report to the CEO

This overview gives you an idea for what you'll be doing, but is not an A to Z.

Qualifications and Skills


  • 5+ years of commercial experience

  • AWS Cloud management and AWS instance maintenance, including set-up of Linux web server running NGINX

  • 2+ years experience with the Laravel PHP framework and best practices

  • Vue.js and Vue based SPA

  • Knowledge of OOP or ability to use the best software and application development practices in a clean and professional manner

  • Web developments tools HTML, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS

  • Experience with SaaS

  • Version control (GIT)

  • Certificate implementation and maintenance

  • Best practices for all development and project management duties, including Agile

  • General IT skills including word processing, spreadsheet and email

Preferable skills (Bonus, but not essential)

  • macOS development environment

  • Use of JIRA

  • Use of GitFlow

  • Working experience of Paddle, Stripe and/or PayPal

What we need to see in you

  • Initiative - you will not be micromanaged

  • Planning and organising

  • Mentoring and colleague support experience

  • Prioritisation skills

  • Love for writing tests

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Willing to continuously learn new skills

So what will you get back from us?

Alongside being challenged daily and a real interest in your development, you will also receive:

  • Work from home, where mutually agreed - our offices are based in Hereford, where company-wide weekly meetings take place.

  • On-site free parking at our offices.

  • Internal and external training along with continuous personal development.

  • Competitive salary: £45k to £55k (dependent on experience) with annual pay reviews and the potential of growth dependent on results.

  • Monday-Friday with flexible working hours.

  • 25 days paid holiday.

  • Company pension.

Job Type: Full-time

Astute Graphics has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to Astute Graphics verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.

Reference: 1600208894

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