Web Developer

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 by CV-Library

West Midlands (County), United Kingdom
Wholesale Trade
Immediate Start
£30k - £42k Annual
A Birmingham City-based agency is looking for a Back end developer. Our clients Engineering team is concerned with the design, build and optimisation of digital products and services. This might range from a proof-of-concept demo or a single sprint MVP build to a custom API that powers mobile and web apps, to a fully CMS driven website or internationally distributed cloud-based system. Whilst having involvement in the ideation, scoping and design, it is their ultimate responsibility to ensure that products are delivered to match the agreed functionality, spec and finish.

The role of back end developer can stretch from adding simple functionality to a webpage through to managing configuration of a server environment. Given the breadth of this role, the below duties represent a snapshot of some of the tasks. This list is constantly evolving and changing to meet the needs of the business and the Engineering Team.


* Architecting, designing and maintaining large-scale applications

* Breaking projects down into tasks, providing estimates and requirements

* Creating deployments for micro-service applications

* Configuring multiple layers of caching

* Integrating with third parties, both sending and receiving data

* Explaining concepts and ideas to non-technical users

* Breaking projects down into tasks and provide estimates and requirements

* Planning, designing and implementing multi-layered web applications

Your Experience:

* Experience architecting systems from the ground up (dedicated and cloud, database design and data flow)

* Experience deploying production applications

* Experience maintaining codebases to ensure they are resilient (error handling, knowing when to refactor and when to restart)

* Experience balancing client expectations against technical requirements (and been able to explain this clearly internally)

* Core proficiency with PHP and Laravel exposure a must, and a familiarity with other languages. We are primarily a PHP shop (Laravel and WordPress), but we use tools written in JavaScript, Python and more.

Your Skills:

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to plan your own time and also align with other timelines

* Able to work independently and also as part of a team

* Know how to debug code and help others debug theirs

* Ability to use the command line, even if it's just listing files for now

* An understanding of the wider business and the disciplines within it

* Able to document systems, where it compliments code

* Able to talk to non-technical users and explain necessary actions

If this sounds like you. Get in touch

Reference: 210285054

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