Junior Developer - Heavyweight Digital Agency

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£22,000 - £25,000 + Excellent Perks & Benefits
17 May 2017
14 Jun 2017
Industry Sector
Agency, Digital Agency
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Assistant / Graduate, Executive
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
Web Developer

Junior Developer - Heavyweight Digital Agency
£22,000 - £25,000 + Excellent Perks & Benefits

++ We’re looking for candidates to fill a junior developer role in our digital agency business. We’re looking for someone who is a comfortable programmer who understands the value of doing things the right way, not the quick way ++

You might already have some commercial development experience, or maybe up to now it’s all been academic, but you’ll have a basic grasp of the web and how it works, and you’ll understand some basic design patterns, like MVC. We’ll provide training (both formal and ad-hoc) to get you up to speed from there.

As part of your role you'll be working on green-field projects, while researching new techniques, working with new APIs, maintaining our existing software and systems, and learning to manage our technical infrastructure. 

Our junior developers aren’t relegated to a support role; you’ll be working on real code, for real clients with high expectations. You'll be working with our existing team of developers; you'll learn as much from us as we will from you. We support all our staff by providing training, conference tickets, and a work environment which encourages best practices.

You’ll be based in our Northern Quarter, Manchester office.

Junior Developer Requirements:

We're open to applications from all developers, regardless of experience, but ideally you'd answer 'yes' to at least six of the following. The rest we will provide training for:

+ An understanding of HTTP. You should know the difference between GET and POST, why there is a difference, and when to use them.
+ Existing knowledge of a dynamic language, such a Python, Javascript or Ruby. Our primary tool is Django, which is written in Python.
+ Knowledge of the model-view-controller pattern, and how it applies to modern web applications. Hopefully you’ll have some experience with a web framework.
+ An understanding of test driven development. Unit testing as a concept shouldn’t be new to you, and ideally you’ll have some real-world experience with testing.
+ You should be comfortable with the command line.
+ Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and how they fit together to build a web application.
+ Ability to communicate effectively. We use company-wide chat and heavily rely on well written tickets and commit messages to update our clients.
+ Ability to make pragmatic decisions, and then to defend them!

We offer:

+ 22 days per year paid holiday allowance. 
+ A shiny new MacBook Pro. 
+ Funding for conferences, talks and continuing professional development. 
+ Free phone insurance and high street discounts through our perks scheme. 
+ Private health insurance. 
+ Discounted gym membership
+ Our team consists of individuals who work closely together and create a relaxed and fun work environment. Whilst we often find ourselves under strict deadlines, we are taking our work to life balance seriously and adopt a relaxed, fun and team orientated atmosphere. 
+ An informal atmosphere with a team who have strong and friendly ties; on a day to day working basis there are no “managers”, and everyone is part of the same team.
+ An opportunity to work “out of the box” – we are very open to creative ideas and are willing to make them happen; we aim to be different.
+ Friday lunch time is reserved for pub lunches and the pubs nearby invite for frequent visits after work.

If you’re looking to be part of an ambitious Agency during the exciting times of growth and repositioning, then this is your opportunity to join us, and contribute to our company’s growth while gaining valuable experience in new innovative technology and development.

Interested? Just Apply Below...

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