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We're always on the look out for home-grown talent, and the demand for specific services continues to grow. We have a real passion for the work we do and also appreciate the importance of a good work-life balance. This makes OrangeGrove a really exciting business to be apart of.

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Full Stack Web Developer

This is a great opportunity to be involved in the growth of an up and coming web agency working with some fantastic brands with rewarding outcomes. 

We are looking for someone who is as passionate as we are about driving results for our clients and wants to be an integral part of the growth of our agency.

The Role:

This exciting role is a new in-house position and you will be taking over work originally done by freelancers. It is therefore an excellent opportunity to shape the role and how it evolves.

We’re looking for an HTML5, CSS3 & PHP guru, with expertise or considerable experience in WordPress. You will be well versed in coding from scratch – taking UX designs and building them into search engine optimised, bespoke WordPress themes.

Your time, spent either working from home or the office, will be split between building brand new websites and providing support and updates to existing clients.

Your Experience

You will have experience designing and building responsive and mobile optimised websites using standard-compliant HTML5 and CSS. You will be able to share a portfolio of impressive examples of live websites previously built or worked upon, which we’ll ask you to include within your application.

Experience building websites in a digital agency is desirable but, if not in an agency environment, then in a role where the development of multiple websites is the primary part of your role.

Front-end expertise required:

  • Proficient in HTML5, CSS3 & Javascript
  • Libraries like jQuery or Backbone.js
  • Able to code pixel perfect web pages
  • Ability to deliver front end code without using any frameworks
  • Familiar with and able to follow WCAG for accessible websites
  • Ability to deliver websites which are technically optimised for search engines
  • Able to cater for retina displays

Back-end expertise required:

  • Proficient in PHP & MySQL
  • Demonstrable experience creating bespoke WordPress themes
  • Ability to source plugins and adapt functionality where required
  • Ability to solve more complex problems by creating custom plugins / code
  • Creating user friendly WordPress admin areas with bespoke hints and tips to assist clients 
  • Technical considerations for SEO

Nice to have but not essential:

  • Experience using Adobe XD to extract information to assist with development
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with other CMS like Magento, Joomla, Drupal or others
  • Experience with Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager
  • Experience with CRM systems like Zoho or Hubspot or at least linking them with website forms

Other essential requirements:

  • Understanding of UX and ability to approach projects with a user centric approach and understanding
  • A general can-do attitude
  • Willingness to work outside of area of expertise 
  • Ability to identify and solve problems quickly
  • Thorough in every area and takes pride in all work
  • Ability to think outside the box (and sometimes the spec) to achieve the best possible results
  • Able to highlight potential problems before they happen
  • An excellent telephone and email manner
  • Ability to talk with clients on their level without jargon and happy to be client-facing
  • Always keeping an eye out on future technology and a willingness to evolve skillset
  • An understanding of the technicalities of web server hosting & DNS

The low down…

At this moment in time we are a small business but with this comes an abundance of positives.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in an agency that has big growth plans and you’ll be able to make a real difference. Everyone involved in the business is highly-valued, and their suggestions, concerns, ideas carefully listened to. We want to grow as a team and you’’ll become one of the ‘originals’ who’’ll have a huge input into how that happens and what shape it takes.

This being a new role, along with our current small size, brings great opportunity for career progression and a chance to build your own team for which you’’ll be responsible. 

Some things will be determined by budgets but we will definitely work towards those regular team adventure trips and Michelin dining incentives!

A huge positive, is that this is a full time role that will, especially in the early days, allow for some flexibility and remote working. 

If you fit the bill, please send your CV with personalised cover letter (making sure it’s more than just a one-liner) to careers@orangegrovedesigns.co.uk or complete the form on this page.

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