Junior Web Developer, PHP, JavaScript, Linux, Apache, Wordpress
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Junior Web Developer - Manchester

  • Job reference: AQIT330
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: IT
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Job description: My client, a successful Manchester based company, is currently looking for a Junior Web Developer to join them on a permanent basis in central Manchester.

My client manage and deliver a range of development projects for a diverse and expanding range of high profile charities and public service delivery agencies that are focused on assessing the impact of their work and helping to improve its effectiveness.

The core team is made up of highly-experienced social researchers, technologists and programme managers, each with their own specialisms. The successful candidates will work in close collaboration with other members of the development team as well as senior members of the research and consultancy team in order to develop fresh solutions to client needs.

Role Responsibilities:

* Produce clean, semantic, object-oriented code, with the ability to adopt existing coding styles as appropriate in a range of languages such as PHP or JavaScript
* Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure optimization and functionality
* Assist with the development of core functionality and new features
* Participate in peer code reviews
* Give technical assistance to front line support
* Work with other team members to enhance and evolve existing and new products
* Design and document code so other developers can understand and contribute to it
* Developing front and back-end systems
* Researching and incorporating 3rd Party products, frameworks and services to enhance our own applications
* Take part in Hackathons
* Substance is a small, fast-paced business with ambitious growth plans. Everyone in the team works flexibly and has the opportunity to take on responsibilities outside of their role to support the business and the team.

Essential Skills:

* Demonstrable understanding and working knowledge of development environments including PHP5 and MySQL.
* Knowledge of object orientation and design patterns
* Ability to consider the impact of code updates to existing systems
* HTML/CSS/JS/AJAX - Knowledge of web standards and browser compatibility issues, tableless layout and design
* Understanding of Version Control Systems such as Subversion and Git
* Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills
* HND / BSc Hons. Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent qualification
* Flow Diagrams (Data and User)
* Project or commercial experience gain to industry placements, internships or volunteering
* A strong interest and desire to stay up to date with new trends and advancements in web development / technology.
* Ability to manage a complex range of tasks and meet deadlines
* A logical approach to problem solving

Desirable Skills:

* Release processes such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Agile
* Familiarity with PHP Frameworks i.e. (Zend, Laravel, CodeIgniter)
* Programming Languages - PHP, Java, JavaScript, LINUX/UNIX BASH and PERL
* Databases - MySQL/MariaDB, MongoDB, Postgres, SQLite
* Web Server Configuration - Apache, Node.js, Tomcat
* Website CMS Frameworks - WordPress, Drupal
* Web Services - REST/SOAP
* Knowledge of SSO / OAuth
* Micro-services fundamentals
* Database design, development, and optimization
* Mobile App development, Android, iOS, PhoneGap
* Familiarity with AWS and Cloud Servers
* Bootstrap
* JavaScript Frameworks - jQuery, Angular-js
* Experience with Cloud Computing

If you are interested in this role, please contact Andy at Service Care solutions on 01772 208958 or email andrew.quinney@servicecare.org.uk