Are you looking for a new and exciting development challenge?
We are a rapidly expanding team, and we're looking to recruit an experienced, motivated front-end developer to work in our Swindon office and increase our production. An exceptional candidate will blow our socks off, talking about technologies, languages and approaches we haven’t even heard of which get us excited. We're looking for someone with an active interest in what they do, that strives to give our clients and their customers an experience no other agency can deliver.
Think you're up to the challenge? Please read this next section carefully, as it’s not just some corporate puffery we've cut and paste - we have taken care to list the qualities we are looking for.
Communication and team work:
We're a close-working team at GEL, and good communication from start to finish - is key. You will not get handed a design and told to “go develop it“ - you will be involved from the very beginning. Including scoping out ideas before the design phase, consulting on UI and UX challenges, and offering on-going support after launch. This offers us a massive advantage over our competitors, as it means we all contribute our expertise to all aspects of the process.
Our clients are part of our team as well. We work with them to understand their needs and proactively engage with suggesting solutions and a different perspective on how to achieve their goals. They also commit to our work, so we can rely on their input and help in the project.
As an award-winning agency, we are not interested in supplying a bare-minimum service to our clients - we go above and beyond. We are looking for a candidate who has a passion not to supply the quickest, or the cheapest - but the best. A developer who looks to improve themselves, adopt new ways of working and jumps at the chance to try something new.
An ideal candidate should have an exceptional, pixel perfect attention to detail, and double (triple!) checking all aspects of your work should come as second nature. Are there differences between the designs and your HTML? If things are even a pixel out of place, or not working as intended - our Creative Director will be sure to let you know! You should be passionate and proud to shout about the work you're producing.
The geeky stuff
Ok, so if you've made it this far, let's have a look at the skills and requirements.
- Excellent communication skills,
- A minimum of 4 years working in a multi-project environment,
- Be able to create clean, concise and compliant HTML,
- Good working knowledge of SASS / LESS / SCSS,
- Good working knowledge of PHP, JS / JQuery,
- Working experience of Bootstrap or Foundation responsive frameworks,
- Experience in working with build scripts such as GULP,
- Experience of developing in at least one modern content management system,
- Some knowledge of servers and working with Linux command line
- A good working knowledge of design software such as Photoshop or Illustrator,
- Confident at working directly with clients,
- Experience in working with full-stack frameworks and OO programming,
- Good working knowledge of MySQL, NGINX / Apache,
- Champions improvement in the processes they work with,
- Hot beverage making skills ;)
Why work for GEL Studios?
Not all agencies are created equal - and we're proud of that. We've got to where we are because of our passion for customer service, and above all else, being experts in our field. Because of this approach, we're a three time AWWWard winner, and national winner of the DEA Web Development project of the year 2017.
No idea is a bad idea, and we welcome new and exciting ways of doing things. This is a role that can grow with you and your skill set, where every day is varied and fun. Keys points however are...
Room to grow.
This position has a competitive salary, and the room to grow in whatever direction it takes you. We highly encourage ongoing development - with lots of training potential.
Lots of holiday.
25 days holiday per annum, along with an extra 8 for the bank holidays. We also operate flex time, so if you want to leave a few hours early one day, that's fine!
A relaxed working environment will ensure that you have a great time when you're at the office. Nerf guns and video games are the norm!
Planning for the future can be boring, but at least have the comfort in knowing that you can have an above average pension with lots of options, provided by AVIVA.
Please send all CV's along with examples of your previous work, salary expectations, and a covering letter to email@example.com
We understand that not all developers are the same, so if you feel you fit the bill, please send us your CV along with a few reasons as to why you feel you should be considered for the position.