Website Developer

We are recruiting for a Website Developer who will play a vital role in the growth of the company.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-growing and sociable team in a well-established business.

Established in 2000, ExtraMile Communications is a digital marketing agency that specialises in multilingual and single language bespoke website design and also offers email marketing, graphic design, branding and SEO. Our team of 19, mixes a broad range of ages.

Summary and key responsibilities of position:

  • Receive initial brief from designer to establish design and technical parameters for working structure
  • Develop site template in line with budget and brief, test to QA criteria
  • Hosting and domain name validation, pre-live QA, uploading of site, Go live and post Live QA
  • React promptly to website bugs, additional feature requests, server and security issues
  • On-going research to improve efficiency and quality of projects
  • Liaison with clients and designer, coordinate projects through from development to go-live

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop initial template from brief with designer
  • Remain current with new technologies to ensure business stays ahead
  • Perform QA duties on various sites
  • Improve web development processes, strategies and QA procedures
  • Provide support to clients
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Implement SEO recommendations

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • IT or Web-related Degree or previous web developer experience
  • Previous Agency experience

Desirable

  • Any Web Development training
  • Build/manage personal websites

Experience

Essential

  • Debugging abilities
  • Modifying existing code
  • Writing code from scratch
  • User experience quality assurance

Desirable

  • An understanding of deployment processes and the ability to implement best practice
  • Commercial or agency experience
  • An understanding of on-page SEO best practices.
  • Experience using tools such as PageSpeed Insights and Lighthouse to improve the quality of web pages and website performance.

Qualities and Attitude

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Handle multiple projects
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A team player
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good communication and organisational skills

Desirable

  • A desire to learn new skills with a pro-active approach to implementing them
  • Appreciation for design
  • An understanding of what makes a good user experience

Product Knowledge

Essential

  • HTML, CSS, JQuery, Javascript, CMS and E-Commerce systems, responsive design, Photoshop
  • A good working knowledge of WordPress

Desirable

  • CSV and XML integration knowledge, SEO knowledge, PHP knowledge, ability to develop HTML email from flat PSDs
  • Browser/device compatibility, website speed and performance
  • Magento and Joomla! knowledge

Core Competencies:

  • Client focused
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with clients and internal departments
  • Ability to receive instruction
  • Writing code from scratch
  • Quality assurance work
  • Debugging abilities
  • Desire to learn new techniques and skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Innovative thinker

Benefits of working at ExtraMile Communications

  • 28 days holidays including statutory holidays plus a day off for your birthday
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Working with a friendly, dynamic team
  • Bonus opportunities
  • An endless supply of tea and coffee (and sometimes cake!)
  • Company laptop

If you feel you have the skills to become part of our successful team then please click here to view the full job description and apply