ExtraMile is seeking a well-qualified and experienced web developer to join its expert team. The company will consider applicants who wish to work remotely, up to a distance of 70 miles from its Stone office. Remote candidates wishing to consider this position should know that attendance at the office would be required at least once per week.

Key responsibilities of the 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, designers and Search engine marketing team, coordinate projects through from development to go-live
  • 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

Competencies and attitude:

Essential:

  • 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

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 using Git
  • Using CLI
  • Commercial or agency experience
  • Building HTML emails using best practices
  • Following accessibility best practices

Product Knowledge

Essential

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and PHP
  • CMS and E-Commerce systems
  • An excellent working knowledge of either WordPress or Magento

Desirable

  • CSV and XML integration knowledge
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • Photoshop
  • Browser/device compatibility testing
  • Website speed and performance
  • WordPress, Magento and Joomla! knowledge