WordPress Web Developer at Acolyte Group (London, UK)

Posted on 25/05/2021 — 2 years ago

Acolyte Group

London, UK

  • Job #WPHIRE002206

BRIGHTER IR is a digital services agency providing modern, responsive and polished corporate websites, micro-sites, investor relations tools and market data feeds to quoted companies across multiple markets.

With decades’ experience across digital development, investor relations, corporate communications, multimedia and branding, we offer brighter thinking that’s at the forefront of technology.

Position Summary

As BRIGHTER IR continues to grow we are looking to add to the team with a mid-weight PHP developer with experience in front- and back-end web development.

Working with our designers and project management team, you will be responsible for the development of responsive corporate websites and microsites for our quoted company clients. You will also be involved in the ongoing support and maintenance process.

Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities

We often use popular Open Source technologies such as WordPress, and the ideal candidate will have a detailed understanding of modern coding practices, with a focus on user experience, clean code and cross browser compatibility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing code in one or more programming or scripting languages
  • Planning and prototyping new clients’ websites
  • Designing the architecture of the components of websites and applications
  • Testing sites and applications in different browsers and environments
  • Problem solving and fixing bugs in existing projects
  • Running performance benchmarking tests
  • Reviewing and contributing to a shared development framework
  • Researching, incorporating and contributing to Open Source projects
  • Meeting designers, developers and project staff for progress updates
  • Learning and testing new technologies, frameworks and languages
  • Staying up to date with new trends and advancements in web development
  • Refactoring and optimising existing code
  • Documenting code so other developers can understand and contribute to it

Person Specification

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following core strengths:

  • PHP
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • MySQL / MariaDB
  • Experience with and ability to code your own WordPress themes and plugins
  • Strong visual design sensibility

As a rapidly growing team working in a fast-paced environment it is important you can work in a logical and pragmatic manner and deliver under time pressures.

Work environment – what we offer

In return we offer a competitive salary in a professional environment, flexible working hours and the opportunity to learn about the financial markets and the companies that operate within them.

You will work in an established but innovative organisation and get to be part of a fast-growing company that offers a challenge and a great opportunity to develop your skills.

You will also be able to expand your understanding of the financial markets and help us expand the services and products that we are able to offer. You will also be able to input into our own website and general company branding.

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