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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £25000 - £40000
Sector: Front End  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 11/08/2019
Web Developer Ronald James Group 2020-02-08

The successful candidate will have good experience and skills in web technologies with a strong grasp of programming principles, a thorough, analytical approach to creating web applications and the ability to transfer those skills to whatever technology is required for the task at hand.

Who You'll Be

  • Build high-quality, innovative and fully performing software that complies with coding standards and technical design
  • Write well-designed, testable code
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system
  • Maintain and improve the performance of existing software
  • Thrive in a fast-moving and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Have a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Bring a sense of customer-focus and professional ethics to all things
  • Continuously exhibit the highest levels of professional discretion
  • Innovate and create, with concise, precise and effective approaches to problem solving
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have organisational skills

Essential Requirements

Working within their R&D department, you should be an excellent problem solver, highly resourceful and have the skills to implement elegant programming solutions. You'll be able to confidently share your ideas as well as listen to other people's and effectively communicate new features and functionality to a diverse audience.

  • 3+ years web development experience in a commercial environment
  • Ability to develop software in TypeScript, MySQL, cross-browser and cross-device JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Solid experience in modern front end frame works (e.g. Vue.js or React)
  • Working knowledge of modern dev tools (e.g. composer, grunt, webpack)
  • Good understanding of coding responsive web interfaces
  • Experience with version control systems(Git)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to colleagues
  • Able to deal effectively with unexpected situations, taking advantage of opportunities and overcoming problems
  • Good time management skills and ability to meet targets and fulfil agreements
  • Willing and able to develop knowledge of the wider area of work
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude

What you can expect from us 

They know we can't deliver the best without recruiting the top talent. In order to ensure that we provide the best environment for their team, goalwe aim to create the ideal working environment. We will provide, support, training and time needed so that you are able to flourish in your role. Their core values are key to their culture and make our client an enjoyable place to work. We feel this is crucial to ourfuture growth and the success of the company.

You can expect us to:

  • Arrange regular meetings and update sessions 
  • Provide a training and personal development plan bespoke to you and your needs 
  • Set clear objectives, actions and KPIs and monitor these during one to one sessions

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of other programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Java, C/C++•Experience with Amazon AWS technologies
  • Experience with optimisation techniques such as using APC, memcache/Radisand scaling PHP and MySQL based systems
  • Experience with Linux servers running PHP in a production environment
  • Experience with web server (Apache) configuration and optimisation 
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies

Responsibilities within the Development Function

Working in an agile team consisting of designers, testers and developers, you'll be responsible for developing and maintaining the suite of products ensuring they work seamlessly together. Working within Jira, their agile software development process is running through daily stand-ups, sprint reviews and sprint planning sessions.  

We expect you to work as part of a team to achieve the following responsibilities: 

  • Developing and maintaining the existing backend suite and shopping cart
  • Implementing and supporting payment gateway integrations into their software platform
  • Maintaining a successful integration with AWS S3 services for image upload and download
  • Maintaining their software build procedure along with other DevOps tools•Providing third line support to the customer service team
  • Accurately estimating and planning tasks
  • Sharing new ideas and concepts relevant to the progression of their platform
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle•Problem solving & Judgement –ensurefull awareness of available facts before making decisions
  • Delivers results –ensures own role continues to add value to the business
  • Business awareness –understands the business needs and prioritises and constantly sees methods of ensuring delivery
  • Creativity –creates an environment that encourages creativity and new practices
  • Develop Self & others –recognises the need to refresh knowledge and skills to ensure they are relevant for tomorrow's challenges
  • Decision making –makes informed decisions which deal effectively with issues based on thorough analysis


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Great starting salary
  • Opportunity for progression
  • Flexible Time
  • Home Working

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