Jobs at Astute Graphics

Join Astute Graphics!

Here at Astute Graphics, we work to create class-leading software and services used by tens-of-thousands of designers worldwide. We're the definition of a promising, fun and fast-growing company and since our start 12+ years ago, we’ve amassed a broad range of loyal customers from Adidas to Disney, Facebook to NASA!

Employee benefits

  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Free drinks/snacks
  • Sociable team
  • City centre office location
  • Internal and external training along with continuous personal development
  • Challenging and rewarding tasks
  • Potential to grow with the Company

Current vacancies:

Web Developer (experienced)

Want to deploy your web development skills, learn and thrive? This is the job for you.

Astute Graphics are seeking a full-time and experienced Web Developer to help drive the continuous growth of this established and profitable company. An exciting variety of projects include our existing customer-facing website, desktop deployment software and exciting and innovative web services.

We are award-winning developers of creative software tools used by designers world-wide over the last 12+ years. Clients include many household brands such as Adidas, Disney and Apple as well as thousands of agencies and freelance creatives. With 90% of our products being exported around the world, Astute Graphics is in a very strong position to continue its growth in challenging climates.

General purpose

Work within a small and innovative team to pro-actively develop and improve the Company’s digital presence by applying continuously evolving technical skills and initiative.

Main job tasks and responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop Astute Graphics’ website and online services (public and internal) to both enhance existing functionality and introduce new functionality
  • Work with colleagues including our Senior Web Developer, Web Designer and Marketing Manager to continuously improve the user experience
  • Maintain and continuously enhance online security of the purchasing, ordering, customer database and related systems
  • Self-manage tasks and projects ensuring timely delivery
  • Gain full understanding of current web technologies in use
  • Document processes and structures
  • Support colleagues and their understanding of the online systems

This overview gives you an idea for what you'll being doing but is not an A to Z.

Experience

  • 3+ years of commercial experience
  • PHP, including a framework such as Laravel
  • Javascript, including VueJS or similar
  • HTML, CSS using a preprocessor
  • GIT
  • AWS instance management, including set-up of Linux web server running NGINX
  • Knowledge of OOP or ability to use best software and application development practices
  • Familiarity with Virtual Environments such as Vagrant, Homestead
  • Best practices for all development and project management duties, including Agile

Preferable skills (bonus but not essential)

  • macOS development environment
  • Use of JIRA
  • Use of GitFlow

What we need to see in you

  • Good written and verbal English language skills
  • Planning and organising
  • Mentoring and colleague support experience
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Love for writing tests
  • Display initiative
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Willing to continuously learn new skills

We'll give the successful candidate

  • A competitive salary, £35-40k dependant on experience
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays
  • Modern spacious office environment in the beautiful city of Hereford
  • Training opportunities

Specifics:

  • Report to: Senior Web Developer
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Office Location: Hereford city centre

If you are interested in this position or offering your services, please send your CV or services outline by email with subject JOBREF: Web Developer to jobs [at] astutegraphics.com

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to jobs [at] astutegraphics.com using the email subject: JOB + [Job Title]

No agencies, recruitment companies, "job boards" or similar. Please only contact us if you are applying for the job. Thank you!