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Here at Astute Graphics we work to create innovative design software for Adobe Illustrator, used by thousands of graphics designers worldwide. We're the definition of a promising, fun and fast-growing company and since our start ten 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
Senior Web Developer

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

Astute Graphics are seeking a full-time Senior 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, powerful behind-the-scene services and major new products planned for 2018.

We are award-winning developers of creative software tools used by designers world-wide over the last 11 years. Clients include many household brands such as Adidas, Disney and Apple as well as thousands of agencies and freelance creatives. The vast majority of purely digital product sales are handled automatically online via our astutegraphics.com site, with around 90% exported.

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 Junior Web Developer and Web Designer to continuously improve the user experience
  • Maintain and continuously enhance online security of the purchasing, ordering, customer database and related system(s)
  • Self-manage tasks and projects ensuring timely delivery
  • Plan and manage the tasks plus personal development of the Junior Web Developer
  • Produce regular progress reports to management
  • Gain full understanding of WordPress, WooCommerce and existing website technologies to ensure proper maintenance and continuous improvements
  • 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

  • 5+ years of commercial experience
  • Web developments tools
  • HTML, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS
  • Version control (GIT)
  • Cloud server maintenance (AWS) using SSH, including set-up of Linux web server
  • Familiarity with PHP frameworks
  • WordPress and WordPress plugin development
  • Linux servers, running NGINX
  • Knowledge of OOP or ability to use best software and application development practices in a clean and professional manner
  • Certificate implementation and maintenance
  • Familiarity with Virtual Environments such as Vagrant, Homestead
  • Best practices for all development and project management duties, including Agile
  • General IT skills including word processing, spread sheets and email

What we need to see in you

  • Planning and organising
  • Mentoring and colleague support experience
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Love for writing tests
  • Display initiative
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Willing to continuously learn new skills

We'll give the successful candidate

  • A competitive salary c. £45k
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Modern spacious office environment in the beautiful city of Hereford
  • Training opportunities

Specifics:

  • Report to: Engineering Manager
  • 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: Senior Web Developer to admin [at] astutegraphics.co.uk

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to admin [at] astutegraphics.co.uk 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!

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