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Lead Developer for leading Luxury Web Development Agency

£70000 - £90000 per annum
East London
Front End/UI Development, Back End Development, Digital

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The Company

My client is a rapidly growing company that works with most of the best brands in the luxury and premium market nationally and internationally they are looking for a Lead Developer. The agency is based in the awesome location of Shoreditch. They've seen amazing growth in the last couple of years which means there are great career progression opportunities. They have an inhouse team of talented developers which means you will not only have people to bounce ideas off but also to learn from. My client love being social and doing great activities together after work and they believe that work life balance is a must.

Alongside their wordpress skills, they're keen to build on their magento experience and bring this into being a main focus for the business and continue to explore new technologies, including a few they have been using recently Vagrant, Elasticsearch, React and React Native and Ionic 2 Framework for app development.

The Role

  • Leading development and training the team day to day to ensure the best overall results
  • Ensuring the quality of the work that is handed to QA process
  • Making sure a solid security policy and processes are maintained
  • Pair programming
  • Development Operations
  • Mentorship of more junior developers
  • Support escalations both internally and externally
  • Technical direction of the company
  • Client technical strategy
  • Suitable documentation for developer on-boarding of all levels
  • Encourage standard development environments and workflows
  • Work on the team morale and interest in development
  • Review and optimise all technical processes to ensure documentation is accurate and up to date
  • Developing new features and improvements
  • Integrating with third party APIs
  • WordPress back end development and supervision
  • Front end development
  • Assisting the producer with technical specifications and project viability / planning

The Person

  • Great experience with WordPress & WooCommerce
  • Excellent understanding of the core concepts of object oriented programming (OOP)
  • Excellent experience writing clean, semantic HTML5
  • Some experience writing with HTML template engines such as Jade, Mustache and Handlebars would be beneficial
  • Excellent experience writing well organised, maintainable CSS
  • Excellent Experience with CSS Preprocessors such as SCSS
  • JavaScript, with an excellent understanding of ES6
  • Understanding of modern JavaScript frameworks such as VueJs and React
  • Excellent Experience in writing PSR compliant PHP
  • Excellent Experience in Symphony based frameworks such as Laravel & Yii. And the ability to pick one up that you have not used before
  • Understanding of MVC methodology
  • Understanding of Server-side Architecture
  • Ability to utilise and reference framework documentation
  • Proficient skills within digital design tools such as Photoshop, Sketch or similar
  • Solid experience working from design mockups
  • Mobile and responsive design knowledge
  • Understanding of front-end performance optimisation techniques
  • Knowledge of version control systems, in particular Git
  • Knowledge of Digital Ocean Droplets and Droplet management tools
  • Understanding of continuous integration and using tools such as Bitbucket pipelines or Travis
  • Knowledge of Linux systems, in particular CentOS
  • iOS and Android development experience
  • Experience integrating with third party RESTful APIs

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