Junior Front-End Developer

We’re on the lookout for a Junior Front-End Developer to join our team. We’re an integrated agency that specialises in branding and a lot of the new brands and rebrands require web design/development. We’re at our absolute best when we’re working with the Brands of Tomorrow. Brands not afraid to try something new, to go against the grain and break the mould in their respective industries.  There’s no long drawn out projects or template driven websites.

A standard day would likely involve building bespoke WordPress themes for one of our clients with the support of our Head of Development. This can involve everything from building the back end of WordPress’s admin section using Advanced Custom Fields to the HTML, CSS and JavaScript on the front end. Don’t be put off by the thought of any complex integrations or functionality as that will be handled by our back end team.

While not all projects will be WordPress based we do work on a “why reinvent the wheel” approach and use what is appropriate for each individual project be it WordPress, Laravel or Shopify. Though this does mean most websites would be built with WordPress to save time for the fun work of making a really nice front end.

The main technologies and methodologies you’ll be using day to day are GIT, HTML5, BEM, CSS3, SCSS, GULP, JavaScript along with Some PHP. With jQuery being used for older legacy projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented and passionate team, working on exciting projects where you will get a real sense of involvement from the very moment you start.

We are located in a recently refurbished mill in Ancoats Village in a brand new studio. A short walk to Piccadilly train station or the Northern Quarter with cheap daily parking for those that drive. The interior space is huge including living trees, screening room, large open kitchen area, breakout comfy zones, private sound booths, pool table, roof space with Wifi, free beer or soft drinks and coffee machines etc. There are secure bike storage areas and showers. The surrounding area is becoming one of the most desirable areas in Manchester. Once seen as the rundown area of the city it is now becoming the Shoreditch of Manchester. We are located in the main square which already has craft brewery pub, the famous Rudy’s Pizza, sports bar and restaurant. By summer 2018 there will be an additional 30 units containing restaurants, bars and shops. It is a truly exciting time to be in this area

Please note that this is a junior developer role and as a result, we do not necessarily expect you to have a bulging portfolio of client projects.

REQUIRED Proficiencies/knowledge
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Bespoke WordPress theme development
  • Basic understanding of low-level PHP
  • Basic Photoshop, and Illustrator usage (no design needed but able to open and prepare the files)
  • Responsive development
  • Git
  • Gulp
  • ES6
  • An eye for detail
  • Understanding of basic UX principles
  • Clean coder
  • Strong problem solver
  • Up to date with the web industry overall, and trends occurring within it
  • Self-learner, keen to learn and improve
  • An idea of where they need and want to improve

This is a great opportunity to get started within one of the top digital agencies outside of London. By joining AHOY you’ll become an integral part of a team with a culture and atmosphere has been instrumental in our success.  If this sounds like it might appeal to you.

Be sure to send over examples of bespoke work (not just modified Wordpress Themes), even if it’s just a CodePen account.

The salary £20k – £24k judged on experience.

No calls or emails from recruiters, please.