Manchester

Mid-weight Front-End Developer

We’re on the lookout for a Mid-Weight Front-End Developer to join our team.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 daily parking from as little as £2.50 per day 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.

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.

Unlike some agencies we aren’t all about the using latest buzz word technologies for the sake of it, nor are we in the business of using off the shelf templates. A lot of websites in the modern era look the same and we make all our sites bespoke so there’s always something new and interesting about every site that needs to be designed and developed.

A standard day would likely involve building bespoke WordPress themes for one of our clients. 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, jQuery, JavaScript along with Some PHP. With jQuery only 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.

Please note that this is a midweight developer role and as a result, we need to see at least 10 commercial projects that you have built.

REQUIRED Proficiencies/knowledge
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • JavaScript/JQuery
  • Bespoke WordPress theme development from scratch
  • Basic understanding of low-level PHP
  • Basic Photoshop, and Illustrator usage (no design needed but able to open and prepare the files)
  • Responsive development
DESIRABLE PROFICIENCIES/knowledge
  • Git
  • Gulp
  • OOP principles
  • Browser Performance principles
  • ES6
IDEAL PERSONALITY traits
  • An eye for detail
  • Understanding of basic UX principles
  • Knowledge of best practices
  • 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

This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet 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 £25k – £28k judged on experience.

NOTE for recruiters: Unwanted calls and emails from recruiters take up a lot of our time. If you have quality candidates that you feel would fit the role please send them over. We work on a strict 15% fee and 60 days payment terms only. Please email rather than call.