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We’re Hiring

We are a friendly and lively crew here at Barques and are looking for people who can get on board with our sense of humour and work environment to ensure a smooth digital voyage.

We’re Hiring

Senior Developer

We’re looking for a Senior Developer to join our busy and lively team here at Barques.

What are we looking for?

You’ll be a talented full stack developer having held a senior position for a minimum of 5 years. You are confident managing servers, domains, DNS and other IT infrastructure. You consider yourself a well-rounded developer and skilled technical lead, always taking a positive approach to technical solutions. You have the ability to plan and estimate projects, whilst remaining hands on technical. Actively contributing to a number of projects would be the day to day, with no day ever being the same.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • An enthusiastic individual who enjoys building a variety of projects and can talk passionately about their work
  • Present solutions to complex client issues and explain solutions to a non-technical audience
  • Client friendly and comfortable supporting the client services teams within client meetings
  • Work closely to help the creative team’s vision for projects become a reality by finding solutions for their ideas or when not possible offering alternative solutions
  • Strong front-end development skills, with the ability to turn a PSD into standards compliant mark-up
  • Provide excellent PHP back-end and database knowledge to transform a front-end build into workable solutions, including integration of solutions into CMS such as WordPress & Magento
  • Knowledge of ecommerce platforms and payment gateways, helping to guide clients and internal team to the right platform as required
  • Contribute to planning meetings with the team to discuss briefs, timings and offer ideas to help add value to projects
  • Manage multiple projects from a development perspective and have an overview of the work within the development team
  • Understand that deadlines are of paramount importance ensuring all work is completed to time and budget
  • Ideally you’ll have at least 5 years’ experience in an agency, having held senior technical roles in the past 

Required Technical Experience

  • Expert knowledge of LAMP stack
  • PHP OO programming and MVC experience is essential (Codeigniter, Laravel)
  • Expert knowledge of MySQL and relational databases
  • Experience with other server-side languages and web frameworks
  • Prior experience of development of custom functionality and themes within WordPress and Magento
  • Thorough knowledge of RESTful and SOAP web services
  • Experience of using version control using GIT
  • Experience of automating development workflow, such as deployments or server config
  • Expert knowledge of domain and DNS management
  • Prior experience of sever administration, WHM and cPanel would be extremely beneficial
  • Expert knowledge of front-end technologies – HTML5, CSS3, Sass, AJAX, JSON and jQuery
  • Good understanding of technical SEO principles and how to implement best practices
  • Good understanding of front-end accessibility and performance
  • Experience of using front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap & Foundation, plus building responsive sites from scratch using HTML5 & CCS3
  • Experience of building HTML emails using Campaign Monitor or MailChimp
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop & Sketch would be beneficial
  • Experience of developing on Mac OS X

Salary negotiable based upon experience.

If the above sounds like you, please get in touch with a CV and brief description of why you think you’d be perfect for the role to