Supersonic Playground Ltd
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Front End and WordPress Web Developer

Location: Central Maidstone Office (COVID-19 risk assessed space) / working from home

Supersonic Playground Ltd The Business Terrace, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6JQ

Specifics

9 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4.30 pm Friday

COVID-19 Risk Assessed Office Space @ The Business Terrace, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, ME17 6JQ / working from home

Holiday

28 days including bank holidays, increasing by 1 day for every year worked (max of 38 days) + 1 day paid holiday for your birthday

Benefits

  • free parking
  • company pension
  • early finish on a Friday
  • beer Fridays
  • regular company lunches/ internal events
  • fruit, tea and coffee available

Salary

Negotiable dependent on experience

Reports to

Creative Director – Rich Dean

Summary

Supersonic Playground is Kent’s leading WordPress and WooCommerce web design agency. We pride ourselves on creating beautifully designed Custom WordPress Websites for a wide range of clients, including small-to-medium-sized businesses throughout London and the south-east, as well as well-known brands such as Virgin Care, NHS and Hospice UK.

We have ambitious growth plans and we’re looking for an ambitious, talented and passionate Front End and WordPress Web Developer to join our growing team in a very unique opportunity. You’ll have experience in delivering and executing beautiful, high-level websites for a wide variety of clients and sectors.

The role is a hybrid and has two key components. Firstly, you’ll need to be proficient creating custom WordPress themes and outputting content using well-known WordPress plugins including Advanced Custom Fields and WooCommerce for eCommerce. A certain level of PHP proficiency is desirable. Secondly, you’ll need to be able to take the custom theme and outputted content and complete the front-end development using HTML5, CSS3 and potentially jQuery.

We have very high standards in the projects that we deliver for our clients, so a meticulous eye and a high level of attention, and a thoroughness in testing your work are essential.

You’ll be ambitious, driven and a self-starter. You should be passionate about all forms of web design and you should have a proven track record of delivering engaging websites that are built to the highest standards, always looking to push the boundaries of what can be achieved. You should also show a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude. We work with a wide range of clients and projects, so you should show versatility and adaptability, and be comfortable working across different types of projects.

You must be able to demonstrate a solid portfolio of real-world projects and have at least 5 years’ experience at a digital agency or similar background. Formal development education is required, with a degree desirable but not essential.

In the longer term, Supersonic Playground has solid growth ambitions so there will be opportunities for career progression into team leadership and people management if this is something of interest to the successful candidate.

Key requirements

  • Formal development education – minimum A level/GNVQ/Diploma in a relevant subject. Degree preferable but not essential.
  • 5+ years of design agency or similar experience
  • Expert knowledge of creating custom WordPress themes using Advanced Custom Fields and WooCommerce
  • Expert knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Structured, organised and efficient code that can easily be worked on by other team members
  • Javascript and jQuery desirable, but not essential (training can be provided)

Personal attributes

  • Good interpersonal skills – you must be a team player and able to communicate your ideas to other team members and clients
  • Meticulous attention to detail – you take pride in your work and strive to the highest standards
  • Able to adapt working practices and follow company systems and frameworks so that work is consistent across projects
  • Positive thinker – always sees opportunities, new approaches and ways to improve
  • Always willing to go the extra mile to meet project deadlines
  • Good communicator and willing to give the Creative Director progress updates at all stages of the project
  • Able to work under pressure and demonstrate proactive initiative
  • Progressively looks to build interaction with the team, especially the Creative Director
  • Not afraid to ask questions if you don’t know the right solution

Key responsibilities

  • To deliver high-quality custom WordPress websites through the creation of custom WordPress themes and high-quality front-end development
  • To work closely with the project manager and clients to understand project requirements
  • To take project wireframes, designs and specifications supplied by the designers and execute the fully built website through to completion, overseeing the project and working with designers to ensure it meets the original project vision
  • To ensure all client deadlines are met
  • To keep abreast of latest industry developments, trends and techniques, and be able to implement them where appropriate
  • To learn, develop and grow as a designer by constantly learning new tools, techniques and technologies

What you’ll get from us

We’re a growing and dynamic digital agency who strive to be the best at what we do. Based in the heart of Maidstone, we’re located in a brand new, modern and fully serviced office space just a short walk from the town centre and local amenities. Quality is at the heart of everything we do, and we have ambitious plans for the future. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to step into a role where they can develop their career and join a growing digital agency.

Apply for this role

If you think this is the role for you and you’d make a great fit for our team, then why not send us your CV with a little information about yourself and who knows, you might be our next recruit.

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