The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled front-end developer to join a growing full-service agency with a very strong web team.

You will have a strong track record in building commercial websites, taking on all aspects from start to finish, as well as working with a design team. You will have had full responsibility for the entire build of a number of commercial sites.

You will be using your technical understanding of HTML, CSS3, JavaScript to work as part of our dev team on building and maintaining both small and large-scale websites.

We develop in Craft and Shopify – expertise in one or both of these is required. Don’t worry if you are not an expert yet, you will become one. All you need is to be hungry enough to want to master these platforms.

Attention to detail and flexible approach to problem solving are key attributes as well as the ability to work in a team. You will need to possess excellent knowledge about best practice for web performance, accessibility and usability; be curious about new technologies and have an eagerness to learn more.

Great communication skills are essential as you will be working in a team and liaising directly with clients. You will be expected to hone your skills whilst on-the-job, as well as engaging in CPD training and self-learning. Oh, and being a generally decent person will go a long way.

About Scaramanga

Scaramanga is a full service, marketing and creative agency, with a strong web development and UX design team. We are creative thinkers delivering marketing and design solutions that do more than just look pretty. Based in Croydon and Kent, our skilled and experienced team is made up of web developers, designers, marketers, content and advertising wizards and social media gurus.

Established in 2000, we have the track record and know-how to transform performance for organisations, so that they can build brand awareness, launch new products and services, enter new markets, and grow sales and profitability to reach their full potential.

Your duties

Your duties will include, but certainly not limited to:

  • Taking part in the discovery process of identifying client requirements
  • Utilising your knowledge of progressive enhancement and responsive design techniques
  • Identifying compatibility pitfalls with older browsers
  • Contributing to the standards of front-end development within the company
  • Advising on front-end/UX best practices and ideal approaches/ techniques to use on projects
  • Sharing your knowledge with other members of the team
  • Transposing designers’ visuals into high quality code

Skills & experience

Essential skills

  • A solid foundation in semantic, modular, accessible HTML, SCSS and ES6
  • Experience working with CraftCMS and/or Shopify
  • Package managers and build tools including gulp, grunt, composer and npm
  • Comfortable with PHP and MySQL
  • Comfortable with Git, GitHub and Bitbucket
  • Ability to build websites with a particular focus on performance and accessibility
  • Good communication, including internal and client interaction across all project phases
  • A strong design sensibility, with a keen eye for detail
  • History working with design/development teams and an interest and experience in the creative industry

Desirable

  • Familiarity with design tools like Figma and Affinity
  • Good understanding of SEO best practices
  • Experience with Tailwind
  • Understanding of design process and design best practices
  • Understanding of hosting/domain environments

Mega brownie points

  • Standing up docker containers
  • Administering WHM servers
  • Understanding of CI/CD pipelines

Location

This role is based in either our Kent office in Kings Hill, West Malling or our Croydon office. There may be the option for some home working on satisfactory completion of the induction/probation period.

Experience

If you can demonstrate that you can fulfil the role’s requirements, then the number of years’ experience is irrelevant.

However, as a guide, we would suggest a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a professional environment on commercial projects would be the sweet spot.

Salary

Up to £33,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Role type

Permanent, full time.

How to apply

Please send your CV and examples of your work to careers@scaramanga.agency

This next bit is really important: As this is a digital role, we would like to see an online digital portfolio and/ or examples of your work.