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Job Title: Software Developer

Reporting to: Head of Development

Responsible for:

Development of websites and web applications, including CMS configuration, front-end presentation layer integration, business logic handling and back-end database implementation.

Main Duties:

  • Application design including data flows, core logic, back-end database integration, 3rd party integration and use of cloud-based services.
  • Configuration of CMS (Wordpress, Drupal etc), implementation of page templates, post types, plugins, custom functionality etc.
  • Implementation/integration of presentation layer (i.e. HTML/CSS/Javascript front-end), application logic and back-end database structures
  • Defining, providing and consuming webservices, and other software integration logic
  • Analysis of customer requirements (including direct contact meetings) and assisting with project budgeting and scheduling
  • Liaison with teams/individuals (e.g. designers, account manager, 3rd party providers) to develop and refine high-level design concepts
  • Assisting with the creation of system architecture and technical documentation
  • Maintenance and evaluation of changes to existing applications (both in-house and 3rd party developments)
  • Working as a team player as part of a small development team at all levels, including taking on the role of project leader and being responsible for individual level projects
  • Adhering to in-house standards on development practices e.g. security, source control, coding style guides, processes, as well as formal standards such as WCAG accessibility and W3C best practices for HTML/CSS. Aiding the further development and adoption of the above
  • Mentoring and providing support for junior developers, implementing code reviews, and driving team initiatives
  • Performing other duties as directed


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