Front End or Full Stack Web Developer

Location: Chippendale, New South Wales
Contract Type: Contract
Specialisation: Technology & Digital
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH226539_1538616456

The company:

A growing web agency which works extensively with creative clients.

The role:

This role is responsible for creating high spec websites, as well as other interesting solutions, such as interactive installations for high profile events. These are mainly based on WordPress, with occasional custom PHP, as well as HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc. Duties include:

  • Front (and Back, depending on the candidate) coding, often faithfully reproducing resolution independent and truly responsive websites from PDF, AI or ID finished art files.
  • Building static sites and WordPress themes from scratch.
  • Assisting the Project Manager with technical requirements and decisions
  • Recruitment, staff management and mentoring - as the team grows, and if the role is converted to permanent.
  • Occasional meetings with clients (along with another senior employee) when required.

The opportunity:

  • Prospect of a permanent position on successful completion of the initial 6 Month contract.
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing company at an early stage, and to grow a team around you.
  • Potential to gain exposure to new technologies, and to drive the technology used. The company is keen to stay not only current, but to be innovative as well.

About you:

You will be comfortable in a small environment, and able to work autonomously most of the time. You will be an experienced Front End or Full Stack Developer who manages your time and workload effectively to meet deadlines, whilst working on several projects at different stages concurrently.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Excellent Front End skills, and a keen eye for detail. You should be able to build static sites and WordPress themes from scratch, without the use of:
    • bootstrap css, font awesome, page builders, plugin overuse, base or boilerplate themes, bloated frameworks, over engineering (i.e. using react/angular/vue for a holding page)
  • Fluent in WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Vanilla)
  • Some PHP experience
  • Must be able to faithfully reproduce a resolution independent and truly responsive website from PDF, AI or ID finished art files, which requires very close attention to detail, graphic design sensibility, and the ability to visually identify the difference between 25px and 50px

Desirable (but not essential) skills and experience:

  • Full LAMP Stack experience
  • Experience with new technologies, including React.js, Angular.js, Laravel etc.
  • Working knowledge of configuring AWS

Hours are generally 9-5:30 Monday to Friday, although an occasional 'all hands on deck' can be required to ensure deadlines are met.

Start date is as soon as possible.