Candour

Front-end web developer vacancy at Candour (Norwich/remote)

Our incredibly talented and friendly development team is looking for a full-time, full-stack web developer to join them as we embark on some exciting new projects.

We are looking for a developer with strong front-end experience, a sharp eye for detail, and the drive to support our systems and processes’ continuous development.

The role can be studio-based, hybrid or fully remote (within the UK) depending on applicant preference.

Before you start reading the bullet points below and working out if now is a good time to look for a new role, let me give you the ‘elevator pitch’ for Candour:

We founded the studio on a ‘quality of life’ principle, which means:

1) You will be treated like an adult. We’re flexible with working times, arrangements and give you our trust and support. That is yours to maintain.

2) We strongly encourage all staff to finish when their day is finished. While working extra hours is sometimes necessary, you’ll get paid for it and, it is not the norm.

3) There is no mindless pursuit of ‘growth’. We don’t put staff in difficult situations signing deals we know won’t work. We want to work with clients with realistic expectations and budgets and develop a good relationship with them.

4) After passing a probation period of three months, every single person at Candour gets a direct profit share at the end of the year. No fine print, no special clauses, we do well, you do well.

5) We want to ‘do good’. Every year we dedicate some of our resource to helping a charity. We recently designed and built a new website for The Feed, free of charge and are now providing pro-bono services for Break.

What we would like from you:

  • HTML 5 and Modern CSS (or CSS preprocessors like SCSS) preferably using BEM methodology
  • Modern javascript (ES6+ – preferably without jQuery)
  • Experience with React and its latest features (Hooks/Suspense) is highly desirable
  • Object-oriented PHP experience, preferably Laravel
  • Experience building and maintaining usable CMSs
  • Good communication skills and time management
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as git
  • Can reproduce designs to a pixel perfect standard
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines
  • Good working knowledge of Git in a collaborative environment
  • Awareness of best practices for accessibility

Bonus points awarded for:

  • Experience integrating with common 3rd party APIs (Stripe/Algolia)
  • Relational databases (MySQL/MariaDB)
  • Experience maintaining open-source code
  • Working knowledge of technical SEO best practices
  • Understanding of best practices for accessibility

What we can offer you:

  • An agency that is founded on cultivating a good working environment
  • Up to £36,000 salary
  • A direct profit share from agency earnings on top of your salary
  • Private healthcare cover
  • Flexitime: We believe your job should fit around your life
  • Flexible holiday allowance. A minimum of 28 days (including bank holidays), with additional days available on request depending on project commitments
  • Additional time off at Christmas when the office is closed
  • Annual training budget: We’ll help you develop professionally
  • Development opportunities at events such as BrightonSEO and NorDevCon
  • Open-plan dog-friendly office including a starter pack of 2 office dogs
  • Nice clients
  • A great team of designers, developers and other marketers to work with and learn from

A little bit more about us:

Candour is a team of 22 based in Seymour House, Norwich. We specialise in helping businesses grow and evolve by taking advantage of digital technologies. It is our belief that to do a good job in 2022 and beyond, that designers, developers and marketers all need to work together to build the best possible end product.

Apart from our Norwich base, we have a roster of clients from all over the UK and globally, and every year we’re actively involved in supporting local charities with either fundraising or pro-bono work.

Day to day, we’re guided by a strong ethos around transparency and honesty; both internally with each other and importantly, our clients. This is central to our long-term vision, and we find it makes life a lot less stressful!

If this sounds like you, please send a covering email and CV to [email protected]


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