PHP 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 and back-end experience, a sharp eye for detail, and the drive to support our systems and processes’ continuous development.

Initially, the role will be remote due to our COVID-19 plan to keep employees, their families and clients safe, with a longer-term view to return to our studio when it is safe to do so.

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 one year of being on the team, 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 are currently designing and building a new website for The Feed, free of charge.

What we would like from you:

  • Good communication skills and time management
  • Object-oriented PHP experience, preferably Laravel, Statamic, SilverStripe, as well as some WordPress
  • Relational databases (MySQL/MariaDB)
  • Modern javascript (ES6+ – preferably sans jQuery)
  • Modern CSS (or CSS preprocessors like SCSS) preferably using BEM methodology
  • Good working knowledge of Git in a collaborative environment
  • Awareness of best practices for accessibility
  • Experience integrating with common 3rd party APIs (Stripe/Algolia)

Bonus points awarded for: * Working knowledge of technical SEO best practices * Experience building and working with scalable systems * Basic knowledge of UNIX-like operating systems, sysadmin and DevOps * Experience maintaining open-source code * Experience with React and its latest features (Hooks/Suspense) * Working knowledge of technical SEO best practices * Understanding of best practices for accessibility * Experience with Vue would be beneficial * Experience programming in Go

What we can offer you:

  • An agency that is founded on cultivating a good working environment
  • Up to £36,000pa salary
  • Private healthcare cover
  • A direct profit share from agency earnings on top of your salary after one year
  • 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 SearchNorwich
  • Open-plan dog-friendly office including a starter pack of 1 office dog (When it’s open again)
  • 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 14 currently all working remotely but usually 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 2021 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 world from Seattle to Brisbane 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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