Full-stack web developer vacancy at Candour [Closed] – PHP, Laravel, React (Norwich/remote)

Candour is a leading digital agency based in Norwich. We believe that in 2023 and beyond, designers, developers and marketers all need to work together to build exceptional web platforms that are highly-optimised for search and conversion.

We are looking for a full-stack developer (PHP, Laravel, React) with solid agency experience, a sharp eye for detail, and the drive to support our systems and processes’ continuous development.

Before you start reading the job description below and working out if now is a good time to look for a new role, let us 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 and arrangements, giving you our trust and support. That is yours to maintain.

2) We strongly encourage all staff to finish when their day ends. 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 focus on providing the best outcomes for our clients through brilliant work. We don’t put team members in difficult situations by signing deals we know aren’t right. We want to work with clients with realistic expectations and budgets and with whom we can develop sustainable, long-term relationships.

4) Every single person at Candour gets a direct profit share at the end of their six-month probation. 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 resources to helping a charity. Recently, we have supported The Feed and Break. This year, we are happy to be working with The Hamlet, a charity for children with disabilities and complex health needs.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Writing clean and reusable code
  • Debugging and troubleshooting existing systems
  • Working with our design team to ensure accurate implementation of design systems
  • Creating elegant, accessible, and performant front-end templates and components
  • Problem-solving and solution design
  • Providing accurate time estimates for projects/tasks
  • Building/configuring CMS systems
  • Developing according to security-first principals

What we would like from you:

  • Three years of industry experience
  • 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 (i.e. Hooks)
  • Working experience in integrating with different types of APIs
  • Object-oriented PHP experience, preferably Laravel
  • Experience building usable content management systems
  • In-depth knowledge of version control systems such as Git
  • Good communication skills and time management
  • 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 and SEO
  • A collaborative and open work approach

What we can offer you:

  • An agency that founded on providing a good quality of work-life
  • Up to £45,000 pa salary DOE + quarterly cash profit share (profit share after a successful six-month probation period)
  • Private healthcare (after a successful six-month probation period)
  • Opportunities for public speaking (paid time to prepare and deliver your talks)
  • Hybrid working: We believe your job should fit around your life
  • 35-day holiday allowance, inclusive of public holidays and our Christmas shutdown
  • A range of parental leave and benefits policies, including maternity, paternity, adoption, IVF and Neonatal
  • Supportive and inclusive policies including menopause, transgender equality and equal opportunities in addition to team member handbooks
  • Sickness pay beyond statutory benefits and increasing with time at the company
  • Annual training budget: We’ll help you develop professionally
  • Development opportunities at events such as BrightonSEO and SearchNorwich
  • Monthly (optional attendence) funded social events with the team
  • A summer and winter party (we're 10 years old this year!)
  • Open-plan dog-friendly office including a starter pack of 4 office dogs
  • Fantastic clients across a range of industries
  • 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 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 2023 and beyond, designers, developers and marketers all need to work together to build the best possible end product.

Day to day, we’re guided by our brand values and a strong ethos of transparency and honesty internally and, importantly, with our clients. We created our values together to describe how we work as a team, and these are integral to our long-term vision:

  • Candour
  • Cooperation
  • Ownership
  • Ingenuity

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

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