Front End Developer

  • Up to £35,000
  • Deadline: 11/11/2022
  • Full-time
  • Design & Development
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne

About Evolved Search

Evolved Search is an award-winning, dynamic, and ambitious digital marketing agency based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We deliver data-led and creative SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, Digital PR & CRO services for brands and companies across a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on those in Retail, Automotive, and Finance.

We differentiate ourselves by providing market-leading and game-changing results on client campaigns acquired thanks to deep knowledge, constant learning, and years of experience managing Organic and Paid strategies.

With ambitious growth plans, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Evolved Search team. We’re big on people, offering exciting and genuine opportunities to develop and progress, and offer a healthy dose of team member perks that go way beyond the ordinary.

Please note, if we receive a high response for this role we may close the campaign early.

About the Role

We’re recruiting for a Web Developer with experience in PHP to work as a part of our design and development team. You’ll help us to do what we do best, building engaging interactive digital content pieces to make waves for our clients online.

As an award-winning digital agency, we work with a wide range of companies across different sectors, meaning that variety and innovation are at the heart of everything we do and will be a key part of this role.

Every week, the Evolved Search team creates content on behalf of our clients which is posted across the web by well-known publishers and seen and shared by huge audiences across the globe.

As an in-house developer at Evolved, you’ll be working to bring content ideas to life for online audiences by building shareable, innovative front-end applications which deliver content across a range of devices.

Working alongside the rest of the design and dev team, the position will provide opportunities to work on creative projects across a wide range of digital formats and industries which are both bespoke and unique. In your role, you’ll be adding an extra dimension to our content marketing campaigns with effective and engaging interactive pieces.

You’ll play a pivotal role in the creative process, being involved with ideas from the initial brainstorms right up to the delivery of the final piece and scoping on interactive possibilities and/or limitations within an idea.

As part of a tight-knit and collaborative team, you’ll be owning your own projects but will report to and receive guidance from our Head of Design.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities and duties include:

  • Working to deliver high quality web applications which are cross-browser compatible and deliver a high-quality experience on a variety of devices.
  • Writing clean, scalable code with an eye on performance and security.
  • Working in a stand-alone function but as part of an experienced team in other creative roles.
  • Comfortable acting as a technical voice both internally and externally with clients should the need arise.
  • Testing code and functionality with the team to ensure quality and performance.
  • Ensuring your work is completed with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Deploying your work on client platforms working with their in-house or 3rd party developers.
  • Working on development tasks for Evolved Search as an agency and other internal projects where required.
  • Working with the content and design teams to scope and plan ideas.
  • Looking at project feasibility with an eye on balancing innovation and constraints on time and resources.
  • Work proactively, suggesting efficiency improvements as they present themselves.

What we're looking for

Desired skills and attributes:

  • Agency experience as a developer is essential, we’re looking for someone who can demonstrate the right background/knowledge.
  • Confident front-end skills using HTML, CSS & JavaScript.
  • A background in creating responsive designs.
  • Knowledge of PHP and integrating it with front end applications.
  • Knowledge of popular JS frameworks like Angular 2, React.JS, Ember.JS etc.
  • You should be able to demonstrate complete projects using these technologies.
  • Using git for version control with external contractors.
  • The ability to learn new techniques and apply them to your work.
  • The drive to use your skills to be a pioneer in creating new solutions for industry-leading original content.
  • Confident receiving design files from software such as Adobe XD.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of common CMS technology like WordPress, Drupal, Umbraco etc. would be an advantage.
  • Skills around animation with JavaScript and HTML5.

What we'll offer you

Skills and experience like yours come at a price, we get it. In addition to a fair and competitive salary (DOE), we also offer our team members:

  • A rewarding role with a clear progression route, evolving salary, and the chance to be part of a specialist, award-winning agency.
  • A 4-day working week! We’re one of the only employers in the North East to offer a 4-day week as standard with no impact on pay.
  • Hybrid office and remote working.
  • Flexible working and sliding start/finish times around core hours.
  • An enhanced holiday package that offers way more than your average.
  • Premium private health insurance.
  • Advanced maternity, paternity, and adoption packages.
  • A personal training budget to help you progress, learn, and develop in your role.
  • Fantastic, spacious offices slap-bang in the middle of central Newcastle with restaurants and bars on the doorstep, free snacks, and relaxed culture.
  • Regular social activities, charity initiatives, conferences, awards, and events, plus one of the best Christmas parties in the biz.
  • A time allowance for charity work, enabling you to support causes you’re passionate about during working hours.

Discover more about our Culture and Benefits here.

Get in touch

If this all sounds good to you, and this role matches your expertise and experience, then we’d love to hear from you!

Upload your CV and (ideally) a Cover Letter via the form on this page. Tell us why you’re the perfect candidate and what you’d bring to the role.

Your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy and we will contact you if your application is successful to progress through to the interview stage.

We respond to all candidates as standard, but please be patient with us as it may take us the duration of the campaign to get back to you. We like to keep candidate details on file if the role we have live may not be for you, but we absolutely need you in our team. We do this by holding your details in our talent pool in line with our GDPR policy.

Note: We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

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