Web Application Developer

Job description

We’re looking for a web application developer to become the second member of our development team, helping us build new products and improve our existing ones.

We have two key existing products. Software Path, a software comparison site, helps people find great software for their team. The site also generates market intelligence data used by Prospect Path, a customer acquisition platform which allows software companies to find-best fit customers. Prospect Path and Software Path are built using the Laravel PHP framework, React and are hosted on AWS. Automated testing and deployment are handled by Codeship.

We’re looking for somebody who will help us to expand the features on these platforms, maintain them, and create new products in the future. They should have at least two years of experience working in industry with PHP, Javascript, HTML and CSS.

We are a small company, so your work will immediately have a big impact. You will work closely with everyone in the business from the start as you use your technical skills to solve problems. You should be comfortable working collaboratively with everyone in the team while gathering requirements and reviewing work as well as working independently to build features.

We think you’ll enjoy this role because you’ll:

Build features in their entirety

You’ll get to take ownership of the features you build, from requirements gathering, planning and implementation right through to seeing them benefit our team and customers.

Use the latest technologies

We test and deploy our code using modern scalable cloud platforms. We build our features using the latest web frameworks and libraries. You’ll be involved in helping us to innovate as we discover and use the latest tools.

Grow with us

Currently, we’re a small team but we have big plans for our business and the products we want to offer. The systems you help us to create will be key in ensuring that we are able to grow our business and products smoothly as you quickly become an integral part of the team.

Requirements

This is You:

  • You have at least two years of industry experience working with PHP and Javascript
  • You have worked with internal stakeholders to gather project requirements
  • You have used the Laravel PHP framework
  • You have used React for front end development and ideally, have some experience using Redux for front end state management
  • You have implemented responsive front ends which meet modern accessibility standards based on designs created by a designer
  • You have an interest in design system principles and some experience applying them
  • You use version control and are familiar with creating merge requests
  • You have developed software in a team using an agile development methodology
  • You are good at recognising problems and solving them
  • You enjoy both working independently to build features and collaborating with teams to understand requirements, get feedback on features you have built and grow your understanding of the business
  • You enjoy learning about software design patterns and applying them to your work

Perks of the job

  • Competitive salary £25,000 - £35,000 p/a
  • Tailored plan for personal progression in your role
  • A knowledgeable, social and purposeful team
  • Your work helps us plant 1000’s of trees each year with Tree Aid

When we aren’t social distancing we offer:

  • Free food (Monday breakfast, Friday lunch, weekly fruit delivery)
  • Modern, city-centre offices at The Core in Newcastle Helix
  • Company events including Tyneside Cinema film nights
  • Friendly competition (table tennis, bake-off sweepstakes)

Hiring during COVID-19 social distancing

Currently, all of our employees are working from home but we have an office which is open and available should it be required. If you go through the process of applying for this job we will work closely with you to aim for a hiring process which is both safe and allows us to communicate with each other as effectively as possible. This would probably involve the majority of the process taking place remotely with one or two meetings taking place at two metres distance from our Newcastle office.

No agencies – thank you.