Junior Developer

Birmingham, West Midlands
£24,000 - £28,000 per annum
21 Apr 2017
19 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Junior Developer
Location: Birmingham B1
Salary: £24000- £28000 Per Annum
Job type: Permanent


Our client is a marketing technology company. Our technology enables our clients to deliver their marketing ideas with minimal impact on their development resource.
Our client works with companies from various sectors, including Hertz, Odeon, IG Group and Pension Bee. Our primary clients are large enterprises.
We are a startup with 15 employees, with offices in Birmingham and London.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a Junior Developer with strong, well-rounded skills. You will have a passion for software development and be able to demonstrate experience of developing web applications/technologies. Any experience or interest in mobile development is a welcome bonus.
You will be a crucial part of our development team. Your primary role will be coding the JavaScript-based plugins by which our campaigns are delivered. You will be involved in projects from concept to completion. You will work closely with members of our consulting team and with other members of our development team. You will communicate directly with client developers throughout the design and implementation of their marketing campaigns.

We are interested in your characteristics and not just your skills and experience. These are the key characteristics we apply to everything we do. You will also demonstrate:
thoughtfulness at start;
communication, helpfulness and openness during;
quality and precision throughout;
organisation and structure throughout; and
learning and sharing knowledge at the end.
For this role, we are looking for someone who:
is able to communicate clearly in writing and in speaking;
has an organised and systematic approach, complemented by creative flair;
pays close attention to detail;
believes in excellent customer service; and
wants to be part of a fast-growing startup with big ambitions.

As a Junior Developer you will work as part of our growing, Birmingham-based Development team to create innovative and elegant solutions for our core platform. These are the tools we currently use and with which you would work:

You will have experience with:
Writing apps/functionality in vanilla JavaScript
Up-to-date Javascript: ES6/ES2016/ES.next
Delivering cross browser compatible HTML, JavaScript and CSS (ideally back to IE9)
SQL (ideally PostgreSQL)
Git and knowledge of popular workflows
contributing to/maintaining Open Source projects (issue creation/management, pull requests)

You will demonstrate:
a pragmatic approach to each solution, experience in evaluating possible language/stack and making informed technology decisions;
experience working in a team;
experience working independently; and
experience working with client developers.
We will look favorably on candidates with some of the following:
A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT or a related field is a plus but attitude and experience come first. A demonstrable portfolio will hold more weight than any academic accreditation.

A day in the life
We start the day with standups where we briefly describe: what we did yesterday (and if anything unplanned arose); what we are planning to do today, and (most importantly) what, if anything, is blocking our progress.
We hold retrospective meetings every three weeks where we ask ourselves: “How could we do better?”. It’s an opportunity to consider ideas (big and small) that can have a big impact on how we deliver as a business.