Junior web developer

Summary

We’re looking for a junior web developer to join our Central Cambridge team.

As key members of a fast-paced, top-5 rated UK digital agency, web developers at Onespacemedia implement and support industry-leading, responsive websites and web applications as part of the company’s high-quality digital product offering.

Working closely with the design team, our developers build websites and applications for clients across a number of market sectors. With assistance from the commercial and design teams, each developer takes responsibility for supporting and resolving a project’s technical issues through to successful deployment.

Developers work primarily in Python and Django on the back-end, and build high quality responsive front-end templates, delivering outstanding quality across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

Responsibilities

Technical delivery

  • Champion and implement industry-leading development best practices to ensure a high-quality web deliverable on every project.
  • Work closely with the team’s Lead Developer to work within a company-wide development workflow - helping to enforce a consistent and streamlined process and highlight opportunities for improvement.
  • Implement robust, high-quality, CMS managed websites and custom web applications to project deadlines.

Project delivery

  • Work to implement technical work on-spec and on-time.
  • Make educated development suggestions in the case of an unconventional or hard-to-manage design vision.
  • Proactive management and resolution of development issues that arise during a project’s life-cycle.
  • Help to thoroughly test and iterate on development work to ensure it’s client-ready before it’s shared externally.
  • Communication of potential commercial issues to a member of project management in a timely and accurate manner. 

Technology skills

Required

  • Experience with an object oriented programming language, preferably Python.

  • Demonstrable experience building front end templates using HTML5/CSS3.
  • A base understanding of JavaScript, preferably ES6.
  • Experience with version control - Git or similar.
  • An awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues and their resolution.
  • Knowledge of responsive development best practices, preferably with some experience building a responsive interface.
  • A technology generalist with a keen interest in the future of the Internet and its technical direction.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Python and the Django web framework.
  • Exposure to a front end web framework Vue, React, Angular etc.
  • Experience with a CSS pre processor Post CSS, SCSS etc.
  • Familiarity in interfacing with third-party API integrations.
  • Competence with Unix server environments and shell scripting.

Qualities

  • Excellent attention to detail and diligence during the development process.
  • A natural problem solver with a positive attitude - with an appreciation for Onespacemedia’s commercial obligations and brand reputation.
  • A professional commitment to quality and transparency.
  • A good verbal and written communicator, preferably with experience dealing directly with clients.
  • A team player who isn’t afraid to get involved in wider company discussions and support and mentor others if the opportunity arises.

Qualifications 

  • Demonstrable experience building web applications in professional, freelance or personal projects.
  • Technical degree preferable (Comp Sci) but not compulsory.

Office address

Unit 9, 23-25 Gwydir St
Cambridge
CB1 2LS

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