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We are an award winning and growing digital marketing agency based in Ashford, Kent, and with modern offices in London (Shoreditch).

We are looking for an experienced server-side web developer with Sitecore experience to join a dedicated team working on a web a mix of different sites, from Travel to Healthcare and lots of others in between.

You will be working closely with our clients, with the support and backing of your own Project Manager and Account Manager, and a team of very experienced developers in both our London and Ashford office.

our culture

We have created an inspirational environment for our staff, the Ashford (Head) office is open plan and the atmosphere is collaborative, supportive and we have some seriously brilliant techies on the teams.

The team in London operate from Forge & Co, Shoreditch in a dedicated office which is fully serviced. We have growth planned and there are excellent opportunities to develop your career with us.

It’s a bit loud, pretty relaxed, and collaborative and we are constantly trying new technology and integrating the really good stuff.

We start our day with a “stand-up” as a whole team – sharing successes and offering each other solutions for the day ahead.

We have strong relationships with our clients and we have regular trips out for pizza, beers in the office on a Friday before logging off and social events (if that’s your thing). Most importantly we invest in our teams skill sets with supported training and certification and we have a commitment to promoting from within and developing you for your future.

Our culture is really important to us and we want the best cultural fit and the best talent to join us. Our teams are positive, enthusiastic, passionate about technology and really comfortable with the internal and external collaboration that is core to our business. A desire to constantly expand your skill set should be equally important to you.

the day to day

We start our day with a “stand-up” as a whole team – sharing successes and offering each other solutions and our projects range from £20K to £500K builds so the work is really varied – you won’t be working on the same thing week in and week out and you will get to explore the technical landscape.

This role is within a development delivery team working with a dedicated Project manager and an Account Manager, producing innovative websites for clients. You will be developing from defined spec’s, testing and problem solving through to delivery with some maintenance and support of the sites will be included.

key responsibilities

  • To work with the Server Side Development team and other senior designers and developers to deliver new media solutions to agreed timescales and budgets
  • To be part of the development and support team in production and maintenance of websites and new media products for all of our clients
  • To ensure all websites are stable and fit for purpose
  • To take responsibility for the quality and presentation of your own work and environment
  • To research new and emerging technologies and advise the Senior Management team on technology developments
  • To drive the delivery of exceptional website and support clients through projects to implementation
  • To collaborate with the Project Managers ensuring effective distribution of resource
  • To communicate with clients ensuring effective resolution of outages, upgrades and relocations and to provide technical consultancy to clients when required
  • To maintain, and be proactive in improving, the quality of all new media work produced by Sagittarius
  • To provide out of hours support when required
  • To support IT for Sagittarius
  • To be highly proficient in a variety of languages and products including:
  • C#, VB.Net, MVC, SQL Server (TSQL Query language to developer level), IIS, Visual Studio, XHTML, JavaScript, AJAX , J Query , PHP , Sitecore 8, Umbraco, Mongo DB, Teamcity, Octopus and GIT
  • To assist in management of our clients hosting
  • To accurately record all hours worked against the appropriate client and report any work requests to the Digital Studio Manager
  • In all dealings with clients and suppliers, always looking for new avenues and opportunities for Sagittarius 

personal skills

  • Good and effective communication skills
  • Able to multi task and maintain great attention to detail
  • Able to manage your own time and have good commercial awareness
  • You will have a passion for technology and will be personally disciplined and able to maintain focus amid distraction
  • You will provide inspirational leadership for the Junior developers and play an active part in sharing knowledge and implementing training for the existing team
  •  You will have good attention to detail and be able to prioritise and be effective when working to tight deadlines and within budgets
  • Be aware of the practical application of technology and return on investment (ROI)
  • You will be self-motivated and able work independently

specific job skills / knowledge

  • An understanding of server side technologies and how to leverage them to create inspirational and usable visual interfaces
  • C#, SQL Server (TSQL  Query language  to developer level), IIS, Visual Studio, XHTML, JavaScript, AJAX  , J Query  , PHP , Sitecore, Umbracco or Mongo DB
  • Sitecore experience is necessary for this role – however we are happy to train and certify strong developers
  • To be competent in producing rich and useable websites
  •  Experienced in working on large value portfolio and big web site projects
  • To have the ability to forward plan and evaluate the impact of integration across businesses and platforms
  • An understanding of the cost and consequence of implementation from a technology  perspective
  • An understanding of Agile methodology
  • Ability to document work and projects and report to the leadership and management team,
  • Committed to maintaining high standards of accuracy and presentation

what’s in it for you?

There is no micromanagement - but there is support, there is loads to do – but there is time to learn and play with new technology.    

Our technology evolves and so will yours with us.  We are a growing organisation and there are some exciting opportunities lined up

We will invest in your skill set, support your personal growth and development and value your ideas and solutions, work and effort.

location

Moorgate, London

salary

£35,000 - £45,000 Dependant on experience

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info for recruitment agencies

We currently do not work with recruitment agencies for our vacancies and source our candidates directly. We would prefer not to receive unsolicited emails , CV’s, mail shots or phone call please.

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