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Backend Developer | Full time | £45k + benefits


  • £30k – £45k DOE
  • Full Time
  • Hybrid
  • Immediate

Key Benefits

  • Additional Christmas Paid Holiday
  • Personal Development Plan and Support
  • R&D time to work on new self-generated projects
  • Conference budgets at opportunities to speak at and attend events.
  • Personalised avatar and mug (cooler than it sounds)
  • Flexible and relaxed working

In Brief

It is a pivotal moment in the Rixxo story, one of owning our craft as a centre of excellence in B2B eCommerce, with the opportunity for a Mid Adobe/Magento Developer to become part of a growing B2B eCommerce agency in the heart of Bristol.

Our Mid Adobe/Magento Developer will be responsible for the development of a portfolio of project works; from one-off project works to retainer project works, and from estimating to release.

Character is first, experience is second, with an entrepreneurial spirit to contribute to the growth of an B2B eCommerce agency in the heart of Bristol.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be the lead or deputy lead developer on project works, with support from a lead or deputy lead developer, alongside the lead project manager.

  • To ensure excellence in code and coding standards, to Adobe’s standards, with paid-for opportunity to become Adobe certified.

  • To support the project management cornerstones; scope, time & cost, with fairness to the agency & the client.

  • To contribute to excellence in documentation for project works in order to support the application of scope.

  • To have excellence in verbal and written internal communications in order to support the application of time.

  • To provide accurate estimates on project works, with confidence level and methodology of works, and ensuring excellence in time logging in order to support the application of cost.

Backend Developer role in detail

As a back-end developer, you will be responsible for server-side web application logic, collaborating with the front-end team to integrate with the work they do and basic server maintenance. You’ll probably get involved with creating some front end items as well, and almost certainly some integrations work.

Our work covers digital marketing campaigns, engaging websites and eCommerce builds, and you will be working across both types of project. We are looking for creative flair as well as solid engineering skills, combined to deliver really exciting, innovative and accessible experiences. Our mission is to change the way that audiences are engaged in an increasingly digital world and deliver better experiences, every time, on time and on budget.

Our focus right now is on B2B eCommerce delivered with Lumarix, a Magento blueprint, Shopify and BigCommerce, we also offer B2B Websites for lead-gen and a large number of our enquiries are centred around very interesting integrations between a wide array of systems.

The role of the back-end developer is to assist the senior developer and work with their team in developing and maintaining the site in accordance with the client’s needs. Your position will play a significant role in the maintenance, triage and resolution of defects arising from internal QA processes and the support desk. The right candidate will be able to analyse user stories with acceptance criteria whilst using coding standards apply them to design, code, test and document programs or scripts.

Day To Day

  • Provide and contribute to “Good” estimates on issues and projects in a timely manner
  • Contribute code to “Coding Standards” according to methodologies and Rixxo best practises
  • Provide exceptional and timely customer support via the Support Portal
  • Provide QA and Test criteria on issues for QA work to be undertaken
  • QA and Test others work according to provided criteria
  • Provide written client instructions for produced work
  • Update, contribute and create documentation for projects, deliverables and processes.

Weekly, Monthly and less frequent

  • Develop skills while working under supervision to deliver stories in a multidisciplinary team
  • Attend at least 1 relevant meetup/event per quarter.
  • Contribute to or present at least 1 “Project Spotlight” in a team meeting per quarter.
  • Contribute feedback and experience to sales and marketing effort to further the success of Rixxo.
  • Attend trade events as guests and hosts.


  • Track and deliver work
  • Deliver projects or parts of the project “On time and in budget”.
  • Responsible for delivering items within your estimates and before due dates.
  • Ensure all issues have due dates and estimates.
  • Manage workflow as per Issue Management guidelines.
  • Personal Development
  • Maintaining a personal development log for evidencing completion at reviews.
  • Hitting agreed on development milestones.


  • Company Bonus Scheme

  • 28 Days Annual Leave + Christmas Leave Bonus, Hybrid Working & Flexible Hours

  • Monthly Company Meet + Social

  • State-Of-The-Art Kit

  • Training Allowance

  • An Entrepreneurial Culture


About You

Character & Experience Attributes

To have an instilled sense of purpose, duty & belonging, with heart & mind.

  • To be highly ordered, methodical & detailed.

  • To be passionate about development, eCommerce & the agency environment.

  • To operate at pace, manage high expectations & remain calm under pressure.

  • To have experience in Adobe/Magento Commence development, Jira, Confluence, Google Workspace, Slack, or equivalent.

  • To have more than one year in an agency environment, or a high-growth client environment.

Demonstrable Experience


  • At least 2+ years of commercial experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Significant PHP experience, including experience building object-oriented websites in PHP
  • Familiarity with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, and previous experience developing web applications using this pattern or on existing MVC frameworks
  • Solid experience interacting with MySQL database systems through abstraction layer (in addition to the ability to write raw SQL queries)
  • Solid HTML
  • Good CSS
  • Good Native JavaScript, as well as basic familiarity with frameworks such as jQuery
  • Source control such as GIT or SVN (BitBucket or GitHub)


  • WordPress
  • Magento, Sitecore or similar eCommerce CMS
  • Strong Javascript experience
  • Node.JS
  • Linux/Unix experience

Other Benefits as a Backend Developer

Apart from being part of a passionate and supportive team, working with some of the best brands, you’ll also receive some, all or more than the following benefits.

  • Additional Christmas Paid Holiday
  • Personal Development Plan and Support
  • R&D time to work on new self-generated projects
  • Monthly Social Activities
  • Conference budgets at opportunities to speak at and attend events.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Personalised avatar and mug (cooler than it sounds)
  • Team pension
  • Flexible working
Apply for this role

If this sounds like an opportunity for you or you have any questions, we would love to hear from you. Please send us your CV using the contact form below.

And if you have a portfolio, Github, or website to show us, we would be keen to take a look, as it would give us a better idea of what you’re all about.