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Backend Developer | Full time | £40k + benefits

Overview

  • £27.5k – £40k DOE
  • Full Time
  • Park Row, Bristol and home. This is a hybrid role.
  • 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

If you have an entrepreneurial spark, are inquisitive and innovative with a drive to deliver outstanding work then Rixxo is the place for you.

A back-end developer at Rixxo is on their way to becoming a senior, experienced advisor, leader and problem solver. You’re the type of person who can and will dive into anything as long as you are getting the chance to find a solution to a problem. You like keeping your code DRY, you love to use the languages you are great at but also like to try new things.

You’ll be learning from the seniors one minute, the next helping a junior developer refine their skills and learn from you. To make sure your knowledge is never lost you’re the kind to document, leave great comments and a trail of breadcrumbs for those following in your wake. You can also take something complicated and explain it to somebody who has little to no understanding of what it is you do.

We do things a little bit differently at Rixxo so will encourage you to meet us.

Our developers get to:

  • Influence the brief
  • Be involved in the sales process right from the very start
  • Choose which work we do and don’t take on
  • Own their estimates and approach to a project
  • Change the way Rixxo works so we’re always improving.

 

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 all 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. Work at Rixxo is varied and exciting, as our developer lead the scope we often have the opportunities to try new things within our day-to-day development.

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.

Key Responsibilities of a junior backend developer

Deliverables

  • 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.

Our long term goal for a back-end developer:

Become a Senior Developer

Increase your skills, depth and breadth of knowledge and be able to use those skills on projects

Contribute, maintain and be proud of your part in:

  • Our plugin and extension collection
  • B2b website blueprints
  • Support and hosting services
  • Dazzling our clients with our work.

About You

We want the skills listed but we’re also looking for someone who works well in a team.

Not every client has buckets of cash to spend and they look to us to provide solutions they can afford or can be delivered in time. We expect you to be sensitive to the demands of project specification and budget, making recommendations appropriate to both.

You’re the type of person who values trust, honesty and clarity. You’ll treat our client’s businesses like your own, and we speak to them how we would want to be spoken to.

We operate a highly collaborative, open management style, so we are looking for a new member of the team who can bring ideas, life experience and a wealth of interests to our projects. We want to see a bit of hinterland. You should be up to date on the latest technology and thinking and the web technologies that underpin it.

We will be looking for insights and suggestions in production methodology and constant feedback on how we can improve as a team.

You are also the type of person that doesn’t mind doing something else when needed. We’re a close team and highly skilled. Wearing many hats means we can be flexible take on interesting projects and enjoy ourselves at work.

Demonstrable Experience

Essential

  • At least 2+ years of commercial experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Basic HTML
  • Basic CSS
  • Basic Native JavaScript, as well as basic familiarity with frameworks such as jQuery
  • 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)
  • Source control such as GIT or SVN (BitBucket or GitHub)

Desirable

  • WordPress
  • Magento 1
  • Magento 2
  • 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
  • Daily Fika (Tea and Cake break with the team)
  • 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 and relaxed 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 or via hello@rixxo.com

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.

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