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Junior Back-end Developer | Full time | £30k + benefits

Overview

  • £22.5k – £30k DOE
  • Full Time
  • Bristol and home, this is a flexible 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 junior back-end developer is not a dogsbody. You’re an up and coming star who is still learning. You probably have to work harder than anybody else in the office because doing a job is not just doing it. It’s figuring out what you have to do, learning how to do it, getting it wrong a few times and then finally nailing and being proud of yourself.

It doesn’t matter to us if you’re not the best coder yet, what matters most is that you are a problem solver, and you want to be better.

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.

Junior Back-end 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 junior 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 junior back-end developer:

Become a Developer

As a junior back-end developer, you should be focused on improving and practising all aspects of your role.

  • Learn from your peers
  • Maintain a learning log
  • Set yourself learning goals
  • Complete tasks over time with less and less intervention and support from your seniors

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 JavaScript, as well as basic familiarity with frameworks such as jQuery
  • PHP experience
  • Interacting 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 / Drupal / Joomla or some content CMS experience
  • Magento / Shopify / BigCommerce or other eCommerce experience
  • Linux/Unix experience

Other Benefits as a Junior Back-end 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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