Senior Developer

  • From £41,200 plus benefits
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • Deeson

We're recruiting for a Senior Developer with a JavaScript and CSS focus based in our Canterbury office, ideally with five or more years commercial experience.

Our teams find themselves working in some diverse environments such as TV stations like ITV, the Palaces of the British Royal Household, the country's top museums including Imperial War Museums and Royal Museums Greenwich, Government institutions like the National Crime Agency and Food Standards Agency, not-for-profits making the world a better place, including the Tony Blair Institute and London Zoo, cultural and event centres such as the Southbank Centre, membership organisations including the British Film Institute, higher education establishments such as the University of Derby and, finally, any number of pubs owned by Shepherd Neame. We've even done work for the technology giants such as AWS, when they need our very particular set of skills.

You'll also get to work with a wide variety of the latest technologies. Our diverse client portfolio means we need to apply many different technologies in different situations. Recent projects have included developing isomorphic React applications, producing strongly typed functional code, deployment pipelines to Google Firebase and AWS Lambda, building Dockerised infrastructure and contributing to Open Source projects.

If you believe in technical excellence and have the communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with Deeson colleagues and directly with our clients, then this could be a great role for you.

Deeson is part of The Panoply - a group of companies that work collaboratively with clients to solve complex business problems. Our sister agencies include Manifesto, Notbinary and FutureGov.

Your responsibilities:

Developing innovative, high quality technical solutions that really do the job

Building relationships with clients and helping them to achieve their goals

Using your insight to help plan and drive project delivery

Leading the team in your technical specialism

Giving code and experience back to the open source community

Research new technologies and ways of delivering projects

Presenting and rationalising your work internally and to our clients.

Maintaining and championing high quality technical standards for all the agency’s output.

Turning client requirements into technical specifications

Who we're looking for - the "must-haves":

At least five years demonstrable on-the-job experience of commercial development

A commitment to learning our core platforms to our high standards

A dedication to coding excellence and continuous personal development

A genuine passion for our culture and our approach.

Great written and face to face communication skills

An ability to work well in a cross-disciplinary project team

Who we're looking for - the "nice-to-haves":

You’ll have got your hands dirty with a good range of third party APIs

Experience of delivery using an Agile software methodology

Contributed code to an Open Source project

Presented at tech meet-ups or conferences

Linux command line and server administration skills

Familiarity with automated deployment systems

Familiarity using testing frameworks

Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as React or Angular

Familiarity with modern frontend build tools such as WebPack

Familiarity using Docker in local development

Salary and benefits

Deeson operates a transparent approach to pay and reward. We do this because we believe that pay setting and pay progression should be fair, open and based on the impact team members have in our business.

You can read more about this and see the current salary scales for all roles at Deeson in our team handbook.

The starting salary for this role will be £41,200. We have a "no negotiation" policy on salaries to ensure that starting salaries are set fairly and not on a candidate's ability or desire to negotiate.

Other benefits of working at Deeson include:

Flexible working hours and locations

The Deeson fair pay guarantee

Holidays and time off

Wellness fund

Equipment budget

Recruitment bonus

Company pension

Unlimited training budget

Peer recognition scheme

Tax-free cycles and e-cycles

Charity work and volunteering

Paid sabbaticals

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