Senior Developer - The Unit


Closing date: 05/12/2018

For over a decade, we’ve helped everyone from start-ups to the world's biggest companies design and build digital products that are simple, beautiful and easy to use. To do this we need your talent; so we are looking to expand our dynamic and creative team.

 2018 is an exciting time for us; we're growing and we want you to grow with us. Working in our sunny Brighton studio you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, exciting projects with high-profile brands, and a team you'll love working with. 

 So, if you think we can put your talents to work, get in touch.

Job Description:

We’re looking for an ambitious full stack Senior Developer to join our multi-disciplined team. You’ll be working collaboratively to steer the development of highly robust, secure and scalable software. Along with another Senior Developer you’ll be working in a number of languages/platforms and frameworks and will be able to apply yourself quickly to any given project.


This is an exciting role for someone looking for the next step in their career. You’ll be keen to go beyond the day to day BAU development into architecture and delivering robust and scalable high quality solutions.


You’ll be working closely with clients to understand their needs and you’ll take a lead role in designing technical solutions, which you’ll confidently articulate to internal and external stakeholders. From the initial pitch through implementation, delivery and ongoing support; you’ll provide technical direction throughout the whole lifecycle of projects.

Skills Range:


  • Experience writing elegant, scaleable and decoupled code which is easy to read and well documented.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of OOP PHP and MVC frameworks such as Laravel
  • Hands-on experience of front-end development: HTML, CSS, JS and task runners & bundlers (Grunt, Gulp, Webpack)
  • Experience developing single page applications using JS frameworks (React/Angular/Vue)
  • Ability to utilise and build RESTful API web services
  • Previous exposure to Continuous Delivery & Automated Testing Approaches
  • A good understanding of various hosting/server setups using cloud systems (Fortrabbit, Google Cloud, Amazon AWS)
  • Exposure to Node programming
  • The ability to analyse technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives for our clients

Bonus skills:

  • Progressive Web Apps
  • An understanding and experience of containerization and related technologies, e.g., Docker
  • Experience with Test Driven Development processes, plus an understanding and experience in coding to SOLID principles
  • A level of Python experience
  • Mobile Application development
  • An interest in IoT and connected devices such as chatbots
  • Knowledge or experience using AI systems (custom or third party services)


Person Specification:


You’ll have a ‘can do’ attitude and will be actively thinking about how we can utilise innovative solutions, both internally and externally. You’ll be passionate about the web with a keen eye for detail and an interest in new technologies. You will take pride in the quality of the code you produce.


You’ll value your personal development, so we’ll provide you with an annual training budget to spend on what really interests you and helps you to flourish.


A creative thinker with a strong work ethic, you’ll share our positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning. You’ll take part in regular knowledge sharing sessions, so we really get to know what you're passionate about. You’ll also get the chance to take these ideas to the next level with leading-edge projects and new technology.


There are no lone wolves in our pack; we’re looking for a team player who can build rapport quickly. You’ll be working collaboratively with talented, creative colleagues and interesting clients who we see as partners, not just customers.


We’re a friendly bunch; whether it's beer o'clock on a Friday, regular socials, getting involved with our exciting digital events or joining us for our legendary summer jollies, you’ll get to know everyone really quickly.

Key Area: Programming/Developer 15-1131.00Programming/Developer
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:
  • Competitive salary
  • Modern offices in the heart of Brighton
  • Generous personal development budget to invest in your career
  • Weekly knowledge-shares and skills swap
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Friendly, sociable team
  • Friday beers and regular socials
  • Childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme

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