Senior Developer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior developer, with a leaning towards back-end development, to join a growing team with the opportunity of future promotion for the right candidate. 

£40-£50k pa depending on experience.

Wild Dog Design is an award winning digital design agency with a deep understanding of technology, a passion for beautiful design and the experience and desire to combine the two. 

We presently have a wonderful studio space in the centre of the city. As we evolve from being a team of 10-12 occupying the space daily to more flexibility, this may evolve into a new set-up offering a flexible approach to working together and working remotely. However we will still be Brighton based and you will need to be in a position to make yourself available to attend meet-ups. It is going to be exciting and rewarding; and collectively we will find our new way of ‘being’ with your input being very important to us. 

What will you be doing and what do we need you to bring to the team?

As a Senior Developer at Wild Dog you’ll be required to advise and steer our small team of developers in all areas of web development. You will be working with some exceptionally talented and driven individuals, who will also keep you on your toes by challenging conventional approaches and the team is forever seeking better & more efficient ways of developing.  

As an agency, we have a three core tier approach to projects (totally interdependent of course) of Creative, Technology and Strategy. You will be excited about working with the creative and strategic team; and you will care as much about how a project appears and why it needs to do what it does, as you will deliver the very best technological solution to enable this.

Finally there is the new SaaS project which draws upon a broad experience within the agency from specialist travel operations activity through to pushing pwa dev to the max. 

You may have gathered we are massively excited and enthused about this; and you will be too!

If you are interest and you can’t wait to meet us, then we can’t wait to meet you too. 

Get in touch and tell us about yourself, your availability and focus too on your experience, abilities and personal strengths (please let the skill-sets below guide you as to what you can bring to the team).


Main Duties and areas of responsibilities

Lead a team of 4+ developers

Oversee both front-end and back-end projects

Basic DevOps essential

Coordinate team training

Perform code reviews

Estimation and scheduling of work

Writing technical documentation and briefs

Taking part in client meetings

Contributing technical insight to sales pitches and proposals


Essential Skills and Experience

4+ years relevant experience in a web development role

1+ years relevant agency experience in a web development role

1+ years relevant experience in a senior/lead role

Regular client communications

Performing code reviews

Training other team members

Writing technical documentation and briefs

Building scalable websites and applications

Working with MySQL/MariaDB

Demonstrable experience writing OOP PHP

Demonstrable experience writing ES6+ JavaScript

Git version control

Cloud hosting such as AWS

Server technologies

Templating languages like Twig, Blade, and Nunjucks

Development tools like NPM, Webpack, and Gulp


Desired Front End Skills and Experience

SCSS and BEM notation

Vue JS

React JS

Consuming RESTful APIs

Understanding of PWA


Desired Back End Skills and Experience

Building Wordpress websites

Building Laravel websites and apps

Working on Admin type systems

Building RESTful APIs

Building apps with Node JS

Working with XML

Server-side tech & deployment experience

Linux / Unix

Apache / Nginx



Employment Type: Full-time

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