Junior Developer

About Wild Dog
Wild Dog Design is a Brighton-based digital design agency with a deep understanding of technology, a passion for beautiful design and the experience and desire to combine the two. 

We live and breathe our clients' projects as if they were our own and we strive every day to grow as individuals, and as an agency, to be better and more innovative. We create technology and design for a number of market sectors, with a particular focus on travel, sustainability and pharmaceutical.

We offer a unique custom Wordpress solution for many of our clients, some with custom APIs to integrate native and third party systems. 

Added to this, we recently developed and launched a SaaS product called Canvas, which is a bespoke Laravel application that offers custom itinerary generation via a PWA: a unique offering to the specialist travel industry and a product that offers the scope to grow into a number of adjacent areas. Many of our projects require us to create specialist pieces of technology to address a whole variety of challenges. For example: We built an online calculator to summarise business carbon emissions for the highly respected company, Carbon Responsible.

About the development team
Our small dev team works collaboratively to discuss solutions to challenges that arise in new and ongoing projects. The dev team are always on hand to help each other. We are looking for another person to join the team who is keen and enthusiastic about all things digital, so if this sounds like you, please reach out!

Job Description
This is an ideal position for a university graduate perhaps with a couple of years experience. It is essential that you have good communication skills and love coding, as well as be able to reciprocate sharing knowledge with the team. Please note, a degree is not a mandatory requirement. 

Skills required - must have


  • MySQL

  • Vanilla JS (ES6)

  • PHP fundamentals

  • Understanding of version control

  • Understanding of how Wordpress works

  • Coding experience on a Mac

  • Understanding of GET, POST and PUT

Useful skills - ideal/nice to have

  • Experience working with version control - GIT
  • Experience with BEM Notation

  • Experience with object oriented programming

  • Knowledge of SEO best practices

  • Knowledge of Accessibility best practices

  • Understanding of REST APIs

  • Experience writing custom WordPress themes

  • Experience working within the Bedrock framework

  • Vue JS

  • Nunjucks

  • Twig

  • Timber

  • Advanced Custom Fields

  • Transients

  • Cron Jobs

  • Node JS

  • Laravel

  • SASS

  • Gulp

Many exciting opportunities to learn and develop, including

  • Custom online booking journey for a travel company

  • Custom Carbon Calculator for travel & work

  • API Integrations with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Zoho, HubSpot, Darwin, Bullhorn, Eventbrite, Feefo, Dot Digital, SagePay, Zapier and many more

  • Development of our bespoke Laravel SaaS project ‘Canvas’, offering custom itinerary generation via PWA

  • Custom online booking journey for a medical company

Benefits of working for Wild Dog Design

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • Opportunity for self advancement and training

  • Weekly team socials!

Current working arrangements
We are working flexibly whilst still in the pandemic with the majority of the team working a few days in the office and a few days at home. Currently, we all meet on Wednesdays in our modern studio based in the SPACES building, Mocatta House, which boasts a variety of work environments for individual and team work. There is a café on the ground floor, break out reception areas and also a bar leading out to a roof terrace on the top floor.

Everyone is welcome at Wild Dog Design.
We strive to create an inclusive environment where a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences is our best and biggest asset.

All our employees should be who they are; and feel free and comfortable. We value them. We appreciate them as they are the life that is our agency.

As employers, we will prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique.

Together we are creative and fearless. We strive to be kind, honest and considerate to each other at all times. To celebrate and embrace our differences, and collectively to make where we work the best that it can be.

In short, we aim to be a truly inclusive organisation. Our approach is very simple – it’s about you. It’s about everyone.

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