Junior Backend Developer

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About NLS and the Role

NLS are a fast-paced, busy and growing digital agency within the healthcare, government and technology sectors. We thrive in making digital products like apps, e-learning, websites, digital services, and digital marketing campaigns for our clients. Our commitment to exceptional customer service means we have a great record of retaining our clients and attracting new business. In fact, we are proud to claim that we are growing at 40% - 50% per annum. We are now looking to add a Junior Backend Developer to our technical team.

We work hard and play hard so whilst there’s a low-level, buzzy environment in the office, there’s always quiet space too. We don’t have bean bags, but we do have beer on tap, some very decent coffee and we hold many social events to decompress and mingle!

What’s in it for you?

  • It’s a full-time, permanent role, with a salary in range of £23k - £27K, dependent on experience and potential
  • We operate a hybrid working approach, with 3 days in the office in Brighton and 2 days working from home
  • We offer a company contributory Pension Scheme
  • We value our staff and operate a Reward & Recognition scheme, including bonuses and gifts
  • You will have access to valuable support via our Employee Assistance Programme (with BHSF Connect)
  • Access to a generous holiday allowance, including your birthday off
  • Training & Development opportunities, including regular reviews

Essential skills:

  • Demonstrable experience in software and web development
  • Strong knowledge of PHP
  • Experience building WordPress sites and willingness to work on all aspects of it
  • Strong time management and planning skills
  • Ability to work with other Developers to review own work and share best practice

Desirable skills:

  • Drupal experience, preferably 8 & 9
  • PHP frameworks such as Laravel
  • Knowledge of frontend JS frameworks, such as React or Vue
  • Experience managing servers (mainly Linux)
  • Knowledge of containerisation (Docker) and CI/CD pipelines
  • Node and .NET C# experience
  • Experience working in Agile project teams
  • Experience working within an agency environment
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud

About You

  • Experienced in backend development and have the drive to get the work done
  • Able to solve problems independently and as part of a team
  • Recognise what you are good at and where there are gaps
  • Thrive as a team player and are willing to teach and to learn
  • Anticipate, predict and resolve problems before schedules are impacted

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