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Lead Developer

Description

We are searching for a Lead Developer to become an integral part of our growing team.

The ideal candidate will be able to write modular, reusable, high-performance PHP, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to an expert level as well as being passionate about working with the latest technologies. You will take over responsibility for the continued development of a responsive video-centric mobile/web platform used by large enterprise customers across all major platforms and devices.

Essential technical skills:

Expert level Object-Oriented, modular PHP 5.4 (primarily extending the WordPress CMS).

Deep understanding of W3C standards including HTML5/DOM, Responsive CSS3 (primarily Bootstrap), JavaScript, plus jQuery, jQuery Mobile and other JS frameworks.

Solid implementation experience of DHTML via AJAX, including cross-domain support.

Must have an understanding of the underlying Internet architecture (HTTP, DNS, SSL, IP).

Experience with integrating third party JavaScript and PHP libraries.

Experience of performance profiling PHP (e.g. XDebug), CSS, SQL and JavaScript.

Experience with web optimisation strategies such as JS/CSS minification/compression, image optimisations, CSS sprites, JS script tag positioning, lazy loading etc.

Experience supporting the quirks of multiple browsers (IE8+, Safari, Firefox, Chrome) plus mobile devices.

Familiar with source control, primarily using git and github.com

Desirable technical skills:

Transferable development skills in C++ and Java.

Experience of deployment using Amazon Web Services, and developing using their APIs and SDKs (Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFront, S3, EC2 Linux, RDS MySQL).

Experience of video transcoding and playback across multiple devices and platforms.

Working knowledge of the OS command line and a relevant scripting language (Bash, Perl, Python etc.)

Ability to write clean, commented, reusable code.

Comprehensive testing, including managing automated test suites.

Experience developing jQuery Mobile and Apache Cordova driven applications for iOS, Android and BlackBerry OS.

Essential non-technical skills:

Experience providing realistic implementation timescales and estimates.

Should be comfortable negotiating with our customers to design relevant solutions to their problems.

Able to debate the technical merits of a design or implementation strategy.

Problem solving and troubleshooting, both technical and UI/UX.

Knowledge of emerging WC3 and IETF standards.

Comfortable suggesting and implementing improvements for performance and user experience.

This is a great opportunity to work for a rapidly growing business and work with some of the world’s biggest brands.

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