Backend Developer Vacancy - Brighton

£34,000 - £38,000

Liquid Light is looking for a Backend Developer to support our team of both front and backend developers, designers and account managers.

We are looking for someone who has at least 2 years of commercial experience with backend programming and databases. Your role will range from actioning support requests and working on projects to helping progress internal procedures and tools, all while learning our development stack.

We use TYPO3 as our main CMS, which has a steep learning curve but is highly flexible once you’re familiar with it. We’re looking for someone who isn’t phased by a challenge and, with the support of our CTO and development team, can thrive in the role.

We train our employees using real-world code on real tasks while supplementing theories with popular training courses, books and websites. Ideally, you will deploy code to production within your first week and be completing support tickets independently within the first month. Solutions to problems are generally found together with a colleague and all code is fully browsable in our hosted Git environment, allowing you to learn from work others are doing.

We often work from the office so someone who can travel to Brighton is a necessity for this role (frequency of visits is negotiable).

The interview process consists of two or three interviews with our CTO, along with developers and other staff members. We don’t do technical interviews and encourage the meetings to be a two-way conversation - you are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you.

If you have any questions about the role or responsibilities, do not hesitate to email [email protected]

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop on live projects and existing client websites
  • Work with and support our backend development team
  • Follow steps and procedures to carry out upgrades and conversions
  • Collaborate on documentation with the team
  • Work with designers and account managers to help debug or explain issues in plain language

Required skills:

  • Knowledge of PHP and MySQL (or comparable backend experience)
  • Comfortable using Composer
  • Great communicator
  • An understanding of version control 
  • Preferably command line experience (sys-admin is a bonus, but not a necessity)
  • A person who has the drive to, and is willing to, learn new things and grow as a developer and team member.

About us

We’re a highly creative and professional team - with exacting standards and a well-earned reputation for producing award-winning work for a diverse and international client base.

Our portfolio is made up of a healthy mix of world-class commercial clients as well as a broad range of Not for Profit and NGO organisations.

We offer:

  • 9-day working fortnight - a day off every other week
  • 2 week Christmas office shut down on top of your regular holiday entitlement 
  • Health cash plan - cover and reimbursement for Dentist, Opticians and lots of other health professionals
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • A day off work for your birthday 
  • Generous profit share
  • Flexible working hours with remote working on a weekly basis
  • A talented team of designers, developers, and strategists to collaborate and share ideas with
  • A relaxed, bright, studio in the heart of Brighton North Laine
  • Regular show and tells and skill swaps, and the occasional hack day 
  • Tickets to conferences and an annual training budget 
  • Time off for working with charities/volunteering
  • Your choice of operating system - we are primarily Apple-based, but whatever you are comfortable working with

Non-UK residents must have permission to work in the UK.

No agencies please.

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