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Lead Developer

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NOTE: I understand you may be a contractor, so I apologise if this isn't right for you, but currently we are seeing a lot of contractors looking to transition into perm due to the decrease in contracts available and market uncertainty. I wanted to reach out to understand if this is something you would consider.

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Our client is a vibrant, creative marketing agency; carrying out exciting, award winning campaigns for large, global technology companies. Their portfolio of clients includes Autodesk, IBM, HPE and CA Technologies. They actively encourage a healthy work-life balance and offer a great working environment. 
Their dynamic team of consultants comes from a range of backgrounds – from journalism to HR – but all share a passion for developing and executing exemplary integrated campaigns that delight their clients and drive real results. 
Over the past few years, they have recruited a team of talented designers to help us create a range of assets (from digital advertising, animation, web design, video content, experiential design and interactive data visualisation to all sorts of printed assets) that help clients tell their stories and reach their target audiences in powerful, entertaining and informative ways. They are now looking for an enthusiastic, creative and skilled developer to join our studio to help support the design and development of these digital assets. 

Who are we looking for; 
Lead Developer – Your overall responsibility is to ensure work is delivered to agreed technical and functional quality, by due dates as well as developing and monitoring the team performance. You will be an experienced, technically astute and motivated leader who is comfortable managing multiple expectations in a fast-paced environment; engaging and empowering others to achieve results. 

Requirements & Skills 
- 5+ years’ experience 
- Strong time-management, organizational, mentorship and leadership skills 
- Be self-learning and self-starting 
- Strong portfolio demonstrating a variety of work 
- Strong communication skills and a pro-active work-ethic 
- Expert knowledge of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript 
- Expert knowledge of client-side frameworks and libraries 
- Expert knowledge in creating performant, fast loading, responsive experiences 
- Experience building HTML5 Banners and responsive email campaigns 
- Experience with back-end development using PHP 
- Experience with WordPress templating system and ACF 
- Proficient with source control systems (Git) and build tools 
- Experience with hosting, server and database setup 
- Extensive experience with cross-browser compatibility & testing 
- Experience writing technical briefs, estimates, timelines and documentation 
- Ability to work closely with the design team and clients to develop technical strategies and achievable designs 
- A meticulous attention to detail 

Desirable 
- Experience with Marketo 
- Ability to code with accessibility and SEO in mind 
- Competent in Adobe Photoshop, Sketch or another leading design package with experiencing designing websites from scratch 
- Knowledge of deployment tools such as Capistrano/Git Hooks 
- Knowledge as Ansible to create staging environments but not crucial 
- Experience working with MySQL databases

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