Job Description

Supercool is a digital design agency – we craft websites and web apps for arts and cultural organisations. A remote team of six, we’re on the lookout for a full-time Senior PHP Developer (£40-£45k) to help lead back end development.

On top of technical chops, we’re looking for the right person – an intelligent self-starter who enjoys a challenge, takes pride in their work, and is always keen to improve.

Is this you?
You’re a problem-solver and a doer who’s most at home when elbow-deep in code, but can communicate clearly with less technical folks. Whether you call yourself a developer, coder, or engineer, you care about writing maintainable, scalable, well-documented code, and you build for accessibility and performance.

A good communicator over Slack and video chat, working from will home suit you nicely (and you have a decent internet connection). Day to day, you’re comfortable in a fast-paced environment, can manage your own time and to-do list – but enjoy talking through new ideas and being an active part of a team focused on building the best possible products.

The role
As well as helping maintain our existing sites, you’ll be part of speccing new projects and features – and writing PHP for back end applications, custom Craft CMS plugins, and API integrations. You’ll be responsible for spinning-up, monitoring and maintaining servers (currently AWS/Linode).

Additionally you’ll:

   • Contribute, and add to, our Open Source projects – especially Craft CMS plugins

   • Integrate Twig/Craft templates

   • Write tests

   • Configure staging and production environments, and deploy to them

   • Diagnose and squish bugs

   • Write clear technical documentation

   • Take a leading role in our tech architecture set-up/stack

   • Take part in code reviews

   • Keep up to date with relevant technologies, and approaches to work

This is a back end role, but it’d be great if you have some understanding of frontend – HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Our stack
PHP, Twig, Craft CMS, Valet, NGINX, Yii, REST/SOAP APIs, VPS hosting, AWS, Git,  

About Supercool
A passionate, knowledgeable and experienced team, we work collaboratively with some of the UK's leading arts and cultural organisations including Scottish Ballet, MAC Birmingham and Bristol Old Vic.

Having ambitious, forward-thinking clients in the arts sector means plenty of interesting challenges – and opportunities to be creative ourselves.

As a 100% remote team who all work from home, we’re heavy users of Slack and video chat – and meet IRL a few times a year in Birmingham or Manchester.

A healthy work/life balance is important (office hours are 8am-4pm), and we support and encourage individuals’ professional development, making sure there’s time for R&D and self-directed learning. Everyone’s ideas and input help shape the company and how we work.

How to Apply

If you think you’d be a good fit for the team, send your CV and Github profile to James Coleman – [email protected] – along with a brief note about why you’re interested in working at Supercool. (Feel free to get in touch before applying if you have any questions.)

All enquiries and applications will be treated as confidential.

Deadline: Monday 1 October 2018

The process
If we think you’ll be a good fit, we’ll arrange a quick call at a mutually convenient time, so we can find out more about each other. We may also then set a small test to get an idea of your technical skillz.

The next stage will be via video chat – talking in more detail about the role, and your experience skills, and ambitions. (You’ll also get to meet the rest of the team.)

We value diversity, so actively encourage applications from folks currently under-represented in the industry.

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE – even if you’re really nice and very different from all the others.

Contact Info

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  Posted September 6, 2018