Advantec

About you...

We're looking for front-end, back-end and full-stack web developers to work on PHP, Wordpress & Magento projects

Advantec is one of the South’s best-known digital agencies – with a growing team and impressive list of clients. We have a friendly, enjoyable working environment with excellent benefits, plenty of opportunity for career progression – and the chance to work on some exciting, high-profile and successful digital campaigns.

PHP Web Developers

Purpose of the Role

A PHP,  HTML5 and CSS guru, preferably with experience of WordPress and Magento content management systems (though not essential). You’ll be well used to taking  UX designs and building them in to HTML5 web pages, incorporating them in to content management systems – and writing / editing the related back-end PHP code.

Dedicated to producing high-quality and elegant web solutions, you’ll spend your time split between developing brand new sites and supporting existing client sites.

Your Experience

Experience designing and building websites using standards-compliant HTML5 and CSS, possibly pattern libraries, and SASS grid systems – ideally with a portfolio of impressive examples of live websites previously built or worked upon.

Experience building websites in a digital agency is desirable but, if not in an agency environment, then in a role where the development of multiple websites is the primary part of your role.

A demonstrable number of live websites that you have built is essential – and you should include links to these within your application.

Skills and Expertise

  • Competence with PHP and ideally the related MySQL
  • A working knowledge of modern HTML and CSS techniques – and ideally CSS pre-processors (e.g. LESS and SASS)
  • A working knowledge of JavaScript and JavaScript-related frameworks (e.g. JQuery, Knockout, Prototype and ES6)
  • Experience using WordPress CMS and Magento ecommerce CMS would be ideal
  • Magento is our primary development platform so experience with this would be extremely beneficial, though training opportunities will exist
  • Experience with any other content management systems would also be beneficial
  • An understanding of the technicalities of web server hosting – including Linux, Apache, RHEL and Nginx would be beneficial
  • Experience with version-control systems such as Subversion / Git  / Bitbucket is desirable

Personal Characteristics

A willingness to learn and develop technical skills is important – as is perseverance with problem-solving. A commitment to a high standard of work, attention to detail and perfectionism is also important. Our company ethos is one of striving to produce websites and systems that are better in every way – visually and functionally – than our competitors’ – and this needs to carry through in all of the work carried out by our developers.

Company benefits
Flexitime
Flexible Working Hours

Start early, finish early… Start late, finish late… Work through lunch, finish early… As long as you’re in the office for some core hours, we’re happy for you to work flexible hours to fit with your lifestyle and family arrangements. If you have special requirements for your working hours to fit around family or other commitments, we’re happy to do what we can to make it work.

Cycle To Work Scheme
Cycle To Work Scheme - Get a Tax Free Bike

Cyclescheme is a government system enabling you to get a discounted bike from a local bike shop and pay for it with monthly contributions from your salary, reducing your tax bill and getting a bike at a much reduced cost.

Childcare Vouchers
Tax-Efficient, Lower-Cost Childcare

If you have children in childcare, you can use our tax-efficient childcare voucher scheme to help pay for it.

Healthcare & Insurance
Private BUPA Healthcare and Life Insurance

Free private healthcare with Bupa. No NHS waiting lists or shared hospital wards – if you’re unfortunate enough to need ongoing medical treatment, it’s all covered by us with a Bupa plan, including unlimited cancer care cover. There’s also free life insurance to the value of a full year’s salary to your next-of-kin for all employees.

Social Events
Social Events Committee

Monthly social events, all paid for by the company – and chosen by the whole-team. Anything from a free meal out to bowling, paintball – or any other ideas you and the team dream up.

Pension
Contributory Pension Scheme

We offer a full contributory pension scheme. These are becoming a legal requirement over the next few years, but we’ve jumped ahead of the statutory requirements and have offered this to all employees for years.

Free Food
Free Bacon Rolls and Fruit Deliveries

Regular free shipments of freshly-cooked bacon rolls, accompanied by a platter of fresh fruit for the more health-conscious!

Birthday Day Off
No-One Should Have to Work on Their Birthday!

As simple as it sounds – a day off on full pay for your birthday (or next working day if it falls on a weekend)

Training
Free Monthly Training for Whatever You Want!

We’ll fund any type of training or learning you want to do, work-related or not. Piano lessons, horse-riding – anything. If you do take any work-related training, not only will we pay for it, we’ll give you half a day off each month to do it.