DevOps Engineer

Key info:

Department: IT & Security

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Closing Date: 20/09/2019
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Are you a Developer that loves complex challenges and has an “anything is possible” mindset? If so, this could be just the opportunity for you.

We are on the lookout for a lateral thinking Developer to join our Service Reliability team based in Stockton-on-Tees. This is an exciting and pretty rare opportunity to join a small but highly innovative team whose projects help to improve everything we do at Visualsoft.

As part of the team, you will help to drive new functionality and enhancements to our own powerful suite of internal systems and tools, which we use for everything from business management to finance, that are designed to really empower teams across Visualsoft to work smarter.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to take a specification and develop it from conception all the way through to release and beyond. No two projects are the same, so expect to be actively involved in a wide range of innovative developments designed to improve the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of our service delivery.

Great communication and teamwork skills are a must, as we tackle all projects together as a team and frequently collaborate with multiple stakeholders.

Technically, you must have an excellent understanding of PHP7, Laravel, object-oriented PHP7 within MVC frameworks, MySQL, and Javascript. Plus, a willingness to explore and learn other languages and frameworks along the way.

Progress is at the heart of what we do here at Visualsoft, so we’re looking for someone to shape and organise key internal projects, who won’t hesitate to take action, and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

You will get the opportunity to build your knowledge and skills, discover and work with new tech, and be part of a business critical team.

If you want a role that’s challenging, varied and rewarding we’d love to tell you more about our plans and find out how you can help us realise them.

Sound good?

Discover more and apply today….

What you'll be doing.

  • Writing robust, elegant and efficient code in PHP, MySQL and Javascript - learning other languages and frameworks, if needed
  • Working as part of a dedicated team on large scale improvement projects Collaborating with our R&D team and the wider business, where applicable, to proactively enrich our portfolio of tools
  • Producing documentation (including technical specifications, setup guidance and user instructions where required)
  • Ensuring our established development processes, procedures and standards are adhered to
  • Completing assigned tasks and projects on time and to specification
  • Actively contribute to technical discussions, decisions and strategies relating to projects
  • Carrying out regular, relevant research in new tech and approaches, and sharing findings/insights across the team
  • Following provided specifications to improve/add to the functionality of our established systems

What we need to see.

We need a proactive Developer looking to push their abilities to the limit and expand their knowledge and skillset along the way. As a minimum you will need:

  • Significant knowledge of OOP PHP development is essential
  • Experience with MySQL and database design
  • Knowledge of Javascript / jQuery
  • Use of MVC Frameworks
  • Capacity and willingness to learn other languages and frameworks, if required
  • Committed to collaborative problem solving and excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and naturally inquisitive
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work to set timescales and project deadlines
  • Happy and confident to work as part of a team but also as an individual
  • Ability to find answers on your own but also know when you need to ask questions
  • Ideally working with complex API - advantageous but not essential

What we've got to offer.

We offer a competitive salary, a great working environment, and outstanding benefits including:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Unlimited holiday
  • Fully flexible working
  • Free breakfast, fruit & protein shakes
  • Discounts across our brands
  • Regular team social events
  • Training & development

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to join one of the UK’s leading eCommerce providers, we’d love to hear from you.

A little formality… by applying you implicitly consent to us processing your personal data for review for this vacancy only.

How to apply.

Fill out the form and add your current CV, salary expectation and a link to your Github or any portfolio of your work. Come on, don’t be shy, show off a little.

We regret that, due to high competition for roles at Visualsoft, we are only able to contact successful candidates. If you don’t hear from a member of our team within 28 working days of submission, you have not been successful on this occasion.


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