R&D Developer

Key info:

Department: R&D

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Salary: £27,000 + Visualsoft Benefits Package

Employment Basis: Full-Time

Closing Date: 30/04/2019


We’re looking for a lateral-thinking Developer to help us deliver the key projects on our ‘VS Tools’ roadmap, and empower teams across Visualsoft to work smarter. As well as working with some of our Senior Developers to extend and enhance our powerful intranet – which we use for everything from onboarding to invoicing – you’ll be involved in a wide range of innovative developments designed to improve the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of our service delivery.

The ideal candidate must have an excellent understanding of object-oriented PHP within MVC frameworks, MySQL, and Javascript. You’ll also need to be a team-player, as we tackle all projects together and frequently collaborate with stakeholders.

As well as a competitive salary, flexible working and unlimited holidays, this role gives you the opportunity to build your knowledge and skills, discover and work with new tech, and be part of an agile team that has decades of experience in product development, design and management.

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

What you'll be doing

  • Contributing to the conception, development and delivery of key R&D projects
  • Writing robust, elegant and efficient code in PHP, MySQL and Javascript (and learn other languages and frameworks if required)
  • Acting as the chief developer on large scale projects where required (with support from R&D Development Lead)
  • Collaborating with R&D team members (and other departments where applicable) to proactively enrich our tools
  • Producing documentation (including technical specifications, setup guidance and user instructions where required)
  • Adhering to our established development processes, procedures and standards
  • Completing assigned tasks on time and on spec
  • Contributing to technical discussions, decisions and R&D strategies
  • Carrying out regular, relevant research in new tech and approaches, and sharing findings/insights across the team
  • Shadowing R&D Senior Developer and provide cover in their absence if needed
  • Achieving KPIs assigned to role
  • Following provided specifications to improve/add to the functionality of our established systems

What we need to see

  • Knowledge of Javascript / jQuery
  • Significant knowledge of OOP PHP development
  • Experience with MySQL and database design
  • Use of MVC Frameworks
  • Ability to solve complex tasks
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Capacity and willingness to learn
  • Ability to communicate to peers
  • Ability to work to set timescales
  • 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

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.

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How to apply. Fill out the form and add your current CV and a cover letter. We think the cover letter is so important, so use it to give us your best elevator pitch! Share your expertise and experience and tell us why you’re the perfect fit for our team!

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.