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Title: Web Developer
Location: Glorious Batley, West Yorkshire
Application Closing Date: 10th June 2016
Buffalo Web Design
Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Web Developer to join our team, who shares our passion for delivering awesome solutions for our clients. Ideally you will have spent a minimum of one year in a creative agency environment, in a similar web developer role. This role is ideal for a recent graduate or someone looking develop their career and increase their experience within web development. Your background and journey are irrelevant as long as you can satisfy the requirements of the role, possess the technical skills and knowledge to do so, and convince us you want to be part of the Buffalo revolution, you’re in!

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Role Summary

You will be required to work on your own and alongside other team members and partner organisations, either in our offices or on location, on a variety of existing and new projects. Converting design concepts into fully functioning, standards compliant websites that fulfill our clients brief and needs, will be a key part of your role as will interacting directly with customers with their on-going support requests. Integrating these designs and templates into existing solutions and frameworks such as WordPress, Business Catalyst and Opencart will also be an important part of your work, so previous commercial experience with open source database applications will be an advantage.

You will be required to create custom sites using PHP and MySql or modify existing Buffalo sites based on these technologies.

All of your work will have to meet or exceed our internal quality control standards.

You will also be expected to suggest solutions and alternatives to a client’s needs based on your experience, previous work and understanding of the technologies available.

You will be required to work closely with colleagues and clients to ensure production schedules are met.

Your role will not be strictly limited to web design and development and will include on site and off site Search Engine Optimisation activities and analysis, as well as commissioning hosting and domain registrations on behalf of clients, for which training will be supplied if required.

You may, on occasion, be required to carry out other duties, as are within your capabilities and level of responsibility, in order to meet the needs of the business.

Essential Skills / Attributes Required

You will have at least 2 years’ experience working in a similar role and ideally you will have an understanding of these technologies & disciplines:

  • HTML5, CSS3, JQuery & Javascript
  • PHP & MySql
  • Open Source CMS and ecommerce solutions (Joomla, WordPress, Zen Cart, Open Cart, Magento etc)
  • Adobe Master Collection Suite of Products
  • Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools
Desirable Skills
  • An Understanding of Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click & Social Media
  • Commercial coding experience
Personal Qualities
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with web industry best practice, guidelines, regulations and emerging trends
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Be able to meet deadlines and manage projects and people successfully
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently & productively without supervision
  • Positive, results focussed , get things done attitude
  • First rate verbal and written communication skills
  • Innovative, loyalty, reliability honesty and integrity
What we Offer

We are a company on the rise and offer an opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills and experience within a buoyant digital agency whilst also supporting their growth and on-going education. If you share a passion for web design, SEO and digital marketing and can demonstrate this in your work with Buffalo, we promise a rewarding career path and a continuing investment in your personal development.

How to Apply

Please reply to careers@buffaloltd.com with your CV and covering letter highlighting some of your best work and how your experience, qualifications and skills are ideally suited to this role.

Managing Directors Note

We always get a lot of applications for our roles so be sure your CV is polished and up to scratch, that your covering letter makes me sit up and take notice and you clearly stand out from the digital crowd. Your application will only get 2 minutes of my time, at best, so make the most of it. Convince me you’re the right (& only) person to join our growing herd!

Location

Glorious Batley, West Yorkshire.

Type

Full time, 37.5 hours a week. Due to the nature of the role you may on occasion be required to work early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Salary

Commensurate with experience and rewarding for the right candidate.