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We’re hiring…

and looking for our next Blumineer!

Are you our next Mid-Level Developer (PHP)

Reference ID: BLUMIN-DEVJUNE2024

Job Summary

Job start date: Immediate
Location: Alderley Edge, Cheshire (Hybrid)
Role: Permanent Full-Time
Reporting to: Technical Director

We are looking for a Mid-Level Developer to join our friendly, hardworking, and established team. The role involves creating, developing, and maintaining high-quality web applications and digital solutions. Collaborating with designers, project managers, and other developers, you will focus on building scalable and efficient solutions that align with our clients' needs and business goals. Responsibilities include contributing clean, well-tested code using PHP and other languages, managing and maintaining websites and content management systems, meeting deadlines and client requests. You will work on diverse digital projects from conception to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and to the highest quality standards.

Salary + benefits

  • Competitive Salary: £35k-£40k (depending on experience)

  • Holidays: 20 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

  • Mac Based Studio: Apple Laptop provided

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Hybrid/remote working available after initial onboarding and flexible working hours to accommodate personal commitments

  • Other: Pension scheme contributions, discretionary sick pack, casual dress code and on-site parking

PLUS

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment.

  • The chance to work with a diverse portfolio of clients and innovative projects.

  • Autonomy to lead projects and be innovative - micromanagement is not in our vocabulary

  • Genuinely flexible working hours and remote work options to fit around you and your commitments

About us

Blumin is an award-winning, full-service design agency with offices in both Cheshire and Cornwall. Despite our physical locations, our team enjoys complete flexibility to work remotely. Founded by John Smith and Andy Stones 17 years ago, we have an extensive portfolio of projects across various sectors, including hospitality, travel, manufacturing, professional services, retail, and more.

Our current team is a small, but perfectly-formed collective of skilled professionals, each an expert in their field—whether in graphic design, full-stack development, marketing, website design, or one of our many other services.

The hiring of another Developer marks a significant milestone in our growth and commitment to delivering excellence to our clients.

We are

  • Unapologetically Authentic

  • Assuringly Simple

  • Confidently Experienced

  • Creatively Impactful

  • Tirelessly Innovative

  • Strategically Effective

  • Highly Regarded

  • Collectively Joined-Up

The role

Working closely with the existing development team, you'll be responsible for contributing tested, clean and well written code using PHP. Working towards deadlines or in response to client requests, you'll be submitting work for approval by the team as well as helping to design solutions in response to client briefs. You'll gain experience managing and maintaining various websites, content management systems and managed services that have been developed for our clients.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Technical Skills: Good working knowledge of PHP, specifically the Laravel framework

  • Development: Develop, test and maintain web applications and digital solutions

  • Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot, debug and resolve issues

  • Code Quality: Conduct code reviews to ensure quality and share knowledge within the team

  • Version Control: Familiar with version control tools (git/bitbucket)

  • Analytical Skills: Analytical mindset and solution-oriented approach

  • Project Management: Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget

  • Planning: Assist in the estimation and planning of development tasks and projects

  • Communication: Strong communication skills with clients

  • Team Collaboration: Work with designers, developers, and other team members to ensure successful project execution.

  • Industry Knowledge: Stay updated with the latest industry trends, technologies and best practices

Education:

  • A-Level or equivalent (preferred)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience: At least 3 years of commercial experience ideally within an agency environment working with:

  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Vue JS

  • Bootstrap and other front-end frameworks

  • Integrating API's and third-party systems

  • RESTful APIs

  • PHP/Laravel

  • Git/Version Control

  • MySQL

  • Organisational Skills: Strong organisational and time-management skills.

  • Time Management:Ability to manage multiple clients/projects simultaneously and work under pressure

Additional Preferences

  • Knowledge and experience of:

  • Nuxt.js

  • Bitbucket

  • AWS

  • Forge

  • ClickUp

  • Sentry.io

  • Google apps (eg. Docs, Sheets, Slides)

  • TDD and Unit testing

How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter indicating any relevant experience or examples of projects you have created to andy@blumin.co.uk

No recruitment agencies please.

Capabilities – small agency, big on experience.

We build brands

Brand Value Proposition
Brand audit & guardianship
Brand strategy
Naming and trademarks
Brand identity
Brand guidelines
Brand toolkit and assets
Graphic design
Integrated creative and digital campaigns
Packaging design and print
Digital design
Advertising and printed marketing collateral
Motion graphics and animation
Illustration
Photography & live action video
Signage & wayfinding
Copywriting

We build websites

Website design and build
Laravel, CraftCMS, Webflow, WordPress,
Hosting
Content management systems (CMS)
E-commerce
Marketing and content planning
3rd party API integrations
Booking platforms: TableTable, SuperControl, OpenTable, ResDiary, Tock

We build software

Client, customer and distributor portals
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Content management systems (CMS)
Customer relationship management (CRM)
Management dashboards and finance reporting
API development and integrations
Events and booking systems
Recruitment portals
Order, logistics, distribution, and manufacturing software
Product configurators and quoting systems
Lead management and tracking
Rewards and referral software
Supply chain management and Artificial intelligence / machine learning

We build strategies

Market and competitor research
Strategic marketing planning
Return on investment reporting
Marketing audit
Content strategy & programming
Social media strategy and scheduling
Customer journey mapping
Value proposition discovery and execution
Campaign planning
Email marketing and automated journeys
PPC & remarketing
SEO & CRO