Careers at Sketch Creative

Junior WordPress Developer

Salary: £25,000 - £28,000
Location: Birmingham, Mailbox • Hybrid
Type: Hybrid Working
Basis: Full-time

We are seeking a skilled and motivated WordPress developer to join our rapidly growing digital marketing agency based in the heart of Birmingham’s Colmore District.
As our new WordPress Developer, you will play a pivotal role in our team, contributing your expertise in website builds on WordPress. Experience with App builds for IOS and Android would be an advantage.

We are looking for excellent communication skills, a strong understanding of the digital and design industry with a curious nature to stay on top of services and solutions for our clients. Someone who can produce technical and functional specs and perform as a consultant to help guide and support our clients.

This role will sit part of a close-knit development team specialising in a multitude of programming languages including React, React Native, Java, PHP, Laravel and more. A team who thrive from learning and helping one another.

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Job Brief

We are seeking a skilled and motivated WordPress developer to join our rapidly growing digital marketing agency based in the heart of Birmingham’s Colmore District.
As our new WordPress Developer, you will play a pivotal role in our team, contributing your expertise in website builds on WordPress. Experience with App builds for IOS and Android would be an advantage.

We are looking for excellent communication skills, a strong understanding of the digital and design industry with a curious nature to stay on top of services and solutions for our clients. Someone who can produce technical and functional specs and perform as a consultant to help guide and support our clients.

This role will sit part of a close-knit development team specialising in a multitude of programming languages including React, React Native, Java, PHP, Laravel and more. A team who thrive from learning and helping one another.

Key Responsibilities

Website Development:
The core responsibility of this role would be to build WordPress websites that have been designed internally by our design team. This would include custom developments and growing into building custom plugins to suit the requirements of the project/website.

Website Maintenance:
Oversee the regular maintenance and updates of our clients mainly WordPress websites, ensuring optimal performance, security, and functionality.

Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues as they arise, ensuring minimal downtime for clients. Build up strong relationships with our clients along the way and be a safe pair of hands for understanding our clients set ups.

Client Projects:
Collaborate with our project managers and creative teams to deliver high-quality web solutions to clients with ownership of the final delivery sign off.

Quality Assurance:
Implement and maintain best practices in code quality and standards to ensure the delivery of high-quality work. Testing and Quality Assurance are of a high standard and implement and define this key stage of the project lifecycle.

Candidate Attributes

Proven Front End Development
• Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and PHP
• Strong knowledge of front-end frameworks
• Experience with responsive web design and mobile-first development
• Understanding of web performance optimisation
• WooCommerce and related plugins trouble-shooting and development

Proven Back-End Development:
• Ability to produce custom plugins to suit functions and features required for the project.
• Database management and design, including SQL and MySQL databases.

Server and Hosting:
• Understanding of setting up and configuring web servers
• Understanding of deployment and hosting on platforms

Problem-Solving and Troubleshooting:
• Ability to diagnose and resolve technical issues.
• Logical and critical thinking skills.
• Staying up-to-date with the latest web development trends, technologies, and best practices.

About Sketch

Based in the heart of Birmingham, Sketch Creative is a dynamic and innovative digital marketing agency that specialises in helping businesses succeed online and beyond. We are a team of creative thinkers, strategists, and problem solvers, dedicated to providing top-tier digital marketing solutions to our clients. If you have a passion for all things digital and have experience with an array of marketing channels, we want you to join our team!

It’s the age-old agency cliché, but this one stands true; we are a family. You’ll be joining a close-knit team where everyone works hard and for each other.
Working with us, you’ll reap the rewards with a relaxed working culture, monthly activities, annual holiday and more.

Based in the heart of Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, you’ll be surrounded by Birmingham’s thriving City atmosphere along with great places to socialise, shop, eat and drink.

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