Front-End WordPress Developer
Bedford, United Kingdom
2d ago

Due to our growing client base we are currently looking for an experienced Front-End WordPress Developer to join our development team on a permanent basis.

Here at Xigen we are an established and fast-growing Ecommerce Agency based in Bedford, focusing on the design, development and marketing of high-performance ecommerce sites.

Working with a large number of clients from SMBs to multinational blue chips. There is a focused but informal atmosphere in the studio with around 40 team members who enjoy the companies diligent and helpful approach to client projects.

What will you be doing?

As the Front-End WordPress Developer, you will be responsible for developing high-end WordPress sites for enterprise level clients.

If you're interested in creating best in class websites using the latest coding techniques, then this job is for you. We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design.

Some of the day to day duties of the Front-End WordPress Developer will include :

  • Building, maintaining and improving mobile first websites
  • Optimizing applications for maximum performance
  • Collaborating with other developers on coding and troubleshooting
  • Working with designers, QA testers & project managers on various projects
  • Staying up to date on emerging technologies
  • What we're looking for :

    As the Front-End WordPress Developer, it is essential that you have :

  • Strong knowledge of front-end languages such as HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • Bespoke WordPress development experience
  • The ability to use task runners such as Grunt, Gulp and Webpack
  • A good knowledge of SEO and accessibility best practices
  • Basic PHP experience / knowledge
  • It would also be a benefit if the Front-End WordPress Developer had :

  • ES6 JavaScript experience
  • Experience with CSS extensions such as LESS or SASS
  • Understanding of PHP frameworks
  • Experience working with Bedrock WordPress boilerplate
  • The ability to use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe XD
  • What about you?

  • If you're a self-confessed Nerd, Geek or Techy then you'll fit in just right
  • We look for gifted candidates that have a life interest for all things web and developing code
  • Candidates must have the right to work in the UK
  • Xigen is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation
  • What can Xigen offer you?

    As well as a salary of between £25,000 to £30,000 per annum, we offer :

  • 20 days holiday + public holidays and Christmas / New Year shutdown
  • No desks phones for developers (leaving you free to do what you do best)
  • 5 professional development days per year
  • Quarterly company profit share bonus
  • Dedicated 'chill out' room in the studio with a with sofa, big tv, ps4, VR, football table and shuffleboard
  • Free hot & cold drinks, plenty of fresh fruit and cakes are all available, just help yourself
  • If you like what you've read and would like to join one of the UK's fastest growing Digital Agencies, then hit apply and we'll be in touch!

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