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Website Developer

Department

Marketing

Reports Direct

Digital Marketing Manager

Location

Peterlee, County Durham

Job Purpose

  • To support Seaward in developing and updating their websites and other digital platforms using best practices.
  • Ensure the security of all digital platforms is of the highest level to prevent breaches & attacks.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain the company's websites & other digital platforms according to the development strategy using best practices.
  • Ensure all websites, servers and data are secure minimising the threat of imminent cyber-attacks.
  • Ensure all websites are integrated with the company’s CRM, email and other external systems.
  • Bring new ideas to the table ensuring the company websites are up to date and on point with current industry trends.
  • Monitor competitor’s websites to ensure we are always one step ahead.
  • Provide recommendations and implement solutions to web based issues and challenges.
  • Work with external resources that will assist with various projects.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

  • At least 2 years of experience as a developer, in-house, freelance or agency. Examples of work will be required.
  • A very strong understanding of the Laravel PHP framework is critical.
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Apache, Javascript (jQuery), HTML5, CSS.
  • A good understanding of cyber security and best practices with comprehensive stress testing knowledge. A fundamental understanding of the top 10 OWASP is essential.
  • An excellent understanding of website databases, architecture and how they work.
  • The ability to work on and maintain legacy codebase and refactor changes to implement modern best practices.
  • Experiencing working with linux based operating systems (primarily CentOS).
  • Experience working with GIT versioning control (GitLab).
  • The ability to write clean code using CSS, minimising global changes.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop or similar image creating software is desirable.
  • An understanding of front-end usability (UX) and accessibility.
  • An understanding of Search Engine Optimisation and best practices for development would be advantageous.
  • Experience with .htaccess and redirects.
  • An excellent understanding of the digital marketing industry.
  • Experience with page load speeds and how to minimise load times.
  • Understanding the importance & carry out user testing across browsers & devices.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and take individual responsibilities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent work ethic – trustworthy, reliable, committed, enthusiastic and autonomous.
  • Understanding & interpreting creative briefs & brand guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner across different levels of a business and to a global customer base.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Word, Excel. Adobe photo editing experience would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of WordPress although this is not essential.

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email a copy of your CV along with a cover letter to careers@seaward.com.

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