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PHP Developer

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and all-round PHP Developer who likes challenging and diverse work to join our growing London team.

 

Technical excellence in LAMP technologies supported by good commercial experience is essential to the role. You will be an advocate for writing clean, readable, scalable and maintainable code in collaboration with other developers. Your core skill set will be complimented with expertise across a range of additional languages and frameworks.

 

Digital agency experience is extremely desirable. The technical team is integral to the development of concepts and ideas. As the role is to work for an agency, there is a strong focus on collaboration, an ability to work alongside creatives, strategists and alike is a must. It is also advantageous to be able to explain technical procedure to non-technical stakeholders, especially clients.

Skills required:

  • Advanced use of PHP5
  • Experience with Laravel framework
  • Experience with Apache and MySQL web servers
  • Solid understanding of MVC and Object Orientated concepts
  • SVN or similar version control system
  • Excellent HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and AJAX skills
  • Good architecture design and scalability problem solving
  • Strong database skills, including MySQL (Elasticsearch is a plus)
  • Experience of working with and developing web service APIs
  • Experience with online community platforms
  • Experience with eCommerce sites and payment gateways
  • Great communication, organisation and basic project management skills are essential

The Right Candidate:

  • Organised, punctual, detailed, accurate, work quickly to tight deadlines and excel at problem solving
  • Be able to plan and execute multi-faceted projects
  • Can accurately translate UX wireframes and design mock-ups into technical architecture design and fully functioning web applications, working closely with design teams
  • Will work closely with front-end developers, release engineers as well as quality assurance teams to ensure technical integration and the meeting of requirements
  • More than anything, has a passion for what they do and will always be looking to learn and stay current with developments in all relevant technologies, both software and hardware

Good to have

  • Good knowledge of mobile environment, especially iOS & Android
  • JSON, Smarty, JIRA and other Atlassian products
  • Social media skills, especially mainstream platform integration
  • Strong focus on test driven development
  • Experience with Angular JS / Bootstrap

This is an initial project based contract position with a view for a more permanent role participating in developing multiple platforms across a wide range of industries while building a team in both London and Beijing.
Send your CV and a covering letter here to apply.

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Junior Front-end Developer

We are looking for a talented and passionate Front-End Developer who likes challenging and diverse project work to join our growing London team.

 

As a Front End Developer at Katana, your main responsibility is for the production, modification and maintenance of websites and web application’s user interfaces. This involves working closely with designers, in using semantic mark-up language i.e. HTML/CSS, to turn their static Photoshop designs into working browser based web pages. You’ll also work closely with server-side developers to implement their server-side code. Most of the time you’ll be working with an off-the-shelf or bespoke CMS.

 

Digital agency experience is extremely desirable but not essential. What you may lack in hands-on experience you will make-up for with a solid grasp of the digital landscape, especially mobile.

 

Responsibilities

  • Providing accurate timing estimates on work
  • Contributing to documentation (instructional, pitch and technical specification)
  • Making sure markup and code adhere to the company development standards working closely with the Lead developer
  • Discussing technical solutions with stakeholders and providing innovative new ideas to solutions
  • Maintaining a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies
  • Constantly seeking to develop yourself by learning new technologies

 

Skills and experience necessary for this role:

  • Excellent HTML, CSS, Javascript skills
  • Coding valid HTML / HTML5 and CSS mark-up
  • Developing cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions
  • Good JavaScript programming skills
  • Experience integrating with server-side code to produce dynamic pages
  • Good understanding of Web Accessibility
  • Experience working with version control systems such as GIT
  • Experience with AJAX
  • Experience with Bootstrap and developing for mobile
  • Experience with JQuery is a bonus
  • Experience with a templating language is a bonus

 

The Right Candidate:

  • organised, punctual, detailed, accurate, work quickly to tight deadlines and excel at problem solving
  • be able to plan and execute multiple projects
  • can accurately translate UX wireframes and design mock-ups into well organised front-end sites
  • will work closely with designers and back-end developers as well as quality assurance teams
  • more than anything, has a passion for what they do and will always be looking to learn and stay current with developments in all relevant technologies, both software and hardware

 

Good to have

  • good knowledge of mobile environment, especially iOS & Android
  • JSON, Smarty, JIRA and other Atlassian products
  • Social media skills, especially mainstream platform integration
  • experience with Angular JS / Bootstrap / WordPress

 

More than anything we are looking for someone who is hungry to learn and be part of a fast-paced environment and a team that is aggressively targeting growth in multiple markets.

 

 

Please send your CV to jobs@katanalondon.com