Mathematics is a digital agency that designs and builds for some of the world's most innovative media companies. We’re looking for a talented Full Stack Developer to join us in Whitechapel, east London.
Our work reaches millions of people every month, with clients that include Mixmag, Dazed Media, Kerrang!, The Face, Hearst, Bauer and Birkenstock. We obsess about using technology to help publishers attract, maintain and grow engaged audiences, and right now we're in the midst of some exciting expansion.
Here's where you come in
You'll be heading-up development for some incredible clients, creating bespoke builds for consumer-level publishing companies, powered by Craft CMS and Wordpress.
You’ll be involved in all aspects of the development lifecycle from inception through to build, test and deployment, then monitoring, maintaining and continuing to improve fast-moving, high traffic websites when they're live.
What you’ll be doing
There isn’t an average project at Mathematics and all builds go beyond simple ‘colour by numbers’ projects. On any given day you could be:
Implementing a new project and maintaining existing builds
Migrating data for new clients moving to Mathematics
Helping identify improvements to existing builds
Optimising existing sites by refactoring code, using new standards and best practice
Testing new ad tech, plugins or systems for editorial
Creating intuitive and user-friendly interfaces
Spotting opportunities to use tech to help drive traffic to clients
Using APIs and reporting to help editorial and marketing teams
Providing support and fixing bugs on existing projects
Keeping up to date with the latest standards and implementing when beneficial
Working on our in-house publication, a media information resource relied upon by NY Times, Netflix and Vice News
We're looking a gifted developer with:
Strong experience building websites and applications using LAMP architecture. This will require knowledge of PHP5+ & OOP, and MySQL5 and its surrounding technologies.
Understanding of MVC frameworks - principles and hands-on experience
Experience with HTML5 elements (video/audio) and CSS3 properties (+Animations/Transitions)
Knowledge and experience of jQuery, SASS / LESS, Frontend Frameworks
Understanding of basic DevOps (Deployment/SSH/Basic Load Balancing, Caching, DNS) - ability to setup staging and production environments and understand the basic principles of scalable architectures. A basic-mid level knowledge of using Linux terminal (ideally Debian/Ubuntu) is preferred.
Understanding of the concept of database migrations and seeds
Knowledge of version control (Git) and experience with branch based workflows
Good programming style, strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure
Experience building at the highest quality level, strong attention to detail
Experience with at least 2 of the following: Craft CMS, Wordpress, ExpressionEngine, Perch, October
Why you should work with us
We’re a small, dynamic company that has built a reputation for delivering the highest quality of work for music, design, lifestyle and tech publications with young, tech-savvy audiences. You’ll have the opportunity to play an integral role in our future success, and we aim to provide the right environment to allow you to flourish. We’re expected to innovate and as development sits central to this you’ll be working on some very complex, interesting projects, including a relaunch already covered in publications like The Guardian. You’ll have responsibility, freedom to help shape your own future and the opportunity to work on projects you’ll be proud of.
Hours: Full-time 10-6pm with potential flexibility for a pro-rata contract
Salary: Upwards of £45,000 DOE
How to apply
Please send over a short cover letter and a CV to [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!
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