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Web Developer - 12M FTC (Mat Cover)

£35,000 – £40,000
Fixed Term, Full Time
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Job Description


The Company

Kanda is one the fastest-growing agencies in the country. With a passion for regeneration and place-making, we use our breadth and depth of experience to work intelligently and imaginatively to get the best results for developers, decision-makers, and communities.

We work with developers, local authorities, housing associations, and charities to provide an integrated range of services in the spheres of politics, policy, and consultation. We provide strategic advice and political counsel, deliver community engagement strategies, develop innovative consultation content as well as undertake social value assessments and shape regeneration programmes. Our team is the best in class and has extensive experience in working on some of the most challenging, exciting, and complex projects across the UK

The Role: Web Developer - 12M FTC (Mat Cover)

As a Web Developer, your primary role is to create and maintain reliable and high-performing websites, web applications and services, whilst mainly focusing on the back-end development. You will use your understanding of programming languages and tools to analyse current codes and industry developments, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users. You will work in the Studio team alongside front-end developers, graphic and digital designers to ensure all elements of web creation are consistent.

Objective of this role:

  • Consistently create well-designed, tested code using best practices for website development, including accessible mobile and responsive site design
  • Create websites, web applications and user interfaces, using standard HTML/CSS/Javascript/React practices, while incorporating data from back-end databases, services and plugins.
  • Kanda Shape product owner & knowledge expert - main point of contact for both PocketApp, project teams and clients (training to be provided)
  • Managing admin tasks around project websites (i.e. Website closure checklist, Ensuring website tracker is always correct and up-to-date)
  • Develop or validate testing schedules, cross browser optimisation and performance browser testing
  • Maintain updated knowledge of new and emerging industry trends and technology

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Use Harvest to ensure your timesheets are up-to-date and all billable hours are accounted for.
  • Coordinate with graphic designers to match visual design intent for each website using Figma & InDesign (prototypes and mock-Ups)
  • Support quality assurance, and perform testing to identify bugs and ensure each website runs successfully
  • Collaborate with the digital team to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience.
  • Liaise with project teams regarding client website management for new and existing websites i.e. maintenance, updates and amendments.
  • Suggest and develop new solutions to improve websites.
  • Perform regular file backups to local directories for recovery, maintain FTP documents and managing hosting services.

Essential skills:

  • Bootstrap knowledge
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Figma
  • Experience of using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, MYSQL, PHP
  • Experience of using React
  • Experience developing responsive websites
  • Experience using WordPress:
  • Ability to build, edit and maintain custom WordPress themes
  • Tailoring WordPress themes for client needs
  • Ability to upload WordPress websites to domains
  • Experience with different FTP Server Software’s (preferably FileZilla)
  • Ability to write well organised and sustainable code
  • UX/UI principles knowledge and its use in website design and development

Diserable skills:

  • Experience using Figma
  • Experience of using Response > PHP Laravel Frameworks (and Laravel Backpack)
  • Experience using various hosting services. I.e. Godaddy, Siteground, 123Reg