We’re looking for a front-end developer who is comfortable with modern front-end methods, and takes a natural interest in UX and user-centred design. You’ll be an important member of our friendly team scoping, developing, testing and supporting client websites on the WordPress platform.
You bring a common sense attitude to your development: you’re naturally on the side of the user, thinking ahead to future support needs and changes, and able to prioritise.
Our people are what makes Helpful special. Communication is crucial to the smooth running of the company, and we value communication skills above all – being able to share constructive feedback with colleagues over chat or email, or clearly explain your thinking to a client on a call or in a meeting.
This is a hands-on coding role, with a wide variety of work, nice clients and relaxed colleagues. It’s a good learning opportunity, but we’ll expect you to have real examples of work you’ve completed to show us as part of the recruitment process.
You’ll work with developer colleagues to turn templates into WordPress themes, sometimes building light themes yourself or helping tidy up the front end of a colleague’s work. You’ll work with designers, PHP devs and project managers to understand a client’s brief, build prototypes and take part in user research sessions. You’ll have a key role in projects within our small team, with real responsibility for delivering good quality code and justifying your recommendations to clients, so we build the right things and build them right.
We build creative, interesting, useful things with WordPress – from helping scientists study Antarctica to engaging young people with career opportunities or showcasing wedding venues to potential customers. Friendly, open communication is at the heart of our culture internally and with clients, and you’ll be a key participant in catch-up calls to review a Trello board, on Slack chats to scope a new feature, and in meetings or screencasts to demonstrate prototypes or examples you’ve created. We have mature client relationships, a relaxed working culture, and a team-oriented approach to managing projects including lean methods, user-centred design and version control.
No agencies or freelancers please.
If you have what we’re looking for, we’ll invite you to a phone interview initially. If we both agree it’s worth taking it further at that point, we’ll pay you to complete a small piece of work in your own time, and ask you to take us through it at a face to face interview, where we’ll also talk about your work and experience.