Zak Group


Based: London
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 04 October 2018
Twitter: @zakgroup
Job Listing Added: 20 August 2018

Zak Group is an award-winning international design practice that gives shape to contemporary visual culture. Our focus is on creating identities and digital platforms for clients who value the transformative power of design. Directed by Grégory Ambos and Zak Kyes we work with leading arts organisations, museums, fashion brands and businesses from around the world on projects ranging from art direction, visual identity, publications, websites and exhibition design.

We are seeking a talented developer with a minimum of 3 years experience to join a dynamic studio environment. We build modern websites and web applications using progressive front-end frameworks and flexible content management systems. Our aim is to build the strongest technology team in the cultural sector. This combined development and design role will work alongside our Developer.

Essential Skills
– Minimum of 3 years experience as a professional developer (experience in a London based studio beneficial)
– Comfortable with responsive, cross-platform development
– Excellent knowledge of HTML and writing standards-compliant, semantic markup
– Excellent knowledge of CSS (SASS, LESS, PostCSS)
– Excellent knowledge of Javascript
– Excellent knowledge of PHP
– Experience with Vue.js, Webpack, Node.js
– Experience with git and version control
– Experience with package / dependency managers (npm, Composer)
– Experience using terminal / bash
– Experience with hosting infrastructure and cloud platforms (DigitalOcean, AWS)
– Knowledge of browser and device compatibility and associated limitations
– Excellent spoken and written English
– Able to work collaboratively in a fluid environment under tight deadlines
– Can take creative lead and follow design directives
– Excellent typographic skills, typesetting abilities and attention to detail
– Impeccable organisational and time management skills
– Flexible, highly driven, self-motivated and punctual
– Commitment to working well as part of a team
– Valid UK/EEA work permit
– Interest in modern and contemporary art and design

Beneficial Skills
– Familiarity with ECMAScript specifications
– Experience using GitLab
– Experience using ProcessWire CMS
– Experience using external APIs
– Strong sense of motion & interactivity
– Interest in creative/generative coding

– Conceptualise, design and develop a wide range of projects including ranging from print to digital
– Meet deadlines and milestones according to project schedules established by lead designers and studio manager
– Oversee production for quality control through the production and development stages
– Liaise with clients under the supervision of directors, senior staff and studio manager

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV, portfolio of work and cover letter via our website (
Your cover letter should state clearly why you are interested in working with Zak Group, and what you would bring to this role.
Please name each file with your name (i.e. “Firstname Surname_CV.pdf,” “Firstname Surname_Portfolio.pdf” and “Firstname Surname_CoverLetter.pdf”).