Architectural Association School of Architecture

Front-end Web Developer

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight, Junior
Salary: £27,000 to £30,000
Contract: Fixed-term
Applications Close: 16 September 2018
Twitter: @AA_EventsList
Job Listing Added: 10 September 2018

AA Digital Platforms is looking for a developer with adequate experience to join the team. This role will be involved in the development of the new AA School website and maintenance of some other AA microsites. The ideal candidate will need a pro-active and systematic approach to his/her work and a good general technology background.

Person Specification

AA Digital Platforms is a small team with exciting projects on the to-do list and an ambitious roadmap. This is a great opportunity for an individual who would like to work with us to grow a full-tech capability. As the ideal candidate, you will be able to produce code quickly, without compromising on the quality of your work. You need to be pro-active and identify, plan and execute where improvements can be made. You must be adaptable to different situations and keen to learn new things.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Solid understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
• Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as ReactJS or Vue
• Knowledge of WordPress CMS and theme development
• Experience with Version Control Systems
• Familiar with cross-browser principles and SEO markup, metadata and microdata schemas
• Experience with integrating third party APIs such as social networks, e-commerce and payment gateway solutions is beneficial
• Working knowledge of Linux would be an added advantage
• The post holder must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Day-to-day maintenance, update and further functional development of main AA website infrastructure built in PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
• Full cycle website development on WordPress CMS: Deliver WordPress website projects from idea inception to QA and deployment for various clients
• Run maintenance work on a number of WordPress and flat websites
• Participate in pre-development meetings and help identify project requirements
• Ability to wireframe projects from concepts
• Design and develop validated email templates that reach an extensive audience
• Work with internal and external supported web servers
• Have good understating of MySQL language, setup and maintain databases
• Update / Create content for main website infrastructure – text and media, using a content management system

How to Apply

Please apply by email by the closing date of 16th September 2018 to [email protected] clearly stating the job title in the subject heading. Please include in your application:
• Full CV
• Covering letter/email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role
• Current salary
• Notice period
• Contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior permission) Please note, for shortlisted candidates, interviews will take place on the 19th September 2018. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.