Architectural Association School of Architecture

Web Developer

Based: London
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Freelance, Fixed-term
Applications Close: 17 April 2019
Website: aaschool.ac.uk
Twitter: @AA SCHOOL
Job Listing Added: 18 March 2019

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture. The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.
The AA is made up of countless projects, personalities and audiences. The AA is unique in that we are more than just a school but a worldwide association, made up of members and visitors and an unrivalled public programme of lectures, exhibitions, publications and special events, all of which set the backdrop for full-time foundation, undergraduate - and graduate-level study at our campuses in London and Dorset. In addition, each year short courses and global schools in the AA Visiting School bring together students and teachers in more than 50 locations across five continents. Whether at Bedford Square or abroad the AA’s teachers and staff provide students with expertise, encouragement and support across all levels of education. Given the fact that 85 per cent of our students (and a similar percentage of tutors) come to London from abroad every autumn, we really are a school unlike any other.


Role Overview:


AA Digital Platforms is looking for a developer with adequate experience to join to the team for the re-development of the new AA School website. Your main responsibility will be production and modification of our CMS, its addons and connected APIs. The ideal candidate will need a proactive and systematic approach to his/her work and a good general technology background.


Person Specification:


As the ideal candidate, you will be able to produce code quickly, without compromising on quality of your work. You need to be proactive and identify, plan and execute where improvements can be made. You must be adaptable to different situations, have excellent communication skills alongside being well organised, working with own initiative, detail orientated and keen to learn new things.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


• Solid understanding of PHP framework Laravel
• Solid understanding of Statamic CMS
• Solid understanding of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and REST API
• Strong knowledge of SQL and MariaDB
• Experience with integrating third party APIs for social networks, ecommerce and payment gateway solutions
• Experience with Version Control Systems
• Working knowledge of Javascript framework React

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first selection will take place on 29th March 2019 @ 9am. Please apply by email to: [email protected] stating the job title in the subject heading. Please include in your application:
• List of recent projects and detailed description of your responsibilities
• Covering letter/email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role
• Expected day rate
• Contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior permission) Please note only successful candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role. The Architectural Association School of Architecture aims to create conditions that ensure staff and students are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of their gender, race, religious/political beliefs, ethnic or national origin, disability, family background, age, sexual orientation, or other irrelevant distinction.