Who is Arke?!

Arke Agency is an award-winning, norm-challenging & dynamic digital marketing agency based in Brighton. As creative and digital marketers, we bring together the off and online world to produce impactful creative, campaigns and customer experiences. 

Web developer job summary: 

We have an exciting position for a junior web developer who’ll work closely with our Senior Digital Manager building UX focused websites. The websites you’ll work on to start with are fairly small wordpress sites and as your experience and confidence grows so will your projects! 

Junior Web Developer duties and responsibilities

  • Assess the technical feasibility of the wireframes and prototype designs to ensure builds are in scope and meet the brief 
  • Ensure the WordPress website builds are a true replica of the graphical prototype
  • Implement new features and functionality in existing websites
  • Research new tools, methods and plug ins which will enhance the build process
  • Maintain and update websites to ensure their performance is high
  • Troubleshooting
  • Clearly communicate with the project team about project progress, requirements and potential challenges 

Junior Web Developer requirements:

  • Good understanding of HTML5. Knowledge of JavaScript would be an advantage.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • First-hand experience building responsive themes/Wordpress websites 
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages/ WordPress themes
  • Good understanding of PHP back-end development (for WordPress)
  • Excitement to learn and develop in line with industry trends and new requirements 

Desirable skills and attributes:

  • Relevant degree/apprenticeship
  • 1 year experience 
  • Sound understanding of websites design process (Empathy and research, Wireframing, Prototyping, Coding, Testing, Pointing and going live)
  • Good understanding of wordpress plugins and best practices
  • Understand data from  Google Analytics to identify issues and create solutions which show improved results
  • Working knowledge of JSON data and APIs  

Who you are:

You’re real: We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse ways of working. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of doing things.

You’re curious: We believe in the power of curiosity, always hungry to know more, to challenge known truths and uncover new trends, innovations and approaches. We never want to do the “same old”, we push boundaries and bring excitement to all we do. 

You’re bold: We encourage creative thinking and conviction in your delivery. We embrace differences and use this as our USP to show our innovative approach to often similar challenges. 

What we’ll give you:

We are truly committed to the development of our ambitious team and will create a personal development plan. These are carried out every 6 months to identify and build upon your personal ambition and skills, here is where training will be planned to ensure continuous development. You’ll also have regular 1-2-1s with your line manager to ensure your projects and development is on track.  

Upon passing probation, you’ll also gain access to either gym membership, wellbeing package from About Balance or Private BUPA healthcare and become eligible for Flexi-time/TOIL in line with Arke’s policy. 

You’ll receive 25 days paid holiday (with bank holidays on top). You’ll also have your birthday off and gain an additional year’s holiday for every full year of service to Arke. 

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