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Full time front end developer with knowledge of Joomla for a 3 month contract

On Fri, 16 October, 2015 - 13:52
RCheesley's picture

Virya Group have an urgent need for a full-time front-end developer with Joomla! experience, for a fixed term of three months.  Please note this is a short turnaround time, if you’re interested please don’t delay in applying!

About Virya Group

We are an innovative forward-thinking technology business which specialises in Open Source technologies.  Our business is founded as a Buddhist Right Livelihood and operates to an ethos statement which explains how we work in basic terms.  You don’t have to be Buddhist to work for us, but every employee needs to be at least sympathetic to all five of our core principles as a prerequisite for employment in the company.

We are a full-service digital agency.  We provide software development, marketing, search engine optimisation hosting and training to organisations worldwide. We’re based in Ipswich, Suffolk close to several thriving sanghas.

We’re good at what we do, and we have pretty high standards for developers who work for us.  We use the latest technologies and methodologies to deliver a high-quality, leading edge service to our clients.  If this sounds like the environment in which you would thrive, read on!

About you

We are looking for a skilled and experienced front end developer with excellent communication skills for an initial contract term of three months with the potential for further work in line with business requirements.  This role requires you to be confident, organised and motivated.  You will join our existing development team and provide front-end support for projects which have tight turnaround times.  Depending on performance there may be the potential for extending the contract, and/or a permanent role.

We specialise in the Joomla CMS - not just building basic websites but using the wealth of features available including f0f, APIs and more.  

We custom design templates from the ground up with the support of our Creative Director and design team, who provide their designs in appropriate formats for implementation as a fully responsive template. You will also be responsible for selecting and configuring extensions to deliver the functionality required by the design brief, and ensuring that all work is optimised for fast, effective performance worldwide.

Your skill set will include a thorough understanding of:

  • The most up to date HTML and CSS technologies
  • The use and implementation of SVGs
  • The Joomla CMS, extensions and configuration
  • Bootstrap, LESS and Javascript
  • PHP development
  • Conversion rate optimisation
  • Search engine optimisation
  • User experience/User interface design for multinational websites

You must be able to hit the ground running with minimal input and quickly deliver on the tasks you are assigned.  We use an agile approach to all aspects of our business, so a familiarity with the Atlassian suite of products would be advantageous.

You must have high standards of accuracy and be willing to document your processes.  You will take part in our code review processes and help us to ensure we only ship top quality, robust code.

We are willing to consider remote working under specific conditions which will be discussed at interview.

If you think you fit the bill, please apply now!

The role

We expect the role to be an immediate start for the successful candidate, for a period of three months.  We will consider remote working under specific conditions which will be discussed at interview.

You will work from our offices on Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich unless remote working is agreed.  Sometimes there may be a need to travel for meetings or appointments.

Taking the next step

For an informal discussion about the role, please email marco.dings [at] or call 01473 852131.

Disabilities and health conditions

We are an equal opportunities employer.  We guarantee an interview to all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum job criteria.

We have current employees with disabilities, and we are keen to support people with disabilities in applying for, interviewing and working with us.  We work closely with Access to Work and other organisations to ensure that staff with disabilities and long term health conditions are supported in the workplace, including any adaptations and training that might be required to support you.

If you would like to discuss any health-related concerns in confidence please email ruth.cheesley [at] or call 01473 852130.

Applying for the post

To apply for this role, submit your CV including two relevant references and a covering letter by email to the above address.  Please provide a link to your portfolio where we can see examples of your work related to this role.

Please include the subject line ‘Front End Developer Vacancy’.

Applications should arrive no later than 1700hrs on Wednesday, 21st October 2015.  

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Interviews will take place in Ipswich week commencing 26th October 2015.  We anticipate the start date being immediately following the interview.

Strictly no agencies please, any CVs provided by agencies will be considered a kind gift :).

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