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Web Developer

Initial 12 month contract covering maternity leave, with potential opportunity for a full time role

We have an opportunity for a Web Developer to join our development team based in Leicester. This role is for maternity cover and initially for a period of approximately 12 months, however, there may be opportunities beyond this. We can also be flexible and offer this role on a part-time basis to suit.

About us

Cite is a digital agency with a customer first attitude. We create digital platforms and marketing campaigns to help teams and businesses develop and grow. We are based in Leicester’s Cathedral Quarter, a stone’s throw away from the car park where Richard III was discovered.

We are strong advocates of all things open-source – our core platforms of choice are WordPress, Drupal, Laravel and Symfony. We are sponsors of Create Leicester, a series of free quarterly events aimed to inspire Leicester’s digital design community.

About the role

You’ll be given the opportunity to work on a wide range of digital projects, across various platforms and using the latest technologies. You’ll be a key member of the project delivery team, we’ll value your input and expect you to collaborate closely with other members of the team.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Creating technical solutions to complex digital problems
  • Writing efficient HTML, CSS and JavaScript to a high standard
  • Testing and optimising output across a range of devices
  • Collaborating with Developers, Designers and Account Managers
  • Contributing to the direction of the development team
  • Contributing to the wider business ambitions and goals

About you

We’re looking for someone with experience – either within an agency, in-house or freelance. It is essential that you have strong front-end skills, writing clean HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build responsive layouts. We also expect you to be self-motivated and have a desire to always be learning.

The requirements of this role include:

  • Experience of HTML, CSS and JavaScript (including modern frameworks)
  • Experience with modern front-end build tools – CSS processors, task runners, version control and deployment systems
  • Experience of front-end principles such as web standards, responsive design, accessibility and page performance
  • Experience developing bespoke themes/templates within WordPress and/or Drupal
  • Experience working from designs within Sketch, Adobe XD, Photoshop and similar design software
  • An eye for detail and ensuring the small things matter
  • A desire to be challenged and expand your skillset


You’ll win some bonus points for:

  • Experience with e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, WooCommerce and Magento
  • Experience of static site generators and a headless/decoupled CMS
  • Experience of PWA technologies
  • Experience working with an Agile development process
  • Knowledge of PHP architectural patterns and modern frameworks like Laravel and Symfony
  • Experience building mobile applications with web technologies like Cordova/PhoneGap, Ionic and React Native
  • The ability to bring something entirely different to the table!

We offer

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • 23 days standard holiday (with an extended Christmas break)
  • Bonus Birthday holiday
  • Payday lunch! Monthly team lunches on the company
  • Weekly fresh fruit and all the coffee (or tea) you can drink
  • A great working environment

To apply, please send your CV and anything else that supports your application to [email protected].

No agencies please.

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Why Leicester?

Leicester has enjoyed a high profile in recent years. The discovery of King Richard III’s remains (in a car park a stone’s throw away from our offices no less) has helped to elevate the city on the world’s stage.

This coupled with the extraordinary feat of Leicester City FC winning the Premiership a couple of years back has meant that Leicester is a city on people’s radar. We’re well connected – St.Pancras is just an hour away – and centrally located so that many other cities are within easy reach.

We can vouch that it’s a great place to work and live too. Our Friar Lane offices are in the heart of the city, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. We have a strong creative industry, and a friendly agency scene with is supportive rather than competitive. We are proud to sponsor Create – a local network aiming to inspire Leicester’s digital design community.

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