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Junior Web Developer

At Why Media we only deliver tailormade solutions for our clients and therefore, all of our work, from websites and branding through to digital campaigns are bespoke for each client.

Job Title: Junior Website Developer
Location: Hertford, SG14 1HH
Hours: Full Time
Working Hours: 9 am- 5.30 pm (Monday-Friday)
Experience: 1-3 Years

Why Media is seeking an enthusiastic Website Developer who has impeccable attention to detail and passion for all things technology-based. 

The role, which is located in Hertford, Hertfordshire, is perfect for somebody who is looking to be challenged, enhance their front end and back end development skills and be part of a dynamic team who like to deliver the highest quality work and always strive to enhance their abilities.

At Why Media we only deliver tailormade solutions for our clients and therefore, all of our work, from websites and branding through to digital campaigns are bespoke for each client. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have some experience in back-end programming and have a strong understanding of PHP. They will also understand the importance of SEO and will consider this when developing their websites.  Being a problem solver and having a forward-thinking approach to development is imperative as you will be responsible for solving technical issues and ensuring we learn from them in future. 

This role suits somebody with 1-3 years of experience and an individual who is looking to make website development a career choice within a loyal and passionate team.

The selected candidate will meet the following criteria.

  • Excellent knowledge of back-end programming
  • Strong understanding of PHP
  • Comfortable writing  programming code
  • Experience with third-party API integration
  • Experience coding for SEO
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience with Google API's 
  • Knowledge of MODX  (Preferred but not essential)
  • Excellent written English
  • Ability to communicate with clients from a technical standpoint but in Lemans terms
  • Ability to pick up new techniques quickly 
  • Able to identify potential technical issues and resolve them quickly 
  • Confirmable working both as a team and individually 
  • Experience working to tight deadlines 
  • Aware of International web standards and protocol 
  • Passionate and enthusiastic 
  • Able to show initiative and a team player approach to working 

The role will include but may not be limited to the following responsibilities.

  • Website snagging and bug fixes
  • Website updates via the Content Management System, MODX
  • Hosting management 
  • Email set up
  • The back-end and front-end coding
  • API sourcing and integration 
  • Keeping up to date on new development trends and features 
  • Training clients on the content management system 
  • CMS upgrades 
  • Adding creativity to all projects 
  • Attending team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Adding ideas during the design stages 
  • Researching new ideas and sharing with the team 
  • Ensuring Why Media’s website is supporting the company from a commercial standpoint 
  • Coding of data feedback and competition forms 
  • Development of wayfinding and bespoke software for clients 

This role is perfectly suited to somebody who has a small amount of experience working within a development role but somebody who is looking for a career within a fast-paced, exciting agency environment. Why Media offers career progression to those who show passion, determination, innovation and a drive for progression - The more you put in the more you will get out.

This role will be challenging and Why Media's expectations are high however, it also provides job security, a long term objective and the ability to deliver excellent work you can be proud of.


Are you the one?

If this is the role for you send a copy of your CV and cover letter now!

Apply now * References and proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.