Web Developer

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Job Title Web Developer
Job Category Web Developer
Job Description COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with free gym membership, in-house massage therapy, a leading benefits package and a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are five staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of having one of the lowest turnovers of staff in the industry. Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website, www.sigames.com.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Working as an integral part of the communications team and liaising closely with the production and technical departments, the successful candidate will help to drive consumer engagement by ensuring that SI’s websites remain world class, function across all contemporary platforms and work to promote the brand and support the studio’s active fan base.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled Drupal developer, ideally with experience in publishing, either from a media or other ‘digital-first’ background. He or she will also have a strong background in PHP Development, have been part of several Drupal implementation or upgrade projects and have experience of integrating Drupal with external APIs.

Working closely with the technical team at SI’s parent company, SEGA, the web developer will be responsible for bringing designs to life, employing problem solving techniques and building compelling web functionality that supports all brand and community requirements. He or she will take the lead in improving and maintaining systems with a focus on automation, stability, SEO and usability.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of internal web technologies.
  • Creation and maintenance of customer-facing, high-traffic, responsive websites that function seamlessly across mobile, desktop and tablet environments.
  • Management of SEO for the studio and its brands.
  • Ensuring that all sites are built to strict visual/functional specifications.
  • Delivering projects to a high standard and in a timely fashion.
  • Testing all executions and ensuring that standards are adhered to.
  • Supporting and enhancing existing systems.
  • Reviewing and integrating new and emerging technologies.



REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS


  • PHP 5 (essential)
  • Drupal 7 (essential)
  • Front end development (essential)
  • jQuery/JavaScript (essential)
  • HTML 5
  • CSS
  • GitHub
  • MYSQL
  • XHTML
  • Photoshop (basic)
  • Google Analytics Universal (basic)


 DESIRED APTITUDES/ATTRIBUTES

  • An exceptional eye for detail.
  • A working knowledge of Photoshop CC and wireframing tools.
  • An understanding of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
  • A knowledge of web accessibility, usability and A/B Testing.
  • An awareness of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Experience of UAT procedures and browser compatibility.
  • The ability to cope with fast-changing situations and meet tight deadlines.
  • An aptitude for grasping new strategies, software and processes.
  • An appetite to learn, research and self-teach.
  • The ability to communicate confidently and professionally.
  • Commercial development experience in a similar environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to manage his or her own time and document all work.
  • The ability to present ideas and move plans into production.
  • A knowledge of the studio's products (and competitor titles).


 

*The studio is currently based in the Old Street area, but is relocating this year to Stratford, East London.
Salary Based on experience
Location London
Job Category Programming
Date posted 23/01/2018
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