Role 1: Front End Developer / Designer

Closing 1st March 2019.

A Middleweight or Senior Role

Minus40 have an immediate need for a Front-End Developer/Designer to join their Belfast City Centre team; someone who can hit the ground running in terms of website design and development.

Applications would be considered from suitable candidates at both middleweight (minimum 2 years’ experience) and senior (minimum 5 years’ experience) levels, with the role and remuneration adapting accordingly.  Candidates with less than 2 years’ experience are invited to submit their CV for similar opportunities in future with Minus40.

The Role

The role is tilted towards front-end developers with an eye for conceptual design. Primary duties include:

  • Guardianship, adaptation and improvement of the front end development standards for the agency.
  • Development of responsive website design frameworks in HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Rollout of conceptual design concepts across templates, including optimisation of user interfaces.

But, those production-driven duties should be considered the bread and butter of the role. Suitable candidates would have experience and skills in one or more of the following areas, and the role will flexibly allow the opportunity to perfect any or all of these skills:

  • Requirements analysis with clients.
  • User experience design strategy and rollout.
  • Lead conceptual design of websites, portals and native applications.
  • Quality assurance and monitoring.
  • Front end (JavaScript) development using jQuery, Angular and/or React.
  • Back end (PHP) development using Laravel, WordPress and/or Shopify.

Key Skills

  • Significant expertise in creating websites through front-end development frameworks, ideally using Zurb Foundation and SASS (though equivalent frameworks / methodologies would be considered).
  • A strong working knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery, with a particular emphasis on DOM manipulation.
  • A full understanding of Adobe Photoshop tools and techniques. Other desktop publishing software experience would be a bonus.
  • A portfolio of CMS-driven websites, ideally built on WordPress or Laravel.
  • Client facing exposure, in particular in the form of requirements analysis or CMS /website training.

The Ideal Candidate

Is a perfectionist; someone who has a genuine focus and desire to create a digital world that is easier to use, easier to understand, easier to remember.

The Package

We will more than match industry rates for experience and expertise, and as a rule, we reward talented people for a job well done.

You will enjoy 25 days of annual leave, plus statutory holidays, with a genuine emphasis on work/life balance.


Role 2: Senior PHP Developer

Closing 1st March 2019.

A Senior Role, Leading to Chief Technology Officer

Minus40 have an immediate need for a Senior PHP Developer to join their Belfast City Centre team; someone with significant development experience, who would like to take significant steps in a guardianship and leadership role.

Applications would be considered from suitable candidates with a minimum 5 years’ experience.  Remuneration will adapting according to experience and skill.

Candidates with less than 5 years’ experience are invited to submit their CV for similar opportunities in future with Minus40.

The Role

This is dual-faceted role.

Initially it will be production-heavy: building, testing, deploying and monitoring websites and applications, primarily on a LAMP stack.

But the right appointment for Minus40 will be someone with an inner- longing to take more control; a person who has aspirations to lead the way in terms of technology, architecture, and problem solving. A rapid progression to Chief Technology Officer awaits for the right candidate.

Primary duties will include:

  • Development of bespoke software solutions in LAMP, iOS and Android environments.
  • Monitoring, managing and improving hosting environments for our broad list of clients.
  • Investing time in evaluating and implement new technologies that help improve our clients’ processes.
  • Addressing and implementing coding standards for your Minus40 colleagues.

Key Skills

  • A proven track-record of leading development of large digital projects using Laravel (or equivalent) framework.
  • Experience and indeed, willingness, to create WordPress projects the “right way”, using Composer, Timber, and Twig.
  • A clear understanding of how to configure and manage servers in UNIX environments.
  • A strong working knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery, with a particular emphasis on DOM manipulation. Some exposure to React or Angular would be a bonus.
  • Client facing exposure, in particular in the form of providing support and guidance for existing projects.

The Ideal Candidate

Is willing and able to take the core “full stack” skills they’ve garnered over the past 5-10 years, and augment / extend these skills into leadership, planning and full-project problem solving.

The Package

We will more than match industry rates for experience and expertise, and as a rule, we reward talented people for a job well done.

You will enjoy 25 days of annual leave, plus statutory holidays, with a genuine emphasis on work/life balance.


About Minus40

Minus40 was founded in 2014 with a simple mission to Do Digital Better. Our primary outputs are digital consultancy, custom-built digital solutions using the Laravel framework, and content managed websites built upon our unique customisation of the WordPress core.

Over the past five years we have developed a client list that now includes Visit Belfast, Strategic Investment Board, InterTradeIreland, Henderson Group, Matchetts Music, Garda Ombudsman, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Budget Energy and Jungle NI.

We share city centre offices with our sister company McCadden, who are Northern Ireland’s original design and branding agency, and with whom we work closely on many projects.

https://minus40.co

How to Apply

Simply send your CV along with a note (and a link to any portfolio website, should you have one) to our managing partner Anthony McNamee – tony@minus40.co.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Application close at 5pm on 1st March 2019, and interviews will be scheduled for the following week. Interviews can, on request, be arranged outside normal working hours.