WordPress/Full Stack Developer

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About Fishtank

First making waves in 2008, Fishtank Agency is an award winning creative agency specialising in all things design, web development and digital marketing, offering a range of services from rebranding and web development to digital marketing and social media management. With the constant ambition to succeed and grow, Damien Fisher first founded Fishtank in a small office in the heart of Yorkshire, with only a single laptop!

Since then, Fishtank has evolved and grown as an agency, which is now built up of 17 talented, dedicated staff members. But we don’t want to stop there.

Our continued rise and success is down to our committed team delivering award winning websites, creating unique design artwork and our dedication to partnering with our clients and forming those special relationships.

Being a team of strategic thinkers, focused designers, highly skilled developers and digital marketing specialists, we all share one passion… our work. We are an ambitious agency with a goal to continue our growth whilst improving our services, culture and technical capabilities. As we continue to grow we are now offering an opportunity for a skilled developer to develop their career and contribute to the further success of Fishtank Agency.

The Fishtank Manifesto

We value our team members and they are at the heart of everything we do. We are a tank full of passionate, talented individuals working as a school. From creating proposals for clients, to brand and web development, to account management and customer relationships, every project we work on is worked on as a team. With a wide range of skills and attributes, each one of our staff members contributes to each project whether that be brainstorming ideas and concepts, looking after the clients journey, or creating content: our team fully support each other with each client to ensure they are receiving the highest level of service.

We believe in each person's strengths and attributes to the team, and we will continue to push, support and empower your personal development.

Honesty and dedication are at the forefront of everything we do to create successful projects for our clients, on time, every time. Anything can be achieved with the right skills, a passionate team and relevant insight. If the goal is to increase brand awareness, generate sales or showcase a services portfolio through an embodied overarching campaign, then our tailored, project processes allow for in-depth research and analysis to enable success.

We have developed a robust strategy over the years for each type of project we work on. Whether it's brand development, a new website, digital marketing or creative design, our processes are tailored and optimised to ensure project objectives are met and aid in driving ROI.

Who we work with

Fishtank has a client base ranging from local charities, national sporting clubs and multinational companies and everything in between. Servicing both the B2B and B2C sectors here are just a few of our clients:

  • City Taxis, Wigan Warriors, Britvic, Essity, Hudl, NHS, BedWorld

What we offer

  • Flexible & remote working

  • Optional space in our rural yet modern office space overlooking a beautiful landscapeOnly a 10-minute walk from the train station free parking.

  • 21 days holiday on top of all bank holidays

  • Birthday day off and additional Christmas shutdown

  • Bonus Scheme (Assessed annually around the business success)

  • Private Healthcare Scheme

  • Pension (Auto Enrolment)

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Personal development plans and quarterly 1 to 1s

    Training/Development opportunities

    • Internal and external training courses

    • Online training accounts (Udemy etc)

    • Allocated personal and team R&D time

About the role

As WordPress Developer you will be involved in the full service that Fishtank offers. Initially as a development consultant on build/functionality in the concept and design stages, right through to the bespoke WordPress theme building. As part of the development team you will also be helping to support the maintenance and further development of existing production websites on an ad-hoc and retainer support basis.

Your tech stack will primarily consist of Roots Bedrock for the core installation of WordPress and then Roots Sage for the ground-up theme development utilizing the configuration of custom post types, Gutenberg blocks and/or ACF Pro layouts using the classic editor. Full training on any of our stack technologies (like the Roots frameworks) is offered and easily accessible.

You will also collaborate with other developers to deliver other full-stack functionalities like third-party APIs or custom functionality both in and out of the WordPress environment.

You will be working closely with your fellow developers and the project management team to provide updates on ongoing projects/tasks and to help provide accurate time estimates for potential new work.

The development team prides itself on its members sharing ideas, experiences and technical solutions not only on coding/development issues but also for the betterment of the team's internal and external processes where you think things can be improved. In the next 12 months Fishtank are planning a shift in their development stack to a more JavaScript/Headless lead environment (possibly React/Next.js, Angular or Vue etc...) and the input of all the development team members through R&D efforts will be greatly valued and expected.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing bespoke WordPress themes from our in-house design team and to client/project requirements

  • Working within an agile framework to planned timeframes and deadlines

  • Testing and debugging across all major browsers operating systems

  • Helping with the maintenance and hosting of existing production websites

Required Skills

  • 2-3+ years worth of experience developing and delivering custom WordPress websites with:

    • PHP

    • Hooks / Filters

    • HTML5

    • CSS / Sass

    • JavaScript / NPM

  • Experience with versioning tools like Github or Bitbucket

  • Good work management skills to be able to prioritize and workloads on multiple projects

Experience or knowledge of:

  • roots.io

    • Bedrock

    • Sage

  • MYSQL databases

  • Vue, React, Next.js, Angular or other ES6 Javascript development technologies

  • WordPress Multisite

  • Custom Gutenberg blocks

  • Woocommerce / ecommerce offerings

  • Common server admin tasks experience (cPanel/Plesk/SSH)

  • Headless CMS

  • Laravel / Statamic CMS / Perch CMS

  • Sketch / Illustrator / Photoshop

  • Working in an agency environment