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FULL-STACK DEVELOPER (PHP) – WEB AND IOT

Salary: Competitive DOE

Bright Signals was recently described as: “the most exciting young creative agency in Scotland, if not the UK”.

In the short time we’ve been around we’ve won clients like Tennent’s Lager, Magners and Channel 4 . We have also picked up Scotland’s most coveted digital marketing award 3 times in the past 4 years.

We are disruptive, innovative and we are growing fast.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join our world class team, to grow with us and to shape your working life in a way that just isn’t possible in most corporate cultures.

Our production team consists of around ten folk – an interesting mix of designers, animators, developers and electronics engineers. Within this team, your time will be split between two distinct types of work: building web sites and special projects.

On the web side of things, which equates to around 70% of our work, you’ll be working on some of the UK’s leading consumer brands including Tennent’s Lager, Magners, Bowmore and Jura. The sites we work on are typically bespoke builds using WordPress, Craft, Drupal or Symfony in the back end.

On the special projects side we have incredible variety – everything from developing VR apps to building physical arcade machines. Here we use a wide variety of technologies including React Native, Python, OpenCV and Arduino. A few recent examples of things we’ve built:

Most likely, you’ll come from a PHP web design and development background. Up-to-date skills and solid commercial experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL is essential for this role. In addition, we expect the successful candidate will have some experience of version control systems, React, Apache configuration and the Linux command line.

A curious mind and willingness to learn new skills is vital – although you may not have these skills right now, you’ll probably need to learn some Python, React Native and HTML5 game development on the job. You’ll also need to work with some physical computing platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi and gain a rudimentary understanding of basic circuits and IO.

Everyone at Bright Signals gets half a day every week to spend on personal ideas and projects, but further time is available to learn new skills as and when they’re required for a specific project. Not sure how to interface a brainwave-sensing EEG headset with Google Chrome? It’s ok, neither did we a few months ago.

We offer an attractive benefits package, a common sense and flexible(ish) approach to working hours and home-working and a great location (in the heart of Glasgow’s Finnieston). But most of all, a brilliant team of colleagues who’ll have your back, make you laugh daily, and help you produce work that you are immensely proud of.

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio to grant@brightsignals.co.uk, along with an indication of your salary expectations. Please also include a note of any personal projects you’ve worked on (including URLs, if available) and areas of interest outside your day job.

Closing date is noon on Monday, 12th November