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Software developer

WiFi SPARK has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Development team based from our head office in Exeter.

This role is reporting directly to the Development Team Lead and based in our HQ in Exeter. You will take part in the development of all customer-facing User Experience portals and applications, bringing a fresh, exciting and professional presentation layer for our products and services.

Read below for more detail and apply on the right.

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Job Description 

Software Developer


WiFi SPARK is the leading provider of managed internet access services including WiFi, media and software solutions. Our customers represent many different sectors within the UK including healthcare, transport, retail, leisure and local authorities. We are successful because we have some great products but also because we have fantastic people who give exceptional customer service at all times.

This role is reporting directly to the Development Team Lead and based in our HQ in Exeter. You will take part in the development of all customer-facing User Experience portals and applications, bringing a fresh, exciting and professional presentation layer for our products and services.

You will have strong experience with front-end design implementation and in addition a very good knowledge of PHP and best practices is essential. You will be given the opportunity to develop and implement market leading applications that showcase both your skills as a developer and your team’s ability to deliver truly outstanding products. Projects range from short-term, using our existing product range to develop branded WiFi access portals, through to longer term development of new products using latest tools and practices.

As a seasoned software development professional, you will have an excellent track record of working in an Agile, fast-moving environment, employing modern tools and techniques to deliver responsive, attractive and functional web-based portals and applications. These are more than just web-sites, they are the interface between WiFi SPARK, our customers and their end-users, so they need to be amazing pieces of work that give the real “WOW factor”. In addition to user authentication portals you will be given the opportunity to participate in the delivery of a number of projects, such as a refresh to our current SPARK® Analytics, Customer Admin dashboards or working on emerging IOT and media streaming initiatives.

Required Skills

  • HTML5, CSS, JS, SASS, Bootstrap 3/4
  • PHP5/7
  • Linux CLI and tools
  • Source Control i.e. Git
  • Graduate-level education
  • At least 3 years of experience in a professional software developer role;
  • Up to date knowledge of user-centred design and best practices;
  • Extensive experience with responsive desktop and mobile UX applications;
  • Experience of Amazon Web Services (AWS) would be advantageous but not essential;
  • Strong team and project management skills;
  • Good time-management skills and accurate time estimation when quoting tasks;

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Subject-matter expert for UX design and presentation layers;
  • Specify, implement and support all front-end software development frameworks, tools and services under the direction of the Development team leader;
  • Apply best engineering practices with other team members, and maintain code quality across applications
  • Comply with ISO9001 QMS and ISO27001 ISMS systems.

What We Offer

This is a permanent full-time role based from our Head Office in Exeter.
We offer a competitive salary with annual reviews and 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays.
Following completing a 6-month probation period, you will be eligible for the following additional benefits:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Family Healthcare package
  • Gym membership
  • Various company incentives and initiatives


Above all, we will offer you the chance to work in a vibrant and exciting company that is undergoing a period of rapid growth and success. Our culture is supportive and collaborative. We like challenges and work hard to deliver excellent results for our customers. Everyone is respected, acts professionally and is recognised for their contribution. We have fun and enjoy our work.

We describe our Company culture with the following descriptors:
Excellence of Service; Consistency & Accuracy; Knowledge Sharing; Commitment; Adaptability; Supporting & Communicating; Continuous Improvement

The WiFi SPARK values are:
Honesty; Respect; Professionalism; Loyalty; Positivity; Welfare; Fun; Opportunity

If you would like to apply to join our team please apply now with  your CV with a covering letter.