We’re looking for a permanent developer to join our GovPress team at dxw, building WordPress sites for the public sector. An in-depth breakdown of the role, as well as information about our recruitment process can be found on our careers page.
About the role
This is a hands-on coding role. As a member of the GovPress team, you’ll be developing content-focused WordPress sites in multidisciplinary project teams. Sometimes you’ll be the only developer on a project, but you’ll also often collaborate with other developers, designers and user researchers from dxw as well as product owners from our clients.
We build accessible products and services that meet users’ needs, work in an agile way and hope to inspire our clients with our practices. You’ll collaborate with clients as a team when writing and prioritising work, and communicate with them frequently as you’re doing development.
We try to use the right technology for the problem at hand – here are some of the things you’ll end up working with:
- PHP and WordPress
- Git and GitHub
- AWS, Docker and Terraform
Apart from PHP, WordPress and Git, we don’t expect you to have experience with everything in that list – you can pick up particular skills and tools as you need them, and we’re eager to help you learn.
In project teams we use code-reviewing to share knowledge and improve our skills. For cross-team learning, all our project teams take “dxw time” to work together on internal projects, learning new technologies and sharing things we’ve been doing.
You are proficient with PHP and WordPress. You are comfortable writing object-oriented, testable PHP and managing your code within a version control system. You’re happy to learn about the other technologies we use, and more, if you’re not already familiar with them.
You are comfortable in a highly collaborative and communicative workplace, including giving and receiving code reviews, and are keen to share skills and knowledge with your team and our clients.
You understand the importance of secure coding practices. All technologists receive security training when they join the team!
If you care about collaboration, continuous improvement, and building public services, then dxw is the right place for you.
We’re committed to building an inclusive environment and broadening diversity across our development team. We welcome non-traditional paths into the development profession and aim to hire the right person for the role, not the right combination of technical keywords. We especially encourage candidates historically excluded from technology to apply, including but not limited to people of colour, women and people whose gender doesn’t always align neatly with “man” or “woman”, parents and carers, people with visible and invisible disabilities and atypical neurotypes, and people who didn’t go to university.
Our public sector work means that appointments will be made subject to a background check.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, and you must be based within the UK at the point of application.
This role closes on 15/11/21 at 10:00.
dxw works with the public and third sectors to create user-focused services and products that improve lives.
We’ve been around since 2008 and worked on lots of projects that have made a real difference – things like helping a government department to track aid spending and how to improve digital collaboration between local authorities.
dxw is employee-owned and staff have an important voice in the direction of the company. People are at the forefront of what we do — the people who work at dxw, our clients, and the people we create services for.
We work effectively, remotely, with people based all around the UK. We keep in touch all the time for work and for social things, and some of us get together in person in our Leeds HQ and coworking spaces in London when we can