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Senior Developer

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Contract: Permanent

Graymatter is a growing design agency providing integrated digital and traditional design and business consultancy services. Based in Milton Keynes, we provide services for a wide range of clients including those in the automotive, IT and technology and healthcare sectors, developing exciting and innovative marketing solutions across print, mobile and digital platforms.

As an experienced PHP developer you will take technical lead on assigned projects, working closely with your team, the account team and the project office to define requirements and advise on the best technical solution whilst always ensuring the integrity of other areas of software development and integration between different applications as required.

Essential

  • Senior development experience within a digital team/agency
  • Extensive demonstrable experience of PHP and MySQL
  • Experience of PHP frameworks (preferably Zend)
  • Understanding of MVC architecture
  • Expert in XHTML and CSS web builds
  • JavaScript frameworks – jQuery
  • Excellent knowledge of web application technologies including AJAX
  • Demonstrable source control experience (preferably GIT)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience of working with content management systems
  • Applied understanding of web services
  • Demonstrable ability to manage people and monitor project output
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness, including the importance of planning, forecasting and managing and minimising risk to retain profit margins.
  • A relevant degree in computer science or programming would be highly desirable as would familiarity with project workflow tools such as Basecamp and Redmine, Concrete5 management experience, demonstrable experience with paired programming and a keen interest in mobile/iphone applications. Experience with Flash and ActionScript an advantage.

Core Responsibilities

  • To propose suitable and commercially viable technical solutions to answer clients’ stated and underlying business needs
  • Where necessary to be a key point of contact for your clients, attending meetings and presenting technical solutions, development and project approaches
  • Help clarify client briefs to understand requirements, deliverables, end goals and risks. Communicate these effectively to internal stakeholders, the Head of Production and the studio
  • To assist the Heads of Digital and Production in planning and ensuring adequate internal and 3rd party resource when necessary
  • To assist in the functional requirements gathering process and ensure all developments use scalable, secure, robust and re-usable concepts throughout.
  • To be responsible for ensuring all projects meet a high technical standard.
  • To understand and document all relevant technical design decisions and requirements.
  • To seek to continually improve, formalise and standardise the technical design process to meet with changes in the industry.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and continuous improvement of quality standards within the company through team procedures and internal audit.
  • To ensure applications are technically tested throughout the development process, tracking and verifying the proper and complete implementation of the application architecture and technical specifications.
  • Responsible for ensuring that code and design meets quality standards, is secure and easily maintainable.
  • To ensure that on-going support for projects is to the highest standard. This includes technical solutions to proactively maintain developments

 

Freelance Developers

Graymatter is a fast growing creative digital design agency looking for experienced web developers to help the team. You will be capable of managing a project from brief through to completion and will be experienced in working closely with account services to develop innovative, technical solutions to answer client requirements. Applicants must have proven experience and demonstrate a passion for web and mobile channels.

  • Extensive experience of PHP and MySQL
  • Experience of Zend as well as Javascript frameworks such as jQuery, MooTools
  • Knowledge of XML, XHTML, CSS
  • Proven source control experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Freelance SEO Copywriters

Graymatter is a fast growing creative digital design agency looking for experienced SEO copywriters. You will be capable of managing a project from brief through to completion and will be experienced in working closely with account services to develop relevant and engaging content to drive traffic. Your SEO copywriting must use best practice methodologies ensuring content is optimised to achieve the best SEO possible.

  • Demonstrable experience of writing content for a range of clients across multiple sectors
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven results against business KPIs
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Social media and paid search experience
  • Excellent time management skills

 

Account Manager

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary Band: Negotiable dependent on experience
Contract: Permanent
Job Start Date: ASAP

Graymatter are based in Milton Keynes, providing services for a wide range of clients including those in the automotive, IT and technology and healthcare sectors, developing exciting and innovative marketing solutions across print, mobile and digital platforms.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an account manager to join our automotive account team. This is a client-facing role in support of the Client Office, focused on the successful commercial management of digital/integrated accounts to provide excellent service levels to our clients. The account manager is the day to day contact for clients and internal stakeholders, liaising with various internal and external resources and managing the various work tasks for the project, ensuring that the solution is delivered on time, on budget and to highest quality levels. You will work closely with the project office, together taking ownership and responsibility for the successful implementation and delivery of projects.

The Account Manager role will have authority to act and represent Graymatter in front of clients on a day to day basis, and must represent the brand, culture and value of Graymatter at all times. Friendliness, approachability and professionalism are key.

We offer a competitive salary, rewarding development opportunities and a great working environment in a growing and reputable agency.

You must have a professional and friendly manner and excellent organisation skills coupled with close attention to detail in order to take ownership and responsibility for coordinating and delivering different tasks accurately and on time.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrable commercial awareness, including the importance of managing and minimising risk to retain profit margins
  • A relationship owner who can build and maintain strong client relationships to develop accounts and increase revenue
  • Experience of mentoring and coaching fellow/junior team members
  • Proficient at interpreting and qualifying client requirements into a relevant and succinct creative brief for internal production
  • Proven experience in managing digital and traditional project workflows from estimating, solution design, documentation and quote production, tracking of resources and managing the commercial aspects of a project (such as invoicing)
  • Demonstrable understanding of software tools to track and document a project, including Microsoft Office and agency job tracking software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable understanding and appreciation of both traditional and digital creative media

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