Vacancy: Front-End Web Developer


Date of posting: 22nd June 2020


Are you a hard-working & motivated web developer who wants to work for a Manchester City Centre based digital agency?

We’re on the look out for a talented & experienced Front-End Developer to join our team.  The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in developing WordPress websites, and be enthusiastic and confident about your work. You’ll be expected to take a lead on website builds, work with our existing designers, developers, project managers and digital marketing team, and help to improve our current build methods & processes.

Our sites are coded from scratch and we try to limit plug-in use as much as possible.

Excellent communication skills are required, ensuring you can see through projects from start to finish. If you have a real excitement for development and are always looking to improve your skills then read on.

Here’s what we need from you:

Essential skills:

  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • PHP & MySQL
  • Responsive & mobile-first development experience
  • Cross-browser/device testing
  • GitHub workflow management
  • Modern web development framework experience such as Node, React, Angular etc
  • Modern build environment experience
  • 3+ years minimum experience with WordPress & WooCommerce, including Advanced Custom Fields
  • Understanding of domains & hosting environments, typically Plesk & Linux
  • Understanding of customer needs and key considerations for user experience
  • Proven/past portfolio of work

Desirable skills:

  1. Appreciation of modern website design
  2. XD/Sketch/Figma/Photoshop
  3. SEO & Adwords experience
  4. Understanding of SEO

Personal Development, Communication & Teamwork requirements

  • Participate in project “kick-off” sessions, collaborating with the wider team
  • Communicating regularly with clients and other team members
  • Strong organisational effectiveness and time management
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an outstanding attention to detail
  • Work to project milestones, reporting to a project manager
  • Offer insightful help wherever possible

You must be hard-working and punctual, with the ability to fit into a small but growing team.


Competitive salary paid.

Perks of working at Pixel Kicks

  • Work at one of the highest client rated digital agencies in Manchester
  • Plush city centre office on the corner of Ancoats & the Northern Quarter
  • Secondary office at the newly refurbished Express Building next door for focused work
  • 1 Gigabit internet connection 💥
  • Company pension
  • Clear career progression
  • Relaxed working environment
  • 2 x Xboxs, Super Nintendo, Darts board
  • Dual monitor, high spec PC setup
  • Private kitchen
  • Free coffee, tea and biscuits supplied, with occasional Friday lunches paid for
  • Free beer on Friday afternoons
  • #spotifriday
  • Staff 10% discount at Kettlebell Kitchen
  • Opportunity for growth and promotion within our expanding company
  • Annual salary reviews in line with own & company performance

About Us

We’re currently a team of 12 with a smart office in Ancoats, Manchester. We treat our staff to the usual coffee, tea, biscuits, snacks, and we have #spotifridays where the tunes come on a bit louder in the afternoon. There’s an Xbox with Call of Duty, Fifa and a few lesser played games, plus a classic SNES with Street Fighter, Super Mario Kart and more. We have a relaxed but hard-working office environment where everyone is a vital part of our team.

This is a great opening for the right person at a well respected and growing agency company, based on the corner of Ancoats and the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre.


Please email your CV through to [email protected]

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