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Back-End Web Developer - a role with purpose

Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity
🏢 Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity 🇬🇧 Bristol, United Kingdom 🕑 January 20

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Shelter is looking for a customer-focused individual with experience of developing complex enterprise level websites and web applications to join us as a Back-End Web Developer and help develop a range of new digital products.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

It really is a great time to join our growing and evolving cross-functional digital team that spans front and back end development, UX/UI, content production, social media, analytics and more. We already do some brilliant design work that affects our digital offering, our helpline and our centres around the country. We also have lead responsibility for developing and implementing Shelter’s overall digital strategy and making sure best practice is applied to all online activities. And, with a new leadership team working on a fresh organisational strategy, we’re expanding our capacity to meet the challenges ahead, hence this brand new role.

About the role
Working closely with the Digital Product Manager and other teams within our online department, your focus will be on developing products to support and enhance Shelter’s online, telephone and face-to-face services.
We’ll also rely on you to play your part in helping to keep the code base tidy and readable by all, not to mention contribute to Shelter’s digital strategy in line with our strategic goals, aims, vision and values. Developing ideas and new products, performing updates and fixes, taking part in code reviews and advising on the use of new technologies and platforms, transactional processes, security, and data integration – all are aspects of this challenging, interesting and varied role.

About you
Key to your success will be a proven ability to work with PHP 7, Laravel 5 (or other MVC frameworks), Composer and Git and experience of building integrated services within digital ecosystems that serve multiple purposes. We’ll also expect you to be familiar working to SOLID and DRY principles and utilising PSR in writing code, while experience of RESTful APIs and continuous integration gained in an Agile environment would be useful. Proactive, results-driven and comfortable working as part of a team, you’re also creative, innovative and happy to share your expertise with others.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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