Senior Developer (London)

Jun 5

Are you a Senior Developer with analysis, planning and implementation experience? Can you lead a technical team to work wonders with a multi-stakeholder client brief and the latest technologies and tools? Do you live and breathe web standards, open standards and open source?

About you

We are looking for a Senior Developer to work with a project manager and a growing team of web developers and designers to deliver exceptional web projects.

You must possess a passion for what you do - delivery of quality digital projects by sound analysis and planning; and communication and implementation with your team. Your ability to work with designers and developers using your clear and friendly communication skills is key. If you have Drupal Development skills - great. If not - we will train you in one of the finest open source platforms around...

To apply for this role you will need to have:

  • a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a high quality LAMP web development environment
  • complete understanding of the web project software life cycle
  • the ability to analyse a brief and work with your team to create quality results
  • demonstrable experience of the above via at least 3 major URLs
  • the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly
  • a sound approach to organising your own - and others' - work
  • the desire for continuous self improvement and a passion for learning

Nice to have:

  • an understanding of the agile development process and scrum
  • drupal development experience
  • experience building social networks and online communities

About the role

This role is approximately 60% analysis, scoping and planning and 40% development and/or guidance of developers. You will work closely with the Project Manager across the whole project life cycle: from proposal to pitch; strategy, analysis, scoping and planning; to development and testing. Some client facing aspect may be required but this will be limited and is not a major aspect of the role - we already have excellent people in the team who do the client facing part...

The most suitable candidate for this Senior Developer role will have 3-5 years experience in LAMP (ideally also Drupal) development, with a desire to move into and be involved in more of the strategic aspect of projects - working with the fuller project life cycle - but still with the ability work with and lead the development team.

If you are a developer with less than the stipulated experience - but are extremely hardworking and can show considerable ability for rapid personal development - you are welcome to apply.

About Us

We are a rapidly growing specialist digital agency (over 100% growth in 2 out of the last 3 years) building online communities for some of the biggest brands in the world. With a current focus on education and charity our clients include the UK Department for Education, the Tate Modern and the British Council. We have won awards from four major industry bodies for our work in the last two years; we're helping out with Chinwag's Digital Mission series (this July it's about eGoverment so we are heading to Washington); and our case studies and training are featured by Mashable, MySQL and Dries Buytaert (the founder of Drupal).

We would like you to be part of our growth strategy. We are recruiting because we have added some major client wins in the last two quarters. With an explicit commitment to ongoing training and professional development, staff empowerment and strategic involvement, and a focus on communication and building solid client relationships we want to find great people to add to our already great team.

To apply: please send a brief covering letter explaining why this job is for you, your most recent up to date CV, and no more or less than 3 recent URLs relevant to this role with a brief explanation of your specific involvement in each project. Visit the BrightLemon web site for contact details or just call or email us on

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