So, who wants to help us build things at fffunction?

Written by: Russell Kirkland On: 13 Mar 2017 In: Development, Ramblings, Work

I don't tend to blog that often, and do you know why? Too damn busy most of the time, making lovely websites for lovely people.

But maybe I could write more if we had some extra hands on deck.

So, this is just a heads up really. We haven't formulated a new developer hiring plan for this year, but there's certainly a future timeline that exists, which has our new dev taking ownership of a key to the Penryn studio, and then putting the kettle on (I'm a believer in block time).

This is a roundabout way of saying get in touch if you think you'd like to work here later in the year, but don't expect anything too formal like an interview or anything just yet.

Here’s that classic list of the things we're looking for:

  • A creative type who loves coding cutting-edge HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • A detailed understanding of coding usable websites. Responsive, accessible and progressive design is our bag
  • Knowledge of what a CMS is, and being able to code in PHP and Python
  • A love of templating languages such as Twig and Nunjucks
  • Experience using git and git-based workflows
  • Have at least shaken hands with things like Node, Sass and Gulp
  • Testing and QA being second nature, and getting stuck in through browser and device testing
  • Response to bug reports and site maintenance
  • Being able to help with estimating new projects
  • Being an all round lovely human being

I'll award bonus points for:

  • Having built something with Django, or ideally Wagtail
  • Experience with CommonJS modules and ES6
  • Experience with building REST APIs, and integrating with third-party ones
  • Docker knowledge
  • Understanding how DNS works

Answers on the back of a postcard please.


Although my original post was all 'we could do with another developer sometime this year', I'm now all 'we could do with another developer sharpish'. So please get in touch if you want to apply, because we're ready to roll.

And some more details I should have added earlier.

We’re looking for a web developer to join our team in Cornwall. We’d love to hear from anyone who is as passionate about creating beautiful, usable and scalable websites as we are.

The role is ideal for a recent graduate, although you don’t have to have a degree if you’ve got experience fo’ reals. You’ll get £18–24k for your troubles depending on experience, plus a company MacBook and phone.

We understand that there’s life outside work, and we don’t work weekends or evenings – and you won’t be asked to either.

If that wasn’t enough you’ll also get an annual £1000 conference & training budget, 23 days holiday (+ bank holidays) and some time off for mince pies at Christmas.

Update II

Thanks to all of you who got in touch - we have a new dev starting with us soon, so this role is filled.