Senior Web Developer (106628-1122) . Job Reference: 1889017

University of Warwick
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£32,348 - £42,155
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Management & Professional


Commercial - Warwick Employment Group


£32,348 - £42,155 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Open to internal candidates only.

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

Warwick Employment Group (WEG) have a Senior Web Developer opportunity within our IT department for someone with previous Agile development experience who wishes to work on one of the UK's leading job boards.

This role is suitable for a pro-active and experienced developer of PHP-based web applications hosted on AWS to drive the efficient and quality-oriented delivery of new functionality for a website which serves millions of views each year. You will be using technologies such as PHP, MariaDB and AWS to ensure that a highly available, secure and performant system is continually developed and improved for our customers.

Principle responsibilities include: • Designing and developing new functionality • Effectively managing significant pieces of work/projects from a development perspective • Mentoring and coaching more junior developers • Provide recommendations for ways to improve all aspects of the website • Contribute to estimation and planning of upcoming work • Contribute to the continual improvement of both the team and web services • Take ownership of the security, availability and performance of the website, supported by your team and WEG management

If you have experience in PHP, MariaDB, HTML, JavaScript and AWS and would like to make a difference whilst continually developing your skills as part of a knowledgeable and supportive team, we'd love to hear from you.

If you believe that you have some or all of the skills and experience listed then please submit your CV for review.

Benefits include salary of £32,348 - £42,155 depending on experience, automatic annual salary increments, access to the USS pension, holiday entitlement of 30 days plus bank holidays and an excellent work/life balance with extensive work from home opportunities.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


Design, develop and support web applications whilst ensuring that they are reliable, fast, secure and aligned with the needs of the business.


• To design and develop new solutions as directed by management and from the WEG roadmap e.g. new tools and new products.

• Managing the implementation of web development projects, including liaising with our hosting partners

• Propose architectural designs and solutions to ensure systems remain relevant, reliable and performant in the future. The role requires:

o Designs to be presented to internal and external stakeholders as appropriate for review o Presentation of agreed changes to the team

• Provide recommendations for enhancements to WEG services which would benefit users and keeping up to date with technological advances

• Mentor and develop the skills of junior developers in the team - development of junior members of the team is a crucial element of the Continual Improvement processes in place at WEG IT. Note: this does not entail formal appraisals of other team members; it will principally take the form of:

o Regular code reviews of other team members to ensure style, content and quality remains of a suitable standard o Assignment of appropriate work (where appropriate) o Presentations to the team on new methodologies and technologies to be used o Leading pair programming where appropriate, e.g. the understanding of complex programming paradigms and their application to our systems for more junior members of the team on a 1-2-1 basis o Identifying potential training needs within the team before they impact productivity

• Maintain user friendly websites and web services, ensuring sites are accessible, optimised and fast

• Develop new internal operating processes to improve working practices

• Ensure consistent and accurate application of estimation methodologies to planned work

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

PHP. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 2

MariaDB and SQL experience. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

HTML, CSS and JavaScript. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Pro-active and driven approach to development. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

AWS. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Code Source Control. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Website performance optimisation. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 2

SonarQube. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of managing complex, medium-sized development projects. (a, c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

4 Dec 2022

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