Why join Watchshop?

The Watch Shop is the UK’s largest independent online watch shop and Europe’s leading online fashion & classic watch retailer.

During the 10 years since its inception Watch Shop has delivered substantial growth, and is an exciting retail story. Entrepreneurial in approach, Watch Shop is highly agile and boasts industry leading proprietary technology which has underpinned its successful journey to date.

Are you looking for an opportunity to join an expanding growth focused business?

If you want to make a meaningful impact and have some fun along the way, we’d love to meet you.

Software Engineer

Role type: Full-time
Length of employment: Permanent

We are looking for a full stack web developer / software engineer to join our team and become primarily responsible for designing, building and maintaining back end systems, as well as working on the public ecommerce sites.

The role will cover the building of intuitive back-end user interfaces within a LAMP stack environment, in order to expand our current bespoke platform, as well as the integration with 3rd party services via API calls using various technologies.

This individual should be talented, hard-working, enthusiastic, motivated, reliable and deadline driven. A natural problem solver with the ability to adapt quickly coupled with a keen willingness to learn.

Qualified candidates should also have a complete understanding of how the front and back end interact. Understanding of the concepts of progressive enhancement and future friendly design are highly encouraged.

  • Proficiency in the following languages: PHP / MySQL / HTML5 / CSS3 / JS / JQUERY
  • Knowledge and experience of GIT / Linux / Apache / Bootstrap
  • API Integrations with 3rd party services
  • Understanding of web site hosting and server technology
  • Love of learning, and ability to proactively manage your own work load
  • Team player willing to pitch in for the greater good
  • Comfortable working with a bespoke MVC framework
  • High level of competence and experience of using and writing custom JavaScript code
  • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
  • Excellent understanding of high performance, highly available, large scale web applications
  • Firm Understanding of OOP PHP
  • Excellent English communication skills both verbal and written
  • High level of analytical, implementation, and organizational ability
  • Self-motivated with a desire to pro-actively resolve issues.
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies
  • Networking understanding
  • Knowledge of other languages highly beneficial
  • Experience with SALT Server orchestration
  • Experience of AWS
  • Familiarity with SCSS / SASS
  • A firm grasp of SEO & FEO best practices
  • Familiarity with process flow charting, wire frames, mock-ups, site maps
  • Positive attitude with a sense of humour
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