Graduate / Junior Software Developer

at Yearbook Machine in London

(₤25000 - ₤35000 per year)

Want to help us re-imagine a tired, centuries-old industry as a modern online experience? At Yearbook Machine we've been working hard to build a service that makes creating a yearbook painless and, dare we say it, fun. We've built up a growing set of happy customers and have already bootstrapped the company to profitability. We're now looking to take our service to even more people and are seeking ambitious graduates to come and help us do it.

Your job will involve working on all aspects of our software and systems. This will include both backend and frontend web development, as well as some more exotic programming behind the scenes (don’t worry, we’ll train you on the job). As a software company with technical founders, we treat developers as first-class citizens, and your creativity and input will be rewarded. You’ll be using the latest technologies to build a system which produces a beautiful physical product cherished by thousands of young people every year.

Working at Yearbook Machine is not the corporate 9-5: we’re a small group of like-minded, focused individuals based in a bright and airy converted warehouse space in Shoreditch, London. We share our office with a design company and another web startup so there’s a great atmosphere, friendly people and always something going on. We care about what we do and are proud to make a product that our customers love. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please apply!

What you'll need
Ability to write clean and extensible PHP and MySQL code
Ability to write high-quality HTML, JavaScript and CSS
Basics of Linux/Unix command line tools
An appreciation of coding standards and design patterns
An eye for detail and appreciation of "beautiful" solutions to problems
Strong verbal and written communication skills

What will help you to stand out
Experience with a framework (Symfony, Zend)
Knowledge of JavaScript libraries (jQuery, Prototype, Backbone)
TDD/BDD (PHPUnit, Cucumber/Behat)
Systems administration / ‘DevOps’ (Nginx, Chef, Capistrano, Rake)
Knowing how NoSQL can fill a gap left by the limitations of an RDBMS
Ideas for how Google Glass might help our customers experience our product as an immersive experience

£25-35k, depending on experience
Generous share options
Good working conditions, a comfortable chair and your choice of hardware
Breakfast and the occasional party

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Published at 13 Mar 2013
Expires on 13 Sep 2013

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