Web Developer (Junior/mid Level)

  • Salary Dependent on Experience
  • Newhaven, Sussex
  • Sussex Hr


Salary dependent on experience

Full Time

Who We Are:

King & McGaw began life in 1982 as artist/silkscreen printers working with a small second-hand screen press in a basement flat in central Brighton.

Today (still in East Sussex) we have moved along the coast to Newhaven and now operate from 30,000 square feet of workshops and offices with brilliant printers, framers, designers, customer service, accounts and admin teams.

We still make everything by hand and focus on creating beautiful products for many of the world's greatest museums, galleries and artists and through this retail website.

Our ethos remains the same as when we started years ago: to bring aspiring, beautiful, affordable art to everyone.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a junior/mid-level full-stack developer to be part of a small team for a market leading art publishing company. The role is full-time, based in our Newhaven offices* reporting to the Head of Technology.

The tech stack of our website is Ruby/Rails using a service-oriented architecture backed by Postgres/Elasticsearch and a variety of 3rd party services. The front-end uses Vue.js & Sass/Tailwind CSS compiled with webpack(er).

The Role:

You will work closely with various departments from marketing, design and customer service to develop and improve functionality of the retail website.Monitor and improve the website with regards to speed, usability, SEO and keeping up with best practices and coding standards.Suggest ideas for improvement based on data and analysis.Example of projects in the pipeline: optimisation of our mobile view, product page improvements, checkout conversion improvements, support rapid development of landing pages.

Attitude and Attributes:

This role would suit someone with a positive attitude and a thirst for testing and improving. Someone who is a quick learner and enjoys new challenges. Good communication skills are a must.

We expect our developers to take ownership of their tasks and follow up on completed work.


Working knowledge and experience of the following is required:

Ruby/RailsJavascript (Vue.js), CSS/SassGit/Github workflow

Familiarity with the following (not essential), learning new skills is part of the job:

Experience in an online retail environmentHerokuNew RelicAmazon AWS/S3PHPGoogle Big QueryShopifyElixir/Phoenix

Our Philosophy:

Test firstCode is shared, along with responsibilityIf you can’t measure it, you can’t improve itLess code means fewer bugs

* As we are looking for someone available by end of April, the role will start as a working from home role with a view to be office based once everything is back to normal so please consider location when applying

Please apply with your CV and brief covering letter to [email protected]  No agencies please.

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