We’re looking for a React & Gutenberg specialist, is it you?

Who we are

For the past 10 years Project Simply (https://projectsimply.com) has worked alongside some of the leading cultural venues and events, creating amazing brands and digital experiences. We are a leader in our field and work with brands such as Parklife and Second Home. We’re a small agency on a growth drive looking to help support the industries we love and take on projects we can be really proud of.

We have our own festival and event web product, called Plot. It’s a web system that allows for the swift production of gorgeous branded festival and event websites. It provides tools for our design team to create fully branded sites quickly and efficiently. It also provides a modern, progressive user interface for customers to manage their event website and ticketing. We’re looking for someone to help develop version 2 of our system, working with a team designing and creating exciting, progressive user interfaces to output wonderful websites for our clients.

Our benefits

  • £45-50k + Pension + Private Health and dental
  • Semi-remote— we work from the office twice a week (days of your choice) so someone who can travel to Manchester is a necessity.
  • Flexible hours: We’re a flexible team and your work-week can be flexible to match.
  • Laptop provided: Everyone on our team is provided with a laptop for continued work from a place of your choice.
  • £500 home spend: Sort your screen out, your desk, a delightful keyboard, so you’re kitted out to work from home with all the right vibes
  • £500 per year for personal development: Anything to do with your personal development, from event attendance, new courses, to meditation and mental health support.

The opportunity

This role is a dream role for a developer looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a wonderful, creative sector, making something cutting edge and special. We’re a small, enthusiastic team, growing an agency and product that we adore, for clients we love. The work we do is exciting and very creative, so you’ll get the opportunity to work alongside some of the most innovative and creatively minded businesses on the planet.

Initial Goals

You will be tasked with helping deliver version 2 of our system Plot. From there, we’ll be carrying out continual improvements to the system, building integrations and new features on a release schedule. We sit in the cultural space and event niche, so we expect dedication and love for the sector, and a creative mind to come up with new ideas, amazing development and an ability to communicate and present these to clients and internal team members. 

What you’ll be doing

We’re building in WordPress Gutenberg, aka the Block Editor, and also building a lot of custom React components, so day to day will be a lot of progressive front end work with the latest versions of WordPress underneath. You’ll work closely with the creative teams and the head of design, helping them to bring their ideas to life with beautiful code, animations and movement. You’ll also be:

  • Creating a platform to deliver exciting and progressive websites using the WordPress Block Editor
  • Coming up with creative solutions to unique issues
  • Feeding back on design and UX and being part of the creative process
  • Suggesting new features and ideas for continuous improvement
  • Time managing and estimating to keep things on track
  • Testing and quality management

We’d like you to have

  • 3 years minimum Front end React development experience at a high level
  • Strong experience with Gutenberg and the Block Editor
  • Strong experience with the existing WordPress components via their Storybook
  • Strong experience with Javascript, PHP, WordPress, NPM, Webpack
  • Strong HTML5, SASS and CSS
  • A love of design and creativity
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Very good knowledge of Web standards, accessibility, and best practices
  • Figma experience
  • Strong Git knowledge
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • A love of bleeding edge early adoption
  • A desire to create and experiment

If you are interested in applying for the role and joining us then contact me directly at [email protected]

No recruitment agencies please. We only want to speak to developers for now. Thanks!