Come and work for us – 2 new jobs at


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Come and work for us - 2 new jobs at

Posted 19 January 2010 12:10 by martin


Deadline: Friday 12 February

A new year and 2 new job opportunities at Come and help us capitalise on opportunities to build a stronger, more popular and richer service, and get Britain walking more!

We're looking for a web developer and a data manager.

1. Web developer

You'll need to be a good problem solver, with a solid coding background. You should have a pragmatic approach to software development, with an eye for clean, usable, standards-compliant, cross-browser web design.

More specifically you will need to be:
  • expert in PHP and MYSQL
  • able to transform any graphic design into valid and clean XHTML and CSS
  • well versed in WordPress development, including plugin and theme development
  • able to code javascript to a good standard (at least 2 years experience), with a good familiarity of jQuery
  • very familiar with and confident working in the Unix shell, and have experience working with command line tools
  • familiar with the use of source control systems, such as SVN
Experience of working on sites that integrate advertising (using tools such as OpenX) would be an advantage, as would knowledge of SEO and e-commerce tools.

2. Data manager

You'll need to have a solid database and systems background.  You must have experience of working in a systems critical environment, with an eye for detail and a “safety first” attitude to system management.

You will need to be:
  • experienced with MYSQL administration and query writing, including creation and use of stored procedures
  • experienced with UNIX/LINUX shell scripting (preferably bash shell)
  • very familiar with and confident working in a Unix environment, and have experience working with command line tools
  • familiar with data backup and disaster recovery procedures

The jobs will be based at's Birmingham office, though we will consider the possibility of working remotely (in which case you should be able to come to our Birmingham office at least once a week).


Full time, although part-time will be considered for more experienced candidates.


To be discussed with candidates based on their experience.


Friday 12 February

Get in touch

Think you might be the person for the job? Or know someone else who might be? Then please drop us a line on [email protected] with:
  • your CV
  • why you'd like to work for
  • how your skills could be used to develop the service
  • where possible, links to examples of your work that you think are relevant to the role
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