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Software Developer, Simply Zesty

  • Location: Belfast, County Antrim
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Job Title: Software Developer

Reporting to: Head of Development

Responsible for:

Development of websites and web applications, including CMS configuration, frontend presentation layer integration, business logic handling and backend database implementation.

Main Duties:

Application design including data flows, core logic, backend database integration, 3
rd party integration and use of cloudbased services.
Configuration of CMS (Wordpress, Drupal etc), implementation of page templates, post types, plugins, custom functionality etc.
Implementation/integration of presentation layer (i.e. HTML/CSS/Javascript frontend), application logic and backend database structures
Defining, providing and consuming webservices, and other software integration logic
Analysis of customer requirements (including direct contact meetings) and assisting with project budgeting and scheduling
Liaison with teams/individuals (e.g. designers, account manager, 3
rd party providers) to develop and refine highlevel design concepts
Assisting with the creation of system architecture and technical documentation
Maintenance and evaluation of changes to existing applications (both inhouse and 3
rd party developments)
Working as a team player as part of a small development team at all levels, including taking on the role of project leader and being responsible for individual level projects
Adhering to inhouse standards on development practices e.g. security, source control, coding style guides, processes, as well as formal standards such as WCAG accessibility and W3C best practices for HTML/CSS. Aiding the further development and adoption of the above
Mentoring and providing support for junior developers, implementing code reviews, and driving team initiatives
Performing other duties as directed


News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.

Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry

If you want to work for one of the worlds most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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