Come and join our well established web development studio as the lead developer of our PHP based team.
We build interactive sites of all kinds, so every project can be very different to keep you and your mind active. You'll be involved with a number of projects at any one time ranging from international brands to charities and start-ups. We also run several internal projects which you'll have chance to provide input and development for - this is where we often experiment with new ideas first.
Ideally you'll have 4+ years commercial PHP experience, but also the knowledge of best practices when working as a team on projects. It will be your responsibility to take the lead on technical implementation decisions for projects.
I'm currently standing for election onto the Council for Manchester Digital, the independent trade association for digital business in the North West.
I first came across the organisation back in February when Ixis attended a Skills Summit to explore some of the barriers to digital businesses engaging effectively with up and coming talent.
The wonderful Katie Gallagher encouraged me to become involved and stand for election and I am really glad I have. I am applying for a board position to become more involved in the future development, promotion and engagement of the North West digital landscape.
Following on from last months initial release of the Cookie Control module for Drupal 7 there has been an increase in blog posts and talk both in and outside of the Drupal world about the implications and solutions to getting sites compliant in time for May 26th 2012.
This week the UK Government revealed that their own sites (some running on Drupal) will not be compliant in time for the deadline! While government websites do not carry advertising, cookies are still used to carry out various tasks, such as helping site administrators monitor levels of traffic.
Friday's Channel 4 news featured an item on how the IT industry is discriminating against older workers preferring to select younger workers rather than training current staff.
Research shows that there are 105,000 vacancies in ICT with only 30,000 computer science graduates recorded in 2009/2010 meaning that it will take some time to train up new staff to fill the gap. However, companies still see older workers as a chore and unable to learn new skills.