Mid Developer
Frog Education | Halifax, West Yorkshire

What it's all about...

Established over 18 years ago, Frog provides a multi-award winning school learning platform, progress tracking and assessment system used by over 12 million people worldwide. Frog’s vision is ‘ to teach every child as if they are the only child in the classroom ’ empowering their learning journeys through our powerful and fully integrated technology to improve the learning lives of students on a daily basis.

Set in historic Dean Clough Mills, our office is always buzzing and full of friendly faces. When there are challenges, we overcome them together. When there are successes, we all share in them. You’ll find everyone involved with Frog is passionate about what we do. No day is the same within this fast-paced environment.

What are we looking for?

Frog is looking to appoint a Mid Developer to work alongside our existing internal development team.

As a member of the development team, work on a variety of projects to create and develop Frog technical products using programming techniques.


The role will be based at Frog's office in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities included as part of this role:

 

  • Use Relational Databases to structure and store data to power applications
     
  • Create stable and production ready code
     
  • Identify limitations of design and specification during a project life-cycle and be able to consult with project owners to resolve issues
     
  • Work within a framework defined by senior members of team
     
  • Document and demonstrate software functionality
     
  • Perform clear communication and support to other teams/departments
     
  • Identify and counter broader implications of changing the software
     
  • Report to technical leads with regards to project progress and escalate any risks accordingly
     
  • Propose technical projects for refactoring, replacement or improvement to Architecture
     
  • With other members of teams, gather and analyze requirements in order to create implementation plans
     
  • Mentoring and coaching junior developers of the team
     
  • Participate in code reviews and generally promote industry best practice in your team and the wider department

 

Skills Required

 

Technical skills required as part of this role:

 

  • Object-Oriented development in JavaScript and PHP
     
  • Knowledge and understanding of different frameworks and programming design patterns
     
  • Ability to produce robust and realistic test cases for own and others’ code in order to take ownership of an aspect or aspects of a project
     
  • Use of MySQL relational database to structure and store data to power applications
     
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of Source code control packages such as git, subversion etc

 

Personal skills required as part of this role:

 

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner
  • Don’t be afraid to question
  • Apply context to undertaken tasks
  • Be supportive of all colleagues
  • Bring a positive outlook to the role
  • An inquisitive manner and a passion for learning

 

What you get...

 

  • You get to make a difference in your role. Everyone here does, every role counts. Our vision is to teach every child as if they’re the only child in the classroom and our technology is already improving the learning lives of students all around the world.
     
  • A friendly, flexible environment where people are happy and encouraged to help and support you in your role
     
  • A relaxed working environment where we take pride in our family feel atmosphere
     
  • A challenging role you can make your own where no two days are the same
     
  • Health care cash plan
     
  • 25 days’ holiday rising with service, plus the option to purchase an additional 5 days per year
     
  • Contributory pension scheme and life assurance x2 annual salary
     
  • Healthy snacks weekly, plus unlimited tea/coffee/juice

 

Frog's full Employee benefits can be seen on our Careers page...

Apply now...

To apply for the Mid Developer role please send us your CV:

Email: careers@frogeducation.com