One potato, two potato, three potato - You?

Posted Jul 20 | ~0 minute read

Exciting times! We're on the hunt for another developer to come join the gang here at Codepotato. If you're looking for a new opportunity in an agency that's abso-frickin-lutely madly passionate about data-driven web systems for the financial world then read on. 

What's the role? 

We're looking for a full-time or part-time junior PHP or Javascript developer to come join us at Codepotato to assist with some awesome data-driven web services for the financial world. Our clients range from large technology providers to smaller one-man bands and the tools we build are varied and exciting. With systems like life insurance quotation engines and bespoke client portals there'll be plenty to get your teeth into and further your development knowledge and passion. 

We're a close team here and we love nothing more than supporting each other through the usual highs and lows of development projects. Some would call us madly passionate about the "things" we build and we won't lie, we are! We put our hearts and souls into the services we build for our clients and love nothing more than seeing the smile on our clients' faces when their idea is brought to reality. If you want to make a difference through the tools you build, this is the opportunity for you! 

Who would be a good fit?

First off, passion and perseverance far outweigh qualifications in this industry so we're not necessarily looking for someone with a Masters in fitting a CD drive to a computer, or anything silly like that. We're looking for an individual who LOVES code and solving problems, regardless of their current abilities; as long as you have a passion and a desire to learn, we'll give you everything you need to level-up your coding know-how. 

Secondly, the right sort of person will be happy to talk to clients about their projects and to "muck in" with problem solving when issues arise. Writing code is relatively easy; it's problem solving that sets you on a path to awesomeness. Again, we'll more than happily guide you through the techniques and processes we go through if you don't feel confident from the outset. 

And finally, we all love to keep "fresh" so a nice quality would be a desire to always improve and evolve.

(If you're a dab hand at FPS games too, you'll settle in a treat on our occasional lunch-time gaming sessions 🎮)

What technologies do we use currently?

We use a pretty decent tech stack at the moment on the projects we build and typically we'll use any of the following: 

  • Laravel PHP Framework
  • Vue JS front-end framework
  • Tailwind CSS (we LOVE it!)
  • Bulma / Buefy CSS frameworks on some legacy projects
  • NodeJS for some tools we've crafted
  • Websockets 
  • Amazon Web Services / Digital Ocean cloud server providers
  • HTML (obviously)

We're also experimenting with a few NodeJS full-stack frameworks too! 

What about the other boring bits like salary, locations, office fun-sessions etc?

Salary will be dependent on experience, but would most likely have a starting salary of £17,000 p.a. 

COVID19 has affected businesses in various ways but whilst we're totally fine with colleagues working from home, initially we would prefer if you could be office based whilst we run through any initial training required. We're PPE'd up to the eye-balls! Our office is based in Waterlooville, Hampshire with decent transport links if you're coming by public transport. We have parking at our office too. 

We all develop on 🍏 Apple Mac's here so we'll hook you up with either a desktop or laptop device to use as your coding beast so don't sweat if you don't have kit available to work on. 

We are BIG believers in working hard and playing hard so it's not uncommon for us to go out go-karting in the evening, playing the occasional office LAN game or ordering in a few pizzas to fuel our coding. We've had trips to Amsterdam for VueJS conferences and generally have a relaxed working environment. 

Sounds good, right? Let's have a chat! 

If this sounds like a role for you, please drop me an email directly at [email protected] with a quick intro to who you are, what things you love to do (hobbies, passions etc) and what excited you most about this opportunity. I'll get in touch to book in a video or phone call some time to have a casual chit-chat and we'll go from there!