Development

PERSON SPECIFICATION


 

Role:
Web developer

Reports to:
Managing Director

Summary:

A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website - how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site.

After establishing the target audience for a website and identifying the type of content it will host, a web designer/developer will:

  • Write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and graphics packages to meet business requirements

  • Test the website and identify any technical problems

  • Upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines.


Essential skills required and principal duties:

  • Have skills in software programming and graphics

  • C#, VB, .NET, MS SQL Server, JQuery, JavaScript, HTML and other web technologies

  • Have creativity and imagination

  • Be adaptable and able to pick up new techniques

  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills

  • A web designer/developer is expected to have a degree-level education, often with relevant work experience and vocational skills and have a good grounding in web design, interactive design, graphic design and internet technology.


Training is done on the job, and includes in-house and may include external training courses. As the IT industry continues to develop it is vital for web designers/developers to keep up to date with new software and technology.

In order to design a website, a web designer/developer will:

  • Establish the purpose of the website based upon its target audience

  • Identify the type of content the site will host

  • Determine any functionality that the site must support, for example, whether it will handle financial transactions or enquiries

  • Give guidance on layout, colours and styles.

  • Write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and graphics packages to meet business requirements

  • Test the website and identify any technical problems

  • Upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines.


A web designer/developer will usually work as part of a team, which will include a web author/editor and an account or project manager.

Additional skills and personal qualities:

  • Be able to work on their own or in a team

  • Be able to work to tight deadlines

  • Be thorough and precise in their work

  • Be able to multi-task

  • Be aware of international web standards and protocols

  • Be able to use their initiative.


If interested in this vacancy, please send your CV and covering letter to info@bbig.org.uk

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