Front-end web and WordPress developer
Media24
Cape Town, Western Cape
Permanent
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Posted 21 December 2018 - Closing Date 31 March 2019

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Job Description

Job Description
24.com is hiring! We are looking for a Front-End Developer with WordPress skills, to join the 24.com development team, situated in Cape Town. You must be comfortable wearing many hats, changing direction quickly, and learning new technologies as and when required. You will be working in an agile environment, alongside a young, dynamic, multi-skilled team of Developers, Designers, and Product owners, in order to iteratively deliver sound technical solutions on a suite of web and mobile products across the 24.com network.

Minimum Requirements

• We don’t expect you to have a bachelor's degree in a computer science (though advantageous), we believe industry equivalent experience, skillset and the right attitude goes a long way
• 5+ years of front-end development experience working with HTML, CSS (SASS / LESS), PHP and WordPress • Experience developing and delivering products in an agile environment
• Developing for mobile handsets using web technologies Bonus skills
• Experienced in Visual Studio (2012 & higher)
• Working knowledge of ASP.NET
• Working experience with libraries such as JQuery, Angular and Knockout would be advantageous
• Previous experience on large internet sites with high traffic load

Skills & Competencies
• A strong understanding of UI/UX design principles, with excellent attention to detail
• The ability to be relied upon to ensure projects within areas of responsibility are completed in a timely manner
• You must be able to monitor your own activities and take corrective action as and when necessary
• We expect you to work with others toward shared goals and by doing so meeting or exceeding them
• Must be flexible about working with new methodologies and technologies

Duties & Responsibilities
• Work closely with the UI Designers to translate their UI designs into pixel perfect code
• Support the C# .Net Developers in implementing front-end interfaces across the web and mobile-web platforms
• Play an active role in supporting product and system architecture decisions during requirement workshops and whiteboard sessions
• Ensure your code is W3C compliant and works across all popular browsers, both web and mobile-web
• Skilled in creating newsletters and promo mailers which work across all mail clients
• Comfortable in creating WordPress Themes with custom post types
• Help evaluate new tools and technologies with a view on the boarder needs of the group. 

About Us
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division, 24.com, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. 24.com is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Disclaimer: Preference will be given to employment equity candidates.