Senior Developer Job Description

A senior developer thinks strategically and has a deep understanding of all stages of digital development for apps and the web.

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A senior developer is well established in the field, working over a number of digital platforms in a variety of creative industries, including marketing and advertising; they would be responsible for a variety of tasks, including:

–          Website development
–          Front end development
–          Online advertising
–          App development
–          Micro sites
–          Coding
–          Back end development

A senior developer may manage a team of developers and will be expected to encourage creativity and efficiency throughout complex digital projects. Due to the pressurised nature of the role, a robust and organised approach to the work is needed to produce the best solutions.

A deep understanding of all stages of digital development is as essential as an understanding of the part each developer plays and how it contributes to the end product. Senior developers thrive on new challenges and are never intimidated by something unfamiliar to them. They are passionate about their work and gain genuine enjoyment from seeing projects through, from start to finish.

Fluency in digital languages such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML is standard, as is expertise in Adobe software like Photoshop and Illustrator.

Typical activities

The specific details of a senior developer’s role will be different, depending on the agency but common activities include:

  • Staying up to date with new technology and teaching other developers how to incorporate new trends
  • Generating ideas with team members and offering insightful solutions
  • Selling ideas with confidence
  • Front and back end development of websites and apps
  • Meeting tight deadlines with a cool head
  • Attending meetings and briefings with clients and peers
  • HTML, JavaScript, PHP and CSS coding
  • Delegating tasks to appropriate team members and successfully project managing campaigns at all stages
  • Taking responsibility for all development work and ownership of thorough quality control

Skills required

A senior developer needs a wide range of technical and creative capabilities. These include:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent coding and digital development abilities
  • The confidence to express ideas as part of a creative team
  • A clear and genuine interest in technological trends
  • The ability to meet deadlines and think strategically
  • A passionate approach to work with a desire to push boundaries
  • The ability to explain technical jargon to peers and The ability to build a website from start to finish to the highest standard

A senior developer thinks creatively and strategically, striving for personal and team. Working hours may not always fall into the regular nine to five pattern, so a willingness to be flexible in order to meet client expectations will be required.

Looking to hire a Senior Developer or want to get hired – contact the Technology team today.

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