Role: Modern Web Developer 
Salary: up to £40k (depending on experience & aptitude) + benefits

The role is full time, permanent & fully remote.

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Do you want to find an employer that cares about you, their customers and the way they do things? Do you want to be part of a talented team that is full of good energy?

We’re looking for a dependable, open and highly motivated developer to join our small, fully remote, team.

Please send your CV to recruitment@thetechdept.com 

No recruiters please – if we need help we will contact you!

About you

If you like to learn new things while sharing what you have learnt with others, we should talk. This is a web developer role and will mean working with a range of tools and languages. As a developer you should expect to solve problems every day. 

We are not looking for platform evangelists or language zealots. For us, the important part of any programming is about the result and making sure it delivers what was agreed. We strive for secure, dependable code which does the best possible job, on time and on budget. We also love coding, optimising, creating and problem solving and want to work with people who feel the same!

Our Values

Our values are more important than any technical skill or career experiences you have had. They will form part of your 3 month review and ongoing quarterly Personal Development Plan (so please don’t BS about them): 

Open
Ditch your ego, because maybe they’re right. Steal from the world, read and rewire your brain. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got” – Henry Ford.

Honest
Live with integrity – the same on the inside as outside – so say what you think. Tell the truth, first to yourself. Care personally & challenge directly. Embrace reality & deal with it. Never lie.

Caring
Give service to others. Help out. Listen with empathy. And when we say Listen, don’t just scan for keywords – focus and really listen. What are they really trying to say?  

Can-do
Look for what you can do, not what you can’t. Be positive, be definite, take action, kickstart momentum. Focus on progress not perfection. Keep a positive focus.

Reliable
Take responsibility. Own it. Your word is your bond. If you say you will do it, do it – always. Your reputation can disappear in an instant.

Playful
Keep a sense of humour. Trust your inner child – maybe that daft suggestion is the best idea. Bring good energy. Life is an adventure! 

About the role 

The role includes both front-end and back-end programming, from the raw HTML through to the database (or graph store, blob storage etc). 

We primarily code back-end services with .NET Core, C#, ASP.Net Core. But we are not a pure Microsoft development team. Front end is most often Angular, React etc and we prefer Typescript to Javascript, for example. You should feel confident with internet standards as well as understand how to architect web services and APIs. 

We are cloud focused and these are examples of what we create:

  • Highly functional websites
  • Mobile first and user experience focused designs
  • Custom APIs
  • Content management tools
  • ECommerce sites (mostly Shopify)
  • CRMs
  • Digital Content Management Platforms
  • Progressive Web Applications
  • Cloud connected Mobile Apps

Our day to day project work is creating custom web technology, web sites and web applications.

You will support projects by:  

  • Coding C# ASP.NET web applications
  • Configuring deployment pipelines
  • Implementing front end designs through HTML and CSS
  • Coding APIs and Authentication mechanisms
  • Working in other areas that may interest you (we want you to grow and learn with us!)

You need to be:

  • A proactive and clear communicator, both written and verbal 
  • Extremely organised, always following through on promises

As we’re fully remote you can work from anywhere as long as you get your tasks done and communicate clearly. We’ve found that remote works for us incredibly well. Proactive communications with the team will be the key to your success. When we’re able to, we’ll have regular meet ups in person. 

About us 

We’ve been going since 2004 but this year is our most exciting since then. 

We’re proud that during lockdown we did not have to furlough or lose a single member of staff. In fact we have added to our team. We are a tight group and this is a great company to work for – all but our latest hire has been at The Tech Dept for 3 years or more, and several are approaching a decade. 

We focus on helping business owners do things better, to continuously improve their business. This approach works. As a result we’re winning new business, which is why we’re hiring.

This summer, after 16 years of having an office in Central Sheffield we went fully remote. This got a lot of press locally and we ended up being featured on national ITV News. Our team loves the flexibility, the lack of commute and the reduction in office ‘noise’. This doesn’t mean we don’t see each other – we speak as a group every morning and lockdowns permitting have quarterly days out where we meet for the afternoon and evening. 

Our move to be fully remote was helped by our extremely open culture – which we have nurtured for years – where we can share candidly with each other. You can leave your “fake” LinkedIn persona in your current job.

Our aim is to create a company that is a joy to buy from, and work for. 

We take your wellbeing and mental health really seriously, so much so that we were the co-founders of a wellbeing festival: www.getahead.life 

We’ve won numerous awards over the years (e.g. being listed in the top 100 agencies in the UK) and previous clients include Activision and BBC Children in Need. Our unique process – The Tech Bootcamp™ – was featured in last year’s Parliamentary Review of digital best practice: theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/organisations/the-tech-dept

Benefits include:

  • Fully remote office: work from anywhere 
  • Laptop, monitor + other home office essentials
  • Tax free working from home allowance 
  • Vitality Health insurance 
  • 25 days holiday plus 3 days discretionary between Christmas and New Year
  • Quarterly team days out 
  • Monthly team training 
  • Quarterly personal development plan 
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial and open culture 

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@thetechdept.com 

No recruiters please – if we need help we will contact you!