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Digital Developer

Department: Digital Development

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week (9.30am – 5.30pm)

Contract: Permanent

Starting Salary: up to £35,333 (depending on experience)

About Point Blank

Point Blank is an award-winning music school based in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Mumbai, China and online. The School specialises in Higher Education and professional courses in subjects including Music Production and Sound Engineering, DJ Practice and Performance, Singing and Songwriting, Music Industry Management, and Radio Production and Broadcasting.

As a specialist music education provider, we take pride in teaching the creative process of making music at the highest level, with expert lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities. We nurture and support students, providing them with a curriculum connected to industry and the tools to succeed in their careers. Consistently awarded high scores by our students through the National Student Survey, we have a reputation for giving our community a unique and high-quality experience.

This is your chance to join a fast-growing company with exciting opportunities for personal development. To find out what makes Point Blank Music School a remarkable place to work, check out our YouTube channel here.

About the role

Our operations (website, virtual learning environment, back-end systems and database) rely on an in-house CMS system developed internally using PHP and SQL. You’ll be joining a fantastic, small team of developers who are responsible for the creation and implementation of new features, as well as enhancement and maintenance of our current platform.

You will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, proof of development experience, and will be able to get up to speed quickly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development and maintenance of front-end components of the Point Blank website
  • Interface front-end components with back-end system
  • Programming, scripting, creating queries using languages such as SQL (MySQL), PHP, JavaScript (JQuery library), HTML5 and CSS3 (Less preprocessor)
  • Coding projects that are accurate, effective, efficient, secure, standards-based, completed by designated timelines with appropriate testing protocols and sufficiently documented so that a fellow team-member familiar with the specific programming language can determine program flow and make modifications based upon the associated documentation
  • Employing secure coding practices
  • Coding projects that are accurate, effective, efficient, secure, standards-based, completed by designated timelines with appropriate testing protocols and sufficiently documented so that a fellow team-member familiar with the specific programming language can determine program flow and make modifications based upon the associated documentation
  • Employing secure coding practices

PERSON SPECIFICATION - Essential 

Education

  • Educated to A Level or an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Experience

  • Solid, demonstrable experience in a programming / development role - designing, developing, and testing software to meet requirements and design specifications.

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable collaboration skills and ability to work in a team and facilitate collaboration.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Ability to transform discussions into viable, value-added services.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Willing to seek continuous improvement.
  • Confident using SQL (MySQL), PHP, JavaScript (JQuery library), HTML5 and CSS3 (Less preprocessor)
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and prioritisation skills in the midst of multiple tasks while retaining attentiveness to detail.

PERSON SPECIFICATION - Desirable

Education

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Relevant development or programming qualification.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Mobile app development skills
  • AWS environment administration
  • Apache server configuration
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a detailed cover letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match each of the criteria in the person specification to work@pointblankmusicschool.com.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we can unfortunately only respond directly to you if you are shortlisted.

Point Blank is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society.