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Web Developer

Full-time, permanent, office/hybrid

£30-£38k p/a, dependent on experience.

We are a forward-thinking agency producing high-quality design solutions for over 27 years. We seek a self-motivated and adaptable Web Developer to complement our ambitious and growing digital team.

As a key team member, you’ll collaborate closely with our account managers, project managers, and digital and design staff to provide clients with the best solutions. You will be helping us deliver some exciting and challenging projects. We are here to help support and develop you.

You will

  • Report to our Web Director, and work closely with the wider team on a broad range of projects
  • Be responsible for taking projects from brief to completion, accurately reproducing UI designs
  • Be scheduled to work on a wide variety of projects, giving you exposure to different types of clients, sectors, and brands, and learning how they work
  • Create digital solutions that meet or surpass our clients’ expectations
  • Identify and fix bugs and work on ad-hoc updates and feature requests for existing projects
  • Critique and quality check your work and that of others
  • Be responsible for ensuring the execution of your work is of high quality, efficient and works across a range of devices
  • Support the broader team at all project stages, as required

About Optima

We are an established multi-disciplinary design agency based centrally in the UK in the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln. We deliver a breadth of digital products and services alongside an established brand and traditional media offering, which covers all aspects of brand identity and design for print, packaging, exhibition and point of sale. We are driven by an overarching desire to make a positive difference in the world through the work we do every day.

Our diverse client portfolio ranges from global NGOs responsible for influencing policy on world health, workers’ rights and education to businesses and organisations from a national to local level across sectors including agri-food, retail, manufacturing, engineering, government, business services and consumer goods.

Why Work for us

  • Hybrid working and flexitime
  • Flexibility on start and finish times and arrangements around childcare, etc – just ask, and we’ll accommodate if we can
  • We have ‘Web Wednesday’ where the web team all work from the office allowing us to have a weekly face-to-face catch up to share ideas and feedback
  • Extra holiday gifted for Christmas shutdown
  • Access to training resources and courses, coupled with regular reviews and training support from the team
  • Meal out for two on us for the Star of Optima award voted for by your Optimates
  • Regular tasty treats for the team
  • A legendary end-of-year Christmas party provided for the team
  • Spacious office environment in our beautifully converted Duke of Wellington pub
  • Brand new MacBook Pro
  • Breakout spaces
  • Sit/stand desks
  • On-site parking

Who We're Looking For

  • Minimum two to three years of commercial experience as a developer, ideally in an agency environment
  • A solid grounding in responsive HTML5 and CSS3, ideally familiar with SASS
  • JavaScript/jQuery experience, React/Vue a plus
  • Core understanding of good user experience and accessibility
  • Familiarity with common content management systems, specifically WordPress
  • Experienced with PHP, ideally understanding OOP fundamentals 
  • Strong problem-solving and mathematical skills
  • Familiarity with Version Control
  • Worked with APIs
  • Solid communication skills
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn and improve
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • A team player
  • Hardworking and flexible

How To Apply

If you think you would be a great fit for our team, apply using the form below. Please ensure you send us:

  • A cover letter/introduction outlining why you would be a great addition to the team
  • Your CV
  • Examples of work.

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Hybrid Working

Optional home working for up to two days a week, the rest of the week office-based to help support and mentor junior staff and collaborate as a team.

*Available after initial three months


Flexibility on start and finish times and arrangements around childcare – just ask and we’ll accommodate if we can.

Extra Holiday

We have always gifted the team an additional three days each Christmas so that the team can enjoy a longer festive break – the doors close for Christmas and open again after new year.

Training & Support

Access to training resources and courses, regular reviews and being part of a dynamic team sharing ideas, learning from one another and mentoring less experienced members of the team.

Employee Recognition

Each month, the team choose an Optimite who has been more of a star than usual! The winner is rewarded with a meal out for two on us.

Team Treats

We’ll be honest, most treats come in the form of food and drink – breakfast butties, lunches, ice creams in summer, and Friday afternoon drinks in our bar. As a thank you, the Christmas Voucher Fairy issues gift vouchers of your choice.

Festive Fun

In December it’s time to get dressed up and celebrate the year’s achievements and we provide our staff with an end-of-year Christmas party featuring secret santa, the smartie awards, and much more!

Great Office & Kit

Our office is the converted Duke of Wellington pub – it’s pretty cool, full of character and quirky features, we have extensively refurbished it to provide a modern and comfortable office. We have invested in kit to ensure everyone is set up for working both on and offsite.

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