Web Developer

Based in the UK, Optima are a full-service design and digital communications agency with a local, national and international client base.

Full-time, permanent
Competitive salary, dependent on experience.

Join our award-winning team, working for an exciting roster of national and international clients. We are a forward-thinking agency and have been producing high-quality design solutions for over 26 years. We are looking for self-motivated and adaptable Web Developers to complement our ambitious and growing digital team. You will be helping us deliver some exciting and challenging projects. A key member of the team, collaborating closely with our account management, project management, digital and design staff to provide clients with the very best solutions. We are here to help support and develop you.

You should have:

Two to three years of commercial experience as a developer, ideally in an agency environment

A solid grounding in responsive HTML and CSS

Excellent JavaScript/jQuery knowledge

Core understanding of good user experience and accessibility

Familiarity with common content management systems

Experience with PHP

Competency in taking projects from brief to completion

Ability to communicate confidently with the team and clients

An excellent eye for detail

A fun and positive attitude.

Ideally you would have:

Exceptional PHP (OOP) Knowledge

Strong problem solving and mathematical skills

Familiarity with Version Control

Worked with APIs

You may have experience with WordPress and ExpressionEngine, Drupal, Magento

Knowledge of MVC frameworks, such as CodeIgniter, Laravel, etc. is beneficial.

Your main responsibilities for this role are:

Create digital solutions that meet or surpass our client expectations

Ability to accurately reproduce designs

Ensure your work is of a high quality, efficient, and works across a range of devices

Identify and fix bugs, work on ad-hoc amends and feature requests for existing projects

Collaborate directly with the wider team

Contribute directly to our technical direction

Managing your own time and dealing with the pressures of tight deadlines.

Why work for Optima?

Our agency is a great place to work! We have a super-friendly, close-knit team located right in the centre of the charming city of Lincoln, close to the transport hub with lots of lovely places to eat and drink. Our place is, full of character and quirky features, having once been a popular pub with a thriving music scene. As well as working in this inspiring environment, you’ll have access to training resources and courses, regular reviews and be part of a dynamic team sharing ideas and learning from one another. Plus, we provide our staff with a legendary end of year Christmas party!

If you think you would suit this role, then we would love to talk to you. For an informal, confidential discussion please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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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, baked potato lunches, ice creams in summer, Friday afternoon drinks in our bar and the odd surprise brownie box or burger kit.

As an end of year 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 a legendary end of year Christmas party featuring secret santa, the smartie awards and much more! Covid has postponed this two years running now – so watch out 2022!

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 to provide a modern and comfortable office. We have invested in new laptops and screens this year to ensure everyone is set up for working both on and offsite. 


  • Onsite parking
  • Sit/stand desks
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily and weekly team meetings