We’re Hiring! Back End Developer, Dazed Media

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We’re looking for a talented Back End Developer to join our web development team

About Us

Dazed Media is the world’s leading independent fashion and culture media brand.

Twenty-five years ago, Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell set up a magazine that would become a movement: Dazed & Confused. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation – radically reframing international style culture. Today, we are an agenda-setting publishing powerhouse and the most efficient way to reach the world’s most influential audiences. Dazed Media powers an ever-evolving network of premium digital channels and iconic print titles including Dazed, AnOther, Another Man, Hunger and Nowness.

Role Summary: Back End Developer (fixed term 6–12 months)

We are looking for a talented full-stack Back End Developer who can contribute to our web development team to help us maintain and rebuild our digital offering in 2020. You’ll believe in creating high-quality code with long-term gains, be skilled at juggling multiple projects simultaneously, and be able to work to tight deadlines during peak periods. You’ll be a skilled team-player, who is passionate about publishing innovation and thrives on discovering the latest developments in tech, and is willing to commit to upgrading and future-proofing Dazed Media’s digital estate.

Essential skills

– C#
ASP.NET (MVC)
– Experience with 3rd party API's
– Unit Testing / TDD
– SQL server or similar 
– BitBucket
– Any JavaScript or JS Framework skills
– Windows Azure / AWS
– jQuery
– CMS experience

Beneficial

– Azure Devops
– Powershell
– Nhibernate

Responsibilities 

– Work within Dazed Media’s small yet nimble web and digital development team, reporting to Head of Tech
– Maintain Dazed Media’s current websites and digital products, overseeing day-to-day operations while Dazed Media’s technical rebuild is in progress
– Devise and code essential upgrades to Dazed Media current tech stack and commercial digital offering, in tandem with Head of Tech and Director of Media Operations
– Assist Head of Tech with advising Dazed Media’s internal staff on creative/commercial digital projects, recommending only the best approaches for specific objectives, executing these to deadline with the team
– Adhere to exceptional standards of coding, development, integration, and the practice of programming
– Liaise with external agencies and suppliers, as and when required
– Perform Head of Tech’s duties, as and when required

Attributes

– You will have a degree in Computer Science or a similar qualification
– You’ll be a team player with experience with working in a small, close-knit team alongside external developers and build agencies
– You’ll be an innovative and creative coder with a drive to continually upgrade and improve our systems to keep us at the cutting edge of digital publishing
– You’ll have the ability to communicate complicated digital concepts in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders and the wider team
– You’ll be excited to share knowledge on all things digital and be happy to assist with spreading digital literacy throughout the business
– You’ll have a keen knowledge of and passion for digital publishing, plus an interest in music, fashion and youth culture

Terms: This is a full-time permanent role based at our London office.

How to apply: Email your CV and 1 page cover letter in PDF format letter, together with your salary expectations and any notice period you have in your current role to jobs@dazedmedia.com with Back End Developer in the subject heading.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. No agencies please.  

Posting Date: March 3, 2020