Join us as a... Middleweight Back End Developer

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Come and work with great people, and help us deliver digital solutions that make our clients shine!

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What we're looking for

We’re on the lookout for a proactive, ambitious and motivated team player, with an unmatched passion for technology, coding, and the web, to join our team of .NET developers.


£25,000 - £35,000 per annum

Application deadline

Friday 30 November 2018

What you'll be doing

As a member of our back end development team, you’ll be working with and alongside your back end development colleagues, as well as directly with our front end, creative, and client service teams, to deliver an exciting variety of projects for a wide range of clients: from web applications, ecommerce and CMS-driven websites, to system integrations and mobile apps.

As a middleweight developer, your work will be critical to the development, implementation and support of our clients’ digital projects. In addition, you’ll have opportunities to take an active part in the full lifecycle of projects, from specification stage onwards. We’ll expect you all the while to stay on the ball when it comes to best practice and evolving industry trends, standards and technologies and, of course, to share your knowledge with your fellow team members – in return for which, you can expect to learn plenty from them.

What we need from you

We’re looking for someone who’ll fit right in with what we do and how we do it here at Element78.

As a middleweight developer, that means you’ll need to be:

  • A bright spark: bringing enthusiasm and positivity to everything you do, and welcoming opportunities to push yourself, to learn along the way, and to share your learning with others.
  • A problem-solver: using your creativity and logical thinking to understand our clients’ needs, identify their problems and come up with dazzling creative digital solutions.
  • A little bit obsessive: paying attention to, and caring about, every little detail, to produce consistently great work.
  • A great communicator: using the right medium, in the right way, every time, and listening carefully and thoughtfully to others, to communicate clearly, assertively and professionally with your clients and your colleagues.
  • Organised: prioritising, juggling and balancing a varied workload to ensure that deadlines and expectations are consistently met.
  • Flexible: taking a positive approach to change by adapting what you do, how you do it and how you work with others.
  • Great to work with: a team player who communicates with honesty and respect, stays calm under pressure, takes responsibility for their work and knows how to have fun!

Ideally, we’d like you to be qualified to degree level, or equivalent: but what we most want is someone with a geeky passion for developing, and with the kind of knowledge of technology that your significant experience as a developer so far will have given you.


  • Solid skills in:
    • Umbraco/Sitecore
    • Relational Databases g. MS SQL, MySQL
    • C#
    • .NET Framework g. versions 3.0 - 4.6
    • MVC & Razor
    • Logging g. log4net
    • Server Environments g. Windows Server with IIS, Azure, Umbraco Cloud
    • Testing
    • Documentation


  • A working knowledge of:
    • HTML
    • Javascript g. incorporating use of AJAX & JSON
    • Web protocols g. HTTP, FTP, SSL, DNS, SMTP
    • Source Control Systems g. TFS
    • XML
    • Dependancy Injection g. Ninject, Unity, Castle Windsor
    • Semi-Automated Deployment
    • WebAPI
    • FrontEnd Javascript Frameworks


  • Solid understanding of:
    • Umbraco e.g. (certified)


  • A working knowledge of:
    • ORM Frameworks g. Entity Framework
    • SharePoint
    • Command Line Interfaces
    • Automated Document Creation
    • PHP


  • An awareness of:
    • SEO & Analytics g. Google Analytics
    • Webforms
    • Agile Methodologies
    • Continuous Integration
    • Unit Testing Framework g. Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework, Moq
    • Email Marketing
    • E-commerce packages & systems

What you’ll get from us…

We’re a growing team of bright, creative, friendly people, with a wealth of experience behind us, and a geeky passion for what we do: we celebrate our successes together and we pride ourselves on making sure that every team member knows how important they are. This means you can look forward to the kind of rewards, benefits and opportunities that will really make you feel valued. All that, plus a great place to work and a great bunch of people to work with!

Brilliant benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Fair recompense for overtime

  • Pension Scheme

  • Healthcare Scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Retail discount scheme

Great Opportunities

  • Full induction training

  • Regular reviews to support your performance and progression

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

  • Regular knowledge-sharing sessions

  • High-end projects for great clients

A great place to work

  • Friday desk beers

  • Monthly socials

  • Free fruit

  • Free tea/coffee/soft drinks

  • Monthly company breakfast meetings

  • Bike park

  • Shower

  • Music while you work

  • Onsite food and drink

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