Web Developer


Do you have a user-first approach to development? Enjoy experimenting on new products?


We’re looking for a Web Developer to work on new in-house web development, as well as looking after the maintenance of a suite of websites.


Penguin Random House is the UK’s largest publishing house, and we’re all about creating experiences that surprise and delight our readers. For you, that means using technical skills on creative and innovative projects to complement and augment our books and authors, and ensuring we’ve got a scalable approach that can support a growing number of global users and services.


As well as reviewing and testing code from other developers and third parties, you’ll develop and maintain all aspects of the platform code to build shippable software following Engineering standards.


You’ll need:


  • Experience with PHP, JavaScript
  • Understanding of databases, with a particular focus on MySQL
  • Excellent mobile first front-end development skills including HTML5, CSS3
  • Experience working with APIs
  • Experience working with Git source control
  • Good knowledge of WordPress­­­


Also useful but not essential would be an understanding of AWS (EC2, ECS, Lambda, DynamoDB), experience working on enterprise level CMS systems, and experience with Adobe marketing cloud including Adobe Analytics and Target.


We’re looking for someone passionate about keeping up with the latest technologies and sharing your expertise through workshops, documentation and coaching other team members.Strong communication skills are a must, whether you’re collaborating with agencies or building a business stakeholder relationship.


You’ll be comfortable managing multiple conflicting priorities and working autonomously, and enjoy using a multitude of different technologies and languages.


If this sounds like you, please send a CV and cover letter; applications will be considered on a rolling basis.




Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: WC2R 0RL 

Job ID: 32203

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