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Experience Level: Intermediate
Hi James

Hope you are ok?

My name is Ben Atkins and I am the Head of the Digital department at Palmer Hargreaves, we are a full service communications agency based in Leamington Spa.

I am looking at the possibility of bringing a developer in on a freelance basis for either a short term contract to complete one imminent project I have and also the possibility on an ongoing retainer basis of 1-2 days a week.

I would be interested to know what your rates are and what your thoughts are on the above. The skill set I am looking for is as follows so if there is anything on here that isnt you it would be good to know too.

The skill set I am looking for is below:
General programming development responsibilities will consist of:
• Working with PHP to develop custom components and Themes for WordPress web sites.
• Working with Laravel to build and extend existing custom products.
• Converting well organised design files to clean HTML markup
• Use Source control tools to manage versions (Git).
• Working with existing web applications to build additional functionality.
• Configure and work with MySQL Databases.
Desired Skills and Experience
Key skills
• Ability to write clean well documented, semantically correct HTML
• Ability to turn graphical assets into cross platform web templates
• PHP / MySQL development experience in a commercial environment.
• Excellent understanding of HTML/CSS, XML, JavaScript.
• Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
• Experience of Laravel or other PHP MVC frameworks
• MVC design pattern, both server & client side
• Unit Testing & automated build/deployment processes
Nice to haves
• A GitHub portfolio
• Understanding of usability & user experience
• Linux administration
Personal Qualities
• Works well under pressure and can work to occasional tight deadlines
• Fantastic communication skills
• Friendly and approachable.
• Self-motivated and is genuinely excited by technology.
• A commitment to delivering high quality, bug free applications
• Keen interest in increasing knowledge and skills around Application Development
• A strong work ethic and problem solving attitude

The offices are based Leamington and are a ten minute walk from the train station.

If this is interest to you then please let me know.

Thanks

Ben




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