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Web Developer

Date Posted: 29 March 2019

Original Style is one of the U.K.’s leading tile manufacturers and distributors, with an extensive portfolio of high-quality ceramic, porcelain, glass, mosaic and stone tiles. Based in the South West employing around 245 members of staff, Original Style has departments in customer service, finance, manufacturing, ICT, marketing, warehousing, purchasing, human resources, and retail. Original Style also has a commercial division working with architects, developers and specifiers, supplying a variety of projects from Gin Distilleries and hotels, to supermarkets and swimming pools. Experiencing year on year growth, with products available in over 60 countries and over 2000 retail outlets worldwide, there’s never been a more exciting time to work with Original Style.

Department: ICT
Reports To: ICT Manager (with a dotted reporting line to the Head of Marketing)
Hours: Full-Time

Purpose Of the role

The Web Developer is required to architect, develop and evolve the Company’s presence on-line primarily using the Umbraco CMS platform. Working in a responsive manner with close collaboration between graphics designers, ICT and stakeholders leading to delivery of higher business value.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Evolution and development of the Company’s on-line presence through consultation with key internal stakeholders. Interpreting design concepts, project briefs and functional specifications to achieve the required end result.
  • Maintaining the project plan to ensure the agreed deliverables are on track. Development and implementation of projects for new and existing web sites in response to identified and scoped project requirements.
  • Continual development of public facing B2B and B2C apps.
  • Interact with the Company’s internal applications and API’s, collaborating with the ICT department to commission or extend interfaces to back office systems.
  • Ensuring code security, stability and standards compliance for all existing and new sites.
  • Ensuring all source code is registered with the Company’s source and version control server and that the latest builds are available with fully documented change histories.
  • Defining test criteria and coordinating rigorous testing of developed sites to ensure both fit against requirement and to eliminate faulty code creating unit/integration tests where appropriate.
  • Researching new technologies, white papers and leading industry concepts and processes in order to support the continuous improvement of the Company’s on-line presence.
  • Communicating complex technical issues and risks to non-technical people, requiring the ability to translate technical impacts into a language understood by stakeholders and to ensure that the communication has been successful.
  • Comprehending and having an opinion on advantageous website design.
  • Collaboration with the PR & Digital Communications Co-ordinator
  • Endorse and promote a positive and conscious health and safety culture within the Company. Ensure always take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

These are the main functions of the job but employees may be required to carry out other duties as may be reasonably required.

Personal Specification:

  • Possess experience of delivering web solutions powered by CMS platforms (Umbraco or comparable platform).
  • Be proficient in C# with a track record delivering solutions with ASP.NET, MVC and the .NET framework.
  • Demonstrate proven experience of designing, specifying and commissioning web application front-end’s with a strong appreciation for design, usability and accessibility.
  • Have a demonstrable knowledge of current web design technologies and languages including but not limited to HTML, CSS , SASS, JavaScript, Typescript, C#, Node.js, bootstrap, Angular (1 & 2+), and Lucene/Elastic Search.
  • Have excellent knowledge of .NET tools and related languages / technologies including Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
  • Be familiar with MS SQL Server or similar RDBMS.
  • Have previous experience of Test-Driven Development.
  • Have a good knowledge of current SEO best practice and techniques.
  • Possess previous experience of developing e-commerce sites integrated with CRM / ERP applications would be advantageous.
  • Have an appreciation of the aesthetics of design would be advantageous.
  • Possess good organisation, prioritisation, communication and interpersonal skills. Be confident and able to communicate ideas and complex technical information to all levels including directors, line management, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Be a self-learner; able to work independently as well as part of a broad team.
  • Have the ability to plan (working through conflicting points of view) and commission websites with a strong appreciation for usability and accessibility.
  • Have the ability to define and report KPIs to line management.

Remuneration and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits including a contributory pension scheme, 23 days holiday (increasing to 26 days with service) plus public holidays, staff discounts, accident insurance and death in service cover. In addition there is structured training and the potential for career progression within our growing dynamic company.

Head Office

Original Style Limited, Falcon Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7LF, England.

How to apply

Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter (including salary expectations) to Diane Smith, Human Resources Manager preferably by email to or by post to Original Style Limited, Falcon Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, EX2 7LB, United Kingdom.