Nov 13 2014

Working at S8080

Starting your career at S8080

 

We’ve recently had two new team members start working at S8080. Eric joined us as a developer from a small local design agency in September and Ernie joined us a technical project manager from Hewlett Packard in October.

Obviously, Eric and Ernie are not their real names, but we want to protect them from the constant hassle of recruitment agents!

Working at S8080 - our office

In their own words…

Eric, Drupal Developer at S8080

Started: early September 2014

Settling into working at S8080 has been both enjoyable and seamless.  Right from the first interview, I felt very comfortable talking about how I work and also learning how work is carried out by the team.  I was very drawn in by working as part of a team utilising Agile methodologies.

My induction allowed me to transition smoothly into working within the team; initially with time to familiarise myself with the technology and workflow that is used at S8080.  Coming from a small agency, it was often the case where I would have to do a considerable amount of research on particular aspects of development before beginning projects. Here at S8080, the team is only too happy to help and bounce ideas between each other, which, has been fantastic for picking up little nuggets of knowledge.

The office itself is state of the art, and is in a great location a stone’s throw away from Swansea Marina.  Personal development is a very high priority here, too.  There is plenty of material within the office to learn new skills or brush up here and there or even to keep on the desk as a reference.  I’m also studying an additional degree at Swansea University which S8080 are happy to let me attend once a week and provide any support I may need.

The atmosphere is very relaxed considering the fast-paced nature of our work.  The work itself is engaging and challenging.  Meetings are held every morning with project managers to ensure that we, as developers, have everything we need to check off all the tasks we have been assigned as part of our sprint for the week.

All in all, I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few months at S8080.  I have been made to feel very welcome and have already settled into the way the team works and I am always looking forward to the next challenge that our projects bring.

Ernie – Technical project Manager at S8080

Started: mid October 2014

I stepped through the door and was refreshed by the bright orange walls. I shook some hands and after being handed a cafetiere and 2 shortbreads I was ready for the interview, I say an interview, it was more of a sensible chat with some sensible down to earth people.

All went well and I was given a start date. The first few days were spent getting my bearings, meeting all the individual characters that make up S8080, setting up my shiny laptop and sipping from my new S8080 ‘e-tea’ mug.

Working at S8080 - e-tea mug

I was sent to work straight off the bat, no boring waiting around. The work processes are very agile, but if you think there is a better way of doing something, then you can just say so and they team will give it a go – no forms to fill in! The agile boards offer a great visual cue for the work that is going on and a focal point to discuss tasks.

The office is set in a huge open-plan, light airy room and when it’s time for lunch you can take a walk around the marina and take in the good sea air.

Since settling in I’ve learned the people are great, the work is great and the location is great – With the local gym being so close I can even come in early for a quick session!

Oct 22 2014

Web Developer

S8080 are seeking a talented and experienced web developer or  CMS developer – you don’t need to be a designer or a Unix command line guru.

We are looking for likeminded people to join our expanding team – people who want to learn Drupal, including the more technical aspects, and work with some of the best end to end Drupal developers, front end developers and designers in the UK. Our team work on some of the largest and most important websites in the UK – every day is interesting, different and stimulating.

You may currently be working as a front end  using Joomla, WordPress or some other CMS or be the person that does all the ‘web stuff’ (end to end) in a smaller agency, including some of the more technical bits and pieces. If you can put together solid sites on any of these platforms, we would love to hear from you.

Our working environment is vibrant, modern and relaxed but very professional. The kit, software tools and development methodologies you’ll use are cutting edge and our project management team help keep everything on track, so that means no late nights are weekend working. As far as salary goes, we pay good people very well.

If you would like to find out more, send an email to directors@s8080.com and we’ll arrange for you to pop in for an informal chat so you can have a look around, meet us and learn more about working at S8080.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Chris and Matt

Salary: Very competitive. Depends on level of commercial experience

Date of issue: 22-10-14

Vacancy: Immediate new role due to expansion – again!

Jun 27 2014

WordPress / Joomla Web Developer

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S8080 are looking for a talented and experienced WordPress or Joomla developer to join our team. If you can put together solid sites on either of these platforms and have experience developing extension / plugins for them, we would love to hear from you.

Send an email to jobs@s8080.com and we’ll send you all the details.

We look forward to hearing from you

Jun 26 2014

S8080 job: Drupal Developer / Drupal Themer

 

S8080 have a job opening for another Drupal Themer and site builder.

It’s a great opportunity for a Drupal guru who has an excellent knowledge of CSS, JQUERY and HTML 5 and wants to work in our highly experienced Drupal team and expanding team on some really big sites. But it is essential that you have lots of commercial Drupal theming experience too!

Job role / description

Salary: Very competitive. Depends on level of commercial experience

Date of issue: 25-03-14

Vacancy: Immediate new role due to expansion – again!

We are looking to expand our ever growing and highly skilled Drupal web development team again and we would love to hear from you if the following brief description sounds about right for you?

This is a permanent and full-time position in one of the country’s top agencies. Salary is very competitive and you’ll be working out of SA1 in Swansea.
This is an excellent opportunity to work on some very high profile websites for some great clients (No10, Dept. of Energy and Climate Change, National Assembly for Wales – take a look at the ‘Our Work’ section of our site).
You’ll be part of a very talented and busy team working in a modern environment with all the benefits you’d expect working for a company like S8080.

We are looking for you if…
You are a talented and commercially experienced coder who loves everything about the web. You are always looking for ways to do things faster and better. You are always learning new things. You embrace a real challenge and are happiest when you are solving problems that baffle others. You are the ‘go to’ person in your social circle for everything web related. At work you enjoy being surrounded by smart, like-minded people who you’ll learn from and who will want to learn from you.

You’ll love it here. Join us and work on stuff that really matters.

Essential skills and experience
3-5 years’ experience web site build and theming with Drupal REQUIRED. You will need to demonstrate that you have had commercial level Drupal experience working on large projects which include:

  • Drupal Multi sites
  • Multilingual Drupal sites using the I18n module
  • Workflow and permissions especially with the Workbench module
  • Build of custom modules
  • High-quality and well-organised Drupal themes with special attention paid to cross-browser testing, and standards compliance
  • Bespoke jQuery development, as well as making use of the jQuery UI library and other jQuery plugins

THEMES and SITE BUILD – A Solid understanding of Drupal themes, site building and best practices, Drupal theming experience (which includes the CSS/HTML), Advanced commercial experience of CSS / HTML / jQuery / JavaScript

  • Creating custom Node templates to re-write the markup of a node
  • Creating custom View templates to re-write the markup of a view
  • Experience in writing custom modules to handle pre-processing of variables, and other functions relating to theming the markup.
  • Experience of using Views to create complex views using relationships
  • Experience using the Panels module to build pages of nodes, views and blocks
  • Experience of using the Rules module
  • Using theme functions
  • Creating Drupal sub-themes
  • Creating theme regions
  • Creating Drupal content types such as slideshows and carousels with bespoke jQuery functionality to drive the interactivity
  • Creating bespoke interactive elements using jQuery for applications such as custom galleries, quizzes or custom applications
  • Extensive experience producing standards-compliant and cross-browser tested CSS inside a Drupal theme. Experience of using SASS is highly desirable
  • Slicing the graphic assets for the theme from a Photoshop file
  • Building fully-responsive websites in Drupal
  • Experience of developing a site with HTML5
  • Building and testing website build to accessibility standards WAI AA, and web standards

Desirable skills and experience
If you have the following skills and experience then this will be a distinct advantage:

  • MODULES –Drupal custom module development, key contributed modules, theming and core API, programming of modules a distinct advantage with   of creating and modifying Drupal modules and Drupal API, writing Drupal modules.
  • PHP – Commercial PHP coding experience on a large project such as an Open source CMS; including understanding and use of  AJAX, JSON, XML, Web services and other web technologies is required.
    – Experience of importing JSON or XML data
    – Use of web services to input and display data
    – Running MySQL commands from PHP
  • MAINTENANCE – Proficient in the maintenance and administration of Drupal modules and sites.
  • SECURITY & PERFORMANCE – Exposure to security and hardening best practice for Drupal websites (primarily Drupal CMS / web application, to a lesser extent familiar with hardening the LAMP stack). We expect you to be able to demonstrate performance enhancements in Drupal / PHP and Unix environment.
    – Experience of configuring Memcache, Varnish and APC to achieve optimum caching performance on a site
    – Configuring the PHP, MySQL and Apache config files to achieve optimum performance
    – Updating the Drupal core and contributed modules using Drush
    – Use of the Backup and migrate module to provide regular database backups
  • UNIX/ APACHE / LAMP – Practical knowledge and LAMP experience, comfortable with Unix Admin commands e.g. setting permissions. So you’ll have a PC to work on but be expected to run Unix commands on a daily basis.
    – Experience of contributing to the Drupal core and contributed modules.
    – Active participation in the Drupal.org issue queues
    – Demonstrable participation in the Drupal.org forums or on drupal.stackexchange.com
    – Using Drush to build Drupal sites, install/update modules
    – Importing data into Drupal from XML/JSON
    – Experience of deployment of a site from a staging to live environment
    – Desirable: Using Drush to synchronise and deploy sites

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more details, or just send your CV for the attention of Matt to jobs@s8080.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

No agencies at all. Thank you.

Jun 12 2014

Placement – Website Content Manager

We are looking for a website content manager to help deliver a series of very high quality websites for some of the most important organisations in the country. This project could lead to a permanent role for the right person.

As a web content manager you will be responsible for helping to load content onto our client’s websites and helping to test them before they go live.

Although you will not be writing the content, you’ll be capable of correcting wrongly placed apostrophes, incorrect capitalisation and badly constructed sentences. If you can do this in English AND Welsh, that’ll be the icing on the cake!

You will be part of our project management team but you’ll be working very closely with our creative and technical teams to ensure the pages you build look fantastic and work as they should.

Desired knowledge and skills are:

  • Excellent writing (and grammatical) skills, ideally in English and Welsh
  • You will be extremely well organised and be able to work to tight deadlines
  • You will have superb attention to detail and enjoy delivering a very high quality end product
  • Experience using a Content Management System (WordPress, Drupal, etc.)
  • A basic understanding of website accessibility
  • A basic understanding of web technologies (HTML, FTP, analytics)

Your duties will include:

  • Loading and styling text in a CMS based on guidelines from our design team
  • Resizing and optimising images
  • Testing websites in different browsers
  • Testing website functionality
  • Carrying out quality assurance checks on content

If you think you like the sound of the placement, head over to our good friends at GO Wales and apply – click here!

Dec 13 2013

Job! Graphic Designer – Senior / Mid

S8080 are looking for a creative, talented and very experienced graphic designer to join our expanding team. It’s a full time position starting as soon as possible.

We are a digital agency, so exceptional online design skills are required – some understanding website UX and UI design is useful, but your core responsibilities will be website look and feel, engaging digital content design, infographics design, basic motion graphics, online brand development… you get the picture.

This is a pure design role; you won’t have to touch code, although a general knowledge of front end development processes is obviously an advantage (so if you’ve designed and built a WordPress site and understand the constraints of CSS / Themes / layouts and web accessibility from a design perspective that’ll help!).

Experience

You would have been working on high end digital projects for at least 10 years and in that time built an outstanding portfolio. You’ll understand the fundamentals of user experience design and know how to make your designs accessible. You will be able to work directly with clients and explain your design thought processes eloquently – you will be expected to run creative briefing sessions and drive creative meetings. You will have worked with important brands developing online campaign assets, rich creative content including infographics, diagrams, carousel graphics, etc. as well as designing their website’s front end.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a talented, busy and very experienced digital design team working in state of the art offices in Swansea’s waterfront district. If you take a look at our portfolio, you’ll see we work for some pretty important clients. We are offering a superb package for the right person in our expanding team.

Please send your CV, current salary level and notice period for your current job to jobs@s8080.com , along with any examples of work covering web design and infographics.

DEADLINE: Friday 3rd January

This really isn’t a role for a print designer who fancies making the move to digital, sorry! And definitely no freelancers, contractors or agencies.

Thanks very much, we look forward to hearing from you,
Chris Cowell, Creative Director

Oct 7 2013

S8080 job: Drupal Developer

S8080 have a job opening for a Drupal Themer and site builder.

It’s a great opportunity for a Drupal guru who has an excellent knowledge of CSS, JQUERY and HTML 5 and wants to work in our highly experienced Drupal team. But it is essential that you have lots of commercial Drupal theming experience too!

Job role / description

Salary: Very competitive. Depends on level of commercial experience

Date of issue: 07-10-13

Vacancy: Immediate new role due to expansion – again!

We are looking to expand our ever growing and highly skilled Drupal web development team again and we would love to hear from you if the following brief description sounds about right for you?

This is a permanent and full-time position in one of the country’s top agencies. Salary is very competitive and you’ll be working out of SA1 in Swansea.
This is an excellent opportunity to work on some very high profile websites for some great clients (No10, Dept. of Energy and Climate Change, National Assembly for Wales – take a look at the ‘Our Work’ section of our site).
You’ll be part of a very talented and busy team working in a modern environment with all the benefits you’d expect working for a company like S8080.

We are looking for you if…
You are a talented and commercially experienced coder who loves everything about the web. You are always looking for ways to do things faster and better. You are always learning new things. You embrace a real challenge and are happiest when you are solving problems that baffle others. You are the ‘go to’ person in your social circle for everything web related. At work you enjoy being surrounded by smart, like-minded people who you’ll learn from and who will want to learn from you.

You’ll love it here. Join us and work on stuff that really matters.

Essential skills and experience
3-5 years’ experience web site build and theming with Drupal REQUIRED. You will need to demonstrate that you have had commercial level Drupal experience working on large projects which include:

  • Drupal Multi sites
  • Multilingual Drupal sites using the I18n module
  • Workflow and permissions especially with the Workbench module
  • Build of custom modules
  • High-quality and well-organised Drupal themes with special attention paid to cross-browser testing, and standards compliance
  • Bespoke jQuery development, as well as making use of the jQuery UI library and other jQuery plugins

THEMES and SITE BUILD – A Solid understanding of Drupal themes, site building and best practices, Drupal theming experience (which includes the CSS/HTML), Advanced commercial experience of CSS / HTML / jQuery / JavaScript

  • Creating custom Node templates to re-write the markup of a node
  • Creating custom View templates to re-write the markup of a view
  • Experience in writing custom modules to handle pre-processing of variables, and other functions relating to theming the markup.
  • Experience of using Views to create complex views using relationships
  • Experience using the Panels module to build pages of nodes, views and blocks
  • Experience of using the Rules module
  • Using theme functions
  • Creating Drupal sub-themes
  • Creating theme regions
  • Creating Drupal content types such as slideshows and carousels with bespoke jQuery functionality to drive the interactivity
  • Creating bespoke interactive elements using jQuery for applications such as custom galleries, quizzes or custom applications
  • Extensive experience producing standards-compliant and cross-browser tested CSS inside a Drupal theme. Experience of using SASS is highly desirable
  • Slicing the graphic assets for the theme from a Photoshop file
  • Building fully-responsive websites in Drupal
  • Experience of developing a site with HTML5
  • Building and testing website build to accessibility standards WAI AA, and web standards

Desirable skills and experience
If you have the following skills and experience then this will be a distinct advantage:

  • MODULES –Drupal custom module development, key contributed modules, theming and core API, programming of modules a distinct advantage with   of creating and modifying Drupal modules and Drupal API, writing Drupal modules.
  • PHP – Commercial PHP coding experience on a large project such as an Open source CMS; including understanding and use of  AJAX, JSON, XML, Web services and other web technologies is required.
         – Experience of importing JSON or XML data
         – Use of web services to input and display data
         – Running MySQL commands from PHP
  • MAINTENANCE – Proficient in the maintenance and administration of Drupal modules and sites.
  • SECURITY & PERFORMANCE – Exposure to security and hardening best practice for Drupal websites (primarily Drupal CMS / web application, to a lesser extent familiar with hardening the LAMP stack). We expect you to be able to demonstrate performance enhancements in Drupal / PHP and Unix environment.
    – Experience of configuring Memcache, Varnish and APC to achieve optimum caching performance on a site
    – Configuring the PHP, MySQL and Apache config files to achieve optimum performance
    – Updating the Drupal core and contributed modules using Drush
    – Use of the Backup and migrate module to provide regular database backups
  • UNIX/ APACHE / LAMP – Practical knowledge and LAMP experience, comfortable with Unix Admin commands e.g. setting permissions. So you’ll have a PC to work on but be expected to run Unix commands on a daily basis.
    – Experience of contributing to the Drupal core and contributed modules.
    – Active participation in the Drupal.org issue queues
    – Demonstrable participation in the Drupal.org forums or on drupal.stackexchange.com
    – Using Drush to build Drupal sites, install/update modules
    – Importing data into Drupal from XML/JSON
    – Experience of deployment of a site from a staging to live environment
    – Desirable: Using Drush to synchronise and deploy sites

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more details, or just send your CV for the attention of Matt to jobs@s8080.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

No agencies at all. Thank you.

Aug 15 2012

Wales Job: Mid PHP Developer wanted

We are looking to expand our web development team again and we would love to hear from you if the following brief description sounds about right for you?

  • 2+ years commercial use of PHP
  • MySQL Server experience
  • Practical knowledge of CSS / HTML
  • Practical knowledge of JQuery / JavaScript Unix/Apache/LAMP Stack Knowledge of Drupal a distinct advantage.

A permanent position in one of the country’s top agencies. Salary is very competitive and you’ll be working out of SA1 in Swansea.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on some very high profile websites for some great clients (No10, Dept. of Energy and Climate Change, National Assembly for Wales – take a look at the Our Work section of our site).

You’ll be part of a very talented and busy team working in a modern environment with all the benefits you’d expect working for a company like S8080.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more details, or just send your CV for the attention of Matt to jobs@s8080.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

No agencies at all. Thank you.

May 15 2012

Come and join us

We’ve had a fantastic Spring so far, with several new clients bringing some large, varied and interesting projects our way.

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We recently launched the new Royal College of Anesthetist’s website using Drupal (more about that soon) and have just published the 4th issue of Wild Fishing Wales eMagazine for the environment agency – and that involves an incredible piece of email marketing to 60,000 angling enthusiasts – the first one went out to over 480,00 recipients.

The UX team have been busy running what seems like hundreds of stakeholder sessions all over the UK, gathering requirements for five major projects we have just kicked off.

The tech team are working on a demanding SharePoint project for a client in Westminster and an Umbraco installation for a large corporate client and the front end development team are pushing out very technical Drupal implementations for various clients in London.

The creative team and .NET team were particularly pleased with the spring launch of Lee Valley Regional Park website  http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/ – on time and in budget and ready for London 2012.

This is all leading somewhere…

As the interest in our work is ever increasing, and we’ve had our best year ever since we launched S8080, we’ve decided to expand the team and are looking for a PHP dev’ and an end-to-end front end dev’ to join us here in Swansea.

Both roles are permanent and you can find out more info here.

So if you or anyone you know would like to come and join us, please get in touch.

May 15 2012

Wales Job: Mid Front End Web Developer Spring 2012

We are looking to expand our web development team again and we would love to hear from you if the following brief description sounds about right for you?

  • 2+ years commercial end-to-end web development experience
  • Advanced commercial experience of CSS / HTML Advanced commercial experience of JQuery / JavaScript Knowledge of Drupal, WordPress and other open source CMS’s.
  • Commercial use of PHP and MySQL Server experience

A permanent position in one of the country’s top agencies. Salary is very competitive and you’ll be working out of SA1 in Swansea.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on some very high profile websites for some great clients (No10, Dept. of Energy and Climate Change, National Assembly for Wales – take a look at the Our Work section of our site).

You’ll be part of a very talented and busy team working in a modern environment with all the benefits you’d expect working for a company like S8080.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more details, or just send your CV for the attention of Matt to jobs@s8080.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

No agencies at all. Thank you.

Feb 14 2012

Wales: Creative/Web Designer Job

We are looking for a talented and creative web designer to join us here in Swansea. It’s a role ideally suited to someone with some good end to end web design experience giving you the chance to work with clients like No 10, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Visit Wales etc.

You’ll be working on both campaigns and websites – so you’ll get the chance to get very creative and roll your sleeves up and dig into some HTML.

You can download the info from our jobs page.

Thanks

Chris – Creative Director

PS: Agencies – no thanks.

 

Feb 2 2012

Wales: Web Developer Job

We are looking to expand our technical development team again and we would love to hear from you if the following brief description sounds about right for you?

  • 2 years practical use of .NET
  • MS SQL Server experience
  • Practical knowledge of CSS / HTML
  • Practical knowledge of JQuery / JavaScript
  • Knowledge of SharePoint would be good, but not essential
  • Basic knowledge of hosting technologies an advantage but not required ? must be willing to learn!
  • Salary is very competitive and you?ll be working out of SA1 in Swansea.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on some very high profile websites for some great clients (take a look at the Our Work section of our site).

You?ll be part of a very talented and busy team working in a modern environment with all the benefits you?d expect working for a company like S8080.

We work with several CMS platforms including Umbraco, so let us know if you have any experience on this front too.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more details, or just send your CV for the attention of Matt to jobs@s8080.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

No agencies at all. Thank you.

Aug 13 2011

S8080 job: Web Developer

We are looking to expand our technical development team and we would love to hear from you if the following brief description sounds about right for you…

  • 2 years practical use of .NET
  • MS SQL Server experience
  • Practical knowledge of CSS / HTML
  • Practical knowledge of JQuery / JavaScript
  • Basic knowledge of hosting technologies an advantage but not required – must be willing to learn!
  • Salary is very competitive and you’ll be working out of SA1 in Swansea.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on some very high profile websites for some great clients (take a look at the Our Work section of our site).

You’ll be part of a very talented and busy team working in a modern environment with all the benefits you’d expect working for a company like S8080.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more details, or just send your CV for the attention of Matt to jobs@s8080.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Aug 12 2011

Job: Junior ASP .NET Web Developer

A great job for a Junior ASP .NET Web Developer (VB)

We are looking for a talented junior developer to join our technical development team. Ideally, you will have some .NET experience, but then again, if you are a graduate level and love coding, let us know 🙂
In this role, you’ll be supporting, rolling out and in the future ,helping to develop our existing suite of applications and solving technical problems. You’ll be passionate about coding to the very highest professional standards and have an interest in the internet that borders on the obsessive.

Essential Skills

  • Beginner knowledge of ASP.NET 2.0  – in VB.Net (or C# if willing to convert to VB)
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010
  • T-SQL / Basic SQL (and an understanding of the concepts of Stored
  • Procedures, Views, Triggers, User Functions)
  • Knowledge of Relational Database Design
  • Familiarity with SQL 2000/2005/2008 Management Studio an advantage
  • Understanding of Object Oriented Programming
  • Javascript

Desired but not essential

  • jQuery
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • XML
  • XHTML
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Specifically Excel and Access

Roles and Daily Duties

  • Product Technical Support
  • Roll out CMS
  • Involvement with the maintenance of S8080 CMS
  • QA and testing of in-house technical projects to a high level
  • Development of entry level technical solutions (small-medium sized applications)
  • Creation of technical documentation (Technical Specifications, User Guides etc)

You’ll be working in our Swansea SA1 offices, a stones throw from the sea, in a fast paced, creative environment with 16 talented people. Ranging from ultra-techies, front end web developers and creatives through to unfeasibly organised project managers and information architects, our team work hard and enjoy what they do – this gives us very happy clients and lots of high profile exciting work to do.

You’ll have a pension, plenty of professional development opportunities, good holidays, flexible working, a state of the art working environment and the chance to work with the sort of clients Welsh agencies only normally dream about. And most importantly, we pay good people well.

Just send your CV and a quick covering email with salary expectations to Matt Howard at jobs@s8080.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Absolutely no recruitment agencies.