Careers @ GCD

Want to work for an awesome company, get a competitive salary and even play the odd bit of lunchtime Halo?

Would you like to work for a dynamic, forward-thinking company where you can make a real impact, use the latest technologies, and enjoy yourself at the same time? GCD are currently seeking highly talented Web Developers and Mobile Developers.

Find out why you should join GCD

Junior web designer

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious individual in the position of Junior Web/App/UX Designer. You’ll need to be as comfortable in HTML and CSS as you are in Photoshop as you’ll be responsible for creating design concepts based on research through to hand coding the final output in HTML and CSS.

We place huge focus on the user experience and usability of the products we develop and believe that the best designs are based on solid research into the users and domain. We are looking for someone who has an eye for visual design but also understands the importance of the non-visual side of design.

Responsibilities

  • Working as a key member of the design team and with other front end developers
  • Carrying out design research
  • Producing quality visual designs for websites, apps, admin systems and more
  • Turning designs into HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Essential Skills

  • Proficient in design fundamentals including gestalt principles, typography, layout, colour etc
  • Strong portfolio of previous work
  • Knowledge of hand-coded HTML5, CSS3
  • Competent in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Sketch (or a similar tool)
  • Knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team under tight deadlines
  • Keen interest in industry trends and web design best practices
  • Proactive approach to learning new approaches

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with PHP
  • Experience with CSS pre-processors e.g. SASS/LESS
  • Knowledge of responsive design and optimising for mobile and touch

Perks

  • Competitive salary and bonus opportunities
  • Choose your hardware setup
  • Opportunity to attend some of the industries best design conferences
  • 23 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Pension contributions and Bupa healthcare
  • Budget for any supplies you need
  • Constant supply of caffeine
  • Free Ice-Cream!

The successful candidate will get to work on a wide range of innovative and ground breaking projects. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, experiment with the latest technologies and deliver world class projects. You should be a natural communicator, self-motivated, able to act on your own initiative and capable of pushing the boundaries.

Web Developers (PHP)

We are looking for experienced and highly motivated Software Developers to join our growing company to help build a truly remarkable software delivery team.

We believe that a good Developer is language agnostic – this is important to us as we use a wide variety of technologies and strongly believe in using the right tool for the job. Currently however the most essential skills we seek would be an excellent working knowledge of PHP and the LAMP technology stack.

Required skills include:

  • Expert commercial or self-taught knowledge of OO principles and design patterns
  • Strong understanding of PHP and the LAMP technology stack.
  • Design and optimisation of relational databases with MySQL
  • Javascript/Jquery
  • An understanding of HTML5 and CSS 3
  • Strong problem solving skills and love of technical challenges.


Desirable skills include:

  • Version control systems (Subversion, Git)
  • MVC application development
  • APC, Memcache or Varnish
  • node.js
  • Sphinx
  • noSQL (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Linux administration/shell scripting

The successful candidate will get to work on a wide range of innovative and ground breaking projects. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, experiment with the latest technologies and deliver world class projects. You should be a natural communicator, self-motivated, able to act on your own initiative and capable of pushing the boundaries.

We really want someone who loves the work, is willing to learn and is constantly pushing themselves to be the best.

iOS Developer

Would you like to work for a dynamic, forward-thinking company where you can make a real impact, use the latest technologies, and enjoy yourself at the same time? GCD Technologies are currently seeking an iOS Developer to join our growing company.

The successful candidate will work amongst our strong iOS team to create exceptional mobile apps for our clients. You'll get to work on a range of ground breaking projects, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with iOS while maintaining our reputation for creating beautiful pieces of software that work really well.

Required skills include:

  • A minimum of two year?s experience developing apps for iOS OR the ability to demonstrate expert commercial or self-taught knowledge of Objective C and iOS development
  • Strong understanding of HTTP and REST to facilitate interaction with web services
  • Experience of developing iOS 5+ apps, backwards compatible as far as iOS 4
  • Strong problem solving skills and a love of technical challenges
  • A natural communicator with plenty of self-motivation
  • Attention to detail and a relentless drive for quality

Desired skills include:

  • Experience of developing apps for iPads
  • Experience of developing Android/Blackberry/Symbian/Windows Mobile apps
  • Third level qualification in computer science or a related discipline
  • Experience of integrating iOS apps with web-based APIs
  • Experience of working with Content Providers and SQLite
  • PHP server-side scripting experience
  • Experience of publishing iOS apps on the iTunes store
  • Knowledge of version control systems, specifically Git

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your skills, experiment with the latest technologies and deliver world class projects in a pioneering technical environment.

We really want someone who is passionate about what they do, keen to learn and constantly pushing themselves to be the best.

How to apply

If you believe you can stand out from the crowd, please get in touch or apply directly through nijobfinder.co.uk. We'd love to hear from you!