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Web Application Engineer - International Charity - £35-40k

Web Application Engineer - International Charity - £35-40k

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    £35k - 40k per year

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    Finance Team

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    over 4 years ago

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A leading international charity is seeking an experienced Web Application Engineer for a new role. The role will involve a combination of managing website applications, web security management, third party management, testing and some basic development. Skills in Wordpress, MYSQL, PHP, CSS and HTML are strongly desired for this role.


-Designing, developing and on-time delivering of websites and web applications

-Writing functional and technical specifications, requests for quotes and terms of reference;

-Coordinating with and tracking the work of external service providers and contractors when development tasks are outsourced;

-Collecting responses to RFQs and TORs, ranking applicants suitability and recommending preference of suppliers;

-Managing website infrastructure

-Leading in the deployment new websites or the migration of existing website onto a secure hosting infrastructure;

-Collaborating with system administration and maintenance services providers of this infrastructure to deliver all ICT components for programmes;

-Collaborating with the GTH systems engineer, who will be more focused on server side issues;

-Managing and automating web application updates and monitoring;

-Supporting technology related activities

-Offering Level 2 support for project teams and helpdesk officers

-Participating in documentation writing & elaboration of training material and curriculum related to websites supported by the charity

-Getting technical alerts and monitoring social media, blogs, forums, etc on Web Application topics

-Following threads on social media on emerging threats, development trends, new opportunities that may affect our supported websites or the related tools used by the charity or its partners;

-Joining any relevant mailing lists, track RSS news feeds and/or discussion boards on topics related to emerging developments, trends in attack methods, new tools and development trends, etc.

-Project management and record keeping



-Demonstrable experience in a similar role

-Ability to explain complex technical subjects in lay language to less technically-experienced persons; excellent oral and written communication skills

-Mastery of:

o    Core web technologies and concepts at large

o    Working in a LAMP hosting environment

o    Open source CMSs including WordPress, and Drupal (any other technologies are a plus)

o    Basic system administration of Linux based environment (including familiarity with at least one scripting language)

o    Working in container hosting environments, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting

o    Public (AWS) and private cloud and virtualized infrastructures

o    Consuming various types of APIs

o    Digital security issues related to web applications, including SSL, secure hosting environments, DDOS protection methods, defense against various kinds of php, mysql or other exploits against LAMP hosted sites, compartmentalization of online services, etc.

o    Website optimization for best performance in areas with low internet connectivity

o    Mobile responsive and mobile-first design concepts, implementation and testing

o    In-site SEO standard practices

o    Web Standards and Accessibility concepts and implementation


-A solid understanding of the current web landscape and of new trends

-Experience with technical project management including partially outsourced projects

-An interest in the international development sector would be a strong advantage

Please note this role will be offered as a fixed contract to approximately the end of 2018. It is likely the contract will be extended subject to funding.

Please send your CV for immediate consideration.

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