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Working at Zesty

The only way to deliver exceptional solutions is by having an amazing group of in house specialists from all sorts of backgrounds.

We have a team of enthusiastic designers, developers, and account managers

Working at Zesty

Bring your career to life at Zesty by joining our exceptional team of in-house specialists. We’re looking for people with Zest-appeal!

Our teams in development, design and account management are all defined by their experience and enthusiasm! Be it in the office or remotely, Zesty’s a great place to work.

Benefits of working for Zesty

  • Company size: we’re small but growing, and the company is set up so that you never feel lost in a sea of people and tasks.
  • Comprehensive private medical scheme
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Four volunteer days a year
  • 25 days holiday (with public holidays on top of that)
  • The ability to design your own path in your career through constant hands-on experience. There’s plenty of room to upskill with LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight and a wide range of educational resources.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Hybrid working
  • Choice of tools: We support your skills by allowing you to work with the tools you’re most comfortable with. Yes, you can choose between using a Mac and Windows!

Current vacancies

Teaming up with talented people like those on our team is essential to what we do.


Role Salary Location Department
Graduate Software Developer (PHP) Competitive Belfast Development

We are:

Zesty is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for technology, the Internet and customer service. Zesty is an award winning digital strategy, design and development agency with over 25 years’ experience gained across 2000+ digital projects.

The team: 

The development team consists of developers covering a wide range of technologies such as

  • PHP (WordPress, Symfony,  raw PHP)
  • .NET (Kentico and Umbraco)
  • Front End (HTML5, CSS3, VueJS)
  • Voice (Alexa and Google Home, primarily NodeJS)

The section you would be working for is the Open Source / PHP team, working primarily with WordPress and Symfony.

There is no dedicated Voice `team` as such. Instead, voice applications are delivered by developers across the teams. If this is an area you are interested in, then there will be opportunities for you.

Your role: Junior Software Developer (PHP)

To eventually be responsible for the development of internal and external customer-driven applications, including CMS configuration and development of business logic handling, back-end database integration and a wide variety of API integrations.

You will learn to model data and workflows to fit the business requirements in order to design a solution that will deliver on the objectives. You may be expected to work with databases using Raw MySQL, WordPress Query Builder and an ORM such as Doctrine, Propel or Eloquent this is true as much of WordPress as it is of Symfony development.

WordPress development in Zesty is not simply a “Plugin & Configure” role, it is very much a development role. You should show capability in delivering using an MVC approach regardless of the underlying platform and be able to demonstrate and ability to code websites and/or plugins from scratch.

To enquire about this role please submit your CV  to Kayelle Danyluk  and a link to some supporting sample code that demonstrates your capabilities.

Day to day you will:

The day to day work consists of learning multiple frameworks and technologies through experience by supporting our existing client base; assisting in the delivery of new projects for our clients, both internal and external across a range of sectors, and taking part in personal developemnt or training exercises.

What we’re looking for from you:

You’re a keen and eager developer with a passion for internet and related technologies, and the benefits that it brings to the business.

You should have a qualification in a relevant discipline or have demonstrable experience of web-based application programming and database design/integration, preferably with knowledge of WordPress, Symfony or Laravel, Linux, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, Git.

You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of PHP in an Object Oriented sense and will have a good grounding in software engineering princples.

For example:

  • You will know what namespaces are
  • You will know what composer is and how to use it
  • You will be able to make use of autoloading and avoid include/require statements
  • You can demonstrate the logical organisation of your code into classes
  • You should know what M.V.C is and evidence that in your code structure.
  • You will be familiar with some web security risks; you must be aware of SQL Injection at a minimum and be able to demonstrate your defence against it in any sample code you submit.
  • You will separate your PHP logic from your HTML – preferably through the use of a template language such as Twig, Smarty or Blade

To enquire about this role please submit your CV to Kayelle Danyluk  and a link to some supporting sample code that demonstrates your capabilities.

What’s in it for you?

We are a diverse and dynamic team that is expanding. We have an amazing office, a flexible working pattern and a great team environment. We’ll help you deliver your best work and grow you with career and personal development through training, conferences and courses.

  • Occasional Remote working supported after probationary period is complete.
  • Waterfront Office Location with views over Belfast
  • Cycle to Work Scheme vouchers
    • Onsite Bicycle Parking
  • On Site Shop with Coffee-bar, hot food counter & Sandwich-bar
  • Onsite Shower Facilities
  • Competitive company contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance (death in service benefit)
  • AXA Healthcare
  • Bupa Dental
  • Conference Attendance opportunities
  • Technical Certification assistance
  • Access to Free Training Materials –
    • SymfonyCasts
    • LinkedIn Learning
    • Community Online Academy
  • Perks at Work discounts and employee pricing
  • NewsUK Subscriptions e.g. Times & Sunday Times Subscription
  • Mindfulness resources
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Tea and (instant) coffee

Equal opportunities:

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where all talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

To enquire about this role please submit your CV to Kayelle Danyluk and a link to some supporting sample code that demonstrates your capabilities.

Senior Software Developer (.NET) Competitive Belfast Development

We are:

Zesty is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for technology, the Internet and customer service. Zesty is an award winning digital strategy, design and development agency with over 25 years’ experience gained across 2000+ digital projects.

Job title: Senior Software Developer 

Your role: As a Senior Software Developer you will be on the .NET team, working primarily with Kentico, although other CMS platforms including Umbraco and bespoke systems are also in use. You will be responsible for the development of internal and external customer-driven applications, including CMS configuration and development of business logic handling, back-end database integration and a wide variety of API integrations.

Day to day you will:

  • Analyse customer requirements (including direct contact meetings) and assisting with project budgeting and scheduling
  • Liaise with teams/individuals to develop and refine high-level design concepts
  • Configuration of Kentico CMS/Xperience and development of MVC and Portal Engine websites
  • Implementation of application logic and back-end database structures
  • Providing and consuming webservices and other software integration logic
  • Work with presentation layer – e.g. HTML/CSS/JS front-end
  • Support of existing websites and CMS platforms
  • Mentor junior members of the team and help drive innovation, efficiency and standards

What we’re looking for from you:

Experience;

  • Relevant qualification
  • Knowledge of web-based application programming and database design/integration with particular knowledge of C#, MVC, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Experienced in producing standards-compliant, performant and accessible websites
  • Understanding CMS platforms, specifically, experience of Kentico CMS would be advantageous

Other:

  • Able to work with administration and customer support to identify issues and formulate solutions to automated processes
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently in an agency environment, including working to a deadline and across multiple projects simultaneously

Zesty Benefits

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at Zesty. Alongside pay, we offer:

  • A generous pension scheme, comprehensive private medical scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity leave
  • Life Assurance
  • Up to four Volunteering Days per year for employees to use on charities of choice;
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wide range of internal and external training available, plus full eLearning access via LinkedIn Learnings

Equal opportunities:

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

To be considered for this role please submit your CV to  kayelle.danyluk@news.co.uk

Software Developer (PHP) Competitive Belfast Development

We are:

Zesty is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for technology, the Internet and customer service. Zesty is an award winning digital strategy, design and development agency with over 25 years’ experience gained across 2000+ digital projects.

The team: 

The development team consists of developers covering a wide range of technologies such as

  • PHP (WordPress, Symfony, Laravel ,  raw PHP)
  • .NET (Kentico and Umbraco)
  • Front End (HTML5, CSS3, VueJS)
  • Voice (Alexa and Google Home, primarily NodeJS)

The section you will be working for is the Open Source / PHP team, working primarily with WordPress and Symfony.

There is no dedicated Voice `team` as such. Instead, voice applications are delivered by developers across the teams. If this is an area you are interested in, then there will be opportunities for you.

Your role: Software Developer (PHP)

To be responsible for the development of internal and external customer-driven applications, including CMS configuration and development of business logic handling, back-end database integration and a wide variety of API integrations.

You should be able to demonstrate an ability to model data and workflows to fit the business requirements in order to design a solution that will deliver on the objectives. You may be expected to work with databases using Raw MySQL, WordPress Query Builder and an ORM such as Doctrine or Illuminate this is true as much of WordPress as it is of Symfony development.

WordPress development in Zesty is not simply a “Plugin & Configure” role, you should show capability in delivering using an MVC approach regardless of the underlying platform and be able to demonstrate and ability to code websites and/or plugins from scratch.

To enquire about this role please submit your CV to Kayelle Danyluk 

Day to day you will:

The day to day work consists of delivery of projects for our clients, both internal and external across a range of sectors, including but not limited to: tourism, entertainment, publishing, sport and eCommerce.

Developers are required to take the outputs from the front-end and design teams and to `wire-them-up` to a CMS or Backend system to provide the dynamic functionality required, always working closely with other members of the delivery team.

Typically these are brochureware websites built in WordPress or more complex web applications built in Symfony. Developers are assigned to work in project delivery teams for the duration of a project and you would see a project through from start to finish. In addition to yourself, that fully in-house team is made up of Graphic/UX Designer(s), Front End Developer(s), Account and Project managers

In addition to the above delivery team, we work closely with our colleagues in Tibus to deliver solutions with bespoke hosting or infrastructure needs, offering the ability to deliver all-encompassing solutions across the full tech-stack.

What we’re looking for from you: You’re an experienced developer with a passion for internet and related technologies, and the benefits that it brings to the business. Agency experience would be desirable however not essential.

You should have a qualification in a relevant discipline and have proven experience of web-based application programming and database design/integration with particular knowledge of WordPress, Symfony or Laravel, Linux, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, Git.

To enquire about this role please submit your CV to Kayelle Danyluk  

What’s in it for you? We are a diverse and dynamic team that is expanding. We have an amazing office, a flexible working pattern and a great team environment. We’ll help you deliver your best work and grow you with career and personal development through training, conferences and courses.

  • Remote working supported
  • Waterfront Office Location with views over Belfast
  • Cycle to Work Scheme vouchers
    • Onsite Bicycle Parking
  • On Site Shop with Coffee-bar, hot food counter & Sandwich-bar
  • Onsite Shower Facilities
  • Competitive company contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance (death in service benefit)
  • AXA Healthcare
  • Bupa Dental
  • Conference Attendance opportunities
  • Technical Certification assistance
  • Access to Free Training Materials –
    • SymfonyCasts
    • LinkedIn Learning
    • Community Online Academy
  • Perks at Work discounts and employee pricing
  • NewsUK Subscriptions e.g. Times & Sunday Times Subscription
  • Mindfulness resources
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Tea and (instant) coffee

Equal opportunities:

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where all talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

To enquire about this role please submit your CV to  Kayelle Danyluk  

Interested in joining the team?

We'd love to hear from you.

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