Ceri Richmond

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We’re looking for an junior/middleweight frontend web developer to join our Cardiff based team.

We’re looking for someone that understands the importance of attention to detail, takes pride in what they deliver and enjoys being an active part of a hard working team. You’ll play an active role in the development of our client websites, CMS and other web focussed projects.

Essentials for the role include:

  • An interest in the latest frontend tools and frameworks.
  • Some design/development experience (commercial experience).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

About us

We are a creative web design and development company with a current focus on Ruby based web development. The day-to-day tools we use include Middleman, Sinatra and Ruby on Rails, amongst others. We have also developed our own Rails Engines based CMS which commonly forms the basis of our work - but we also use a wide range of other open source tools and toolkits.

We have been in business for 14 years and our clients include a broad range of businesses and organisations, from small independent sole traders to recognised household brands. Currently we are focussing our efforts on working with design and architecture led businesses who value bespoke digital design, at both frontend and backend.

As well as client work we also maintain and develop a suite of products and services to support our sister company, Restaurant & Bar Design Ltd. Restaurant & Bar Design is a hub that connects the UK’s and world’s top hospitality designers and operators. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is recognised as the world’s top industry focussed awards programme and we recently launched the Restaurant & Bar Design Directory and Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards in January 2016.

Our current tech focus

The following describes our current tech focus, but as a valued member of our team you will get to play a leading role in shaping Core’s future tech direction:

  • Ruby (Rails, Middleman, Sinatra)
  • PHP (Wordpress, Limonade, some legacy PHP frameworks)
  • JavaScript / CoffeeScript / Node.js
  • MySQL / PostgreSQL
  • Chef / Ansible / Vagrant
  • Cloud services such as Digital Ocean, Heroku and more!

Personal traits we are seeking

  • Sense of humour.
  • Ability to work well in a team as well as under own initiative.
  • Passionate about your work.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Smart and can get things done.
  • Equal willingness to learn and teach.


  • Participating in the planning, design, development and deployment of new websites and new web applications.
  • Development of new features/enhancements/upgrades to a stock of previously built work.
  • Building high-performance, scalable websites and web based applications/content management systems, as part of a team.
  • Creating clean, maintainable and well tested code.

Other requirements of the role

  • Excellent debugging and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in at least two of the following languages/platforms (and an eagerness to learn more):
    • Ruby (Rails / Middleman / Sinatra).
    • PHP (Wordpress / other smaller 'static' websites).
    • JavaScript/Coffeescript (mainly frontend use but server side experience an advantage).
    • Front end development frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap.
  • A strong command of HTML, Javascript and CSS/Sass.

What we expect from you

  • A commitment to Core as a team member.
  • Focus and drive to be the best you can.
  • Flexibility to put in the hours when needed (we operate a flexi-time system).
  • A commercial awareness.

What you can expect from us

  • Your own Mac or Ubuntu based workstation.
  • Flexible working environment.
  • Great team with supportive and approachable management.


Salary and benefits negotiable based on experience.

To apply, please contact us using the online application form. If you’d prefer to email us direct then please email ceri@wearecore.co.uk telling us a bit about yourself and attaching a concise C.V.