Junior Back-end Web Developer / Manchester / Full time / Up to £22k

Bliss - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Up to £22k

Junior Back-end Web Developer / Manchester / Full time / Up to £22k

Forge a career full of opportunity

At Bliss, we help businesses get the most out of digital. And although that doesn’t always mean making websites, this job covers those times that do! We help our clients develop technical solutions to solve valuable business problems - with innovation and expertise. Join us!

Some more opportunities at Bliss right now:

- Front-end Web Developer / Manchester / Full time / £35k: https://blis.sh/fe-dev

- Back-end Web Developer / Manchester / Full time / £40k: https://blis.sh/be-dev

We’re Bliss

We’re a friendly bunch who share a curiosity for technology. We understand our greatest asset are the people behind what we make - that’s why we’ve worked hard to build a team of the best.

Bliss is based in Manchester, the Northern Powerhouse and rising tech city! We love open source and help our customers embrace the right technology choices free of pesky licences. Our customers work with us because they want to, not because technology forces them to.

Our team consists of developers, designers, and digital marketing experts. Each specialise in their area, but also possess a holistic understanding of what our agency does as a whole, leading to more connected, considerate thinking

We’re sustainable…in that we try to make engaged decisions about what we buy, where we buy it from, and how we use it. That goes for energy, paper and stationery, cleaning supplies, tea and coffee. Naturally, we recycle, and we encourage our staff to cycle to work by providing discounted bikes and equipment to the team; over half of which regularly cycle in.

And you are?

You’re the type of person who can admit there’s always more to learn, and more to improve. You’re a thoughtful individual who cares about their teammates and knows when to be supportive. And although you're still learning, you're committed to doing things right from the start.

As a junior back-end developer, we won't expect you to build Rome in a day, but we'll be keeping you busy to build up your abilities. You’ll be working closely with other members of a cross-functional team, including designers and other back-end developers who will mentor and guide you.

You'll be a confident PHP developer and it would be a bonus if you've got experience using Drupal or Wordpress and extended them with some extra functionality. There's so much more to learn but these would help your application: 

  • HTML5, CSS
  • Javascript
  • Node.js or have you tried Go yet?
  • CMS experience (Drupal/WordPress/Shopify/Squarespace)
  • Git, GitHub, GitLab, Git anything really
  • Linux / Unix or any time spent in a terminal

We never stop learning new technology but there's some that we've found we use over and over. Check out our current tech stack https://blis.sh/stackshare and help us grow!

The work

You'll enjoy agency life - the camaraderie, the opportunity to try new technology, and the variety of customer and project. This is a role for an individual that wants to be able to make a big contribution to a small business and be rewarded for success.

In addition to client project work, this role will come with the opportunity to create and develop agency products, so you'll need to be creative and insightful.

Where is the job based?

We're looking for someone to work from our Manchester office.

Is this full time?

Yes, we’ll expect someone who can give us 37.5 hours a week.

How much experience do I need?

We want someone who has the confidence to say "I can do that" and we'll be there to support you. Ideally, have some commercial experience but we'll understand if you're just starting out.

What does the role pay?

Up to £22k per year.

What are the benefits of working at Bliss?

There's plenty to love about working at Bliss. Here's our current lineup of offerings:


  • Unlimited, fresh, ethically sourced coffee (or tea)!
  • Snacks and fruit 
  • Flexitime
  • Relaxed working from home policy
  • Holiday loyalty scheme - earn up to 30 holidays per year
  • A generous pension scheme - 5% matched contributions
  • Healthcare scheme, including counselling, dental and opticians, discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee purchase scheme, to help you buy headphones and bags
  • £500 individual annual training budget, plus additional budget for group activities
  • Profit-related bonus
  • Monthly social budget - staff that play together, stay together!
  • Buy/sell holiday scheme
  • 6-month sabbaticals when you’ve been at Bliss for 5 years
  • New office for 2019, complete with full fit-out
  • Accident and accidental death insurance
  • and more planned!


We’re also committed to valuing diversity, and seek to provide all staff with the opportunity for employment and personal development on the basis of ability, qualifications, suitability, and potential. We tolerate no direct or indirect discrimination or harassment, and we encourage our team in their daily actions, decisions and behaviour to endeavour to promote these concepts.

What a difference a decade makes

In January we’ll be celebrating our 10th anniversary! It’s been such an amazing journey starting out in the trendy Northern Quarter of Manchester but every year has been full of profit and success and so we eventually outgrew those humble beginnings. We hope you’ll join us in our continuing growth from our new, even trendier offices right in the heart of Manchester Piccadilly!

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