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Piranha is a Preston based full service communications agency split into three distinct areas; Advertising & Marketing, Internet Services and Public Relations. Launched in July 2001 and operating out of modern city centre offices, in only a short time Piranha has grown in both size and reputation and is now fully established as one of the most creative and strategic marketing led agencies in the region.

Latest Vacancies

NEW POSITION!! November 2017

Front End Developer

Salary dependent on experience.

We are seeking an ambitious front end developer, with a true passion for web development to join an existing and growing team of professional developers. You must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a Web Developer role and display an in-depth understanding of a number of website development languages.

The role

The Web Designer role will be responsible for developing and improving client websites across incredibly diverse markets. An interesting role within a dynamic environment, it will involve designing new sites from scratch to suit new business and new product launches and include the development of websites for easy access via mobile devices.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a web developer with creative flair wishing to make the next move and join a well-established digital agency and enhance their skills in a flourishing environment.

Skills & Knowledge

• HTML / CSS / JAVASCRIPT / JQUERY / WORDPRESS / MAGENTO
• Advanced level of hand-coded HTML5 and CSS3
• Clean efficient coding structuring skills
• Knowledge and experience of responsive design techniques
• Experience in customising WordPress
• Understanding of progressive enhancement and the best methods of browser support
• Passion for CSS and JavaScript
• Experience in using Creative Suite
• Strong awareness of current technologies
• Knowledge of mobile compatible websites
• Strong HTML – ability to create a HTML Template / page from scratch (not just slicing and exporting from Fireworks for example)

SEO Specialist

Salary: Dependent on experience

We’re looking for SEO specialists with experience of manual link building strategies, meta data optimisation and reporting. Some technical SEO experience and basic html skills would be advantageous. Experience of competitor analysis, along with B2B and e-commerce SEO would be a plus.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to devise, define and implement off-site and on-site optimisation strategies for clients as part of the SEO team.  You would be required to keep up to date with changes in the market and SEO innovations to achieve client goals.

Social Media experience and the ability to maximise reach, engagement and user experience for our clients, utilising Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest experience, along with knowledge of social KPIs, and with a broader knowledge of social platforms and knowledge of Hootsuite would be of benefit but is not essential.

Summary of duties:-

SEO specialist reporting directly to the SEO Manager

Keep up to date with all on-page and off-page SEO developments, website analysis methods and research for organic SEO

Involvement in planning, reporting and implementation of  Piranha’s SEO products

Develop keyword relevant text copy to be produced to assist organic SEO

Work as part of a co-ordinated SEO team

Work with other marketing specialists as part of wider marketing strategies, ‘having business goals in mind’

Creation and implement of Social Media activity, Social Media Optimisation Blogs and Inbound Links.

To apply, please email sharon@piranha-solutions.com with a copy of your C.V. and details of your current salary and salary expectations.

Magento Web Developer

Salary  dependent on experience

We have a vacancy for an experienced PHP/Magento developer (experience with Magento Enterprise, Magento and Zend developer certification beneficial). We require someone with strong programming and problem solving skills, an eye for detail and perfectionist nature.

The job role will involve a range of programming tasks including software design, documentation, and the programming of elegant solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced web developer with a creative flair to join a well-established digital agency. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding and awareness of design and be an accomplished Magento/PHP Developer and must be proficient in:

PHP 2+ years commercial experience
MySQL 2+ years commercial experience
Magento 2+ years (Magento Enterprise experience a bonus)
Zend or similar framework development 1+ years
Strong awareness of current technologies (HTML5 / CSS3)
JavaScript
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Knowledge of Flash animation is beneficial for use in banners and fallbacks (HTML5 Video for example)
Knowledge of backends and Content Management Systems specifically Joomla 1.5 upwards and wordpress 3.0 upwards
Strong awareness of cross browser compatibility issues and bugs
Knowledge of both Mac and PC Operating systems
Strong awareness of current technologies (HTML5 / CSS3)
Knowledge of mobile compatible websites
Strong HTML – ability to create a HTML Template / page from scratch (not just slicing and exporting from Fireworks for example)

Graphic Designer

Salary: Dependent on experience

This position requires a good all rounder, holding a minimum qualification of HND or degree in Design/Advertising, with experience, preferably in a design studio/agency environment.

Applicants must be fully conversant with all Mac based industry standard software, (Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Indesign). Knowledge of web design would be advantageous, whilst a good knowledge of print ready artwork and reprographics is essential.

A creative, mature and diverse portfolio should be displayed along with sound technical ability and a good eye for detail, preferably with a sound knowledge of graphic interface design.

Applicants would be required to manage a busy workload to tight deadlines as a member of the creative team.

With a real cross section of clients and sectors, this really is a role for the thinking designer. You will need to be confident, articulate and be able to liaise with colleagues and clients alike, with confidence and diplomacy. Above all the appointee will be able to create intelligent solutions that solve creative problems.

At Piranha everybody’s input is valued, at all levels, and everybody is encouraged to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and trust.

 

Senior Web Developer

Salary: dependent on experience

A Senior Web Developer is required with experience in building and maintaining complex high traffic websites and complex data-driven commerce platforms.

We are looking for someone who can time manage their own projects and those of other coders, outsource work effectively and help grow the business further. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding and awareness of design, be an accomplished PHP Developer and be proficient in HTML, CSS and WordPress or Joomla. Knowledge of Magneto is an advantage.

 

 

How to apply

If you would like to apply for one of the advertised positions with Piranha you can do so by completing the form below, including your CV and covering letter plus sample URL’s for web based positions.

If you would like to know more about the advertised positions please call 01772 888331