Back end developer position

Matt Powell
Creative Director

We're recruiting for a talented, enthusiastic back-end developer to join our team.

About Mud

Mud are a creative, digital agency based in the centre of the historic city of Bath. A growing team, we work with a range of interesting clients from film studios to schools, charities to SMEs and e-commerce sites. And we work as digital partners for a number of internationally renowned creative agencies.

We love creating beautiful, engaging, award winning websites, and were shortlisted for Best New Agency in the 2014 .net awards. You can find out more about us and our work at

The role

Working with the technical director on back-end and CMS development for our projects. You will be involved in every stage of your projects, from planning out and building sites through testing/QA, deployment, delivery and post-launch support. You will typically be working on 2-3 projects at a time and work closely with our front-end developers integrating their template code into content-managed sites and dynamic web applications. 

You'll also be working with the team in supporting our catalogue of existing sites and providing ongoing support to our project managers and our clients.

You will be enthusiastic about web development and excited about new tools, techniques and technologies but know when this distracts from Getting Things Done. You must be self-motivated, organised and focused in your work but happy collaborating with others.

What are we offering?

A relaxed yet fast paced and fun working environment, where you will be regularly challenged and helped to develop your skillset. We strive to produce the best work we can – no cutting corners, we take pride in making our work the best it can be.

We’re not just about the work though. We organise regular team days, a variety of social activities and set ourselves fun side projects to learn new skills and scratch those itches (such as

We’re offering a competitive salary (£25-30k, depending on experience), flexible working, generous holidays and a workplace pension scheme. We support conference attendance and encourage our staff to look for training opportunities to learn new skills. Salary is reviewed annually in line with performance.

Necessary skills and requirements

  • A passion for web design
  • Build dynamic sites with PHP
  • Work with relational databases, ideally MySQL
  • Experience integrating front-end templates into Content Management Systems
  • Using version control systems, notably Git

Nice to haves

  • Working with Craft CMS or ExpressionEngine
  • Configuring and working with LAMP/Nginx server hosting and DNS 
  • Experience developing custom PHP with Yii or similar framework (eg Laravel)
  • Building and working with eCommerce websites, payment gateways, etc
  • Working/integrating with third-party APIs
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies, especially JavaScript/AJAX

The role will be based in our Bath office. No full-time remote working, sorry.


Please email your CV - outlining your skills, experience (including examples of your work) and interests along with links to Github and Twitter profiles (if relevant) - and a covering letter to


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