Web Developer at GSMA, London, to 12/24, £Contractor Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • May 28, 2024
6 Months or more Information Technology

Contract Description

As Web Developer, you are responsible for the production of high quality websites and applications, using designs and specifications provided by internal or external sources. You have solid experience in specific development languages, tools and web based technologies. You have solid experience in specific development languages, tools and web based technologies. You are able to work independantly but also in a highly effective team.
Department: Marketing
Location: London with hybrid working
Contract: Contractor (inside IR35) until 31st December 2024

About the Team
The Web Team at GSMA is the cornerstone of our online presence and digital strategy. This dedicated group of professionals is tasked with creating, ongoing support, and meticulously managing a wide array of web-related ventures. Their expertise is not only showcased through the public interfaces of our high-traffic websites. Still, it is also integral to the success of several internal projects that foster our intra-organizational efficiencies.
With a keen focus on the twin pillars of performance and security, the team ensures that every digital touchpoint bearing the GSMA signature operates seamlessly and safeguards the data integrity of our stakeholders. Hailing from our primary hub in London, the team's talents are bolstered by specialists stationed across the globe in Atlanta, Shanghai, and key locations throughout Europe. This geographic diversity enriches our capabilities and fortifies our commitment to providing a 24/7 web service to our international audience.
By embracing the latest web technologies and adhering to stringent security protocols, the Web Team empowers GSMA to lead confidently in the digital arena, delivering experiences that are as secure as they are compelling.
What the hiring manager says
̎In the ever-evolving landscape of the GSMA's initiatives and events, the synergy between our business units and the Web Team is paramount. We must stay ahead of the curve, comprehensively understanding and addressing the needs of our departments to deliver unrivalled digital solutions to our global audiences and event participants. We seek to augment our talented and diverse team with individuals eager to tackle increasing challenges and contribute to the vibrant dynamism of our thriving enterprise.̎
Trevor Skinner (Senior Director, Digital)

About the Role
We seek a Web Developer to join our dynamic team at GSMA, where they will contribute to advancing our corporate and event-focused websites and applications. This individual will report directly to the Head of Digital Online and is expected to thrive in collaborative and autonomous working environments. A commitment to meeting stringent development timelines without compromising on quality or performance is vital.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in full-stack development and capable of crafting seamless front-end user experiences and robust back-end systems. The role may also present opportunities for international travel to participate in GSMA events or collaborate with global development teams.
Responsibilities include:
  • Demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of User Interface (UI) principles, ensuring cross-browser compatibility and adherence to web functions and standards.
  • Maintaining robust communication with fellow Web Team members and broader GSMA staff, ensuring alignment and clarity of project objectives.
  • Exhibit deep expertise and hands-on experience with Web Applications. Fluent in programming languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery. Understand API integration.
  • Possessing in-depth functional knowledge and practical design experience with various Web Services, including RESTful and SOAP architectures.
  • Showcasing a solid understanding and practical experience with WordPress CMS and its codex, driving content management efficiency and effectiveness.

About You
  • As a Web Developer within our ranks, you will be a seasoned full-stack maven, boasting a minimum of five years of rigorous experience in both back-end and front-end web development landscapes.
  • Your expertise will span a robust proficiency in crafting sophisticated applications using PHP and JavaScript. You will showcase an astute understanding of core programming constructs such as loops, arrays, and functions, as well as advanced object-oriented concepts, including types, classes, and inheritance.
  • Your proficiency with WordPress transcends mere familiarity; a profound grasp of the WordPress Codex is vital, allowing you to navigate and innovate with deft skill within this platform.
  • Moreover, your adeptness in JavaScript and PHP is expected to cover the complexities of classes and inheritance, among other intricate programming paradigms.
  • Git and GitHub are integral tools in your development arsenal. You are adept at executing a suite of Git commands—pull, push, fork, branch, commit, pull request, and revert—and can manoeuvre through them with finesse.
  • In addition, you will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of front-end technologies, being able to deftly manipulate HTML and CSS (including pre-processors like Sass) and orchestrate the interactions of the DOM with JavaScript to create seamless and dynamic user experiences.
Contract type
Short term Contractor
Worker type
Contingent Worker
What We Offer
Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role. By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.
In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.
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Being You at the GSMA
We are one of the most diverse companies you will ever come across, we care deeply about equality and inclusivity and aspire to be the best at it. Your well-being and work/life balance is important so if you prefer to work flexi-time or a day from home, just ask. We’re keen to ensure everyone is equal, represented and connected so we particularly encourage applications from all demographics. The success of the GSMA year on year will continue to be contributed by people from all walks of life.
GSMA Values
Our values not only drive our culture – they shape how we work and interact inside and outside our global organisation.
Passionately driven
We approach everything we do with unparalleled capability, tenacity and commitment, knowing that the challenging scale, pace and complexity of our work is what leads to its world-changing impact.
Insightful leaders
We continually develop and engage our expertise, insight and creativity so that we’re always ready to respond to the changing landscape with authority, agility and nuance.
Stronger together
We lean on each other so the industry can lean on us, embracing our diversity by actively seeking out perspectives and skill sets beyond our own, fuelling each other’s successes and constantly asking how we can help.
Underpinning our values is our collective mindset to show up purposefully as good human beings every day, in every situation. When we’re at our best – we are collaborative, considerate and compassionate to others, and we create a safe space for one another to thrive, assuming positive intent in our colleagues. And if we aren’t at our best and the pressure is on – we feel free to be ourselves but still remain curious, lean into the tough stuff and we are always respectful to others and accountable for the part we play.