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Web Applications Lead - Galway

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
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Who Are We?

EssentialSkillz was founded in Galway in 2001 and is the market leading provider of Health & Safety eLearning in the UK. We require passionate people who care about making a contribution to join our equally committed team in Galway and play an integral part in our future growth and success.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges

  • Work in a development team working on B2B web applications

  • contribute with suggestions / improvements to software

  • Collaborate with the Content Team and other team members to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience.

  • Collaborate with CTO and the teams on prority items.

  • Review and set up expectations for the development team to accomplish throughout the SDLC.

  • Writing code for primary application.


  • 5+ Web Applications Experience

  • Experience with modern web languages and frameworks like PHP, Javascript (Vue.js, Node.js), Python, Ruby

  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle and programming techniques and tools (Jira, SVN, Git, Scrum/Kanban)

  • Experience in MVC frameworks is advantageous but not essential (CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Zend)


  • Degree in Information Technology or related Qualification.

Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritise tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision

  • attention to detail

  • ability to understand and work with existing source code

  • good problem solving skills with a "can-do" attitude

  • Focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement.

  • Excellent project and time management skills.

  • Strong problem solving and verbal and written communication skills.

Benefits include:

  • Training

  • Generous Health Allowance

  • Flexi Hours

  • Career Development opportunities

  • 50% Employee Discount in nearby Restaurant

  • Kitchen stocked with soups, salads and fruit.

  • Cake Day every Friday!

  • Excellent working conditions: you'll be working with a very cool team in a great office.

Contact Details:
Tel: 091394350
Contact: HR Manager

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