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Web Developer

Broaden your skills, help us build a better online world, ❤️ your job

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the tech industry.

Are you the type of person who…

  • Likes to use the command line and write scripts?
  • Likes to work with others to solve gnarly problems?
  • Has some experience working commercially in the tech industry?
  • Really cares about the work they do and the impact it has on the world?

If you can answer yes to the questions above then we’d love to hear from you.

Job description

This is an opportunity to work as part of a world-class team in Brighton doing outstanding work for internationally renowned clients such as The National Portrait Gallery, Qatar National Library, and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

We build large-scale websites that are built to last. Two thirds of our team are technical and no two projects are the same. You will enjoy getting under the skin of a problem and working with others to find the right solutions for our clients and their audience.

We want to welcome a new developer to our close-knit team. We don’t mind what technologies you’ve used before; it’s your underlying talent we care about. Whether it’s Drupal, Laravel, Python or Node.js we want you to help us build our next award-winning project.

Day-to-day you’ll be helping cultural institutions from around the world get the most out of digital. You’ll be building web apps, CMS-based websites and custom solutions to problems we haven’t even thought of yet. Our clients have a lot of fascinating content, from contemporary art collections to ancient Arabic manuscripts. You’ll have the opportunity to help them present millions of items in a coherent, accessible and user-friendly way.

All our work is done in an environment that promotes collaboration and learning in the truest sense. 2020 has proven that this culture goes beyond our usual office workspace in central Brighton; the team has adapted to remote working whilst maintaining the supportive collaboration we take pride in. You’ll be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team where everyone’s opinion counts. This is the perfect environment for you to push your career and skills to the next level.

Find out more about working at Cogapp

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A brave soul touching Jon’s new keyboard, ice cream with a view from the studio, one of our cocktail parties, healthy snacks, our job fair stand.

Who we are

Cogapp is a truly international digital agency working with clients from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi. We specialise in delivering ambitious projects that demonstrably improve the lives of the people using them.

We are based in Brighton, UK. We have an office five minutes from the station. Having adopted flexible and remote working during lockdown, we would be delighted to hear from applicants from across the UK and beyond.

Our clients include leading museums, archives, arts and cultural organisations.

Our mission is:

  • To produce work that is well-conceived and beautifully executed; work that enriches the lives of the people who use it and creates outstanding long-term value for our clients.
  • To provide great careers for an outstanding team.
  • To build on 30 years of our sustainable, growing and profitable business.
Screenshots of our work on the MIT Museum website
MIT Museum website

Examples of our work

A new site for MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This headless Next.js and Craft CMS site integrates with ticketing as well as the museum’s collection management system.

We developed the Qatar Digital Library which brings the history of the Gulf online. We passed the milestone of 1 million documents available for study and research in both English and Arabic.

A site showcasing the incredible archive of Yiddish literature at The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This site facilitates research in both English and Yiddish.

If helping deliver this kind of work to an award-winning standard sounds like something you’d like to do, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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A trip via Union station in Denver, our hack day projects, going rogue in Amsterdam, summer sports day, wind farm boat trip.

Salary and benefits

£25,000 - £35,000 a year plus bonus, depending on experience

There are lots of other benefits including:

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays increasing by a day for each year of service up to 38
  • Excellent training and career development
  • Bonus scheme
  • 1 to 1 matched pension contributions up to 5% of salary
  • Exploring your own ideas using up to 4 hours independent research time per week
  • Innovation programme including company-wide hack-days every two months
  • Yearly charitable donation from company profits
  • Award winning Employee Assistance Programme providing independent advice on health and well-being
  • Flexible working
  • Tax-free bike scheme

And these activities, in-person in ‘normal’ times but remote since lockdown:

  • Conference attendance
  • Regular skill-swapping team lunches with locally-sourced food to fuel us
  • Team ‘fun’ - previously including a local history walk, calligraphy, flint knapping and a boat trip to the wind farm
  • Cocktail parties and summer sports days (frisbee, rounders, nothing too energetic)
  • Company-wide 🍰 every Thursday

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We will be reviewing applications as they arrive and may appoint more than one applicant; please do not delay in applying.

Equal opportunities

Cogapp is an equal opportunities employer and has a policy for this purpose. This policy covers all aspects of the employment process, from vacancy advertising to selection and training. Our workplace is free from unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sex, sexuality or age. You can read more about this in our diversity policy.

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