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Appius help clients improve digital marketing results by integrating marketing and technology to support business objectives. We offer full service digital solutions that include; digital strategy, digital brand design, user experience and user testing, mobile design, content management & experience platforms, CRM and systems integration, digital marketing, marketing automation, search and social media marketing. We have been established for over 20 years and work with .Net Experience platforms such as Sitecore, Episerver and Sitefinity.

Working in all sectors but particularly; Travel & Leisure, Membership, Professional Services, Utilities and Finance. Clients include: AXA, AON, Teachers Building Society, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Man., Saga Care, Claridge’s, Sunseeker, Transport for London, The Highways Agency, Freshfields, Electricity North West, British Veterinary Association and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


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.Net Developer

Location:      Bournemouth

Hours:           Mon to Fri 8hrs/day start between 8am and 9am t.b.a.

Salary:           Subject to Experience

 

Role Description:

Appius has a great opportunity available for a .Net Developer to join our incredible Development Team. You will work alongside a passionate team of developers, you will design and build software and modules within our content management systems leveraging Sitecore, Optimizely, Sitefinity and Umbraco. You will develop customer portals and integrations with 3rd party solutions, CRM, payment gateway and other RESTful interfaces and bespoke modules.

As a .Net Developer you and the team are responsible for the development of the client websites and web-applications, as well as the maintenance and support. You will produce software specifications, plan and prototype and collaborate with internal and external teams across any given project. You will be involved in the full project lifecycle.

Training and Development Investment:

At Appius we make an investment and commitment to training our developers in our core platforms and technologies. We engage in structured training plans aiming to certify our developers in our core CMS platform working with CMS partners to engage in both onsite and offsite training.

We also have a Pluralsight account for online developer training and skill progression. There is also on the job training with our Head of Development.

Must Haves:

  • ASP .NET MVC (C#, .NET, Razor)
  • Webservices (For example WCF, SOAP, RESTful or WebAPI)
  • Experience delivering solutions to documented requirements
  • A minimum of 3 years’ commercial experience
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience platforms – Optimizely and/or Sitecore
  • Useful knowledge of Javascript
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation
  • Client-side frameworks (for example Angular, VueJS, React or Node)
  • Strong SQL Skills leveraging ADO.NET or Entity Framework
  • Experience of enterprise content management systems
  • Familiar with various architectural and design patterns
  • An understanding of source control management, for example Azure DevOPs

Working for Appius

Appius is an agency with 20 years’ worth of expertise in transforming digital experiences for clients such as AXA, Claridge’s Hotel, TFL, Capita, AON and South West Water. Our well-established culture promotes closer working and valued delivery for our clients, high competency standards, pride in our work and self-development, all whilst making sure we have fun! We are based in Bournemouth town centre, which make social activities at lunchtime and after work really easy.

What we offer in return:

  • Full training given to progress in this role
  • Health Care Scheme with gym membership discounts
  • Pension Scheme
  • Additional days holiday for each year completed (up to 5 additional days)
  • Team days/evenings out
  • Bournemouth based office 5 mins walk to the award winning beach
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Frontend Developer

Location:             Bournemouth office 3-5 days per week, up to 2 days remote working

Hours:                  Mon to Fri 8hrs/day start between 8am and 9am t.b.a.

Salary:                 Subject to Experience

 

Role Description:

This is a really exciting role for anyone wanting to work at the heart of a digital agency with a 23-year history and an excellent client portfolio. The role is focused on frontend development, production of websites with Experience Platforms and ongoing maintenance.

Focus is to produce engaging websites and interactive experiences for our clients, through the process of styling and delivering within HTML, CSS, CMS Configuration and CMS Content Population activities, the website solutions are specified for you by the Solution Architect and Experience Team. Involves working closely with them to understand and transform their specifications and designs / wireframes into high quality, rich, interactive experiences.

You will provide Experience Platform technical leadership throughout the project lifecycle, by exploring and defining the technical implementation of functional requirements using both out of the box CMS functionality, common components Appius have developed prior to or during the project, styling of existing components in new ways or defining and implementing new components / styling. You will prototype and build solutions using your knowledge and experience whilst drawing upon Senior Frontend Developers if needed, and Developers for BED required to create new components. Experience Platforms (.NET content management systems) we work with include; Sitecore, Episerver, Sitefinity and Umbraco.

 

Core Skills for the Role:

Frontend Development

  • HTML, XHTML, SCSS coding skills including use of frameworks such as Bootstrap
  • JavaScript (Vanilla & jQuery)
  • Coding for device diversity, PC/Mac; Tablet; Smartphone and cross browser
  • Integrating controls and plug-ins and widgets to produce dynamic pages in a component based approach

 

CMS Production

  • Translate functional spec. into implementation guide / FED & CMS production approach
  • Implement Content Management architecture, configuration and development processes
  • Integrate FED code into CMS and also configuration of content management system

 

Requirement Handling

  • Understand scope of a release and its functionality, so you can consider how best to build
  • Ensure functional and technical documentation is well understood and is iterated throughout the project journey
  • Discuss any scope deviation or ambiguity with the Solutions Architect, Senior Frontend Developer, Release Planning & Test Manager and Experience Team or potentially the client.

 

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with NodeJS and Gulp build system is desirable
  • Experience with VueJS is desirable
  • Experience working with content management systems / Experience Platforms; Sitecore, Episerver, Sitefinity and Umbraco
  • Delivering accessible (W3C WAI WCAG 2.0 AA) public websites is desirable
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git desirable
  • Experience with XML, XSLT and technical SEO techniques is desirable
  • Graphics manipulation in creative software
  • Creation of HTML emails, including responsive emails, is desirable
  • Understanding of developing solutions utilizing .Net and MVC
  • Methodical mindset for release and requirements planning

 

Training and Development Investment

We invest in technology partner training and online developer training. There is on the job training with our Senior Frontend Developer.

 

What we offer in return:

  • Full training given to progress in this role
  • Health Care Scheme with gym membership discounts
  • Pension Scheme
  • Additional days holiday for each year completed (up to 5 additional days)
  • Team days/evenings out
  • Bournemouth based office 5 mins walk to the award winning beach

 

Personal Situation: The right candidate will already be based in Bournemouth or the surrounding area, alternatively if they are relocating they must have strong ties to the area such as family.

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QA Analyst

Location: Bournemouth office 3-5 days per week, up to 2 days remote working

Hours: Mon to Fri 8hrs/day start between 8am and 9am t.b.a.

Salary: Subject to Experience

 

Role Description:

This is an exciting role for anyone wanting to work at the heart of a mature, dynamic digital agency with a 25 year track record and an excellent, ever-growing client portfolio. The right candidate will already have a background in QA or Business Analysis that they’re looking to take to the next level as part of an experienced team of friendly, approachable experts.

As a QA Analyst you’ll be part of the Solutions Team and report to our Solutions Director, Phil. You’ll work alongside our designers, developers, project managers and other QA Analysts to ensure the quality of our work remains high – by building a better understanding of client requirements, helping to plan releases, independently testing new solutions and managing issues through to resolution.

The Solutions Team have responsibility for establishing requirements on the way in (via Functional Specification), persisting and improving understanding of those requirements as we work (via Feature-based release planning and behaviour-driven development) and ensuring conformance with those requirements on the way out (through testing). Our QA Analysts aren’t just testers – they’re key to the whole project lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Test planning and execution; including functionality, browser and device compatibility, accessibility and performance.
  • Contribution to – and maintenance of – Appius’ test automation suite.
  • Defect reporting and management, using our Agile project management tool, TargetProcess.
  • Client-facing requirements definition and Functional Specification authoring.
  • Participation in release planning, to help guide the development team through complex business requirements.
  • Regular internal project status reporting to the program management team.

 

Desirable Skills: 

  • Analytical and methodical mindset, able to untangle bugs to identify their root causes.
  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems, including Sitecore, Optimizely (formerly Episerver), Sitefinity and/or Umbraco.
  • Understanding of modern web development languages, including HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Hands-on experience authoring test scripts in the Gherkin language, for use with a test automation framework such as Cypress.
  • Personal organisation, task management and data analysis skills.

What we offer in return:

  • Full training given to progress in this role
  • Health Care Scheme with gym membership discounts
  • Pension Scheme
  • Additional days holiday for each year completed (up to 5 additional days)
  • Team days/evenings out
  • Bournemouth based office 5 mins walk to the award winning beach

 

The right candidate will have at least one years’ experience in a similar IT or digital agency role and already be based in Bournemouth or the surrounding area.

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Digital Project Manager

Location: Bournemouth office 3-5 days per week, up to 2 days remote working

Hours: Mon to Fri 8hrs/day start between 8am and 9am t.b.a.

Salary: Subject to Experience. Junior, Mid & Seniors welcome.

Role Description:

Exciting role for anyone who wishes to work at the heart of a digital delivery and project management environment for a digital agency with over 25 years history and an excellent client portfolio. The role is focused on project management, traffic management, planning and resourcing of work for customers by the competency teams. Maximising quality deliverables being completed and correctly delivered first time, as well as efficient understanding, throughput and productive use of the competency teams.

 

The role will identify and facilitate the definition of project and retainer releases, manage the progress of deliverables within these releases to completion, and ensure that the project and its associated releases are completed in alignment with the specification and ongoing client dialogue. Central to this role will be an understanding of the deliverables that align with the functional and technical specifications, the QA Analysts development of test plans, the execution of this testing and the management of the resolution of bugs.

 

The traffic management approach is facilitated through a 6-week view of resourcing, which feeds into this week, next week and last week focus for weekly activity, which this role will help to administer under the guidance of the Program Director. Tools that are used in the role include primarily TargetProcess, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Excel to manage and define release packages and deliverables, manage team time logging and the management of release confidence and variance.

 

Role is aimed at junior experienced project managers. Full training will be given to help progression.

 

Responsibilities:

Project, Risk & Resource Management:
  • Traffic management and prioritisation of features, requirements and the associated releases to maximise productivity
  • Confidence and variance management across features, requirements and releases
  • Daily and weekly resourcing adjustments and scheduling of team
  • Support the completion of weekly resourcing / capacity processes
  • Manage, monitor and report on confidence / risk and requirement variances
  • Provide regular release status reports for internal and external use
  • Manage risks, actions, issues, decisions (RAID) and internal and external escalations
  • Facilitate communication and dialogue within the team to achieve release objectives
Release Planning & QA:
  • Understand scope of a release and its functionality, so that you can work with QA Analysts and Developers to create test plans
  • Support preparation of Release Notes to communicate release content to client
  • Manage testing during stabilisation phase of each release and then the overall project

Desirable skills or those on which you will be trained:

  • Project management ideally using agile methods
  • Experience of working on digital projects useful
  • Analytical and methodical mindset for release planning in TargetProcess
  • Good communication and people management skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Microsoft Office, and in particular Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Project

Measurable targets:

  • Company profit and gross margin
  • Volume of productive hours or “throughput” managed
  • Release recovery ratios and confidence levels
  • Personal billable hours achieved

What we offer in return:

  • Full training given to progress in this role
  • Health Care Scheme with gym membership discounts
  • Pension Scheme
  • Additional days holiday for each year completed (up to 5 additional days)
  • Team days/evenings out
  • Bournemouth based office 5 mins walk to the award winning beach

 

Personal Situation: The right candidate will already be based in Bournemouth or the surrounding area, alternatively if they are relocating they must have strong ties to the area such as family.

 

The right candidate would typically have a degree from a marketing, digital or IT background.

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Sectors

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  • Data & Database Management
  • App & Mobile
  • Design
  • e-Commerce
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  • Digital Media Influencer Marketing
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Digital Media Consultancy
  • Digital Strategy
  • Visual Content Design
  • Website Content
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • UI/UX Design
  • Website Design
  • Digital Transformation
  • Webflow Development
  • Website Development
  • Database Development
  • digital media production

Key Clients

  • Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Atlanta Group
  • LifeSearch
  • AXA
  • Family Building Society
  • G4S Cash Solutions
  • Hoya Vision Care
  • Teachers Building Society

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