Come and work for us – PHP fu!
John, you’re missing the point, and it shows by the fact when you had the opportunity, you went for the £££.
What did that get you? A slighter nicer coffee machine, a nicer car on lease, a mildly bigger living room?
Meh, I’d take the job that indulged my childhood passion.
Edit: I’m not looking for an argument btw to derail this thread, I’m just defending the one you started!Posted 4 years agojohndohMember
I am not missing any point, I am saying that working in an office on a computer doing PHP is working in an office on a computer doing PHP. Many people (myself included) may decide that the job being related to a hobby wouldn’t be enough to convince me to take a lower salary than I could get elsewhere – and one where the overall work experience would probably benefit more in the long run.
Now if the job was as a chief trail tester or something…Posted 4 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Leaving the bickering aside*, I have no idea whether the salary is or is not fair for the skills required.
But what I do know is that here’s a small business in a sector we all love, which is GROWING. Brilliant stuff. High fives all round the Singletrack team.
[Returns to corporate greasy pole climbing, still at my desk at 7.45pm. For more money. Did I win?]
*Will some of you just give it a flipping rest?!Posted 4 years agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
I am saying that working in an office on a computer doing PHP is working in an office on a computer doing PHP
That’s agency work you’re describing there 😉
Many people (myself included) may decide that the job being related to a hobby wouldn’t be enough to convince me to take a lower salary than I could get elsewhere
You need to mix with different people!
Leaving the bickering aside
Oh crap, am I bickering? Sorry. Will leave alone now!Posted 4 years ago
£23k sounds about right for a graduates’ second job after Uni (once they have some real-world experience under their belt)
STW are in the fortunate position by which they use a VERY popular software platform – so the skill set required is very widely available. They don’t teach WordPress in Uni – it’s strictly a self-taught platform.
It’s not like they need a FORTRAN developer.
Combined with a (what appears to be….) friendly work environment, and the opportunity (no doubt!) to contribute opinions on the latest test gear (“Here, take this for a ride at the weekend, and tell us what you think”), sounds ideal for a young single male/female who loves bikes.
Good luck Mark et al. in finding a developer!Posted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
If I was at the place I was in my life 11 years ago, I’d have jumped at his job. As it was, I took a £14k per year job straight out of my IT MSc, where used PHP for my thesis on building a MTB Trails website.
I’m a physics teacher now. Can’t see why anyone would leave that to work at ST 😉Posted 4 years agochambordMember
Eh I’m straight (ish) out of a CS degree, but started a PhD 1.5 years ago.
If this had come up a year ago I’d rip your arm off 🙂 . I’m a bit stuck doing this now though.
Good luck finding someone.
By the way… PHP?? C’mon I thought you guys were cool! I expected at least Ruby behind there somewhere. All the hip young things I know are moving towards Scala or Clojure for extra cool points as well 🙂 .Posted 4 years ago
Mark – would you take freelance help short term?
That depends on many things but not out of the question. Ultimately the amount of developer work we need now and are planning in the future means we need a full time addition to the staff but we do have a backlog of projects.chambordMember
Really makes the Rails come alive.
Nicely done. Can’t beat an ultimately pointless “What language for X?”, “What tyres for X?”, “What wheel size for X?” debate.
xiphon, I’ve got plenty to do at the moment with my current work. Looks like a brilliant position for someone out there thouggh.Posted 4 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Like Peter above I too have no idea what all that gibberish is about in the job spec, but can I have the job too? Perhaps we can alternate?
Someone above mentioned Fortran…..now we did touch on that for a while on my degree….does that help? Plus I ride a singlespeed.Posted 4 years ago
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