Articles Tagged ‘hibu’

I’m Hiring, Come and Work with Me

Update 4th Feb 2017: I’m looking for a new front-end developer. If you think this could be you, have a look at the front-end developer job description
Update 4th Feb 2014: I’ve successfully recruited two new developers to fill these roles, thank you to everyone who has applied. I will update this page as roles become available.
Update 13th August 2014: I’m looking for another front-end developer, and we’re also looking for a Java developer. If you want to apply, or know anyone who would suit, get in touch

I’m looking for two very talented developers to come and join me at Yell to work on With over 22 million users a month, holds a prominent position in the UK’s online industries. Over the coming months, we are looking to push the boundaries of our user interface to maintain and improve our usage and user satisfaction. As part of the Technology team, with your help we will use the latest technologies to design exciting new interactions for desktop and mobile browsers. It’s a tough challenge, and to do it, I need some great people to join my team.

Here are the two job descriptions: Front End Developer and UI Developer

I’m looking for people who are adaptable and are willing to learn new technology quickly. I’m after developers who will do the right thing for the long-term, over fixing a problem quickly. I want developers who are familiar with new technology, and how it can be applied to get the absolute best performance out of the web browser, and importantly, I need someone who can appreciate the differences in browsers and know how to get the best out of them, no matter how big or small the screen size is.

In return, you will get freedom to implement features as you see fit, and access to the tools that you need to do your job. The role is based in central Reading, just by the mainline train station (25 minutes from London Paddington). The office itself is large and spacious, with a great restaurant/cafeteria on the 10th floor with some of the best views over the city, and pretty decent coffee throughout the rest of the building. There’s a whole host of other benefits (including competitive salaries, naturally) that you’ll be told about if you join us.

If you want to apply, or know more information, contact me, tweet me, or just apply. Please note, you have to be eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid work visa to get either of these roles.

Time for a change of scenery

It’s official, from the end of November I’m going to be working for hibu as the UI Tech Lead for

I’ve had a great start to my career – over my 6 years at PA I’ve worked for the biggest employer in Europe (twice), the world’s biggest medical charity, oil giants, financial regulators, one-man-bands, governments, utility companies, major pharmas and worldwide hotel chains. I’ve gotta say, there’s no feeling like you’re making a difference in a company, and I’ve had some great results over the year;.  I’ve even managed to carry 15 iPads in my hand luggage through Istanbul airport. With all of that comes trade-offs, and a pretty long commute, and it’s time to leave that behind.

So, I’m really looking forward to be able to focus on this product and make it great. I’m going to continue to be an organiser for London Web Standards so I’m not abandoning the city completely, but you’ll also see me at Reading events like Breaking Borders, Reading Geek Night and Berkshire Digital.

Here’s to the next step.