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Opia is a forward-thinking sales promotion partner, aiming to provide unique, imaginative and innovative solutions for our clients, and we have built a team of ambitious, positive and talented individuals to deliver these. We love creativity and collaborate as a team to bring together new ideas for our clients that inspire, excite and engage their customers.

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The benefits of working with us

We like to think that Opia is a brilliant place to work; we enjoy what we do and celebrate the work we create together. We believe that success can only be achieved by having the right people, with diverse skills and backgrounds, across all functions of the business. We are therefore proud to offer our employees a competitive salary, flexibility and a number of additional benefits that support our workforce.

Supporting success

Our team is dedicated and passionate about the work they do, and we love to welcome new individuals who share our values and are equally committed to delivering exceptional services to our clients. Promoting equality and diversity within our company is fundamental to our values. Keen to nurture and retain talent, we strive for continuous improvement, so we can empower every individual to maximise their skills and knowledge.

Check out our current vacancies

Job Title: Senior Full-Stack Developer (Promotions)

Department: Digital

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Gateshead / Remote

We are looking for a talented frontend developer to join our team, supporting our continued growth and technology strategy. We are looking for a candidate who has the following skills and attributes:

  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, including the latest PHP versions
  • Modern PHP frameworks and the PHP FIG
  • Object oriented design principles and common design patterns
  • MySQL, Postgres, or other SQL databases
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript; modern JavaScript frameworks (ideally Vue.js, React or Angular)
  • Single page applications
  • Unit testing In PHP and JavaScript
  • Expert in HTML & CSS
  • Good understanding of HTTP and APIs
  • Docker
  • Microservice architectures and web application security
  • CSS Preprocessors (SCSS, SASS or LESS)
  • HTML Accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1)
  • TypeScript and Webpack
  • Working In a remote/distributed team, working in an agile (SCRUM) team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working in a fast-paced environment alongside a team of other developers to build websites and applications for client projects
  • New product development
  • Enhancements to our microservices-based promotions platform
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external parties
  • Demonstrating effective application of knowledge
  • Performing a range of other tasks as required within the team

Job Title: IT Manager

Department: Digital

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Gateshead

We are looking for a candidate who has the following skills and attributes:

  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft’s cloud stack (Azure, Azure Active Directory, and Office 365)
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud IaaS
  • Good knowledge of networking including VLANs, firewalls, VPNs, remote access, and more
  • Experience working in a similar role within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of IT security including best practices and legislative
  • Strong project management skills, comfortable setting project plans, implementing project governance, and measuring progress
  • A strong background in IT infrastructure or support roles, comfortable with getting hands-on providing end user support where needed
  • Strong experience of ITIL
  • Excellent communicator, able to both translate between technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Familiar with agile and lean practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship builder
  • Approachable, with an enthusiastic and motivational nature
  • Overall passion for technology and drive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment
  • A strong leader and people manager, with a professional attitude

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with other departments to ensure systems are being used effectively
  • Continuously gather and build IT requirements from across the business, and translate them into technical projects/solutions
  • Develop business cases for new IT projects with a focus on business value
  • Plan and manage a clear pipeline of current and future IT projects
  • Take new IT projects from concept through to delivery, being hands-on with implementation and effectively delegating project work to internal teams or third-party suppliers, as appropriate
  • Ensure projects are delivered on schedule, and within budget
  • Effectively delegate work amongst the team, encouraging good use of individual skills and avoiding knowledge silos
  • Promote and enable a culture of process automation and efficiency across the business supported by technical solutions
  • Implement, manage and report on SLAs for IT support and infrastructure
  • Take ownership for IT Security, with a leading role in maintaining our ISO 27001 accreditation and managing client IT security requirements
  • Manage all 3rd party IT suppliers, expanding Opia’s network and building relationships with key vendors
  • Actively contribute to the wider technology strategy, engaging with leads from development, business intelligence, and product
  • Build and promote a great working environment, maintaining high morale and embodying company culture and values
  • Mentor team members, setting clear goals and identifying opportunities for career progression. Identify skills or resource shortages within your team, and run recruitment processes as needed

If you’re interested in working for Opia and would like to apply for one of our roles listed, please contact [email protected]