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HAYWARD HAWK is happy to be working with an award-winning digital strategy and design agency based in the centre of Belfast to recruit a web focused Software Engineer to join the technical dev team.

The Role:

The role will involve developing websites and web applications, including CMS configuration, front-end presentation layer integration, business logic handling and back-end database implementation

Other duties:-

  • Application design including data flows, core logic, back-end database integration, 3rd party integration and use of cloud-based services.
  • Configuration of CMS (WordPress, Drupal etc.), implementation of page templates, post types, plugins, custom functionality etc.
  • Implementation/integration of presentation layer (i.e. HTML/CSS/JavaScript front-end), application logic and back-end database structures
  • Analysis of customer requirements (including direct contact meetings) and assisting with project budgeting and scheduling
  • Assisting with the creation of system architecture and technical documentation
  • Maintenance and evaluation of changes to existing applications (both in-house and 3rd party developments)           
  • Mentoring and providing support for junior developers, implementing code reviews, and driving team initiatives


The Person

You are passionate about the Internet and related technologies, and the benefits that it brings to the business. You must have a qualification in a relevant discipline and have proven experience of web-based application programming and database design/integration with particular knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS


  • Previous experience in producing secure, compliant, performant and accessible websites, with complex business logic and integration with APIs
  • Previous experience with at least one “off-the-shelf” CMS platform. Specifically, experience of Drupal and/or WordPress would be a distinct advantage.
  • Strong ability to debug issues quickly and methodically on business-critical applications




  • Excellent benefits package
  • Salary of £25k to £35k

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Technology roles in Belfast, please apply via the link below or contact Declan Fitzmaurice in the strictest confidence on 02895 902688.


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