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Graduate Job Graduate Software Developer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Attacat Internet Marketing
Reference: Attacat02
Salary: £18,000 - £24,000  

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Location - Edinburgh and Lothian             
Salary - £18-24k

Job summary

Exciting opportunity for a graduate with a genuine “coding mindset” to get involved with the nitty-gritty of online marketing. You will be able to learn a lot as you try out new things to make us more efficient including improving data collection, redeveloping our own website, creating nifty web apps and becoming an expert in Google Analytics. This is a 12 month placement, based in Edinburgh with the strong probability of converting to a permanent job.

Job Description

Attacat are beginning an overhaul of their internal processes and procedures for delivery of online marketing to their clients. Your role will be to provide the technical expertise as part of this process.  You’ll be creating tools to allow the whole team do their jobs more efficiently as well as offer new services.

You’ll be using your PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript skills to make us more efficient.  You can expect to be involved in a range of different projects and be learning a lot as you try out new things on an almost daily basis.

Particular tasks are likely to include: Reviewing and improving our current data collection and reporting processes; Creating a client area for our website; Redeveloping our own website; Improving our cookie audit tool; Creating nifty little web apps that will help our target audience; Generally mucking-in as part of the team.

One particular and important part of the role will be to become an expert in custom implementations of Google Analytics as measurement underpins all that we do for clients.  You can also expect some of your time to be spent acting as a technical interface with our development partners and customers’ technical teams.

Skills / Experience


-          Ability to get to grips with languages and techniques you may not have previous experience of

-          Strong problem-solving skills

-          Ability to interpret briefs and ask pertinent questions

-          Knowledge and/or experience of at least one of the following: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

-          The discipline to document all you do

-          Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative

-          Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-          Team working


-          Knowledge of PHP

-          Web app development

-          Knowledge of Wordpress

-          Some experience with APIs

-          Previous experience of client relationship management

-          A love of mash-ups

-          Comfortable working in fast-past and sometimes noisy environment


-          Required: Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science etc

-          Advantageous: Relevant development work experience e.g. working on own web projects


Developers and online marketers will remain in high demand for the foreseeable future.  But the people who will be in even higher demand will be developers who know online marketing.  You’ve already got the developer skill set, we can give you the online marketing piece and then...hey’ll be able to negotiate really strongly when it comes round to us trying to persuade you to stay with us after 12 months!

You will also achieve (because we will support you) Google’s Analytics IQ qualification

And a share of the profits.

Surely there can’t be many better opportunities than this around?!

Additional Info

Specific Location: Edinburgh

Preferred Placement Start Date: 29 October 2012

Duration: 12 months with the strong probability of a permanent role thereafter.

All applications will be processed through the Talent Scotland Graduate Placement programme. Please direct all initial questions or enquiries to the Talent Scotland team. 

Location: Scotland

Recruiter Details

Talent Scotland

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