We're Recruiting! Web Developer Wanted

We are officially starting the hunt for a full-time senior web developer.

As a growing business with a reputation for beautiful and unique design and development, we’re looking to expand our awesome team by welcoming on board a new and experienced web developer.

About Studio Illicit

Studio Illicit started life 12 years ago as a recording studio, formed by 3 members of a touring punk band. We’re now a small team of nine people working from our contemporary studio offices in the centre of Exeter. We always remember our punk routes and try to bring this energy to every project we take on.

We’re also a team that cares deeply about our social responsibilities, making sure to offset our carbon emissions to ensure an entire green office while also supporting projects that improve lives and fight climate change. We’re an equal opportunity employer and as a team, we each bring skills and talents that enable us to source, design and develop some of the most original, innovative and exciting sites on the web.

We boast killer offices, a crew full of fun and energy, lots of coffee, cake and beer n pizza socials, as well as the chance to work on some awesome projects and grow with a company that is ever-evolving!

Position Details

This vacancy is suited to an experienced web developer with good knowledge of modern processes and tools. The candidate will be an all-rounder with strong initiative, a relaxed and positive attitude, and the ability to manage multiple projects effectively. ‌ ‌Excellent working knowledge of PHP, HTML, JavaScript and CSS are essential, as is extensive experience with WordPress plugin and theme development. Familiarity with Shopify would be desirable.

Essential skills

  • Fluency in PHP, HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Experience with Git version control
  • Understanding of the principles of responsive design
  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Familiarity with Linux server administration and shell scripting
  • Excellent working knowledge of WordPress plugin and theme development
  • Experience with managing hosting and DNS
  • Ability to manage projects independently and effectively prioritize tasks

Desirable skills

  • Good working knowledge of web development tooling, including Sass, TypeScript, Node/NPM, and modern package management and build tools (e.g. Webpack, Gulp)
  • Good working knowledge of a few JavaScript libraries and frameworks, e.g. VueJS, React, jQuery, Lodash
  • Experience with MySQL/MariaDB and related tools, e.g. phpMyAdmin
  • Familiarity with Shopify and the Liquid template language
  • Some familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and XD

Soft skills

  • Effective client management and liaison
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure, with a calm approach to work
  • Working well in teams, with a strong work ethic and excellent initiative
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and research existing solutions
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new approaches, systems and tools


Studio Illicit websites are renowned for being clean, modern and bespoke. So if you’re ready to immerse yourself in modern, boutique projects, want to flex those creative muscles and be part of a team that is always looking to the future with design and development then please get in touch!