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Job Type: Umbraco Backend Developer (Permanent / Full Time)
Location: Bristol (United Kingdom)
Salary: £45,000-£50,000 Per Annum

Date: 21/01/2023


We're looking for a Lead Developer to join our growing and ambitious team. We've built a strong reputation with our clients and we're now scaling our technical team. If you're keen to work with some interesting brands and create some outstanding sites, then we'd love to hear from you.

Company & Job Specifics:

We’re Pretty Pragmatic, the marketing agency combining creative flair with proper digital know-how. We’re all about delivering sensational results in ways that make sense.


We get to work with a great mix of both big-brand names and interesting up-and-comers, and we’re growing. We’re now looking for a Lead Developer to join our ambitious team.  Think you can help us? Read on.


No recruitment agencies please.



Salary: £45,000-£50,000


As Lead Developer at Pretty Pragmatic, you’ll get involved with a variety of projects, working on both greenfield and existing builds.


You’ll work closely with our Frontend Developer - integrating their static builds into clean and performant sites.


You’ll need strong .NET knowledge with experience developing and deploying Umbraco sites. You’ll be great at developing clean, efficient and future-proofed solutions that can really scale with our clients.


What it’s like to work with us:


We’re not a stickler for rules, but we do have 6 guiding principles which (we believe) makes us a great place to work:

  • Give & Take – We’re not a rigid 9-5:30 place. We work in real life – if you need to start a bit later or finish early, we can make it work.
  • Make It Happen – We love a bit of proactivity. If you have a good idea, don’t be afraid to be the one that makes it real.
  • Basics, Then Brilliance – We do the basics well, then find ways to go beyond.
  • Strive To Stand Out – We like competition. There’s no shame in wanting to be the best.
  • Win Together, Lose Apart – We help each other whenever we can. It makes a big difference.
  • Pride Over Profit – Stand up for what you believe in, don’t just bow to a big budget.


We know the importance of proper R&R – so you’ll get 25 days holiday and your birthday off.


You’ll also get an annual £500 training allowance for your development, a ‘Healthy Habits’ monthly wellness allowance, a pension, Headspace subscription, and some other PP perks. We know kit is important too, so you’ll get quality tech that ensures you’ve got the right tools for creating great stuff.


Bristol’s our home, and we’re after someone who’s up for hybrid working, coming into our office a couple of days a week. We’ve got a lovely space in Old Market, less than a 10-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads - and we're moving to the Paintworks in March.


If you’re excited about working at Pretty Pragmatic, we’d love to hear from you. Email us your CV at and we’ll be in touch.

Candidate Requirements:

We're looking for:


  • Significant experience working with Umbraco, developing .NET using C#.
  • DevOps and Windows server configuration familiarity.
  • A desire to create fast, performant and high-quality websites.
  • The ability to output clean, commented, team-friendly code.
  • A love of web and digital technologies, keeping up to date with industry advances.
  • An eagerness to learn new techniques, embrace new approaches and bring new ideas to the table.


Would be nice, but not essential, if you have:


  • Prior web design agency experience.
  • .NET Core and Umbraco v9+
  • Experience using or configuring CI/CD pipelines for deployment.
  • Experience with Git version control, and an understanding of branch policies.
  • ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI.
  • Knowledge of SQL.
  • An understanding of technical SEO.
  • An understanding of interaction design, with an interest in usability and accessibility.
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript (including frameworks such as React, and pre-processors such as SASS or LESS)
  • An understanding or working knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX, JSON or JavaScript frameworks.


What you’ll get up to:


  • Developing new websites and updating code on existing builds.
  • Assisting the Creative Technology Director on initial project discovery and definition.
  • Working closely with the wider team, keeping the Digital Project Manager in the loop on progress or blockers, and using collaborative tools like JIRA and Slack.
  • Actively participating in planning, reviews and retrospectives, and getting involved with quality assurance and testing.
  • Speaking up if you’ve got an idea to improve something – whether it’s Dev-related, or the next social.

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