10 Degrees is a software development agency specialising in WordPress development, based in Wokingham Berkshire. The business was founded in 2009 by our director, Jonny, originally working as a freelancer. Our first team member joined in 2014 and we have seen steady growth ever since.
We are software developers that specialise in custom development of WordPress themes, plugins, and bespoke functional builds.
We are a small agency with a big heart and put a big emphasis on an open, honest and transparent approach to business and prioritising the wellbeing of our employees.
Ethical and inclusive
We have strong ethical and inclusive business values and believe in giving back to our community, read more about how we do that. We expect and encourage our team to display these values too. This year we were the winner of the Wirehive100 ‘Agency for good’ category – demonstrating how important these values are to us.
Family values and wellbeing
We work hard but strive for a sensible work/life balance. We’re a family-focussed business that promotes mental and physical wellbeing in our office through initiatives such as free fruit and healthy snacks, sit/stand desks and promoting physical activity during breaks (e.g. table tennis!)
We’re committed to delivering a top quality service to our clients, both technically and from a service experience perspective. We strive for continual improvement and to be at the forefront of our industry.
We’ve been steadily growing since our first recruit in 2014 and we plan to continue growing at a sustainable pace for a while to come. Last year we were a Wirehive Finalist in the Fastest Growth category, something we’re very proud of.
But what is it really like to work at 10 Degrees? We asked our team to tell us what they really think, see what they had to say.
We are looking for an experienced Development Team Leader to join our team of WordPress experts, at our office in Wokingham. This is a full-time, permanent, office-base role.
This is an additional role to join our growing team and would suit someone looking to be part of an agency striving for continual improvement and to be at the forefront our industry. We’re an agency with strong ethical and inclusive business values and expect our team to display these values too. We care for our clients very much and take pride in offering a high quality level of product and service. We would like to find someone that appreciates working for clients in an agency atmosphere.
As our Development Team Leader you will be reporting into the Director and will be overseeing the day to day line management of the development team. You will be using your agency experience of PHP development and line management to manage the deliverables and scheduling of the development team to ensure projects remain on track and client expectations are met.
You will have responsibility for determining technical solutions for clients, writing technical specifications and other technical project documentation. You will be conducting code reviews and internal audits before work is sent over to clients, to ensure wok is being produced to our defined coding standards.
In addition to your team leader responsibilities, this is a hands-on developer role so it is essential you are willing to get stuck in. You will be creating accurate bespoke WordPress themes, plugins and complex API integrations.
We like to work using agile methods within the development team. Our developers take functionality specifications and artwork provided by our designers and project manager to see them through to completion on our staging servers ready for peer review and client UAT.
You are someone who is proactive and self-motivated and enthusiastic, who can motivate the team on a daily basis and who is confident to have difficult conversations with the team or clients, on the rare occasions when they are needed. You display the personal characteristics represented in our company values of being technically excellent, dependable, communicative and empathetic. You take pride in your work and want to work somewhere with integrity that is continually evolving and gives you the opportunity to grow within it.
Code we write
SASS / CSS
Tools we use
Visual Studio Code Editor
Management – 2
Developers – 4
Designers – 1
Project Managers – 1
Admin – 1
What we’d like to offer you
Competitive industry salary up to £50,000, subject to experience.
Eligibility for our bonus scheme based on personal and company performance.
Flexible working hours of 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.
28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays.
Perks for discounted memberships, shopping, freebies etc.
Enhanced employer pension contributions.
Monthly team recognition awards.
A relaxed, but professional, friendly working environment.
Eligibility for childcare voucher scheme.
Personal development plan and training.
Free office fruit and snacks.
An active work social calendar, including our annual company retreat, summer family day, Christmas party and casual Friday drinks.
All roles will be based at our office in Wokingham (not remote working), all applicants should be eligible to work in the UK.