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Careers

We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. If you would like to speculatively apply, please contact us through the contact page.


Lead PHP Developer

We have a role available within our Ecommerce department for a Lead PHP Developer

Reporting directly to the Ecommerce Manager, you will lead the team of 6 developers responsible for the company's ever-increasing portfolio of e-commerce websites, selling video games and other goods to consumers in the UK and in dozens of countries around the world.

Your duties will include:

  • Leading the development of our existing ecommerce websites
  • Leading the development of new ecommerce websites as the company moves into new retail opportunities
  • Reviewing all code written by Junior Developers
  • Mentoring younger members of the team
  • Working with Symfony to develop a new ecommerce system
  • Working closely with the ecommerce team to ensure the website delivers consistent customer conversion and lead generation
  • Review, manage and optimise the customer content, usability, navigation and processes across our websites

Desired Skills:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Knowledge of Linux commands
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Understanding of OOP principles
  • Git/Version Control
  • jQuery
  • MVC frameworks, particularly Symfony and/or Laravel, Zend

Specification & Benefits:

  • Job type: Full time.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5.30pm.
  • 20% staff discount across over 40,000 products.
  • Employee bonus system.
  • Chill out room with consoles to play on during breaks.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Free hot drinks.
  • Regular company treats and get-togethers.
  • Internal selection policy for new roles prior to external advertising.
  • Culture of structured career development including monthly reviews.

Apply

Or
Please send your CV/Information and covering letter to tracie.otter@xbite.co.uk


Marketing PPC / Paid Search Executive

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, team player, to join our busy Marketing team. You'll work under Dan, our Sales & Marketing Manager.

Xbite employs 100 staff and the company has a relaxed but focused atmosphere. We have fantastic offices with great facilities like chillout rooms for playing video games or taking time out, and many other brilliant benefits! We are currently looking to recruit in the Digital Marketing & PPC field. The role will be assisting the Marketing team with paid search campaigns as we continue to grow into new markets in 2019. You will mainly be responsible for executing paid-search strategies under the guidance of the Sales & Marketing Manager, with an overall goal of improving PPC performance for a range of our existing and upcoming websites. There will also be a varied set of tasks for which you will be responsible in the rest of the digital marketing arena, from website maintenance to email newsletter creation.

Your duties will include:

  • Managing the day to day running of PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns across platforms like Google, Bing, Amazon and ebay
  • Creating weekly and monthly reports on PPC activity and providing insight and recommendations
  • Using Google Analytics to understand customer behaviour and improve traffic and conversion
  • Coordinating with team leader to ensure bid activity is in line with general marketing campaign activity

Specification & Benefits:

  • Job type: Full time.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5.30pm.
  • 20% staff discount across over 40,000 products.
  • Employee bonus system.
  • Chill out room with consoles to play on during breaks.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Free hot drinks.
  • Regular company treats and get-togethers.
  • Internal selection policy for new roles prior to external advertising.
  • Culture of structured career development including monthly reviews.

Apply

Or
Please send your CV/Information and covering letter to tracie.otter@xbite.co.uk


Digital Marketing / PPC Apprentice

Xbite are currently looking to recruit an apprentice within the Digital Marketing & PPC field. The role will be assisting the current team as we continue to grow into new markets in 2019.

You will mainly be responsible for executing paid-search strategies under the guidance of the PPC Executive and the Sales & Marketing Manager, with an overall goal of improving PPC performance for a range of our existing and upcoming websites. There will also be a varied set of tasks for which you will be responsible in the rest of the digital marketing arena, from website maintenance to email newsletter creation.

Your duties will include:

  • Building new campaigns within our Google Adwords account.
  • Evaluating & reporting performance of all managed campaigns.
  • Providing consistent and effective optimisation to maximise ROI.
  • Conduct strategy tests and trials to provide additional opportunities.
  • Conducting competitor research & analysis to improve market and impression share.
  • Conducting research into alternative paid search platforms.

Desired Skills:

  • Working experience & understanding of Google Adwords, Analytics & Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
  • Good spelling, grammar & punctuation.
  • Good understanding of mathematics.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office and Google Docs).
  • Positive attitude and flexible approach to work.
  • Knowledge & interest in video games and entertainment products.

Specification & Benefits:

  • Job type: Full time.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5.30pm.
  • 20% staff discount across over 40,000 products.
  • Employee bonus system.
  • Free lunches for Apprentices.
  • Chill out room with consoles to play on during breaks.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Free hot drinks.
  • Regular company treats and get-togethers.
  • Internal selection policy for new roles prior to external advertising.
  • Culture of structured career development including monthly reviews.

Apply

Or
Please send your CV/Information and covering letter to tracie.otter@xbite.co.uk


Full Time Customer Relations Apprentice

Hi, my name is Tracie. We have a place available in our smart, new offices just for you. We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated person to join our Customer Relations team. We have a lot of experience to pass on to the right person. Working in a small team of 8 people you will work under Jade, our Customer Relations Manager. Jade has been with us for over 5 years (She worked her way up too!). The company employs 90 people and has a relaxed but focused atmosphere. Our offices are awesome, everything is new and shiny with facilities like a chillout room for playing video games or taking time out - You get good benefits working for a video games company :)

Our boss, Nick, started the business 15 years ago and has never stopped investing in the business or the staff. We have recently launched a performance recognition system (which we developed internally) to help people progress in the company and we recently expanded our fantastic facility at Barlborough. We have some great plans over the next few years and we need more people to help us achieve them. We have promoted more than 40 people over the years with many experiencing multiple promotions, so why don't you come and be part of our journey.

Your duties will include:

  • Liaising with and helping customers, using Emails, Live Chat and telephone.
  • Assisting with the processing of returned stock.
  • Following instructions to assist with the processing of refund transactions.
  • Assisting with payment checks to help with fraud prevention.

Desired Skills:

  • Computer Literate.
  • Team Player.
  • Hardworking and Motivated.
  • Work well within your team and with other departments.

Specification & Benefits:

  • Job type: Full time
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Free hot drinks.
  • Casual dress environment.
  • Performance related bonus scheme.
  • Free lunches for all Apprentices.
  • Regular company treats and perks.
  • Internal selection policy for new roles - prior to external advertising.
  • Staff Discount Scheme.
  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Newly developed Employee Performance Recognition System.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who really wants to achieve in a fantastic, exciting department where you will be helped and supported all the way. Please get in touch if you want to be part of a great team with a great future.

Apply

Or
Please send your CV/Information and covering letter to tracie.otter@xbite.co.uk


Full-time Buying Administration Apprentice

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who really wants to achieve, in a fantastic, exciting Company where you will be helped and supported all the way, allowing you to gain a qualification and some great experience whilst earning!

The role of the Buying Administration Apprentice is to support the Commercial Manager and the Buyers with the set up and maintenance of products, you will also ensure you support the team with the analysis of sales, placing and monitoring orders.

Your duties will include:

  • Product Creation.
  • Assisting with category management of many exciting products.
  • Verifying paperwork.
  • Daily communication with the Warehouse regarding deliveries.
  • Creating purchase orders.
  • Assisting Buyers with ordering.
  • Resolving queries from Customer Services.

Desired Skills:

  • Computer literate.
  • Positive attitude and flexible approach to work.
  • Knowledge and interest in video games and entertainment products.
  • Highly motivated.
  • An enthusiastic attitude with a willingness to learn.
  • Must be patient, courteous and able to work on your own initiative with a precise and methodical approach.
  • The ability to work well within a team is essential along with the ability to seek guidance from senior staff where necessary.

Specification & Benefits:

  • Job type: Full Time Apprenticeship
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free hot drinks
  • Casual dress environment
  • Staff Discount Scheme

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who really wants to achieve in a fantastic, exciting department where you will be helped and supported all the way. Please get in touch if you want to be part of a great team with a great future.

Apply

Or
Please send your CV/Information and covering letter to tracie.otter@xbite.co.uk



Some of our success stories:


Amy started out as a Customer Service Advisor and is now a Senior Buyer of DVDs & Blu-rays, board & card games, toys, and clothing, and is now responsible for over £5m in sales.

Mike from our Marketing Department started out in the Warehouse and is now responsible for the design of all product banners and graphic marketing across all web based platforms.

Our previous Apprentices Lucy & Wade have been fast tracked into roles with more responsibility and broader opportunities.

We have many more stories like these and we are on the constant lookout for talented, hard working people to join the team.

Who are we?

We are an online retailer of games, gadgets, toys and more, and we are growing rapidly into new territories. We offer a friendly working environment and a generous staff discount. We are based in Barlborough and we can be easily reached from the M1, making us an ideal location for candidates in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham and Derby.


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