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Web Developer

, New Delhi · miranj.in · Full-time employment · Programming

Hi there! We are looking for a developer to help us with our ongoing and future projects. You could be a full-stack developer, or a WordPress developer or simply, a web developer. If you enjoy writing code and would like to grow as a web developer while building websites hands on — we’d love to have you grow alongside us, as we get better at our craft.

Let’s start by introducing ourselves. We’re Miranj — a web design and development studio based out of Delhi. We architect information and design radically simple, future-proof websites. We’ve been around since 2011, and over the years have worked on websites for a range of clients across several domains — film, tech events & conferences, internet advocacy, bio sciences outreach, online content publishing, public interest campaigns, design and dev studios, to name a few. We’ve also been participating in web conferences around the world while also speaking at and curating a few in India. And throughout we’ve consciously remained small (between two to four people), while tackling projects collaboratively with peers and freelancers.

Our interest lies at the intersection of content, design and code. Longevity of work is important to us, and we try to envision five years ahead while planning, architecting and proposing projects. We actively seek to work on meaningful subjects, and often find ourselves working with non-profit organisations.


Job Responsibilities

  • Participating in project planning, strategy and estimations
  • Information architecture and data modelling, often in the context of a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Working closely with designers and giving suggestions to make designs technically feasible
  • Translating designs into front-end templates that render as responsive, interactive webpages
  • Building custom features, often to extend CMS functionality by developing plugins
  • Auditing code to meet quality expected from modern websites, such as SEO, accessibility, security, etc
  • Optimising websites for performance through caching, image optimisation and other #perf best practices
  • Deploying websites which include setting up and configuring web servers and related services
  • Server and CMS migrations
  • Maintenance, support and upgrading past projects
  • Communicating with project teams and clients, including creating documentation
  • Learning and staying on top of web standards, development workflows, coding strategies and other industry best practises


Our projects involve a healthy rotation of all the above. You may not be great at everything on your first day on the job. That’s understandable. We’ll be around to support and guide you through the responsibilities. But you should already be comfortable doing the following: collaborating using version control systems (Git or Mercurial), writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript code and working with third-party front-end libraries, converting a design mockup into a fully-functional template, installing, developing and deploying a CMS (e.g. WordPress, Craft CMS, Ghost, Kirby, Statamic, Jekyll, Drupal etc.) powered website.


Some other traits that we think will intersect nicely with the rest of us at Miranj:

  • Interest in a long term relationship over a short stint
  • Based in (or open to relocating to) Delhi
  • Eagerness to take charge and get shit done
  • Open to learning, and ability to pick up new tech by reading documentation & tutorials
  • Sticking to commitments
  • Good communication skills, including writing skills
  • Having an eye for design, and a temperament for design thinking
  • Open to sharing ideas on how to make work more enjoyable, meaningful and fulfilling
  • Love for mountains and trekking

We’d like to emphasise that there will be no discrimination on the basis of caste, race, religion, orientation, gender, physical ability, formal education, age, nationality or any such factors.

Job Perks

  • A cool office, with a stocked pantry, which we also run as a small co-working space
  • An annual pilgrimage to the mountains, to rejuvenate from the stresses of work and city
  • The opportunity to work with modern systems and softwares, with continuous learning
  • Medical insurance (post probation)
  • A healthy work culture

We don’t have dress codes, time-keeping or unnecessary rules. But this doesn’t really describe our work culture. We’re extremely goal and commitment oriented. We make decisions through careful deliberation (and not democratically), and resolve differences amicably through extended reasoning. Being small, lean and flexible is our strength. About the only thing we are rigid about is our value system, which includes things like: reason and debate over authority; respect and empathy for people — users, clients, peers, colleagues; autonomy over control; slow and considered over fast and hasty, and a few more that you’ll pick up along the way.

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