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Front End Developer

  • Job reference: IF-001389
  • Sector: Information Communications, Infrastructure
  • Location: Bristol, Birmingham
A fantastic opportunity for a highly creative and innovative Front End Developer to join our team.

Our in-house Creative Design team, based in key locations throughout the UK, consists of 50+ talented designers, developers and visualisers who provide a professional visual communication service to its 18,000 employees throughout the UK and worldwide.

We are looking to recruit a proactive and inspirational Front End Developer to join our dynamic team in either Bristol or Birmingham.

Our development team is continuously evolving. You’ll be joining at an exciting time and have the opportunity to shape our future. You must be comfortable with dynamic and fluid ways of working, responsive to change and have an eye for spotting opportunities to:

  • Implement new and emerging technologies to develop our offering of digital products and services;
  • Collaborate with the wider creative team to push technical excellence through design-led development;
  • Utilise existing products, services and boilerplate code where appropriate to increase the efficiency of delivery;
  • Pair with developers and product managers to ensure a sound and efficient approach to development;
  • Actively seek and suggest better ways of working and improvements to our existing coding practices

Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for building high quality front-end features for all our web applications, including some collaborative customer design. You’ll develop and maintain our global styles, plus web and accessibility standards across numerous product sites. You will use the latest technologies to build web applications that will work effectively on a variety of platforms and devices by:

  • Delivering high quality UI’s from concept to realisation;
  • Creating, maintaining and modernising website assets, styles and application UI’s
  • Driving innovation in UI and modern application architecture
  • Contributing to a collaborative working environment
  • Promoting excellence in UI delivery
  • Ensuring UI Standards are complied with where agreed application specification includes required standards;
  • Using local builds and continuous integration systems to deliver changes for testing;


Requirements:

We are looking for a hands-on developer with a strong knowledge of modern front-end web technologies and the following skills:

  • Strong HTML5 - including semantic mark-up, validation and accessibility;
  • CSS3, ideally using preprocessors such as LESS and SASS
  • Experience with Bootstrap or other cross browser and device UI frameworks;
  • Experience of building responsive layouts;
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React, Knockout, Backbone, jQuery;
  • Good understanding of cross browser compatibility and limitations, including IE8+, Chrome, Firefox and Safari;
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator to produce high quality mock-ups and assets;
  • Desirable skills and experience - C# code, SCRUM, automation with NPM, Grunt or Gulp, agency experience and any retail or consumer goods industry exposure.

When applying, please upload a CV and portfolio or details of URLs to support your application. This is an opportunity to showcase your creativity.


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