Senior Front-end Developer
22nd August 2018
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The senior front-end developer works as part of an elite team of innovative and highly skilled digital specialists dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge projects for some of the world’s leading brands and charities. You will be responsible for site building, development and maintenance, and for producing well-documented, beautifully crafted and scalable solutions. As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to mentor and manage one or more junior members of the team.
-Work closely with designers and developers in order to produce, modify and maintain high quality, cutting edge projects across a range of sizes and budgets. You will work across a range of clients in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
-Work in partnership with the design team to integrate designs seamlessly into chosen technologies.
-Accurately cost front-end effort on projects and inform delivery timing plans.
Front-end process development
-Facilitate liaison between UX, design and back-end development teams to develop agency standards.
-Introduce measures to speed up coding efficiency and maintainability.
-Train non-technical staff, particularly designers and assist us in educating clients.
Leadership & management
-To manage one or more junior front-end developers, ensuring that they are inspired and motivated to deliver the best work possible.
-Ensure that everyone you manage has regular appraisals, clear objectives and a career plan to work towards.
-To assist in identifying when additional front-end resources are required and to interview for permanent and freelance staff as necessary.
-Support the head of department in implementing best practice, delivering internal communications and trialling new tools and approaches.
-Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly with regards to performance, interface design, task automation and web accessibility.
-Promote new technologies to the wider agency and make sound recommendations to our clients.
-Demonstrate a passion for emerging technologies and continually seek to push the boundaries in everything you do.
-Five year’s agency experience
-Excellent visual design to web skills
-Demonstrable evidence of working with HTML5 and CSS3 features
-Mastery of cross-browser and cross-device code
-Experience of building large-scale sites from the ground up, as well as modifying legacy code
-Highly experienced in building responsive digital interfaces
-Comfortable working with a number of different tools including Webpack and Gulp
-Savvy understanding of UI/ UX principles
-Experience with a range of CMSs: we use Umbraco, EpiServer and WordPress
-People management experience
-Theming and/or ecommerce experience
-Good understanding of GIT and approaches to version control
-Experience of working in both Windows and Unix environments
-Website design experience
-Experience with canvas, svg and HTML5 video