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Front End Software Engineer

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Recruiter: The Telegraph
Listed on: 17th March
Location: London, Victoria
Salary Notes: Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

We build an amazing, engaging, fast, reliable and secure website that showcases our journalism, encourages subscription and makes that process as seamless as possible:

Our Engineering principles are based on BUILD it, RUN it, OWN it. You'll ensure high-quality code is delivered quickly and to a high standard in line with product goals and sprint cycles.
You'll be developing and releasing fixes and enhancements to the production system taking great care to minimise risk to the platform and its users.

You'll collaborate in the development of our performance and verification pipelines, and the cloud infrastructure required to run these, with the constant aim of full automation. You'll coach and collaborate with other platform and product engineers to share experience and deliver value, whilst providing technical support for systems in production.

Above all, you'll want to make The Telegraph better, which may sometimes involve challenging the status quo.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Developing a brand new application using web technologies
  • Apply modern best practices in your designs and implementations.
  • Helping define and develop the testing strategy
  • Collaborate with other engineers to prioritise and ship features.
  • Contribute to technical scoping and work estimate
  • Integrating tooling into the CI/CD pipelines
  • Constantly seeking ways to improve the platform and the team's processes. Ensuring these best practices are shared across the wider technology team.
  • Work with a DevOps mindset to help build, run and own your own code in a production environment.
  • Work closely within a matrix organisation made up of Product Managers, Business Analysts and Software Engineers as well as third party vendors.
  • Be an active member of the Telegraph Engineering Team, contributing to the vibrant culture and promoting the Telegraph
  • Engineering brand through public channels such as open source communities, blogs and meetups.
  • Bridge the divide between Technical and Non-Technical stakeholders - tailoring your language and approach appropriately.
  • Keep up with the latest technology innovations in media, cloud and software development.


  • A good understanding of internet technologies, architectures and general application development.
  • An understanding of the full life-cycle development process and eagerness to influence the processes adopted by the team in delivering projects.
  • You're team-oriented, keen to share your knowledge and open to giving and receiving continuous feedback whilst communicating cross-functionally.
  • The ability to write high quality, testable code.
  • You're product-minded and understand the trade-offs between quality and delivering fast.
  • You love to develop and learn new skills and have passion for software engineering, a firm desire to continuously improve our software and the development process.
  • You have the intellectual curiosity and discipline to explore the problem space beyond what is directly expressed by requirements.
  • You have a flexible attitude and are willing to tackle new challenges with energy and urgency
  • You have a willingness to work across the entire software stack, from provisioning of infrastructure through to software design, development and support.

Technical Stack and Skills:

  • Experience of writing JavaScript in an asynchronous nature with promises, closures, types and ES6 features.
  • Able to write semantic, component driven, HTML and CSS with progressive enhancement in mind.
  • Experience with with Node.js and its associated frameworks
  • Experience of working with testing technologies such as Jest, Cypress, a11y, Backstop, Lighthouse etc.
  • Previous experience working with CSS preprocessors such as Sass or LESS.
  • Knowledge of build tools such as Webpack and/or npm scripts to aid front-end workflows.
  • Prior experience with Docker containers and CI/CD servers such as Jenkins.
  • Best practice knowledge of security, performance and accessibility.


The role has excellent career development opportunities, both in technical and wider professional growth.

  • Work with a modern, cloud-first technology stack (Google and Amazon)
  • Chance to attend and speak at industry conferences
  • Technical training and certifications where relevant
  • 2 days personal development training of your choice (additional to any other training you need/receive)
  • Innovation and R&D time
  • A range of excellent benefits (including on-site gym, massages, GPs and more).

The Telegraph's goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

If you are interested in this role, then please click the APPLY button!

Contact Name: The Telegraph
Reference: TJ/9308/19FC3B2BBE
Job ID: 2910225

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