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Front-end Developer - eShop

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Recruiter: Natural History Museum
Listed on: 10th May
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £34,000 - £36,000
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Fixed Term Contract - 18 months

Closing date: 9am on Monday 24 May 2021

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity's needs with those of the natural world.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

As a part of this, we are looking for a talented mid-level Front End Developer to work on the Museum's public-facing digital experiences!

What will you be doing:

You will work within the Digital Media department. Our department is made up of cross-functional product teams consisting of developers, UX and digital designers, product managers and content producers. You will be expected to work closely within your product team and other departments across the Museum.

You will primarily be focused on developing the Natural History Museum's Magento online shop, but may also work on other websites, web apps and customer interfaces with your Product team.

In addition to produce work for the department, as the Development team we regularly work on technical improvements for our multiple codebases and you will be able to contribute to these.

As a department we are growing and learning and we would love for you to join us on our journey. We're looking for proactivity, collaboration, new ideas and opinions.

This role is an 18-month fixed-term contract.

What are we looking for:

  • Strong front-end development skills (HTML5, PHP, CSS3 and JavaScript), including experience in implementing responsive designs and using CSS pre-processors such as Sass or LESS.
  • Good experience working with the Magento 2 front-end stack, including layout XML, RequireJS AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition) architecture and KnockoutJS template bindings.
  • Good experience developing and maintaining the front-end of custom Magento 2 modules and themes.
  • Good experience integrating front-end and back-end codebases, working with RESTful API's and data manipulation.
  • A good understanding of web performance, accessibility and web security best practices.
  • A good understanding of build tools and package managers such as Composer, NPM, Grunt, Gulp or Webpack.
  • Experience using Git for version control.
  • Experience working with and developing for a range of different systems, platforms, devices and technologies, including Content Management Systems.
  • A good understanding of designing and building for user needs.

You may also:

  • Have experience and interest in using JavaScript frameworks and technologies such as React, Vue and/or NextJS and JavaScript templating languages.
  • Have some experience working with enterprise Content Management Systems, such as Adobe AEM.
  • Have experience working in an Agile/Lean environment (stand-ups, pair-programming, code reviews).
  • Have an interest in UX and an understanding of visual design.

How do you apply:

Please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal, by clicking Apply Now.