- Developer
12 April 2018 X

Front End Developer–

Salary Negotiable
Location London W1
Type Permanent
Sector Digital IT

About the post–

POST– are on the hunt for a Front End Developer to work for one of the UK's largest property portals who aim to empower the UK’s decisions around property.

The front-end developer role is based in a product development scrum team and is responsible for maintaining and improving their current code base; implementing new functionality and designs across all their digital properties. You'll shape the way they use and adopt new front-end technologies and practices, and you'll be happy to advise and teach other developers on how to use them.

Reporting to the project lead and working within an agile environment, you will be collaborating with various teams to find solutions that satisfy millions of users and tens of thousands of agents. Those solutions need to be maintainable and scalable whilst also meeting high-performance standards. You will also support the Project Lead in ensuring the development plan is communicated and signed-off by the business and work is carefully estimated, allocated, kept visible and completed on time.

A typical week as a front-end developer might involve:

  • Helping deliver over a billion pages a month across the entire front-end stack (that’s right, a billion)
  • Work closely with the UX design team to improve and implement features
  • Pair programming and code reviews to ensure the best possible code quality
  • Helping to make applications faster and more stable
  • Investigating, prototyping and promoting the latest emergent technologies
  • Helping your team decide which features you’re going to deliver in this sprint
  • Sharing your latest passion with the rest of the team at our Friday developer get-together
  • Playing table tennis, card/board games or running at lunch

What we need from you–

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Passionate about the importance of testing
  • Wants to use the latest technologies to improve the way the team works
  • A keen interest in the performance of live applications and how our user’s use them
  • Looks to share their knowledge with the rest of the product development team
  • Isn’t afraid to ask questions and use the experience of those around them
  • Likes to debate the merits of different solutions
  • Takes the initiative when they spot an opportunity for improvement
  • A sense of ownership and responsibility for the work you and your team deliver
  • Expert experience writing object-oriented JavaScript and using various frameworks
  • Experience with RWD and writing cross-device and scalable CSS (we use SASS/Stylus)
  • Extensive knowledge of various JavaScript design patterns
  • Excellent knowledge of front-end build tools (e.g. Gulp/Grunt, Webpack)
  • Excellent knowledge of the inner workings of the web browser and how to measure the performance of your applications within it
  • Passionate about writing modular and testable code and following TDD practices (e.g. Karma, Jasmine, Mocha)
  • A good understanding of ES6 spec and the future of JavaScript
  • A good understanding of backend technologies (Java, Groovy)
  • Commercial experience of writing web applications
  • Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline a plus
  • Loves to automate all the things

What you’ll get–

  • Competitive negotiable salary
  • 25 days holiday  
  • Private health cover for yourself and immediate family
  • Cash plan scheme for those costly dental, optical and physio appointments for yourself and immediate family
  • Life assurance (4x basic salary)
  • Contributory stakeholder pension scheme
  • Opportunity to participate in sharesave schemes
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Eye test voucher
  • Fruit and endless coffee and tea

If you are interested in this job, please submit your CV or get in touch with us ASAP.

This job is being advertised by Post Recruitment Ltd. The services advertised by Post Recruitment Ltd are those of an Employment Agency, visit our website for more details and more job opportunities.