Front End Technical Lead

Tech Professionals
£40000 - £60000/annum Wide range of benefits
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is an award-winning ecommerce consultancy for forward-thinking retailers. Their services include; consultancy and strategy, audits and assessments, design and UX and Magento 2 development.
They are looking for a Javascript Expert with at least 4 years’ experience.
We’re looking to strengthen our team of enterprise ecommerce implementation experts. Working with leading brands, projects will range in size from 400 – 600 man days.

In order to succeed in this role you will:

• Be attracted to the complexities involved in large implementations.
• Recognise and appreciate the benefits of working alongside and being supported by a team of like-minded and skilled developers a
• Want to push the boundaries of everyone’s knowledge.


• Ecommerce is your trade and Magento Enterprise is your toolset of choice.
• The words “site down” fill you with dread. Having worked consistently on sites with huge order volumes you recognise the financial implication of every minute of lost revenue in a multi-million (insert currency here) business. You’ll do everything you can to make sure the code isn’t at fault if outages occur.
• Internationalisation and localisation are challenges you’ve already mastered.
• You’re the “go to guy/gal” when everyone else hits a dead end in complex Magento debugging. You’ve yet to see something you can’t fix or identify a workaround for.
• It pains you to see code which breaks best practice (particularly with regards to readability and performance).
• You know the common pain points in Magento and how to work around them. You may even have developed some community modules to negate these.
• Sometimes you realise that Magento is not the right tool for the job, you can articulate to technical and non-technical audiences why this is the case. Integrating to a third party or creating a bespoke solution is the right thing to do, obviously you can do this too.


• HTML markup and best practice
• PHP for theming purposes
 Compilation (e.g. SASS/Less)
 Grid systems
 CLI Tools (e.g. Grunt, Gulp)
 Frameworks
• Javascript
 Frameworks/Libraries (e.g jQuery, Angular, React)
 Ajax/JSON techniques
 Best Practice (e.g. Accessibility, Internationalisation and industry standards)
 Responsive and Adaptive Design
• Ability to transform designs into clean CSS and semantic markup
• Magento
 Developing custom Magento themes
 Performance improvements
 Caching
• Design principles (e.g DRY/SOLID)
• System Integrations (e.g. Google APi via JS)
• Version Control (VCS)
 Advanced usage of VCS (e.g. rebase, cherry picking)
• HTTP Protocol
 Cookies
 Response codes
 Caching
• Performance Optimisation
 Website Profiling
 Asset/content optimisation
 Browser dev tools
• Full software lifecycle
• Security
 SQL Injection
 Encryption
 PCI Compliance
• Automated testing
 JavaScript Unit Testing
 Browser automation (e.g Selenium)
• Design tools (e.g. Photoshop)