IT Development Manager - Bracknell

Chancellors Group
From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Front End Development Manager


£60,000 - £70,000 PA


We are looking for a strong communicator who will discuss requirements with the end user or estate agent within the business, and be able to formulate a plan to create the relevant application user interface. This person would be unique in that they can implement the front-end code, take into account the importance of user experience & provide simplified user interfaces for both internal & external customers.

You will be exposed to exciting and cutting-edge projects and will be involved in the development of new Customer Experience functionality and maintenance of existing systems across several products and be required to lead a fast-moving dynamic Front-End development team involved throughout the software development life cycle.

The position will have direct line management of a small team, engagement with 3rd parties & internal stakeholders.

Management and progression of the Front-End Development Team, including hiring in skill gaps to assist in the future programme of work.

Collaborate with Department Heads to ensure effective Front-End development and support of all Front-End applications within the business.

The Front-End Development Manager will create & lead a team that compliments an existing Back-End Business Solutions development team of 6 members. They will be required to work in collaboration with the IT Development Manager who leads this team.

The Front-End Development Manager will be the key technical resource in the implementation of exceptional User Experience across our internal, external, web & mobile Customer Experience requirements. They would be expected to work in conjunction with our User Interface Designer.

The role has an operational split of 70% Development 30% Management.


At least four years commercial front-end development experience.At least one year front-end development team management experience.Experience in working as part of a team and working towards tight deadlines.Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload accordingly.Highly organised and diligent with an acute attention to detail.Presentable, well spoken & leads by example.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Front-end development team leadership & management.Front-end development project leadership & management.Creation of functional specifications.User Experience champion for Internal & External Customers.Simplified process mapping & creation of easier user interfaces.Analyse, design and code new software modules as per the agreed technical specifications.Create and maintain program documentation and version release notes.Perform first level testing of your own projects and second level testing of modules developed by other team members.Ensure new projects are compatible with the existing systems.Research new technologies and continually update technical knowledge.Resolve day to day reported bugs in the system.REQUIRED SKILLS:

Experience of leading Front-End development projects with internal & external teamsExperience implementing exceptional User Experience whilst providing input on design of User InterfacesExperience in creating complex single page web apps for both web & mobileExperience working in an Agile/Scrum EnvironmentExperience with a multitude of research techniques including stakeholder interviews, competitive analysis, user journey mapping, user interviews, usability testing, multivariate testing, funnel & traffic analysis.Excellent communication skills & stakeholder managementCore Languages - HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3Experience working with one or more JavaScript Frameworks - AngularJS, Angular2, JQuery, Bootstrap, ReactJS, Node.JS, Knockout.JSCSS - SASS, LESSAutomation Testing - Jasmine, Specflow, SeleniumAjaxExperience in working with REST Services, Web API, WCF, JSON, XML & XSLA good understanding of security concerns such as XSS, CSRF etcDESIRABLE SKILLS:

Provide a portfolio of UX/UI development projectsKnowledge or understanding of backend systems (.NET, ASP.NET, C#, MVC and SQL Server)Oracle EloquaTypescript.Net XamarinCordovaChart Design - ChartJS, HighchartsCMS - Wordpress
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