Front-End Engineer

United Kingdom
Up to £75,000 per annum bonus, stock options, flexible benefits, free
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role & Opportunity is hiring a Front-End Engineer! Our platform,, is on the path to being the home of video for education. We now need someone who can take charge of the feel of our platform and will be challenged to build the requirements and specifications and make choices about how the user experiences our product. The person in this role will help us on our mission to bring learning to life in classrooms across the globe. If you share this ambition, come join us.
What you will do at boclips

As a Front-End Engineer, you will work on a large, sophisticated, single page application created entirely in React.js and Redux dealing with a large amount of data (millions of video clips). As a member of a cross-functional team, you'll work side by side with backend. You'll gain exposure to a wide range of technologies and approaches that are not limited to frontend development but will also give you a comprehensive grasp of the entire product.What you will doCollaborate with backend developers to build a best-in-class experience for our customers. Improve the user interface of by building performant, maintainable, and productive featuresThink in terms of components and systems while considering a holistic user experienceRapidly fix bugs and solve problems for our customersCollaborate with our different teams to evaluate and contribute to new features (eg analytics interface, recommendation engine, improving search performance to name a few)What we look forDemonstrated expertise in JavaScript application development including Javascript ES6 SyntaxYou are excited by building and maintaining stateful, sophisticated single-page applicationsUp-to-date on modern JavaScript libraries and toolingExpertise in HTML and CSS development including layout, specificity, browser compatibility, animation, and accessibilityYou are in your element when you are using your strong design sensibilities and attention to (visual) detailsTechnologies and APIs you'll work with

Linux or MacOS

Javascript ES6 Syntax

ReactJS + Redux


Webpack (or similar)

Restful APIs


More about
Boclips makes it possible for teachers to use great video to spark imaginations and help students stay engaged and achieve better results. We make it easy for education providers to find, license and use video from the world's best and most-respected video producers and broadcasters. We have aggregated more than 2 million unique videos (and constantly growing) that show everything imaginable from a heart’s first beat to fine art, moments in history, scientific breakthroughs, language learning and even today’s breaking news so that educators can help teach kids to fight fake news. With seed funding from ICG Ventures and Series A funding received in July 2017 from NVM Capital and Hambro Perks, we are ready to grow our platform and usage further and need you to help us achieve our goal to be the home of video in education.
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