Front End Developer

30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Torpedo is an award winning creative agency based near Oxford with an impressive list of clients. Digital is at the core of everything we do and we’re looking for an experienced Front End Developer to join our established development team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented, creative and friendly team working within a converted barn on a varied range of exciting websites and digital projects.

You will have a passion for coding and new technologies with a portfolio of sites / projects that clearly demonstrate your skills and capabilities.

What will you be responsible for:

  • Developing websites and web applications which are optimised across multiple browsers and device platforms
  • Working across a broad range of exciting projects for different clients and big brands
  • Helping to recommend, plan and develop dynamic web and digital projects
  • Being actively involved at all stages of the design and development process
  • Working closely with the UX, design, SEO and project management teams
  • Testing and supporting new and existing solutions
  • Staying up-to-date with current web trends and new technologies and have a desire to push the boundaries.
  • Working in a variety of development processes, including Agile
What it takes to be successful:

  • Excellent HTML5 / CSS3 skills combined with in depth knowledge of Ajax, JQuery and Javascript libraries and tools (Vue.JS, React, Sass)
  • Extensive experience of developing and testing responsive websites for multiple browsers, platforms and devices
  • Excellent knowledge of web and mobile UX/UI best practices
  • An in depth understanding of accessibility standards
  • Good knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns
  • Experience of using version control systems – ideally Git
  • An organised approach with excellent attention to detail and a pride in your work
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines whilst providing clients and colleagues with exceptional service at all times
What skills are not essential but will help:

  • Experience of automated testing (for example PhantomJS or Selenium) and automated deployment and continuous integration (Travis, Jenkins)
  • Good understanding of in-depth testing methodologies and procedures
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with PHP frameworks, Wordpress or Drupal
  • Knowledge of MySQL
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Sketch and InVision
What we will offer you:

Apart from us being a really fun and friendly bunch, here’s some other nice things we do for our team:

  • Modern agency environment with high-spec Macs, dual-screens and the latest tech.
  • Excellent location with free parking.
  • 25 days holiday (Increasing to 28 days after 5 years).
  • Private healthcare.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Conferences and training.
  • Regular social events.
  • Free fruit in the office every week.
  • Copious amounts of tea and coffee.
  • Tasty snacks and pick ’n’ mix sweets.
  • Cakes on your birthday.
  • Breakout area with large TV and games.
  • Sonos sound system with shared playlist.
  • Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work bike scheme.
  • Free annual flu vaccination.

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