Front End Developer

Recruiter
UKTV
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
02 Dec 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

You will have knowledge and experience of up-to-date front-end development techniques, including:

  • HTML5, CSS, LESS and responsive web design
  • JavaScript and jQuery
  • Some knowledge of JavaScript modules, design patterns and object-orientated programming
  • Ability to pick up new front-end frameworks and libraries when necessary
  • Familiarity with command line usage, build tools (e.g Grunt) and Git
  • Cross-browser and cross-device issues, including historical browsersJavaScript, jQuery & JSON
  • Object-oriented JavaScript
  • Some knowledge of JavaScript modules, package management and design patterns
  • Ability to pick up new front-end frameworks and libraries when necessary
  • Cross-browser and cross-device issues, including historical browsers
  • JavaScript task managers such as Grunt.js
  • JavaScript libraries such as Underscore.js
  • Command line usage
  • Sprint board systems such as Trello or Jira
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photos
  • Ability to deliver great work within agreed deadlines
  • Ability to cope with multiple stakeholders with differing priorities and opinions of design aspects, sometimes with passionate opinions and strong personalities
  • Ability to take a proactive and flexible approach to work and be comfortable with a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities
  • A genuine passion for TV
  • Working as part of an agile team

Desirable but not essential:

  • Developing for Django-based websites
  • Appcelerator Titanium JS framework
  • The BBC TAL framework
  • Some basic understanding of Node JS
  • Some understanding of HTML5 video playback
  • Some knowledge of TV and VOD landscapes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop well-formed and logical code across a range of projects or platforms where necessary, including our websites, mobile apps and TV app.
  • Work from supplied designs with a strong sense of detail using your proven experience in responsive web development using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Implement new features, bug fixes and maintenance across our range of digital products, which includes websites, mobile apps and TV app.
  • Manage workload proactively alongside the project managers and other developers, creating time estimates where necessary with quickly changing priorities
  • Take part in research into new frameworks, tools or technologies when the time arises to assist in developing prototypes or new features
  • Be aware of ongoing strategic and consumer research and how it affects the evolution of the digital strategy and the broader digital landscape
  • Contribute to the sprint planning process to accurately size stories, establish team velocity and prioritise stories according to the wider priorities and strategy of stakeholders
  • Contribute to sprint showcases to inform the wider business of progress
  • Contribute to the sprint retrospectives to constantly strive to improve processes
  • Keep the Senior Front End Developer in regular touch with progress and issues
  • Follow UKTV’s financial procedures ensuring all supplier agreements and payments are processed within company guidelines
  • Live and embrace UKTV’s values

Complexity & Problem Solving:

  • Routinely deal with complex problems such as bugs, cross-browser and devices issues
  • Routinely research new and unknown coding challenges, for new products and unfamiliar platforms
  • Manage workload across multiple projects concurrently, requiring excellent organisation

Managing Relationships:

  • Contribute to a strong sense of unity and harmony within the digital products team, proactively sorting out issues and being a key source of positivity and encouragement
  • Remain calm under pressure and to think clearly and collaboratively when required
  • Harness team spirit across UKTV and collaborate with colleagues across the business to deliver successful programmes
  • Promote and display trust to build successful business relationships and contacts

Business Impact/Strategic Responsibility:

  • Have a direct impact on our audience through the quality of our range of digital products
  • Have an understanding of the wider strategy and company stakeholders, and how this role contributes to it, particularly around commercial potential of direct to consumer digital products

Due to a high volume of applications we're afraid if you don't hear back from us within 28 days your application has been unsuccesful.


The deadline for applications is 30th November 2017.


This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/77712914