Javascript Engineer

02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JavaScript Engineer

Aviva is revolutionising insurance and we want you to be at the forefront of it.

You’ll be joining Aviva at a really exciting time. We would love you to be a part of building great new innovative ways to engage with new and existing customers, on a portfolio of products that reach out to 17 million customers. It’s never been more important for us to hire fantastic people into our awesome digital teams who sit at the forefront of delivering our strategy. Our scrum team’s work across a range of products such as Home, Motor and Travel insurance bringing in a combined £122m GWP and Breakdown insurance, pensions, retirement planning, protection and health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic person who is passionate about all things web and new technology. You'll be exposed to challenges that typically involve translating creative visions into beautiful implementations and to work closely with a highly skilled team to produce the best solutions possible. We want to speak to you if you are interested in working for a leading company, helping to drive forward the development of its websites. You will need to be confident taking design concepts through to delivery and fruition.

Within Aviva Digital we approach software delivery with an Agile mind-set, focused on delivering small, frequent, value driven enhancements. We achieve this with our scrum teams; which include developers, testers, BAs and Solution Designer; to create brand new experiences, small changes to existing products as well as investing in maintaining our existing products to improve code quality against our core development principles.

We are looking for a JavaScript Engineer to join our Digital Engineering Team. Candidates require a strong understanding of JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Git. Experience with producing accessible and responsive layouts using HTML5/CSS3 will be needed.

You concentrate on building working softwareWhen the code leaves development it is production readyIf you change code you only ever make it better: RatchetSOLID/KISS principles are followedKeep re-use at the forefront of your mindFrequently deliver high value features to our customersFocus on building great stuffWhat you’ll do in more detail

Expert JavaScript skills (vanilla ES5)Expert and hands on knowledge of HTML5 with a passion for semanticsExpert in the latest CSS standardsPractical experience of working using responsive design techniquesA good level of understanding of GitEvidenced working knowledge of accessibility and the ability to assess sites against it including working to standards such as WCAG 2A passion for problem solvingDocumentation writing skillsTask managementExcellent communication skillsA strong portfolio of sites developed by you demonstrating the breadth of your skillsDesirable Knowledge & Skills

ES6Build tools such as BabelNode.jsFamiliarity with current frameworks such as React / Vue / AngularUnit tests / testing frameworksKnowledge of site performance and optimisationExperience with Adobe DTM, Analytics and Target productsWe offer a competitive salary and fantastic benefits, including excellent pension and bonus potential, as well as generous annual leave.

We’re here to free people from the fear of uncertainty. Our insurance, savings and investment products help some 31 million customers enjoy life today, knowing that tomorrow is covered. And we definitely know how to look after our own people. If you love doing a great job to improve things for customers, you’ll be at home here. Help us build a future to be proud of and get ready to fulfil your potential with Aviva.

‘Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty’

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

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