Front End Developer

Post Recruitment Ltd
Covent Garden
13 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Front End DeveloperLocation: London W1Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
About the post–POST– are on the hunt for a Front End Developer to work for one of the UK's largest property portals who aim to empower the UK’s decisions around property.

The front-end developer role is based in a product development scrum team and is responsible for maintaining and improving their current code base; implementing new functionality and designs across all their digital properties. You'll shape the way they use and adopt new front-end technologies and practices, and you'll be happy to advise and teach other developers on how to use them.

Reporting to the project lead and working within an agile environment, you will be collaborating with various teams to find solutions that satisfy millions of users and tens of thousands of agents. Those solutions need to be maintainable and scalable whilst also meeting high-performance standards. You will also support the Project Lead in ensuring the development plan is communicated and signed-off by the business and work is carefully estimated, allocated, kept visible and completed on time.

A typical week as a front-end developer might involve:

Helping deliver over a billion pages a month across the entire front-end stack (that’s right, a billion)Work closely with the UX design team to improve and implement featuresPair programming and code reviews to ensure the best possible code qualityHelping to make applications faster and more stableInvestigating, prototyping and promoting the latest emergent technologiesHelping your team decide which features you’re going to deliver in this sprintSharing your latest passion with the rest of the team at our Friday developer get-togetherPlaying table tennis, card/board games or running at lunchWhat we need from you–Strong problem-solving skillsPassionate about the importance of testingWants to use the latest technologies to improve the way the team worksA keen interest in the performance of live applications and how our user’s use themLooks to share their knowledge with the rest of the product development teamIsn’t afraid to ask questions and use the experience of those around themLikes to debate the merits of different solutionsTakes the initiative when they spot an opportunity for improvementA sense of ownership and responsibility for the work you and your team deliverExpert experience writing object-oriented JavaScript and using various frameworksExperience with RWD and writing cross-device and scalable CSS (we use SASS/Stylus)Extensive knowledge of various JavaScript design patternsExcellent knowledge of front-end build tools (e.g. Gulp/Grunt, Webpack)Excellent knowledge of the inner workings of the web browser and how to measure the performance of your applications within itPassionate about writing modular and testable code and following TDD practices (e.g. Karma, Jasmine, Mocha)A good understanding of ES6 spec and the future of JavaScriptA good understanding of backend technologies (Java, Groovy)Commercial experience of writing web applicationsBachelors degree in a relevant discipline a plusLoves to automate all the thingsWhat you’ll get–Competitive negotiable salary25 days holidayPrivate health cover for yourself and immediate familyCash plan scheme for those costly dental, optical and physio appointments for yourself and immediate familyLife assurance (4x basic salary)Contributory stakeholder pension schemeOpportunity to participate in sharesave schemesChildcare voucher schemeEnhanced maternity and paternity leaveBike to work schemeInterest-free season ticket loanEye test voucherFruit and endless coffee and tea
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