Front End Developer

Walsh Employment Ltd
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Front end Developer


75k + flexible benefits package

As the Front End Developer you will provide hands-on software development across an agile team of developers. You will be responsible for working with the team to design, create and improve software products. You will be responsible for software delivery using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

In performing the role, you will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience of agile development approaches s to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

This role will involve extensive interaction with customers, senior stakeholders, management and third party sub-contractors. Strong analytical, organisational, and presentation skills are essential combined with excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to manage expectations and issues effectively and establish/maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.

Essential Skills & Capability & Behaviour

Essential Criteria Include:

• HTML 5

• CSS 3


• Client-side Javascript

• Node.JS

• GIT for version control

• Capybara / Selenium for acceptance testing

• Progressive Enhancement

• User-focused mindset

• Agile experience, hands on in a multi discipline team working in rapid iterations

• Use of open-source libraries

• A strong track record in front end web application development


• Uses virtualisation for developing, e.g. Vagrant to build dev VMs

• Test Driven Development experience

• Familiar with domain driven design principles

• Experience with Angular.JS, Bootstrap, JQuery, Initializr, Modernizr,

Your future duties and responsibilities

Essential Job Requirements

The main responsibilities of the Front End Developer role are:

• Essential knowledge of BDD and/or TDD software development practices and processes, including the championing/mentoring of the practice within the team

• Development of BDD and/or TDD scripts

• Ability to translate MoSCoW, User stories and story points into pragmatic solutions

• Capability of working to very tight timescales whilst maintaining quality product development

• Building web products to meet the Reform Probate project deliverables, ensuring the products are capable of aligning with the core Reform programme deliverable.

• Implementing APIs for internal and external use.

• Building up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a Continuous Deployment environment.

• Being involved in the wider programme development community, identifying good practices that can be adopted across the programme and sharing experiences.

• Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developers and non-developers

• Taking part in 2nd-line support of applications and platforms

• Demonstrate insight, interest, experience and drive

• Support the Product Owner (Service Manager) in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance; ability to work with stakeholders to document requirements as user stories.

• Ensure and support programme standards, such as continuous integration, automated testing and code quality are adhered to.

• A capable flexible team player, focused on removing blockers and delivering working software in line with the business owners direction

Specific Deliverables

• Coordinate and collaborate with team ongoing and daily over what to develop

• Involvement in story shaping and kick off

• Lead code development in each story

• Lead BDD and/or TDD test processes

• Collaborate to form firm view of quality metrics and expectations for the delivery, and work with these throughout the sprint

• Test against shared understanding of Done with team (and help understand what’s important)

Required qualifications to be successful in this role