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Senior Front End Developer

Williams Lea
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23 Feb 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Senior Front End Developer

Competitive plus company benefits

Location - London, Norwich or semi WFH

37.5 Mon - Fri 9.00-17.30

Williams Lea seeks a Senior Front End Developer to join our team!

Are you self-motivated with a "can do" attitude? Are you an experienced front-end developer able to implement robust and high quality web applications according to specification documents / user stories? Do you have 7+ years working with web technology and experience with all technologies listed below?

How would you like to work for a global business process outsourcing (BPO) organisation with a client base of blue chip FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies within the Public Sector, Financial Services Legal, sectors?

Sound good so far? Then this is the perfect position for you and you are just the individual that we are looking for!

The Job:

Williams Lea is looking for a Senior Web Front End developer. This is a full-time role based in Norwich or London (Remote working is also an option). The successful candidate will be working in a dedicated Web Development Team within a fast-moving and growing Technology function

The Technology group provides services through all areas of the software development lifecycle. The role involves working with the latest technologies on client-facing bespoke development projects as well as development of internal platforms and systems.

The successful candidate will be working in a team of developers to build websites for with a range of technologies and for multiple clients. Experience with both Waterfall and Agile software development frameworks is advantageous.

This role requires participation in the full product lifecycle, from design to deployment, to post launch phases including technical support and editorial and technical training. In many cases this is a client-facing role. The main skills required for this role are Front End Development technologies including but not limited to JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 & CSS. A working knowledge of Apache web servers is expected; experience of working with AWS is an advantage

The Experience:

Key Competencies
  • Experienced front-end developer able to implement robust and high quality web applications according to specification documents / user stories.
  • Client-focused, working independently and simultaneously across multiple projects.
  • Capture and documentation of customer requirements and transformation into software design specifications / user stories.
  • Writes structured well-documented code to deliver scalable software solutions.
  • Competent problem solver and quickly identifies and finds ways of overcoming obstacles and barriers.
  • Good communication, able to write clear and concise documentation for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Team player with effective time management.
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to peer review and provide feedback on others work.
  • Consistently technically abreast of existing, new and emerging technologies to complement solutions.

Key Activities
  • Develop code as per the specifications and coding standards
  • Liaise with senior project stakeholders both verbally and in writing
  • Production of detailed technical design documentation & estimates
  • Implementing unit tests
  • Ensure all code passes unit testing with appropriate code coverage
  • Review Pull Requests of other team member's code
  • Provide feedback on process to refine where necessary
  • Technical support, including assisting with on-call support.

Key Technologies

Experience in the following technologies is required:
  • JavaScript including, jQuery, vanilla ES5 and ES2015+
  • HTML5, including knowledge of the full range of language features
  • CSS including animation and media queries
  • Cross-browser compatibility testing and development
  • Accessibility and usability (WAI, WCAG, ARIA)
  • CSS pre-processors (e.g. Sass, Less)
  • Git and the Gitflow workflow
  • Building responsive websites
  • TDD / BDD and testing frameworks (such as Jest, Jasmine, Chai, Karma, PHPUnit, Behat or Selenium)
  • Build tools such as Gulp or Webpack

Experience in the following technologies is desirable:
  • Drupal development (configuration, theming and module development)
  • Developing websites in PHP
  • Node.js and CommonJS modules
  • RDFa
  • Single Page Application (SPA) frameworks such as Angular
  • Integrating websites with 3rd party APIs (REST/SOAP)
  • Apache server configuration
  • Knowledge working with Linux
  • XML, XSLT and XPath
  • Client-side performance analysis and optimization techniques
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins)
  • Photoshop/Fireworks
  • Design and Wireframing

Qualifications and Experience
  • Educated to degree level or higher in Computer Science or relevant industry experience.
  • Experienced front-end developer with a history of implementing robust and high quality web applications according to specification documents / user stories.
  • 7+ years working with web technology.
  • Experience of the software development lifecycle and Agile development methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • Experience of providing client facing support is an advantage.

The Package:

In return the Senior Front End Developer will receive a competitive salary and benefits which includes Private Medical Insurance, Life Insurance/Life Assurance, Company Pension, Corporate Eye Care, Personal Accident and Company Sick Pay. Additional benefits such as Dental Insurance, Childcare Vouchers, Gym Membership, Charity Donations, Employee Offers, Retail Vouchers and Season Ticket Loan are offered at a discount on a salary sacrifice basis. You will also have the opportunity to work for a global employer who is dedicated to offering each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career with future career development prospects.

Williams Lea positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note: Due to the high volume of responses received for this role we will not be able to contact all applicants directly. If you have not heard from us in four weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.
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