Senior Front-End Developer

Distrelec Ltd
Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
About Distrelec

Distrelec is one of Europe's leading technical components distributors. Founded over 40 years ago in Switzerland, growth over recent years has made the Distrelec Group a leading distributor for electronics, automation, and measurement technology.

Over the last few years, we've rapidly digitised the business and developed our in-house development, test, delivery, product and user-centered design teams, adopted new and elevated existing ways of working, and embraced a product focused mentality.

With hundreds of expert colleagues based throughout the European countries in which we operate, we are a truly diverse organisation which serves a global, ever-growing customer base.

About the Senior Front-End Developer position:

As a Senior Front-End Developer, we're looking for someone to join us and put their stamp on our code-base, challenge the norm, and help us find better ways of doing things.

You'll join our development team and be responsible for defining, building and implementing the customer experience of our multilingual webstores.

Along our other senior and lead developers, you'll be a point of contact for any show-stopping issues, and will peer review the code others in the team, and mentor and guide others in best practice.

The position involves working with third party integrations of various tools; implementing new integrations, building new features and outstanding UI/UX as we work through our digital transformation.

Day-to-day, the Senior Front-End Developer position will involve:
  • Being responsible for key site functionality and inputting into new technical design
  • A keen eye for coding standards and recommending / implementing new technologies as the opportunities arise
  • Ensuring the correct implementation in respect of technical requirements and performance
  • Delivering code which is well tested and consistently error free
  • Reviewing peers' code and collaborating within our SEO squad and with colleagues across the organisation and around the world
  • Maintaining up-to-date documentation
  • Timely communication of any potential delay in progress and fulfilment of milestones
  • Being part of a team of software developers, responsible for developing and supporting industry leading, robust and innovative software solutions on our Hybris platform
  • Keeping up to date with the latest software development technologies and methodologies
  • Interpreting business requirements and building them into working solutions

We're looking for a Senior Front-End Developer with:
  • Experience and extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is essential
  • Strong knowledge of a JavaScript framework (preferably Angular)
  • A desire to help team members develop their skills and take on a mentorship role
  • Good understanding of web performance and optimisation
  • Knowledge of CSS Pre & Post Processors
  • Strong knowledge of code versioning (GIT)
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them

Most importantly, we offer:
  • Remote, hybrid working with two days in our unique Manchester City centre office and flexible working hours with the option to work from home on days that suit you best
  • Minimum 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Salary: £40,000 - £60,000, negotiable and flexible dependent on experience
  • Personal development plans and tailored career paths
  • Great office environment with a pool table and games room, free tea, Nespresso coffee and fresh fruit
  • Company paid benefits including life assurance, income protection, private medical insurance, pension, etc.
  • Access to medical support services such as online GP appointments, medical second opinions and mental health support, and a 24/7 helpline providing support on issues such as health, money and work.
  • Optional benefits include cycle to work scheme, restaurant card, gym discounts, online learning, shopping discounts, savings on everyday healthcare expenses (dentist, opticians, prescriptions), etc.

Diversity and Inclusion

To be engaged, you must feel included and valued. We strive to build and nurture an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and practices, flexible working arrangements, employee engagement forums and office facilities and services to support employees from different backgrounds. We truly believe that diversity and inclusion fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customer and the communities we serve.

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