Senior Web Developer

London (Greater)
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
“Working on the web team at ROLI is a chance to work with some of the best people in the industry. It also offers the opportunity to work in an exciting cross-disciplinary environment where we push the boundaries of what can be done with music and technology across multiple platforms.”

- Angus Keith, Lead Web Development Architect

ROLI is looking for a Senior Web Developer to lead the front-end development of ROLI’s websites.
As Senior Web Developer for and, you will be part of the Web Team and dedicated to maintaining and constantly improving our online experiences. Working primarily with JavaScript (React, Node.js), in close collaboration with other engineers and designers, you will be developing the highest quality products for our online ecosystem. As a team we communicate a lot, support each other, fight fires and value each other’s opinions.

Working in a company with bold ambitions, and the calibre of talent required to deliver them, offers a unique opportunity to define and build the future platforms needed to elevate ROLI onto the global stage.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a disruptive category of music making devices we are creating called ‘Connected Music’ - a network of hardware and software, platform and developer products that will revolutionise how music is made.

What you’ll do:
Lead front-end development for and on our React/Node stack
Work with stakeholders across ROLI to create and deploy new platform features
Work closely with developers and designers to ensure and improve coherence, consistency and general excellence across our codebase and websites
Be actively involved in developing the back-end infrastructure and integrations that keep our websites running
Be a mentor to others through code reviews, encouragement and pair programming

What you’ll need:
Advanced JavaScript, React.js, node.js and CSS skills including responsive layouts, animations and dynamic interactions
A passion for delivering high quality user experiences
Fluency with modern javascript build and test tools including Webpack, Babel, Yarn, Jest
Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform issues and code solutions
An excellent eye for detail and consistency
Experience integrating with e-commerce platforms and RESTful APIs
Competent with SQL and noSQL databases
Considerable experience in a professional web development environment
An ability to work autonomously and independently
Excellent communication skills, flawless written English
Superb and demonstrable time-management skills and the ability to work independently
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels

Bonus points:
Previous experience with Contentful, Shopify, Webpack
A knowledge of PHP and Ruby on Rails
Knowledge and/or experience with Web audio
Familiarity with authentication systems (JWT, OAuth)

ROLI offers:
The opportunity to work with the leading minds within technology, hardware, and music creation to directly impact the way we create and interact with music
A range of meaningful benefits including:
Following probation, a competitive health care cash plan
A company pension scheme
23 days holiday with 2 additional social impact days and the standard 8 statutory holiday days
20 hours per year dedicated to volunteering within the local community
‘Lending Library’ of all ROLI products
Team member discounts on ROLI products
Wellness programme including fortnightly massages, weekly guided meditation and yoga
Apple laptop and relevant software licenses for your role and beyond
Generous Parental Leave policy
Frequent friends and family events
A great working environment, featuring daily complimentary homemade vegetarian lunches as well as fresh baked bread, limitless home­made GOLDnola
A dedicated company-wide Hack Day every four weeks to expand your skill­s
The opportunity to create your own “4pm” class to skillshare both your technical and creative skill sets with other ROLI team members
A generous bike-to-work scheme plus in-house bike storage
A competitive salary according to your level of experience

To learn more about us and our culture, check out:
See the Seaboard in action
BLOCKS the modular music studio
Profile on ROLI Culture in The Guardian
Balderton Podcast - ROLI's company culture & building a unique team

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