Front End Web Developer

Posted 7 January by Alex James Digital
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Our client are a fast growing ecommerce business.

They are now looking for a talented and ambitious front-end developer to join them on the next exciting stage of their journey.

About the role

You’ll be joining a friendly, supportive and high-performing team of web development, user experience, UAT, infrastructure, and IT service specialists. You'll play a key role in the development, testing and maintenance of core customer experience across our UK and European websites.

You’ll be hands-on and enthusiastic about bringing new technology and innovation to the team through the sharing of development practices, ideas and experience. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and problem solving, and will take a positive, proactive approach to your work. Experience working in a mobile-first environment is critical to the success of this role.

Requirements include:

  • Maintain and improve the company’s UK & European websites across all devices.
  • Work alongside UX and UAT specialists to architect solutions that adhere to best-practices and make a real difference to customers.
  • Support the roll out and deployment of enhancements and new technologies to the production environment.
  • Develop using a broad range of languages, tools and technology.
  • Work closely with various departments and stakeholders to deliver requirements.

Essential skills

  • Proven experience of e-commerce website development.
  • Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 including mobile-first responsive web design (hand-coded or using frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation).
  • Experience using CSS pre-processors such as SASS, LESS or Stylus.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript and JS frameworks such as jQuery, React, Vue, Angular etc.
  • Experience of CRO, including configuration of A/B or multivariate tests in Optimizely, Google Optimize, VWO or similar testing platforms.
  • Experience with cross-browser and cross-device testing and compatibility.
  • The ability to work well in a team as well as independently on individual projects.
  • Attention to detail, quality, and best practices.

Desired but non-essential skills

  • Experience working within a .NET environment using Microsoft TFS & Visual Studio.
  • Knowledge of modern UI/UX design practices and implementation.
  • Agile Scrum/Kanban software development including use of JIRA and Confluence.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and PHP development.
  • Comfortable with web application architecture, e.g. client/server, HTTP, web services, APIs, Ajax.
  • Experience working with databases, web performance and web security.
  • Continuous integration and deployment.
  • Test driven development and testing automation.
  • Previous experience using WebGL or Node.js.

Excellent package offered to the successful candidate.

Required skills

  • Ecommerce
  • JavaScript
  • Web Design
  • Front End Engineering Design
  • UX

Reference: 40035043

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