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Lead Front-End Developer, JavaScript - (Facebook for Sports Platform) - 70k to 80k ++

Posted 27 February by Apex Resourcing Ltd Easy Apply Ended

A sports technology fan based social media and engagement platform in London (think facebook for sports) are looking for Lead Front-End Developer to join the companies team of world-class engineers from their HQ in Shoreditch London.

As the lead front end software engineer you will set direction starting with a new, global, mixed-media platform for fan engagement.

This is a greenfield product opportunity, supplemented by existing and award-winning video-on-demand (VOD) technology.

To begin with, the successful candidate will be working with a state-of-the-art TypeScript / ES6+ JavaScript stack comprised of a proprietary isomorphic application and video frameworks for customer-facing product, and React/Redux back office applications (React experience not necessary).

As the role progresses, the successful candidate will take a key role in shaping the direction of the new product and the front-end stack, and over time, building a front-end team.

You will work as part of a small cross-functional team consisting of full-stack and back-end developers, designers and product specialists.


  • Fluency and command of "vanilla" JavaScript, HTML, CSS, browser APIs and the DOM
  • An interest in TypeScript
  • A passion for building modular, performant and reusable code
  • A drive to innovate and build creative new solutions to existing problems
  • A desire to build, understand and own work before reaching for the nearest library or framework• A commitment to web standards and progressive enhancement
  • Ability to work as part of team, help other developers when needed and mentor junior developers
  • Solid understanding of overall system architecture and web technologies (e.g. databases, APIs, REST, HTTP, etc.)
  • A willingness to build robust, tested software where all edge-cases are considered
  • A strong understanding of visual design principles, an opinion on design, and a desire to produce visually beautiful work
  • Experience working with HTML5 video and associated APIs


  • Experience with DRM video mechanisms and/or ABR video formats
  • Experience of TypeScript
  • A history of open-source publishing or contribution
  • Experience with server-side JavaScript
  • Experience with one or more JavaScript application frameworks


Competitive salary based on experience (up to £80,000 p.a.). Benefits include unlimited holidays, participation in EMI option scheme, private medical insurance, enhanced pension contribution, and travel insurance.

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