Front End Developer/Engineer

Job Title: Front End Developer/Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kingston upon Thames, England
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Pension/Bonus/Healthcare/Agile Working
Start Date: 2018-04-02
Reference: 78269
Contact Name: Amanda Bury
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 06, 2018 09:42

Job Description

Front End Developer/Engineer – Permanent – Kingston upon Thames

Front-End Developer/Engineer is required to work with third parties to develop the front-end code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), with a focus on best practice, performance, maintainability & quality.  The Front-End Developer/Engineer is responsible for ensuring high quality mobile first, cross-browser compatible websites are delivered. You will work together with the agencies to set the standards & best practices for the team & ensure that these are adhered to by conducting automated code reviews.  Work alongside the Platform Development team to support them implementing front-end code into the brand sites & troubleshooting any performance related issues.  Front End Developer/Engineer must be passionate about new web & digital technologies, personal development & creating innovative solutions in a way that satisfies the business expectations. 

Front End Developer/Engineer Main Accountabilities:- 

The technical skills required to deliver the role above are as follows:

Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript & JS frameworks
Experience with build tools like Grunt or similar tools
Strong working knowledge developing cross platform/browser compatible web applications
Familiarity with & adherence to HTML5 web standards & current accessibility standards
Familiarity with linting or other code quality tools like SonarCube.
Develop front end code with performance, scalability & accessibility in mind.
Develop reusable code & libraries
Knowledge of Version Control Systems
Experience with server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS
Maintain awareness of industry standards & best practices
Ability to separate server side & client side performance issues for proper analysis & solutioning.

Quality Assurance is a key part of this role, so in addition to the technical skills the following is required:

Building mobile-first, cross-browser compatible, high performing websites
Review technical feasibility of Design & UX
Develop & manage a Front End Coding Standards document for adoption across the platform
Work closely with 3rd party agencies, to ensure a governance process is in place to meet the coding standards
Support developers with integration of front end code into CMS, ensuring a governance process in place to meet the coding standards
Take ownership of prototype lab site & QA before integration with the CMS.
Develop a process to ensure all fixes & changes happen & are signed off in the lab site before integration with the CMS.
Experience of testing techniques & planning
Deliver technical presentations to internal staff to share knowledge & best practices rect Reports
Key Interfaces
There will be no direct report, but this role will be working closely with our development partner & 3rd party agencies

10% Travel involved with this role.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK