Front End Developer

Front End Web Developer

Manchester M2

£30-37k + benefits

Responsible to: Technical Director Line Manager: Head of Development

Purpose:

Responsible for working with the Development team to write well designed, efficient code by using best software development practices.

Main duties of the post

  • ●  Interpret business requirements and technical specification documents, deliver an appropriate technical solution to agreed quality and timelines
  • ●  Perform coding to agreed coding standards
  • ●  Provide progress reports on tasks and projects
  • ●  Investigate, analyse and document reported defects
  • ●  Correct identified defects
  • ●  Create, document, and implement unit tests and scripts
  • ●  Create and maintain technical documentation using defined templates
  • ●  Ensure Github repositories are maintained for allocated tasks.
  • ●  Proactively suggest improvements in customer programmes of work to Programme

    Lead.

  • ●  Perform maintenance development
  • ●  To be part of an escalation process for technical guidance in the wider development

    team

  • ●  Actively support and mentor less senior members of the development team
  • ●  Create business requirement and technical specification documents
  • ●  Perform related duties as assigned

    Knowledge and Experience required

    Essential

  • ●  At least 1 year of development experience working in a development team within a commercial environment.
  • ●  Highly motivated with demonstrable technical and analytical skills.
  • ●  Desire to further technical skills and knowledge.
  • ●  Attention to detail, commitment and desire to complete a consistently high standard of

    work.

  • ●  Intermediate time management skills with the ability to manage own tasks to agreed timelines with limited supervision.
  • ●  Able to clearly communicate design and development decisions with limited assistance.
  • ●  Knowledge of best practice and architecture for complex web applications.
  • ●  Knowledge of and able to avoid common security issues in web applications.
  • ●  Able to articulate technical solutions with minimal assistance.
  • ●  Able to design and build technical solutions with minimal assistance.
  • ●  Strong communication skills.
  • Desirable

  • ●  Web Design based qualification.
  • ●  Magento Certified Frontend Developer
  • ●  Software development experience on an eCommerce platform.

    Technical Skills required Essential:

  • ●  HTML
  • ●  PHP for theming purposes
  • ●  CSS
    • ○  Compilation (e.g. SASS/Less)
    • ○  Grid systems
  • ●  Javascript

○ Frameworks (e.g jQuery) ● UX/UI

○ Responsive Design

  • ●  Ability to transform designs into clean CSS and semantic markup
  • ●  Version Control (VCS)
  • ●  HTTP Protocol
    • ○  Cookies
    • ○  Response codes
    • ○  Caching
  • ●  Performance Optimisation
    • ○  Asset/content optimisation
    • ○  Browser dev tools
  • ●  Full software lifecycle
  • ●  Design tools (e.g. Photoshop)

    Desirable:

    ● CSS

○ CLI Tools (e.g. Grunt, Gulp)

○ Frameworks ● Javascript

○ OOP

○ Ajax/JSON techniques ● UX/UI

○ Best Practice (e.g. Accessibility, Internationalisation and similar standards)

  • ●  Vagrant
  • ●  Performance Optimisation

○ Website Profiling

  • ●  Automated testing
    • ○  JavaScript Unit Testing
    • ○  Browser automation (e.g Selenium)
  • ●  Magento
    • ○  Developing custom Magento themes
    • ○  Performance improvements
    • ○  Caching
  • ●  Design principles (e.g DRY)
  • ●  System Integrations (e.g. Google APi via JS)
  • ●  Version Control (VCS)

○ Advanced usage of VCS (e.g. rebase, cherry picking)

 

Benefits-

Benefits offered
22 days holiday plus bank holidays
Your birthday off (winner)
An extra holiday for every holiday year (Jan – Dec) worked
Flexi time
£500 referral fee (recommend a friend for a job!)
On-going training
Season ticket loan
Regular nights out
Networking events
Childcare vouchers
Private health scheme (after 1 year)
Optical Care Vouchers
Perkbox employee benefits scheme
Employee Assistance Programme (24 hour counselling)
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere

To apply for this job email your details to chris@rsoltd.com