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Distinction

Front end Developer

Technical – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Department Technical
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

We're looking for an experienced Front end Developer to work with our largest key clients to drive innovation on their websites and applications.

You'll be directly involved in:

  • Scoping requirements and creating estimates
  • Building and updating digital solutions using front-end technologies
  • Testing and debugging solutions
  • Following and improving development processes
  • Working with a range of clients and projects (not just one client or project)
  • Leading and supporting others within the team

If you believe in excellence and have the communication and collaboration skills required, then this could be a great role for you.

Desirable skills & experience

You'll need an eye for detail, with strong analytical skills and commercial understanding. Above all, you should be proud of your work and the code you produce. You'll be a team player, fun, happy to muck in, ambitious, passionate, honest, and energetic.

You'll be expected to hit the ground running and start working with our clients straight quickly – delivering clean and documented code on time and budget.

Whilst you'll be encouraged to expand and improve your skill set at Distinction, essential technical skills and experience needed for this role include:

  • A minimum of 4 years commercial Front end web development experience.
  • Solid experience building and deploying SPAs at scale using either the Angular, React or Vue ecosystem (we are using Vue).
  • Feel comfortable to write plain JavaScript without any library or framework.
  • Strong skills int HTML, CSS, SASS following their best practices.
  • Enjoy and have experience in building UIs with modern tools like ES6 and Webpack.
  • To care strongly about performance, accessibility and API design.
  • To be a team player and enjoy collaborating with different people and profiles as well as share knowledge.
  • To love technical challenges and strive for continuous development.
  • Some experience with server-side programming of APIs.
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.
  • Experience with content management and ecommerce systems, such as Kentico, Sitecore, Umbraco, Sitefinity, EpiServer, Ektron, and similar
  • A bright team player with the ability to work under own initiative.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment
  • Able to work quickly and accurately
  • Empathetic approach to problem solving
  • Good time and stress management skills
  • A proactive and organised personality
  • Reliable and cooperative.
  • Personable and approachable
  • Professional attitude to work with good communication skills

You'll get bonus points for:

  • Previous experience in a digital agency
  • Experience with content management systems, especially Kentico or Umbraco
  • Automation testing including load testing and web driver browser testing
  • Experience working with and configuring cloud computing providers (Azure, Amazon)

Salary, Benefits and Perks

Salary is dependent on experience. Please state your expectation on application.

Other benefits include:

  • Clear career roadmap: Personalised programme of continual development
  • Personal budget: Your own budget for books, courses and other materials 
  • Location: Easy to get to city centre location
  • Pension: Optional pension scheme
  • Local and global events: Opportunity to attend local and global industry events
  • Culture: Fantastic culture with regular organised social events
  • Flexible working: Balance your work and personal life
  • Opportunity to work from home:  You pick how you prefer to work
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  • Location
    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Department
    Technical
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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