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Front-End Developer

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Salary: £25k per year

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 07 Sep 2018

Reference: 4164 - Apex TL

About the company:

Our client is a well-established software company headquartered in the UK with additional offices in the US and Poland. This position will be based from the office in Essex. This is an exceptional opportunity for a Front-End Developer to play an active role in the development and implementation of bespoke solutions largely used by the automotive industry.

What you will be doing:

We are looking for an experienced Front End Developer that can take an existing set of business requirements and produce well-written code that provides an excellent, optimised experience across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

What we expect from you:

Requirements:

      Take a design concept and hand-code it into a complete, responsive, working prototype with valid HTML and comprehensive cross-browser support.

Develop the existing codebases to improve the front-end functionality in terms of performance, maintainability and usability.

Fix a wide-range of front-end related bugs and issues that have been raised in existing products. These can range from small styling fixes to complex JavaScript issues.

Ensure that the development and maintenance of our existing products remain consistent throughout in terms of theme and functionality, whilst adhering to high technical standards.

Review the existing front-end structure on a project-by-project basis and supply constructive feedback on how we can improve our codebase.

Essential:

      2 years' commercial experience in a similar role

Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Proficiency in jQuery

Proficiency in Sass or Less

Experience in object-oriented JavaScript and building large JavaScript applications

Good verbal and written communication skills

Good knowledge of Git

Knowledge of Gulp, NPM, Yarn, or similar tools

Good understanding of code optimization

Ability to understand the importance of validating your code

Experience with cross-browser testing

Solid understanding of Responsive Web Design

Experience using frameworks such as Bootstrap

Passion for web technologies and desire to keep up to date with their advances

Desirable:

Experience with the following technology and practices:

      React, Node, Express or Angular knowledge/experience

Good understanding of how Jira works

ES6 knowledge

UX/Usability knowledge

Experience working in an Agile environment