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Senior Front-End Web Developer - London at World-Leading Fintech Organisation

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Experience desired
3 years
Salary Offered
£ 75K Per Year
Job type
Posted date
Sep 04, 2018
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Primary skills
JavaSript, HTML, CSS, styling and responsive design techniques, LESS and SASS, JavaScript frameworks, ReactJS, AngularJS, BackboneJS, SEO principles, scalable web applications, Karma, Jasmine, Qunit, Mocha, Chai, REST API's, Teamcity/OctopusDeploy/Jenkins, Git/SVN, Azure/AWS, TDD, XP and Agile practices
Secondary skills
OOD/OOP, writing PowerShell scripts, .NET/Java, SQL/PostgreSQL/MySQL, NoSQL, Redis, MongoDB, HATEOS
£75K + benefits
Job description

An International Events company providing bespoke and innovative app design for the Events Industry is looking for a Senior Front End Developer, focusing on iOS and Android design of fully functional webapps. The role will be based in Central London and offers a relaxed and dynamic working environment.

Our client a world-leading Fintech organisation are seeking a Senior Front End Web Developer to join their Engineering team based in London.

You will be someone who likes to:

  • constantly evolve techniques through learning
  • take initiative when you spot an opportunity for improvement
  • ask questions and use experience of those around you
  • share your knowledge with the rest of the team
  • write code so clean, fast and elegant, you fight the urge to hang it on your mantle
  • comfortable mixing greenfield solutions with Legacy code to evolve system
  • advocate and a practitioner of TDD/BDD

You will have high bar for quality, maintainability, scalability, performance, efficiency, security and all the other things that make great software great.

What a typical week looks like?

  • Develop new user-facing features used by millions of users
  • Assess the impact of proposed changes to other process areas and systems and recommend alternative solution choices, determining trade-offs and impact analysis
  • Discussing technical solutions and providing innovative new ideas to solutions
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Convert visual designs to semantic mark-up, then dress it up in CSS and then bring it to life with JavaScript
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Developing cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions
  • Maintaining high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies, and keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporating these in future projects and staying ahead of the market and position yourself and the company as a digital specialist.

Must Haves

  • Mastery of JavaSript/HTML/CSS
  • Expert experience with styling and responsive design techniques, mobile first website development using technologies such as HTML5, LESS and SASS
  • Good understanding of JavaScript frameworks such as ReactJS/AngularJS/BackboneJS
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them
  • Hands-on experience building scalable web applications, in particular high frequency and low latency web applications with optimal memory management, performance and scalability as key focus
  • Comfortable with full-stack projects and able to build a minimum working product quickly
  • Experience with automated JS testing using Karma, Jasmine, Qunit, Mocha, Chai
  • Experience integrating with Server Side code to produce dynamic pages
  • Proficient understanding of REST API's
  • Experience with Continuous Integrations and Delivery (Teamcity/OctopusDeploy/Jenkins)
  • Experience with versioning systems such Git/SVN
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as Azure/AWS
  • TDD, XP and Agile practices
  • SOLID principles
  • A sense of urgency and ownership over the product

Nice to Haves

  • Solid understanding of OOD/OOP
  • Experience with writing PowerShell scripts
  • Experience with distributed micro-service design principles
  • Experience with various tech stacks such as .NET/Java
  • Experience with relational databases SQL/PostgreSQL/MySQL
  • Experience with NoSQL technologies such as Redis, MongoDB
  • Experience with HATEOS
  • An excellent track record of evolving software to be better continuously
  • Experience of running code katas and improvement sessions for the team
  • Have Open Source projects or other public code contributions that showcase your talent
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