Junior Front End Developer

Alex James Digital
18000.00 GBP Annual
29 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Our client are a fast growing digital business.

Due to continued growth they now require a Junior Front End Developer to join the team.

The job holder will be responsible for working within the web change team to support in the general site maintenance of over 1,000 websites. The chosen candidate will be an adept coder and be able to implement high quality content to match existing branding as a matter of continuity. They will be expected deal with incoming communications with confidence and courtesy and have ability to work under pressure while problem solving customer facing issues.

Activities include:

  • Managing inbound calls and emails in regards to website amendments.
  • Creating high quality artwork using the adobe suite whilst maintaining brand consistency.
  • Optimising customer platforms for maximum speed and performance.
  • Developing new user-facing features using multiple coding languages.
  • Collaborating with internal colleagues to troubleshoot and to improve usability.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment and adhering to strict deadlines.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Proficient understanding of web markup language, including HTML5 & CSS3.
  • Proficient understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms such as LESS.
  • Ability to create high quality graphics using the Adobe suite including Photoshop & Illustrator.
  • Good understanding of cross-browser & cross-device compatibility issues and how implement workarounds.
  • Some understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks including jQuery.
  • Some knowledge of SEO principles and how to best deploy them.

Desirable skills:

  • Have a keen eye for graphic & web design and the ability to write clean, semantic code.
  • Up to date with current web trends and the ability to adapt to the ever changing discipline.
  • Have an understanding of the BEM naming convention and how best to implement it.
  • A basic understanding of the Gulp development package.

Equipment & Software:

  • Apple Mac
  • Atom text editor
  • Gulp
  • Filezilla
  • Adobe Suite