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Lead Front End Developer

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 by Focus 5 Recruitment

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£45k - £50k Annual
Full-Time

Lead Front End Developer - Manchester - JavaScript

Focus 5 are working with a really exciting tech business in Manchester City Centre to recruit an experienced Lead Front End Developer. The company is a true tech business, more akin to the type of company found in Silicon Valley. With significant funding and exciting growth plans there is huge opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge projects as well as the opportunity to build a career in an expanding business.

The Lead Front End Developer will develop, deploy, and maintain the Front End of Web Based software applications using mainstream JavaScript frameworks. You will work in an AGILE environment within a small team, each team being responsible for servicing a specific client group or looking after specific products. Through thoughtful and user focused development, you will help well-known names/brands to understand and improve their IT capability with functional and user-friendly software applications.

The role

  • Leading a Development team whilst remaining hands on in FED tasks
  • Translating designs and wireframes into high quality, secure code.
  • Debugging internally and externally reported issues, and endeavour to maintain optimal performance of applications at all times.
  • Taking both individual and collective responsibility for the successful operation of the applications delivered.
  • Participating in peer code reviews, both as reviewer and reviewee
  • Ensuring that the User Interface Experience on all the company's Web and Mobile applications are exceptional.

Experience required

  • Have at least 5 years demonstrable experience developing, deploying, and maintaining the Front End of Web Based software applications in an agile environment using mainstream JavaScript frameworks.
  • Experience in a Senior or Lead Developer role.
  • Experience with responsive designs and single page apps, shopping cart and search.
  • Experience developing within a JavaScript framework using ReactJS and Redux.
  • Integrating with REST APIs.
  • JavaScript ES5/ES6 and HTML5/CSS3 to a high standard.
  • Understanding of cross browser compatibility requirements and building responsive web applications.
  • Writing automated unit and functional tests using testing frameworks, preferably Jest and Enzyme.
  • Solid understanding of source control systems such as Git

Desirable (not essential):

  • Next.JS experience.
  • Experience with other languages, such as NodeJS, C++, Python, and/or Go.
  • Mobile application development using frameworks such as React Native.
  • Familiarity with ticket tracking systems and build tools, such as Atlassian Jira and Bamboo.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Lead Front End Developer to make a real impact on a growing business and to develop your career and skills working with a true tech leader. It's an exciting time to join the business with real opportunity to dovetail your career growth with the growth of the company.

This is a live role with a key client. For immediate consideration and full details, please submit an application ASAP.

Reference: 839151717

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