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Lead Front End Developer

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 by Atkins Global

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Lead Front End Developer - Glasgow, Warrington, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Epsom, London

This is an exciting opportunity for a development lead role, to join our growing national Creative Design team. We're looking for someone with strong team working and development skills, who communicates clearly to clients and engages with colleagues. The person for this role would be willing to expand upon their already exceptional skills and learn from other developers and technical disciplines in a fast-paced, progressive environment. Supporting the delivery of projects by working with the UX/UI team and creative designers to deliver world class engaging websites and web applications.

There's a huge opportunity to bring greater value to our variety of engineering, infrastructure and architectural design projects. You will bring your ideas, passion and problem-solving approaches to help us deliver fresh, digital solutions. You'll be a team player, ensuring that delivery is of the highest standard, both visually and technically. You'll support with effort estimation and building a pipeline of work whilst embracing the variety and enjoy buzz of a dynamic working environment.


  • Responsible for technical delivery quality
  • Software Effort Estimation
  • Being part of the resource allocation process
  • Creating reusable and accessible front-end components
  • Mentoring and people development of the team
  • Designing solution architecture for development projects
  • Working alongside our UX/UI for web design features.
  • Staying abreast of development trends.
  • Proposing new strategic technology choices

Required skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Comfortable holding client conversations and strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Software / Project effort estimation skills
  • Building Accessible and Multilingual Website and Web apps
  • Excellent HTML / CSS / (Bootstrap) Skills
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript language
  • commercial experience of relevant JavaScript frameworks, e.g. Angular, React, Vue etc.
  • Cloud based hosting experience: Google Firebase, Microsoft Azure
  • Knowledge of node-based server-side technologies
  • Extensive experience creating and working with web services and APIs
  • Understand and how to set up and configure domain names and DNS
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail

Desirable experience

  • Experience with working with customising SharePoint and working with SharePoint REST API
  • Good working knowledge of Scrum and Agile development methodologies.
  • C#, core web API experience

About Creative Design

'Creative Design' is not your typical in-house team. We are a proactive and creative team of over 60 designers, developers, visualisers, filmmakers and immersive media specialists, delivering world class interactive solutions to a wide range of Atkins clients including EDF, Highways England, Transport for London, HS2, Environment Agency, Faithful and Gould and the University of Edinburgh. We work collaboratively with Atkins' teams and external clients, getting to the heart of problems and adding value and innovation to every project.

Our design principles underpin everything we do. We're problem solvers who are excited by working together to find a solution. We create bespoke communications which focus on bringing meaning to content, make information more accessible and add value to projects. We create and implement viable concepts that utilise technology in a way that enhances outcomes and creates efficiencies. We invest in innovation and focus on upcoming technologies.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements

Reference: 1392939821

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