Professional Frontend Developer

Are you an expert in ALL of the following frameworks?

React, Angular, Angular 2, Ember, Vue, Backbone?
Neither are we, and don’t expect you to be!

Purpose of the role...

We have opportunities for a modern thinking professional frontend developer to join one of our multi-disciplined product focused teams at Code Computerlove to create and deliver award winning web & user experiences.

Role and responsibilities...

As the frontend specialist in the team reporting into the Software Development Lead, you'll play a critical role in defining frontend solutions within the team, as well as supporting and mentoring others with all things ‘frontend’.

You will also be part of the Frontend Code discipline/community along with all other frontend specialists from other teams at Code, inputting to the direction of frontend, and driving best practice & re-use across Code Computerlove.

As part of your team (consisting of Product Owner, UX & Design, Software Engineering, QA etc), you will spot opportunities to input to Code Computerlove’s Digital Product Agency vision. Constantly looking to improve how the team & clients work towards a more iterative lean/agile methodology - identifying the right problems to solve that deliver measurable value.

You must have a strong desire to improve yourself and learn from others, whilst also getting involved in the Code Computerlove culture of learning & sharing. You will have support from our ‘Best in Industry’ talent, so you can keep progressing your own skills and career.

Who are you?

You are a solid, competent frontend developer, passionate about technology and lean modern interactive frontend development, UX and design principles. You will be a capable frontend developer, but recognise that you can benefit from support as you continue your carreer. You will recognise the benefit of good UI architecture and design in order to deliver the high standards you & Code pride themselves on.

You are pragmatic in your approach, balancing technical and product needs to deliver quality adaptable solutions as part of a continuously improving product team & client.

You have an understanding of design & UX principles. Designing for users, not screens is a term you are fully tuned into. You believe Design & UX are skills every frontend developer should be passionate about and can demonstrate evidence of that very belief through your portfolio.

A passion to fix the designer developer gap removing the “thinkers/doers” mentality is something you strive for.

Perhaps you are not sure how your current role can grow any further, or you are lacking the support to keep progressing…?

Skills and experience...

Essential

  • You have used a range of technology, capable with HTML, CSS/Sass, JavaScript (Vanila), Git & Deployment automation, however more importantly can demonstrate your development practices/craftsmanship to new technology – perhaps via examples on your personal GitHub repo or portfolio.
  • You have a good understanding of task runners such as Grunt or Gulp.
  • You are aware of the impact of Performance, and can demonstrate how you have implemented relevant techniques for load and render speed.
  • You will have as much passion in HOW you work & deliver solutions to problems as you do in the technology you use, so terms like 'Craftsmanship', 'Clean Code', 'Self Organising', 'Fast Feedback', 'Automate Everything' is something you believe in very strongly.
  • You are already a competent developer, but looking for the support & culture to progress further

Desirable

  • Experience in creating/working within commercial NodeJS applications.
  • Exposure to open source or enterprise level Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • You have had exposure to Lean or Agile working practices, but want to cement your knowledge and help contribute continuous improvement and eliminating waste as part of a team.
  • Perhaps you will already be attending tech community events in the North West, and recognise the importance of the tech community to calibrate and learn from best in industry engineers. If you go to McrFred, then you’ve probably heard some of our specialists talk about their passion for everything frontend!

What we value...

What our Developers, Engineers & Teams Value

  • A focus on modern development & engineering principles - Craftsmanship, Automation, TDD & BDD, DevOps, so technical solutions can be constantly adapted to meet ever changing demands with reliability, repeatability and fast feedback.
  • Agile/Lean Thinking - Product focussed, Kanban approach, Extreme programming, building collaborative team structures that want to surface and use data to drive decisions.
  • Self-Organising – empowered team that constantly seek to improve to reliably deliver iterative solutions.
  • Learning & Personal Development - Code Kata's, Brown Bags, SkillShares & External software coaches
  • Actively attend & speak at local tech & lean meetups in the North West - McrFred DevOps Manc, XPMan, MancJS, North West Tester Gathering, CodeUp Manchester etc
  • Use the flexible, fun and challenging work environment where innovative ideas are encouraged.

Code Computerlove Values

  • We value people who are brilliant in their capability and the things that they make together
  • We value people who improve; continually improve themselves and the world around them to make a difference
  • We value people who collaborate, who are a joy to work with and who get more from themselves and those around them, by working together effectively.
  • BRILLIANT NEVER STOPS

The environment

Our offices are based in Manchester City centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly train station. We value our working spaces greatly so we've crafted studios and working environments that let creativity flourish. We would like individuals who can embrace Code's learning culture and collaborative project approach.

The package

We offer a competitive salary, negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience. On top of this we have a generous benefits package, including pension scheme, medical insurance, flexi-start, 25 days holiday, paid social events, bike schemes, child care schemes, you name it...

Benefits...

  • 25 days’ holiday and bank holidays
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Medical / health insurance scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • £500 personal training budget
  • £20 headphone allowance
  • Laptop bag allowance
  • Eye & dental cover up to £100
  • Gin Friday (Friday bar)
  • Social & supported events throughout the year
  • Subsidised professional massage (on site)
  • Bike scheme
  • Child care scheme
  • And much more!

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