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Midweight Front End Developer

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Our client are a leading global advertising implementation agency based in London. They produce integrated campaigns for some of the biggest and most well known brands in the world.

This role will sit within the digital team, on client side in West London, the developer will be responsible for supporting the existing set of client’s digital assets as well as establishing new projects for new clients.

The ideal candidate must display excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated interpersonal and organisation abilities. The candidate must be enthusiastic about technology and constantly looking at the next innovation. A candidate for this position must be able to work in fast paced environment. Flexibility and tolerance is a necessity.

If successful, you will be rewarded with training and mentorship from the senior development team and an excellent team atmosphere.

• Develop new digital assets as identified by supervisor and management
• Test all your work according to the brief and minimum requirements for each client
• Develop fast and efficiently to meet tight deadlines
• Create digital assets in accordance with the requests of the other developers or Project Managers
• Produce digital assets in a number of languages
• Update and amend existing assets
• Maintain client digital assets to the best of your ability using clean, accessible mark up according to the latest web standards
• Comment your code consistently and cleanly
• Help and advise project managers with client’s digital requests
• Keep an eye on the latest trends to help boost development efficiency

The Requirements:

Technical skills
• HTML / HTML5
• CSS / CSS3
• JavaScript / JQuery
• Responsive development experience
• Exposure to Front End Frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation)
• Version Control through GIT
• Image manipulation software (Photoshop, Fireworks)
• Accessible and SEO based coding
• Clear understanding of Usability
• Proficient in developing to W3C Standards
• Knowledge of the challenges of Email newsletter builds
• Knowledge of Cross Browser problems/fixes
• Progressive enhancement and graceful degradation
• Clear understanding of Usability

Personal skills
• At least 2 years commercial development experience
• Bachelors degree in computer science, MIS, or related experience
• Excellent attention to detail
• Able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
• Able to follow clear instruction
• Self motivated, detail-oriented and organised
• Experience with hardware and software issues
• Proficient in Internet related applications such as E-Mail clients, FTP clients and Web Browsers
• Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organisational, and presentation skills
• Experience in structured environment with increasing levels of responsibility and complexity
• The ability to communicate and teach non-technical users a must
• Respond proactively to training, technical support and customer service needs in line with provided guidelines
• Ability to work additional hours as needed
• Team player and willing to teach and to learn
• A confident, open and honest approach to working

Desirable
• Experience with LESS or SASS/Compass
• Experience with Modernizr
• Web design experience
• Flash
• AS2, AS3
• JS Frameworks (Backbone, Ember, Angular)
• Knowledge of server administration
• Knowledge of development challenges with different spoken languages
• An interest in advertising
• Can speak another language
• Have an interest in Sport

Character Traits
• Organised
• Desire to learn new technologies
• Attention to detail
• Get immense enjoyment from finding errors
• Good communicator
• Technology is a big part of the candidate’s life

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