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Front End Developer Required

Matt Jackson

By Matt

We are looking for a new front-end developer to help us craft websites that are fast, accessible, and that wow clients and users alike. If you love solving problems using code and want to work in a fun studio, making great websites, it could be you!

The role

You’ll be working directly with clients and the design team to understand a business's strategy and goals, and build websites that help fulfill them.

We like to push each project as much as we can, so we want you to challenge us (and clients) to help build great solutions on time and on budget. Our developers don’t just take comps and turn them into websites. You’ll be involved in the design and decision making process to make sure what we want to build, can be built.

The role is full time and permanent, based in our lovely Cardiff Bay studio. Our core hours are 8:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. We have an excellent flexible working policy and we’re supportive of people’s different lifestyles and commitments. We will happily work something out for the right candidate.

About you

You will have a can-do attitude, an appetite to learn, and a love of building for the web. We want a developer with an eye for good design, who is fussy about user experience and has good communication skills.

What other skills you need will depend on the role you’re interested in…

Junior developers

A great attitude is more important than technical ability. We’ll work with you to level-up your skills and improve your code. You won’t be afraid to ask questions, and the team will help you when you’re stuck.

It is really important that you know HTML and CSS to a level where you can build a website. We’d love you to know some JavaScript (or another programming language), but it’s not a requirement. We always work responsively, so an understanding of responsive web design and the benefits/constraints of different screen sizes is a must.

Mid-level developers

You will combine technical chops with a great attitude, using your experience and initiative to finish projects to our high standards. All with minimal input from the senior developers. You will collaborate with the designers to help work out if and how something can be built. You will be comfortable talking to clients and leading them through the development process.

You will have good experience of taking designs and turning them into code. We want you to be involved in scoping projects so you should be able to estimate how long something will take you to build.

You will be able to write HTML and CSS to a high standard and you’ll have some experience of using JavaScript. Experience using a CMS and version control (we use Git) would also be important. You won’t know how to solve every problem, but you’ll know what to Google to get on the right path.

We also expect a mid-level developer to have a basic knowledge of:

  • Accessibility best practices
  • Performance best practices
  • Security best practices

Bonus round

You’ll get bonus points for...

  • JS Framework experience
  • Templating languages
  • PHP (or other back-end languages)
  • Craft CMS
  • Shopify
  • Gatsby
  • Familiarity with design software (the Adobe ones, Sketch, InVision, etc)

You can interview me if you have…

  • Native iOS/Android skills
  • Server/Devops experience
  • A.R/V.R experience

Benefits

Here's what you'll get

  • £22-26k (Junior) / £26-32k (Middleweight), depending on experience
  • Long term growth prospects, mentoring and opportunities to lead projects
  • Opportunities to experiment with new techniques and technologies
  • Opportunities to train and attend workshops and conferences
  • Great pension options and employee benefits package
  • Whatever kit you need
  • Fruit, good coffee/tea and quality biscuits
  • Breakfast rolls on (most) Fridays
  • Regular Wagamama's. It's kind of a tradition.

Apply

Email devjobs@bluegg.co.uk with a link to your website and examples of your work. Please include a CV and covering email of less than 150 words on why you're perfect for the role.

Please also complete this short, and anonymous, diversity survey. This survey helps us to monitor our ongoing diversity strategy. This information is separate to your application and is not viewed or considered as part of the selection process.

We will invite successful applicants to an interview (face-to-face or via Skype). You’ll be expected to present your work, have a chat about your experience and answer a few questions on front-end development. No whiteboarding, no tests, no working for free. Promise.

Ideally we want to find the perfect person by the end of September. But if it's sooner, that'll be fine by us!

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