Senior Front-End/UI Developer

at Ridgeway (view profile)
Location Witney
Date Posted 15th April 2019
Category Technical
Job Type Full-time
Expiration Date 2019-06-03

Description

We are seeking a highly talented Senior UI Developer to work within Ridgeway’s User Experience Team. The ideal candidate musthave a detailed understanding of modern web technologies, a desire to provide mentorship to teammates and a willingness to work in a collaborative and open environment.

About the role

As Senior UI Developer, it will be your responsibility to maintain the high development quality that we aspire to with every project by researching and integrating new technologies and processes, whilst also contributing to the development of less experienced members of the team. Working within a team of UX Architects, Designers, and UI Developers, you will be responsible for building the UI experiences for a variety of well-known brands. The role will require the candidate to work on projects which vary in size from a few days to several months, and will involve working through the entire lifecycle of web application development.

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day UI development of web products for a numerous brands across a variety of sectors
  • Own processes, procedures, and technical approaches for the UI Team
  • Mentor and support other members of the team
  • Assist the team with scoping, requirements capture and time estimates
  • Assist with the preparation of functional and technical specification documents
  • Provide solution support and communicate directly with clients
  • Attend client meetings when required

Essential skills and experience

  • Demonstrable experience leading projects in an agency environment
  • Intricate understanding of HTML5, CSS3, and native JavaScript
  • Have a portfolio of web site development work which demonstrates your experience
  • Have experience working as technical lead on commercially focused web development projects, and demonstrate an ability to communicate directly with clients
  • Ability to manage own time and workload
  • Experience structuring large-scale front-end codebases
  • Have fastidious attention to detail
  • Be organised, self-motivated and ambitious with a desire to lead a team of talented developers
  • Have a passion for driving technology forward
  • Have experience with front-end build tools (e.g. Gulp, Grunt, Webpack)
  • Have experience working with pattern libraries
  • Have an understanding of SEO best practice
  • Have experience working with Git
  • Possess detailed knowledge of web performance and optimisation best practices, and experience identifying existing performance issues

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience working with .Net
  • Have experience with Sketch/Photoshop/Illustrator in order to effectively assess designs
  • Experience with CSS pre-processors
  • Experience with JavaScript MV* frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, Ember)
  • Experience developing to accessibility standards
  • Experience integrating with and defining REST APIs
  • Good knowledge of UX, design, SEO, and source control
  • Detailed understanding of design and usability heuristics

A rewarding place to work

A few added extras to boost your career and make life just that bit better.

  • 25 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Ride To Work scheme and gym discounts
  • Sonos sound system and shared Spotify playlist
  • Excellent location with Witney town centre and the Cotswold countryside on the doorstep
  • Scope to attend industry events including Kentico Connection, jQuery UK, Smashing, etc
  • Break out area complete with Xbox, Wii, comfy sofa and TV
  • Regular cake, fresh fruit, good coffee and beer on Fridays!

You can find out more about working for Ridgeway and apply via our website: https://www.ridgeway.com/careers/senior-ui-developer

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