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Front end/UI Developer job in Oxfordshire (419)

at Ridgeway (view profile)
Location Witney
Date Posted 6th February 2017
Category Technical
Job Type Full-time
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We are currently seeking a front-end developer for web and responsive mobile applications to be part of our expanding development team, creating first-class user interfaces using cutting edge web technologies.

Working within a growing team of designers, front-end developers and .Net developers, you will have an opportunity to be involved in shaping the user interface for a varied range of projects. Reporting to the project leads and Development Manager, there is huge scope to develop your front-end skills on technically demanding and creatively rewarding projects for clients both small and large.

Essential skills & experience

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be experienced in contributing to large scale responsive websites
  • Have expert knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 with a healthy obsession for clean, semantic HTML
  • Have experience using CSS pre-processors such as SASS/Less and build tools such as Grunt, Gulp, or Webpack
  • Be able to make autonomous decisions relating to front end processes and test own work effectively
  • Have knowledge of accessibility standards and best practices as well as of progressive enhancement and its benefits
  • Have detailed knowledge of native JavaScript and experience working with a framework such as Angular, React, Backbone
  • Be willing to contribute to advancing Ridgeway’s technical offering – we don’t rest on our laurels and constantly assess our approaches to ensure our work is of the highest quality
  • Have a keen interest in UX and understanding of the impact of usability on interfaces

Desired skills & experience

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have previously worked in an agency environment
  • Have experience with GIT version control
  • Be confident using the terminal/command line
  • Have experience of writing reliable functional tests to verify new features/refactored code
  • Have experience with Node
  • Have worked on or created a progressive web app

About the role

The role will require the candidate to work on projects which vary in size from a few days to several months, comprising:

  • .Net web application development
  • Assisting with scoping, requirements capture, time estimates and other project documentation
  • Assisting with functional and technical specification documents
  • Testing and support

Working collaboratively with our team of designers, front-end developers and .Net developers, you will have an opportunity to be involved in varied roles within projects. You will also promote front-end developments to the wider team as well as supporting the mentoring culture within the development team. Reporting directly to the Development Manager, there is huge scope to build on your experience with a wide range of technically demanding projects for clients both large and small, and carve a niche for yourself within the agency.

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