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Front End Developer

Woking, Surrey West London, £50 – 60k plus benefits plus bonus
Permanent
Reference: RC5813

Front End Developer with UX skills is required by leading technology organisation based in West London. This role would suit technically able Developer with a creative flair wanting to move into more of a UX role or an already established UX Developer with strong technical skills. This role is positioned across the technical/creative spectrum with the opportunity to shape the role accordingly.

This role will join an existing and highly successful team with responsibility for ensuring their platforms and products deliver an excellent customer experience and are benchmarked against the competitive market. You will use a range of well-established and proven techniques to ensure this and to continuously develop the products, user experience, and product teams, bringing considerable value and expertise to the role.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To design and develop modern, accessible front-end interfaces for enterprise software as part of several multi-skilled product development teams.
  • To develop desktop/tablet/mobile interfaces and applications using responsive-web design.
  • Work alongside application developers to keep development focussed on user needs and quality-assure implementation.
  • Work alongside wider product teams to keep ideas and designs technically feasible
  • Take the lead within a development team on ensuring UI is standards-compliant, performant, maintainable, accessible and cross-browser compatible as required.
  • Documenting and testing your code, and preparing test scenarios/packages for third party testing on occasion. Also debugging and issue resolution where the UI is involved.
  • To maintain and develop existing product UIs alongside product teams, whilst working towards a wider UI/UX strategy.
  • To support the UX process through prototyping and wireframing of proposals prior to implementation.


Key Requirements:

  • Extensive commercial experience of developing and maintaining UIs for modern standards-compliant web applications using HTML/CSS/Javascript and associated technologies.
  • Ideally experience using related tools/frameworks, including LESS/SASS, jQuery, and Bootstrap (but without being overly-reliant on them)
  • Experience using Axure, Omnigraffle (or similar) for prototyping, wireframes and validating ideas.
  • Demonstrable experience and comfort working in an Agile environment, working in multiple product teams simultaneously.
  • Detailed understanding of cross-browser and cross-device issues, including limited support for legacy browsers
  • Ideally some experience using appropriate UX techniques (workshops, interviews, ethnographic studies etc) to develop understanding of problems and identify solutions.
  • Track record in providing combined technical/design skills within a multi-skilled product development team.
  • Strong written and presentation skills.


Desirable

  • Experience managing large CSS (or LESS/SASS) frameworks
  • Experience with single page applications.
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio (Web Essentials) and source control (e.g. GIT/TFS)
  • Experience with automated testing tools and techniques.
  • Experience sourcing and managing related UI assets (including icons, images, fonts, etc)
  • Experience with user testing, workshops, and other ‘UX design’ related skills.



For a full consultation on this role please can you email your CV to Rebecca at Arc IT.

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