Senior Front End Software Engineer (London)

Head Office | Posted 11-01-2022

London (IT)

Please note:

This role is based at our Head Office in London. Whilst we currently have a blended approach between office and home working, you may be required to work from the office at times.

You will be asked to provide legal proof of entitlement to work in the UK, please ensure you check the UK government website for relevant criteria. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time.

What’s the role about?

As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, e-commerce is a key part of our business - we run two of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our engineering practice includes 30+ teams, working on everything from Cloud platforms to mobile apps, from e-commerce functionality to machine learning.

Ideal candidates will have excellent Javascript skills with a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software. Successful candidates will have passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions.

Learning new skills is extremely important to us. You would be expected to constantly improve your engineering skills and keep up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. In return for your commitment you will receive the support and resources needed to achieve your learning goals.

What you’ll be doing:

This is an opportunity to work as a software engineer specialising in UI development on a cross-functional Agile development team. You’ll typically be working collaboratively with other highly skilled UI Engineers as well as full stack Java engineers, BAs, Testers, Web Designers and User Experience specialists on challenging customer-facing projects.

As a Senior Engineer you will have responsibility for the development approach and provide technical assurance on complex IT projects. You will also use your knowledge of software engineering to support shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced software engineers. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills.

What you’ll already have:

  • JavaScript (including ES6), HTML5, CSS3, CSS preprocessors like SASS and/or LESS., responsive web design.

  • Experience of structuring a JS codebase into modules for ease of testing as well as appropriate encapsulation and separation of concerns.

  • Professional experience of React.js.

  • Accessibility best practice.

  • Knowledge of SEO best practice.

  • Automation of unit and functional testing of Javascript.

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery.

  • TDD, pair programming.

  • Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban.

  • REST API development and/or consumption.

What else you could bring:

  • Any Server side development languages such as Java.

  • GraphQL.

  • Typescript.

  • Node.js.

  • Microservice Architectures.

  • Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • Jenkins or Gitlab CI.

  • Tools such as Sketch/Zeplin.

  • Understanding of UX principles.

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Additional Information:
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

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We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.