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Front End Developer

Front End Developer

Whitehall Resources are looking for an experienced Front End Developer for an initial 6 month contract in West Yorkshire.

Key Tasks/ Deliverables:
– Build, deploy and operate outstanding digital services within an agile environment that meet well-defined user needs
– Provide mentorship and/or line management for more junior Front-end developers where necessary
– Contribute to a culture of continual improvement in which key systems “owned” by your digital service team are regularly analysed, maintained and improved.
– Contribute to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration environment
– Become involved in the wider web development community, building relationships with other front-end developers and identifying best practices we can adopt
– Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with technical and non-technical team members in the wider digital team
– Completion of work allocated within agreed time, cost and quality criteria and providing progress reports on assigned work as required
– Prompt escalation of problems, issues and risks as necessary

Essential Skills/ Experience:
– HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, SASS, BEM (Block, Element and Modifier naming convention)
– Scala, Play Framework, JSON, XML, Microservices, JavaScript, Node.js, REST, JUnit, Selenium (Automation), Git, Github, accessibility standards, WCAG 2.1, accessibility testing tools such as WAVE, Pa11y, Siteimprove
– Scripting or basic programming skills. Familiarity with network protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.
– Understanding of application deployment strategies and continuous integration
– Working within a product-centric environment
– Experience with, and appreciation of, Agile/Lean development methods, practices and techniques
– Solid development experience preferably in Open Source language
– Experience with continuous integration tool, such as Jenkins
– Experience testing and automated testing tools, such as Selenium, Gatling, Cucumber, Gherkin
– Familiar with common diagnostic methodologies, and the deployment and use of monitoring tools incl. Grafana, Kibana, Dashing, Google Analytics

Business Skills/ Experience:
– Agile Methodology
– Lateral thinking: generate innovative approaches and solutions to complex problems
– Pragmatism: delivery-focused, adaptable and responsive
– Influencing skills to drive change and continuous improvement
– Self-starter with demonstrable career progression through personal initiative
– Passionate and energetic: ambitious, committed, drives immediacy and urgency
– Strong people skills: communication, negotiation, listening
– Demonstrable ability to learn new platforms and technologies quickly
– Confident to engage with client


All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.