We’re Hiring: Front End Web Developer

JOB TITLE

Front End Web Developer – HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery – Global Music Publisher

Salary

Competitive + bonus + package

Location

London or Bury St. Edmunds

Industry

We are one of the world’s leading independent music publishing companies with offices worldwide. Successful in many music related fields including rights, copyright ownership and promotion, printed music, book publishing, music retailing, e-commerce and digital publishing.

Why this role is key to our business

We are looking for an experienced front-end web developer to initially join our e-commerce team. The team has responsibility for the next generation of the Group’s flagship, award-winning e-commerce site. This is a key hire as part of a new initiative to restructure the team to industry standards, with a greater emphasis on specialists taking ownership of specific areas of the project.

 

It is not unusual to find employees with 20 years’ service or more, and the company is renowned in the industry for being a great place to work. The vision for this role is to enhance the team with specialist IT skills and contemporary practices, to deliver fully responsive websites on desktop/table/mobile that are a joy to interact with, whilst still retaining the existing culture of the business.

Position in Organization

The role reports into the team’s Lead Developer and will be matrix managed by the team’s Project Manager. The successful applicant will work closely with other specialist members of the team including product manager, designer, developers, DBAs and tester. It is envisaged that there will eventually be the opportunity to move into a lead role as additional front end resources are acquired.

Key Responsibilities

The company undertake a wide range of global IT initiatives, from websites and apps to rights management systems and infrastructure. The role is varied, and requires:

  • Ownership of front end development tasks, initially for our eCommerce project but gradually encompassing other initiatives
  • First and foremost someone who is hands-on and enjoys coding to the highest standards but also has a keen eye for the overall look-and-feel and user experience, having the ability to work cohesively with design and back-end development teams.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to cover for any related tasks as well as consideration of commercial issues

 

Essential Experience

Minimum 5 years’ demonstrable experience of hands on commercial front end development covering the following areas:

  • multi-platform and multi-browser including mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Agile practices

Essential Skills

Excellence in the following areas:

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3 / SCSS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • JSON / AJAX
  • Bootstrap 3 framework
  • Modernizr / Cross Browser development
  • Legacy HTML / CSS work-arounds (older browsers)
  • Jira or other issue management tool

Knowledge

Clear understanding (not skills) of most of the following technologies in a high availability environment:

  • C#/.NET
  • Mobile App development
  • Relational Databases
  • Continuous integration and delivery
  • DevOps processes
  • Virtual Machines
  • High availability and Cloud strategies
  • Networking, Security and Identity
  • Product development

Nice to have……..

Experience of eCommerce, UX/UI, Visual Studio 2012+, GIT, Razor (templates), A/B & Multi-variant testing, continuous delivery, Computer Science or Science degree.

 

Bonus skills: C#, .NET 4 and Up, MVC, SQL server 2008/2012+, Photoshop

Personal Attributes and Other Requirements

Excellent communication and team management skills, able to work to tight deadlines.

Travel

Some day travel to Bury St. Edmunds and possibly occasional short trips to European offices

Candidate Questions

Please do not apply if you cannot answer yes to the following questions. Music related skills are not a substitute for any of the role requirements:

  1. Do you have a minimum 5 years’ experience as detailed in “Experience” section above, capable of being backed up by references?
  2. If requested, can you provide 3 substantial and successful examples of relevant projects that you have worked on?
  3. Are you comfortable being tested on your skills
  4. Are you comfortable discussing in detail the areas listed in the “Knowledge” section above.

 

No agency applications accepted

CV Screening

  1. Substantial number of engagements of 2 years’ duration or more. 5 years total required in relevant areas.
  2. Well presented CV to show organizational and communication skills
  3. Few periods of unemployment

 

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Front End Developer – HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery – Global Music Publisher

We are one of the world’s leading independent music publishing companies with offices worldwide. Successful in many music related fields including rights, copyright ownership and promotion, printed music, book publishing, music retailing, e-commerce and digital publishing.

We are looking for an experienced front-end web developer to initially join our e-commerce team. The team has responsibility for the next generation of the Group’s flagship, award-winning e-commerce site. It is envisaged that there will eventually be the opportunity to move into a lead role as additional front end resources are acquired.

Key Responsibilities

The company undertake a wide range of global IT initiatives, from websites and apps to rights management systems and infrastructure. The role is varied, and requires:

  • Ownership of front end development tasks, initially for our eCommerce project but gradually encompassing other initiatives
  • First and foremost someone who is hands-on and enjoys coding to the highest standards but also has a keen eye for the overall look-and-feel and user experience
  • Flexibility and adaptability to cover for any related tasks as well as consideration of commercial issues

Essential Experience

Minimum 5 years’ demonstrable experience of hands on commercial front end development covering the following areas:

  • multi-platform and multi-browser including mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Agile practices

Essential Skills

Excellence in the following areas:

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3 / SCSS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • JSON / AJAX
  • Bootstrap 3 framework
  • Modernizr / Cross Browser development
  • Legacy HTML / CSS work-arounds (older browsers)
  • Jira or other issue management tool

Knowledge

Clear understanding (not skills) of most of the following technologies in a high availability environment:

  • C#/.NET
  • Mobile App development
  • Relational Databases
  • Continuous integration and delivery
  • DevOps processes
  • Virtual Machines
  • High availability and Cloud strategies
  • Networking, Security and Identity
  • Product development

Nice to have……..

Experience of eCommerce, UX/UI, Visual Studio 2012+, GIT, Razor (templates), A/B & Multi-variant testing, continuous delivery, Computer Science or Science degree.

Bonus skills: C#, .NET 4 and Up, MVC, SQL server 2008/2012+, Photoshop

Personal Attributes and Other Requirements

Excellent communication and team management skills, able to work to tight deadlines.

Travel

Some day travel to Bury St. Edmunds and possibly occasional short trips to European offices

Candidate Questions

Please do not apply if you cannot answer yes to the following questions. Music related skills are not a substitute for any of the role requirements:

  1. Do you have a minimum 5 years’ experience as detailed in “Experience” section above, capable of being backed up by references?
  2. If requested, can you provide 3 substantial and successful examples of relevant projects that you have worked on?
  3. Are you comfortable being tested on your skills
  4. Are you comfortable discussing in detail the areas listed in the “Knowledge” section above.

No agency applications accepted