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Front End Developer - HTML - CSS - REST - JSON

  • Salary: £380 - £427 per annum
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Sector: Web Development
  • Date posted: 16/03/2017
  • Job reference: J361809A
This vacancy has now expired.

Our Newcastle based government client are seeking experienced Front End Developers to join their team on an initial 3 month contract.


  • Build, deploy and operate outstanding digital services within an agile environment that meet well-defined user needs
  • Deliver application designs that meet web standards, ensuring that key elements are built in from the outset
  • Collaborate with Design specialists to translate designs into high quality websites, apps, HTML emails, and interactive experiences
  • Contribute to the development and continual enhancement of products
  • Partner with Product Managers, Design specialists, Business Analysts and Software Developers to facilitate a consistent user experience.
  • Participate in the rapid development of user-driven digital prototypesWork in cross-functional teams to write and test production quality, sustainable code for world-class user interfaces for new and existing systems
  • Ensure that new and updated digital services are thoroughly tested for accessibility and can be maintained and improved over the long-term.
  • 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 (outside of client and the government), 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 and across government.


  • Proven experience in the use and implementation of modern front end web programming techniques
  • Understanding of the use of responsive web design
  • Demonstrable experience of back end programming including Java
  • Good understanding of web technologies & protocols
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrable ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
  • Experience with different front end web programming languages (e.g. HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, REST, JSON)


  • Experience working on large scale web initiatives
  • Experience of back-end programming languages such as Scala, Python, Ruby
  • Experience with automated testing and continuous integration solutions such as Jenkins, junit, Selenium
  • Experience developing and using web-based APIs (especially HTTP REST-based APIs)
  • Experience with web frameworks such such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Play Framework, Google Guice, Spring
  • Experience with open source solutions and community
  • Experience working on technical projects within an agile team
  • Experience presenting work at user groups and conferences
  • Experience of building and scaling high-traffic websites
  • Knowledge of the use of version control systems such as git or subversion

Candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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