Front End Software Developer

  • Location:

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    JD/113572_1572946446

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

This role is for a front-end developer to work on our web application at the heart of the factory. You will be responsible for all aspects of the user interface, making use of the latest client-side technologies to bring native app like functionality to our cloud software.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop touch-friendly and responsive web applications using Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3 and the latest client-side frameworks (Angular, React, Vue, Ember).
  • Evaluate and recommend a particular framework to standardize our front-end development and then ensure we stay current with the evolution of that framework.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the wider web application team in the best-practice use of tools and methodologies for front-end development e.g task runners (Grunt), JS/CSS preprocessors (CoffeeScript, Babel, LESS, Sass), templating (Handlebars.js)
  • Maintain a strong focus on testing everything you develop as well as championing the use of new tools and methodologies to improve software quality e.g. JSLint, Mocha, Chai, Jasmine
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the capabilities of popular browsers and work to ensure a consistent user experience across them.
  • Use appropriate tools to prototype new user interfaces and conduct usability testing.
  • Contribute to our agile development process by capturing user stories, defining acceptance criteria and being an active participant in standups and retrospectives.
  • Follow modern software engineering best-practice: collaborative distributed coding with branching version control, continuous integration and deployment.
  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of our products in accordance with our ISO9001 Quality Management System and the principals of GAMP5 Good Manufacturing Practice.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other "STEM" subject
  • Minimum of two years front-end development experience on a commercial web application.
  • Fluent English
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