Frontend Developer

Salary: Competitive, based on ability

About 6B: We are a forward-thinking, fast-paced and growing digital agency based in Wakefield. We need to expand our team to meet the ever-increasing demand for websites, web apps, mobile apps and other exciting projects.

Job Brief: We are looking for a qualified front-end developer to join our growing development team. You will be responsible for building the ‘client-side’ of our websites and web applications. You should be able to translate our company and customer needs into functional and appealing interactive applications.

About the role: A front-end developer at 6B focuses on using HTML, CSS and Javascript to build beautiful websites and user-friendly environments for web applications. We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new front-end digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design.

Responsibilities:

  • Use markup languages like HTML, CSS and Javascript to create user-friendly websites and web applications
  • Maintaining and improving existing websites and web applications
  • Optimizing websites and applications for maximum speed
  • Designing mobile-based features
  • Collaborating with back-end developers and web designers to improve usability
  • Getting feedback from, and building solutions for, users and customers
  • Writing functional requirement documents and guides
  • Creating quality mock-ups and prototypes
  • Helping back-end developers with coding and troubleshooting
  • Ensuring high quality graphic standards , brand consistency and attention to detail
  • Staying up-to-date on emerging technologies

Requirements:

  • Deep level of knowledge in HTML, CSS (with a CSS preprocessor such as SASS) and vanilla Javascript
  • Confidence with using a popular Javascript framework such as React, Angular or Vue, confidence in coding in ES6 and JSX
  • Familiarity with CSS methodologies and best practices such as BEM
  • Experience using task runners (like Gulp), bundlers (like webpack) and compilers (like Babel)
  • Experience with using Google webmasters tools and strong understanding of Analytics
  • Understanding of and ability to apply core SEO principles to a website
  • Familiarity with browser testing, unit testing and debugging
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Understanding of layout aesthetics and a keen attention to detail
  • Familiarity with software like Adobe Suite, Photoshop and content management systems
  • An ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to communicate with a team and customers effectively

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Typescript
  • Experience with PHP and MySQL

Benefits of working with 6B:

  • The basics - 20 holiday days each year with 8 bank holidays and a company pension
  • Office treats - fully subsidised lunch once/month and breakfast once/month
  • Keeping fit - 50% subsidised gym membership
  • Having fun - team days out twice/year
  • Appraisals - appraisals and salary review every 6 months
  • Flexibility - flexible start/end times (8:00-9:30 to 4:30-6:00)
  • Flexible workstation - let us know what tech you need to do your job well
  • Working from home - flexibility to work from home up to 2 days/month

No recruitment companies please.

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