Front-End Software Engineer

As a Front-End Software Engineer working in the Research and Development team, you will design, develop, release, and maintain web-based front-end systems. You will work closely with researchers to develop existing prototypes into production-ready systems which provide great User Experiences. You will be comfortable developing innovative new front-ends from scratch with a high degree of autonomy. You will be joining a team focussed on early-stage product development in emerging technologies and nascent markets, and will enjoy rapid iteration and moving between projects as circumstances change.

Up to £49K
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Responsible for:

  • Taking the lead on development and maintenance of new Nominet products
  • Own and develop robust, maintainable, standards-compliant code (that leverages frameworks where possible) in an agile working environment
  • Working on a breadth of web technologies whilst ensuring a coherent, high-performing platform
  • Investigating and advise on new web-based trends, technologies, packages and libraries
    • Taking the lead on delivering high-quality, well tested code in a timely manner
    • Packaging software and data for continuous delivery/deployment
    • Writing high-quality documentation
    • Solving complex problems with no precedent and taking responsibility for key design decisions
    • Developing relationships with people across the Nominet business and using these relationships throughout your work with a positive attitude
    • Being a good team player and able to work with different people across departments and levels.

Working relationships:

  • Director of Research & Development
  • R&D Team
  • Project Management Office
  • New Product and Business Development Team
  • Key Nominet staff.

Key result areas:

  • High level of service delivered based on internal feedback and features implemented as part of product roadmaps
  • On-time and on-budget project delivery
  • Collaborative, productive working relationships with colleagues.

Core skills:

  • Strong Javascript skills working with modern frameworks and testing methodologies. (e.g. ReactJS, AngularJS, VueJS, D3, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack)
  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, CSS3
  • Strong knowledge of AJAX, current web standards, trends and patterns such as responsive/mobile-first design.
  • Experience with web mapping solutions (e.g. Mapbox) highly desirable
  • Familiarity with version control systems like Git/Subversion.
  • A strong commitment to delivering great User Experience
  • Excellent interface design skills. Visual design experience is a plus
  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting cross-browser issues/solutions, and supporting and maintaining code developed by third parties
  • Ability to work from a prototype and collaborate with researchers to deliver production-ready systems
  • Ability to understand product development within the context of the business and how products will contribute to the success of the company
  • Ability to produce documentation that is well-structured and well-written
  • Effective communication with technical and non-technical colleagues, including giving demonstrations of your software
  • A passion for writing clean, reliable, thoroughly-tested, maintainable code.

Desirable skills:

  • The following skills are desirable but not essential:
    • Node.js, MongoDB and MEAN full-stack development
    • Linux sysadmin/DevOps experience
    • Experience with Amazon AWS and/or Azure environment