Front End Developer

  • Job Reference: 282820
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Stratospherec Ltd
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
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Job Description

Stratospherec are excited to be working with a web design and digital agency based in Brighton who are looking for a Front End Developer to join their team on a hybrid basis.

The company are looking for someone with a good understanding in HTML, CSS and JavaScript who has the drive and passion to learn more. Along with crafting front-end experiences using SCSS, you will be troubleshooting issues along with brainstorming and coming up with new ideas for their clients, alongside the account management team. It’s worth noting that this company do not use React or any other front-end JavaScript frameworks. This role will involve the use of native/vanilla JavaScript (with some jQuery sprinkled in) to make progressively enhanced, scaleable, accessible and high-performing websites.

In this role you will be working closely with the back-end developers, designers, UX specialists and strategists to support the front-end developers in crafting beautiful, accessible websites.

Their CMS and framework is TYPO3, which has a steep learning curve but is highly flexible once you’re familiar with it. They are looking for someone who isn’t phased by a challenge and, with the support of the CTO and development team, can thrive in the role.

Ideally, you will deploy code to production within your first week and be completing support tickets independently within the first couple of months. Solutions to problems are generally found together with a colleague and all code is fully browsable in their hosted Git environment, allowing you to learn from work others are doing.

***The team work from the office twice a week so someone who can travel to Brighton is a necessity for this role***

Key responsibilities:
  • Develop on live projects and existing client websites
  • Work with and support the backend development team
  • Follow steps and procedures to carry out upgrades and conversions
  • Be able to work independently but able to ask for help if required
  • Collaborate on documentation with the team
  • Work with designers and account managers to help debug or explain issues in plain language
Required skills:
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • 2 years commercial experience, or equivalent
  • An understanding of version control
  • Great communicator
  • A person who has the drive, and is willing, to learn new things and grow as a developer and team member.

The list below is the tech they work with and use regularly. You are not expected to know all of the below as training will be given on all aspects, it’s just here more so there are no surprises on your first day.
  • Git, Gitlab, Command line/SSH & DDEV (for local development)
  • PHP, MySQL
  • SCSS, jQuery, SVGs, Gulp & Webpack
  • TYPO3
  • Docker

  • Christmas office shut down on top of your regular holiday entitlement 
  • A day off work for your birthday 
  • Generous profit share
  • Flexible working hours with remote working on a weekly basis
  • Central Brighton office with snacks & drinks provided
  • Regular team socials
  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual performance and pay reviews along with regular check-ins with your manager
  • Engaging projects for an enviable selection of international clients
  • A talented team of designers, developers, and strategists to collaborate and share ideas with
  • Regular show and tells and skill swaps, and the occasional hack day 
  • Annual training budget to be spent on what you decide - tickets to conferences, workshops, books etc.
  • Time off for working with charities/volunteering