Senior Front End Developer

West London  |  Head Office

Reference
VAC-2054
Role Type
Full Time
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date
09/09/2019

Front End Engineer - Online Development - West London

The primary role is to support the Harvey Nichols Online Development team in maintaining and developing its digital presence across multiple platforms. Working with the Online and IT departments in contributing and developing the harveynichols.com website which utilises Magento, Wordpress and a new headless React, Redux frontend which we aim to drive all web traffic through. A creative, collaborative and digital mind set is key.

The candidate will have at least 5 years commercial experience working on a variety of sizeable projects in an agile environment. They will have experience in responsive web design and the ability to show creative flare, an eye for design and a grounded UX mind-set.

You will be self-organised, able to make key decisions within your area on behalf of the department and report to upper management on a regular basis.

You will display a service worthy of a 5-star hotel in your work and towards your colleagues and to our customers. Your ability to communicate to people of all levels and technical ability in a positive and friendly manner is key.

You will be working on key projects underpinning the Harvey Nichols online strategy, a key part of our short and long term objectives.  This role will enable you to own complex and challenging projects whilst being supported by an experienced and friendly team.

Required Expertise required

  • Expert in HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Video
  • Extensive experience with responsive web design, ability to advise on best practice
  • Experience in working with a JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as React, Redux, Backbone.js or Angular. Understanding of native JavaScript development.
  • Experience using node.js and frontend build tools such as Grunt, Gulp or Broccoli.
  • Strong knowledge of PHP
  • Understanding of OOP principles and techniques
  • Understanding of XSS attacks and how to safeguard against them
  • Experience working on a LAMP and node stack
  • Comfortable with the command line
  • Good working knowledge of modern VCS systems especially git

Desirable Technical Expertise

  • Experience working on an ecommerce platform such as Magento
  • Understanding of SEO, ability to advise on best practise and impact

Skills and Personal Attributes required

  • Able to communicate with internal stakeholders confidently at all levels, ability to present is desirable. Must be able to show pride in their work and good team communications.
  • Manage workload between projects and business as usual support tickets.
  • Liaising with third parties internally and externally to discuss integration of the product.
  • Being a collaborative team player, can do attitude, ability to work independently or as part of a team, approachable and pragmatic. 
  • Must have a natural thirst for new technology and anything digital, part of your role is to evolve the company’s digital landscape.

In return we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits including staff discount and unlimited travel card and an supportive learning environment focusing on growing talent internally.

We look forward to speaking with you.

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