Senior Frontend Engineer

Chiswick  |  Head Office

Reference
VAC-4055
Role Type
Contract
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date
31/01/2020

SENIOR FRONTEND ENGINEER 6 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT - CHISWICK, WEST LONDON

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.

What you'll be doing:

  • Act as a senior member of the team and support team members where required.
  • Assist the business in its development of the Magento Enterprise, Wordpress, Express/React and any other platforms that are introduced to the company’s ecom ecosystem.
  • Work with the project management team on a daily basis on current and future developments, delivered within timescales and on budget.
  • Keep abreast of the latest web technologies and developments and continuously help evolve the HN digital landscape in an innovative manor.
  • Working with the UX and product team on translating user requirements into workable specifications so the team can estimate accurate time scales during the sprint and analysis stage.
  • Have a good understanding of the HN multichannel infrastructure in order to make knowledgeable decisions when developing new features.
  • Ability to think ahead and understand the impact of work is key.
  • Have a strong background of QA to ensure a solid testing environment is adhered to.
  • Providing training to users of new systems in terms of CMS capabilities. Ensuring users fully utilize system functionality.
  • Helping users with change-management and content publishing.
  • Be a dependable go to person for all web development tasks. No task is too big or too small.
  • Assist the business in the vision to move to a cloud service architecture which will allow us to support a larger operation and website.

A bit about your experience:

  • 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

A bit about you:

  • 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.

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Very generous staff discount with up to 60% off Fashion and 30% off Beauty 
Heavily subsidised travelcard zones 1-6 following probationary period 
Seasonal staff parties and team events

 

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