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 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