May 27, 2022

Front-End Engineer

Manchester - open to remote

  • Full-time

Overview

We are looking for a Front-End Software Engineer to sit within our fluid Platform Engineering team. Where agile squads are formed as required around product roadmaps, the Front-End Software Engineer will play a pivotal role in bringing UX designs to life in a performant and reusable manner.

This role works closely with Product Managers, UX Designers, Software Engineers and Quality Assurance Engineers to define requirements, iterate on designs, solve technical problems and ultimately produce high-quality code as part of great-looking and user-friendly applications that deliver value to Visualsoft and our clients alike.

There will be an opportunity to work on features and projects in a number of different areas including our eCommerce storefronts, our client admin system and also our cross-platform mobile applications.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate as part of a fluid Agile team structure where cross-functional squads are formed based on product roadmaps
  • Produce modular layouts, reusable code and libraries for future use as part of wide-ranging projects and new user-facing features
  • Deliver performant applications and features, specifically in regards to Core Web Vitals metrics
  • Write accessible and cross-browser compatible HTML, CSS and JavaScript to reach as wide an audience as possible
  • Work with Quality Automation Engineers and Manual Testers in order to ensure your code is as robust as possible
  • Define product requirements alongside Product Managers
  • Ensure technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Support the optimisation of user experience in conjunction with UX Designers
  • Contribute to technical standards and best practices for the front-end function of the Engineering team
  • Exhibit and celebrate the team’s achievements to fellow Engineers and other stakeholders during sprint demos
  • Mentor junior team members and review their code
  • Provide written, and where applicable, other forms of documentation to support your work, to aid users as well as colleagues
  • Involvement with help and support via our Service Desk function to keep our clients on track
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of the team’s roadmap

Qualifications

  • Excellent HTML & CSS knowledge
  • Thorough JavaScript expertise
  • Experience with JS Frameworks (e.g. VueJS/Angular.js/React)
  • Experience consuming REST web services/APIs
  • Code versioning (e.g. GitHub)
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in front-end architecture, including performance optimisation (specifically Core Web Vitals metrics), accessibility, and usability
  • Understanding of core SEO principles
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a desire to be a team player
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to explain complex projects, requirements and issues in clear, non-technical terms
  • Take initiative with tasks, addressing requirements in order to bring them to completion
  • Proven commitment to improving efficiency, performance and outcomes
  • A self-driven and conscientious mentality and a commitment to innovate with high-quality work
  • An understanding of the Visualsoft values and how they apply to your role

Desirables:

  • VueJS
  • Angular.js
  • Web Components
  • Tailwind CSS
  • PHP/Laravel
  • Exposure to Continuous Integration/Delivery pipelines and working patterns
  • Previous experience in working in Agile teams
  • An interest in widening skills into other areas (e.g. QA, back-end development, UX)

Benefits

We offer a great working environment and outstanding benefits including:

  • Competitive basic salary with great progression options
  • Unlimited paid holidays - yes that's not a typo!
  • Fully flexible working to give you a great work-life balance
  • Great dog-friendly working environments in central Newcastle, Manchester and Stockton on Tees
  • Your choice of top-spec tech - Mac or PC
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests and flu jabs
  • VS Perks, have a monthly treat on us; from Amazon vouchers, Playstation credits, Birchbox to Just Eat there's something for everyone!
  • Free breakfast, fruit, hot and cold drinks and protein shakes
  • Friday afternoon drinks to wind down for the weekend
  • Pension scheme to help you save for the future
  • Cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership
  • Discounts across our brands
  • Regular team social events
  • Training & development

About Visualsoft

With a powerful platform that handles over £1bn of orders each year, an award-winning suite of digital marketing services, and a UK team of eCommerce experts - Visualsoft offers everything you need to level up your online business.