Frontend Developer - Leeds - Up To £450/day

Government Organisation

6 Month contract working on one of the most demanding and exciting new digital services for the UK Government.

Frontend Developer – Leeds – £550/day

My client is looking for a heavily experienced frontend developer to get involved with developing one of the most demanding and exciting new digital services for the UK Government. They’re ideally looking for a design focused developer with some knowledge of UX and usability as well as having experience working closely with a design team. On top of the main project, they have a lot of smaller ongoing projects that you’d get stuck into, keeping the work varied!

You’ll work within an agile multi-disciplinary team of Developers, Designers, and Analysts, problem-solving and getting the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. You’ll be expected to draw value from collaboration with others, actively seek input from colleagues and value a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.

Core Skills:

  • Have expert knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS and Sass.
  • Have expert knowledge of cross-browser considerations.
  • Have expert knowledge of Responsive Web Design.
  • Have knowledge of web accessibility and WCAG.
  • Have knowledge of UX and usability.
  • Have proven experience maintaining a large and dynamic code base.
  • Have experience working on technical projects within a team.
  • Have working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and/or Mac OS X.
  • Have knowledge of the use of version control systems such as subversion or git.
  • Have experience of building high-traffic websites.

Desirable Skills:

  • Have knowledge of client-side build tools: grunt, gulp or similar.
  • Have the skills to build up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a continuous deployment environment.
  • Have a working knowledge of Mustache templates, Java 7 and Node.js.
  • Have experience with test driven development using toolsets such as Mocha and Jasmine.