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Lead Full Stack Developer - Immediate contract opportunity

Design and Digital Agency

Leading Design and Digital Agency are looking for a Lead/Senior Full Stack Developer to join their team to lead initiatives on some of their largest client engagements.

Lead Full Stack Developer – React and Node

Leading Design Agency based in London, is looking for a  Senior Full Stack Developer to join their team to lead initiatives on some of their largest client engagements. Full Stack Developers liaise between cross-functional teams to understand core presentation layer requirements and also recommend and implement solutions that follow-up best practices and standards.

Full Stack Developers are often the main communication hub with the wider technology team and are responsible for collaborating with them to identify integration points and dependencies. The ideal candidate will have a strong appreciation for design and interaction, as well as an intimate understanding and appreciation for presentation layer code, and thrives on collaboration with technologists, designers, user interaction designers and strategists to get the best solutions for our products.


Key Technical Skills & Responsibilities

  • Proven experience delivering dynamic, responsive, maintainable, and performant web applications/experiences using a modern Javascript stack (React, Redux, Webpack, Node, CSS3, HTML5).
  • Strong and up-to-date knowledge of modern Javascript tooling, design patterns and applied use of the latest ECMAScript syntax and featuresets.
  • Experience with Progressive Web Apps, JAMstack, and static site generators (e.g Gatsby JS).
  • Experience of working with headless content management systems (e.g. Contentful)
  • Deep knowledge of source control (GIT, Gitflow, Pull requests, Code reviews) and bug tracking systems (JIRA).
  • Experience using component environments and atomic style guides (e.g Storybook)
  • Experience building and running Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines and automated test suites.
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavioural Driven Development. (BDD); Ability to write unit, component, and integration tests with established testing suites (Jest, Enzyme, Chai, Sinon, Istanbul etc).
  • Advanced understanding of web standards and best practices including SEO, accessibility and usability.
  • Excellent working knowledge developing cross platform/browser compatibility (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.)
  • Experience of writing server side microservices or Lambda style functions with Node.js to support front-end features.
  • In depth understanding of cross-browser, front-end development issues with excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills.


General Skills & Experience

  • Solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented. design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis.
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure and scalability.
  • Must be able to approach unique technical challenges with an analytical and solutions focused mindset.
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to craft beautiful web experiences sympathetic to the creative vision; liaising with the design/creative teams.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a cross-functional agile team.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills with strong time management and problem solving capabilities.
  • Ability to follow technical specifications and production processes.
  • Experience with a server side additional language such as Go, Python or Java.
  • Passionate about emerging technologies and how they might be used in practice.
  • Experience of cross platform mobile application development using React Native or similar a plus.
  • Loves logic and problem solving!

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.