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ActiveQuote Global Reach, Dunleavey Drive Cardiff South Wales CF11 0SN 0800 862 0373

Junior Front End Developer

Junior Front End Developer

Company Outline:

We are looking to expand our Development team in Cardiff due to continued success. We operate some of the UK's leading price comparison sites for Health Insurance, Income Protection and Life Insurance with significant innovations and USPs through our world-leading software. We power some of the UK's leading household comparison sites including Confused.com, GoCompare, uSwitch, Money.co.uk and MoneySuperMarket.

 

Job Outline:

Reporting to the Senior Front End Developer, the Junior Front End Developer will work with the development team designing, building and developing new front-end projects, customer-facing sites and build systems, as well as improving existing products under the guidance of the senior front end developer.

 

This role will be a great fit for a skilled Junior Front-End Web Developer who is looking to take the next step in their career and work alongside talented people with learning opportunities to further develop their skill-set.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Working within a scrum team, you will be working on the front end development for a range of cutting-edge software services. You’ll have experience (either commercial or academic) in HTML5, CSS3 (SASS) and JavaScript. Experience of Adobe Photoshop or similar for designing and wireframing sites would be beneficial. Experience of working in Visual Studio would also be beneficial but not essential. You will be joining a close-knit and growing team of developers working to Agile/Scrum methodologies.

 

Education, Qualifications & Training:

  • 5 G.C.S.E’s including Maths, English and Science (essential)
  • Degree educated in Computer Science, Mathematics or relevant field (desirable)

 

Previous Experience:

  • Strong understanding of Responsive Web Design, HTML5 / CSS3 (SASS/SCSS) / JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience creating fully functioning front end templates from Photoshop or wireframe designs
  • Experience working with CSS Grid system like Foundation or similar
  • An understanding of UX and UI design
  • Experience of Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Experience with Node & Gulp (desirable)
  • Experience using Umbraco CMS (desirable)

 

Knowledge:

  • Strong understanding of Responsive Web Design, HTML5 / CSS3 (SASS/SCSS) / JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience creating fully functioning front end templates from Photoshop or wireframe designs
  • Experience working with CSS Grid system like Foundation or similar
  • An understanding of UX and UI design
  • Experience of Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Experience with Node & Gulp (desirable)
  • Experience using Umbraco CMS (desirable)

 

Competencies:

  • Creative, highly organised, able to manage deadlines
  • A desire to keep up to date with the latest advances in front end development and design
  • Knowledge of current web trends and best practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Passionate and hard working
  • Engaging individual who works well with others

 

Specific requirements for the role:

  • Able to work 37.5hrs per week.
  • Sometimes necessary to be present for deployments out of hours
  • Core working hours 10-4, with the remaining hours to be made up either before or after this time
  • As we are regulated by the FCA we are unable to take applications from anyone with a history of bankruptcy, IVAs or CCJs.

 

What we're offering:

  • Basic salary up to £24,000, dependent on experience.
  • 30 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays).
  • Good location with excellent transport links.
  • A hard working but fun and lively atmosphere with opportunities to develop within the business.
  • Company Benefits - Income Protection, Private Medical Insurance, Pension contribution, Buy Additional Leave

To apply, please send your CV to jobs@activequote.com