It's a cliche to say that the tech world moves fast, but it is true at least. As front-end developers, we've chosen to leap into the part of technology which moves fastest. It's the most exciting way to work and keeps us constantly on our toes.

A few years ago, a front-end developer knew their site would be viewed on a desktop and their logic would be handled off in a server somewhere. Provided IE didn't mess around too much, life was easy.

Not so anymore. Today's front-end developer works with mobiles, tablets, desktops, and a multitude of sizes in between. They handle an ever-growing set of standards in HTML5, CSS3+, and the now yearly ECMAScript proposals for JavaScript. Best of all, JavaScript is no longer a bunch of jQuery scripts. We build apps to rival any native experience, bringing the richest desktop and mobile experiences to users directly in their browsers.

React, Angular, Meteor, Knockout. And it's not just our frameworks that have changed, everything has. Webpack and Gulp are killer build tools. Redux, RxJS, MobX are whole new things to think about data. Even testing has gotten exciting with Jest, Karma, Mocha and the numerous utility libraries for each. 

The project-based nature of Deloitte Digital's work lets us pick the best of these tools for each job. Most projects start from a blank slate, but even when it's not greenfield, we're trusted to work with our clients to improve their process step by step. No restriction to use what we've always used. If there's a new approach we should try, we try it. It's not about doing each project as well as the last one, it's making sure the next is always better.

We don't just accept that what we do today will change tomorrow, we expect it to and can't wait to see what's next.

Vue? Angular 2? Cycle.js? PostCSS? ServiceWorkers? Come to work with us and help figure that out.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively in a team with other front-developers, API developers, creatives and UX experts, integration teams and the client themselves.
  • Help deliver features end to end. We don't throw our work "over the wall," everyone is expected to pull together to design new features and figure out bugs.
  • Deliver mobile-first, responsive sites using a combination of HTML5 and CSS.
  • Build webapps capable of doing anything a native mobile or desktop app can do. This is the heart and soul of the modern web developer role. The possibilities in the browser should excite you to build the best experience possible for users.
  • Ensure your site works for users with accessibility needs, and use progressive enhancement to improve the experience for those on slow connections and weaker devices.
  • Write code to a high standard, incorporating effective unit tests and meeting our code quality levels.
  • Help the client and end users to understand trade-offs when making product decisions, and explain why you would do things a certain way.
  • Work with our creative and UX teams to understand the vision for end users. An eye for usable design is a bonus point.
  • Keep learning! We have a great community of front-end developers who run weekly workshops together, share the best articles they find on Slack, and meet up twice a year for a full-day internal conference.

Requirements

  • Clear understanding of the fundamentals of JavaScript development, along with good overall engineering patterns and practises. Be able to explain these clearly.
  • Solid working experience of at least one major framework (React, Angular etc).
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of working in teams, particularly in agile methodologies such as Scrum & Kanban.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • First or Upper Class Second degree from a reputable University.