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University of East London

University of East London is hiring a

Front End Developer

  • East London, UK
  • full-time

At the University of East London (UEL), we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the impact we are making in our east London community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students. Our corporate plan sets out an ambitious agenda for our future success which focuses on the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning and excellence in research.

UEL has almost doubled its output of world-leading research in recent years and 94 per cent of the research UEL submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was deemed to be of an at least internationally-recognised level. In the last two years, we’ve risen 79 places in the National Student Survey league table, and we achieved our highest ever student satisfaction score in 2017.

The role

We are looking for a Front End Developer who wants to grow their experience in a fast-moving and challenging environment and work alongside a team of Developers to create exciting experiences on our website.

The person

As an important member of the Web Team, you’ll be responsible for the development, management and delivery of all Front-End coding services for our main website and microsites. This will not be your first job as a Front End Developer and we are looking for somebody to challenge the status quo and move us forward, not just do things the way they’ve always been done.

Ideally, you’ll have several years’ experience with:

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and be an expert in writing semantic, modular front-end code using HTML5, CSS3.
  • Responsive Design (Designing for Mobile)
  • W3C coding practices, as well as knowledge of best practice guidelines for accessibility.
  • Sass and HTML5
  • Optimising site performance

You’ll have an excellent understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and experience of creating prototypes. If you’ve contributed to OpenSource projects on GitHub and have a good understanding of best practice SEO then this would be an advantage.

Your technical skills are key, but this role also requires a good knowledge of design and UX and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to be comfortable with design and technical terminology (preferably using Invision) and have an understanding of common user experience practices and pitfalls. You will also be exposed to other teams so your ability to discuss wireframes and mock ups is crucial.

Your time management skills will be critical as you’ll be working across many issues and projects at the same time. You’ll work with Back End Developers and stakeholders across the university to create solutions, devise new features and contribute to writing technical specifications. You will also be expected to have (or quickly learn) a working knowledge of Sitecore and its possibilities. This is an exciting time to join our Web Team.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by UEL Professional Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEL. Employees of UEL Professional Services Ltd work alongside UEL colleagues in delivery of UEL’s mission, and UEL Professional Services Ltd will adopt UEL HR policies and procedures in full.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff.