Front End Developer

£383/day • Contract

Front End Developer
Location: Shipley
Initial Duration: 6 months
IR35: Out of Scope
End Client: Government

I'm heading up a project on behalf of a global IT consultancy that require a Front End Developer to join their team on a major government project in Shipley.

Build, deploy and operate outstanding digital services within an agile environment that meet well-defined user needs
Provide mentorship and/or line management for more junior Front End developers where necessary
Contribute to a culture of continual improvement in which key systems owned by your digital service team are regularly analysed, maintained and improved.
Contribute to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration environment
Become involved in the wider web development community (outside of HMRC and the government), building relationships with other Front End developers and identifying best practices we can adopt
Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with technical and non-technical team members in the wider HMRC digital team and across government
Completion of work allocated within agreed time, cost and quality criteria and providing progress reports on assigned work as required
Prompt escalation of problems, issues and risks as necessary

Technologies & Technical Skills:
HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, SASS, BEM (Block, Element and Modifier naming convention)
Scala, Play Framework, JSON, XML, Microservices, JavaScript, Node.js, REST, JUnit, Selenium (Automation), Git, Github, accessibility standards, WCAG 2.1, accessibility testing tools such as WAVE, Pa11y, Siteimprove
Scripting or basic programming skills. Familiarity with network protocols - TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.
Understanding of application deployment strategies and continuous integration
Working within a product-centric environment
Experience with, and appreciation of, Agile/Lean development methods, practices and techniques
Solid development experience preferably in Open Source language
Experience with continuous integration tool, such as Jenkins
Experience testing and automated testing tools, such as Selenium, Gatling, Cucumber, Gherkin
Familiar with common diagnostic methodologies, and the deployment and use of monitoring tools incl. Grafana, Kibana, Dashing, Google Analytics

Business Skills:
Agile Methodology
Lateral thinking: generate innovative approaches and solutions to complex problems
Pragmatism: delivery-focused, adaptable and responsive
Influencing skills to drive change and continuous improvement
Self-starter with demonstrable career progression through personal initiative
Passionate and energetic: ambitious, committed, drives immediacy and urgency
Strong people skills: communication, negotiation, listening
Demonstrable ability to learn new platforms and technologies quickly
Confident to engage with client

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