Front-End Web Developer

Manchester, Salary:Negotiable

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About Social Chain

This is Social Chain. A global social media agency. We deliver tangible results that have a long term transformational impact on progressive brands. We use the latest technology to drive strategy, the right minds to inspire creativity, and over 386 million people to maximise distribution. We currently have offices in Manchester, London, New York and Berlin. Interested in joining us? We’re always looking out for the next generation of talent to join our expansive team of creatives. We’re not looking for generic CVs, we’re looking for originality and a proven passion that grabs our attention.

Job Description

Social Chain Manchester are looking for a talented and enthusiastic front end web developer to join our forward-thinking and rapidly growing web design and development team. You will be working on large scale international client websites (Nike, Dreamworks, Nokia, FIFA and more), internal business tools and alongside our innovation team to invent completely new ideas. 

Working within an existing team, you’ll be responsible for the production of quality products, making suggestions for improvements to processes, software stack and skillsets. In addition to this, you will undertake cross-browser and cross-device testing to ensure functionality over all the environments.

Your focus will be predominantly on frontend development but a broader understanding and ability in website building/full-stack, and the ability to work on minor back end development when required would be a plus.

To be successful in this role it’s essential that you be a confident individual with the ability to communicate and present your ideas to people at all levels.

In our friendly team, you have the opportunity to make a real contribution, to have your ideas listened to and to work closely alongside the management of the business. We are looking for a real team player who can either be a more junior developer looking for a step up, or a mid-level developer looking for their next opportunity. Either way, you will be keen to develop yourself and the team using the innovation time available.

Candidate Requirements

Must-haves 

  • You will be somebody that lives and breathes web and a passion for the digital industry.
  • Comfortable with communicating your ideas with internal stakeholders at all levels, handling all necessary amends.
  • You’ll be somebody keen to learn new technologies, be naturally curious about the evolution of technology and the web.  
  • An eye for detail and appreciation of design is important, due to your working relationship with web design.

Essentials

  • Expert level with HTML5, CSS3 and PHP for WordPress and be proficient in building out custom themes using frameworks such as bootstrap.
  • Experience and sound knowledge with SASS and CSS preprocessors including collaboration platforms such as GitHub
  • Experienced in JavaScript, have a proven track record of working with JS and jQuery for innovative front-end functions
  • Experience with ReactJS will be an advantage

Desirable

  • SEO Knowledge
  • Agile methodology

Additional Info

Responsibilities 

  • Development of the front-end of websites
  • Development of company products
  • Innovating new ideas and building them
  • Perform coding to written technical specifications
  • Perform maintenance development and correction of identified bugs
  • Communicate regularly to provide an understanding of technical requirements, processes and dependencies