Front-End Developer jobs and careers
Either working within an agency team or in-house, directly for a business, you’ll often develop responsive websites, updates and modifications to existing sites. In addition, user testing and dealing with the odd client from time to time can be part of your role.
Why consider a career as a Front-End Developer?
Front-end Web Developers are always in demand and are very suited to creative problem solvers. Excellent career progression opportunities are also available within this path.
What a Front-End Developer career or job may entail…
With strong hand-coding skills, you'll be working with new code (often in an Agile and TDD environment) or you may be maintaining existing code. Core duties can include; skinning and personalising new ad formats based on user behaviours and data insights, creating dynamic land page builder, building search engine term optimised ads and landing page formats and a greenfield ad builder solution for banners and dynamic ads.
Typical role titles include
Career progression example
Senior Front-End Developer
Senior UI Developer
Head of Front-End Development
At an entry level, junior / graduate Front-End Developer professionals on average will be earning between £20k-£30k. At mid-level you’d be looking to earn £30k-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £45k+.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes…
What qualifications does it take?
A BSc/MSc degree in IT, computer science or computer engineering is often desirable but by no means essential.
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— Become an experienced software engineerLocation:BristolSalary:£25K - £45KPopular and growing technology company. Flexible working hours, strong emphasis on appraisals. Work with the latest .NET versions, become an experienced engineer. A technology company who build some extremely interesting products used by scientists and engineers from a range of industries and organizations around the world are looking to expand their leading software engineering team in Bristol (currently 27 with around 70 across different offices). As part of this expansion they’re looking to hire 3 new hungry engineers who are either just starting their careers or have a couple of years experience and looking to take it to the next level. What experience you’ll need You will have worked with programming languages – ideally C#, Java, Python Ruby or C++. Ideally you will have a couple of years commercial experience or just graduated with a relevant degree. Eager to learn desktop programming and work with the latest .NET versions. An awareness of agile working, any experience would be great. You’ll have the ability to pick up technology quickly. It’s important you are passionate about IT/Engineering and the problems faced. Great communication skills. Result driven, you will be interested in self-development and learning from others. What you’ll be doing Working within the software team you will design well-structured and documented software applications using agile methods to ensure the design follows laid down codes of practice, software procedures and project life cycle methodologies. You’ll want to be driven in this team, learn from others, learn from your mistakes but carry the right attitude along the way. It’ll be expected you communicate well within your team being part of sprint planning and sprint reviews – if you haven’t been involved in this before then no worries you can start now. Working closely with lead engineers and testers you’ll fix problems, create new and exciting solutions quickly and efficiently. Every day you will look to be part of the drive within this companies innovation so enthusiasm and passion on a daily basis will go a long way and some good engineering might help you also. What you’ll get in return for your talents As well as getting paid a market salary for a Junior-Mid Level Software Engineer you will be entitled to 23 days holiday (increasing to 25 with service), flexi-time (core hours 10-12 and 2-3 Monday to Friday (37.5 hour working week) with the opportunity to do a bit of home working, healthcare cash plan, life assurance 4x salary, group personal pension scheme up to 6% contribution, company subsidized membership of local health clubs. You will be eligible to participate in the company profit share scheme, cycle to work scheme, share incentive plan, free car parking and employee development. If you are currently programming in other languages and eager to learn Microsoft technologies then you will have the opportunity to cross train your skills. What’s next? If you’d like to apply or find out more just give Joe a call!
— World leading scientific technologyLocation:BristolSalary:£55K - £65KWorld leading products used by millions. Flexible hours with a bit of remote working. Cross-train into other object-oriented languages. A technology company who build some extremely interesting products used by scientists and engineers from a range of industries and organizations around the world are looking to build a brand new software engineering team in Bristol (currently 27 with around 70 across different offices) by adding 6 new engineers. It’s a great opportunity for anyone looking to improve their programming skills within a growing and ambitious team, and as part of that they are looking for a Lead Software Engineer. What experience you’ll need You’ll be a very capable engineer ideally in C#. Any experience object orientated languages i.e. Java, Python or Ruby would work as long as you’re willing to cross train. Either a history with windows desktop programming or an interest in it. C++ experience would be beneficial. Agile experience including Scrum, Unit Testing, TDD. TFS knowledge would be beneficial. Ability to pick up new languages. If you’ve work with .NET 4.6 then great, 4.7 even better. Any experience building a team is desirable. Good communication skills. Ability to communicate well with your team in on-site and remote. Result driven, you will be interested in self-development. What you’ll be doing Working within the software team you will design well-structured and documented software applications using agile methods to ensure the design follows laid down codes of practice, software procedures and project life cycle methodologies following TickIT Plus standards. It’ll be expected you communicate well within your team being part of sprint planning, sprint reviews, retrospectives etc. and to guide more junior developers whilst you do this. You will take on the role of team leader and provide guidance and design direction as appropriate depending on the size of the project whilst solving product problems with wider engineering teams. You’ll also acquire, maintain and disseminate knowledge of a new software innovations and their potential application. It’s important you establish strong relationships internally and externally to benefit your role to its full potential. What you’ll get in return for your talents As well as getting paid a market salary for a Senior Software Engineer at this level you will be entitled to 23 days holiday (increasing to 25 with service), flexi-time (core hours 10-12 and 2-3 Monday to Friday (37.5 hour working week) with the opportunity to do a bit of home working, healthcare cash plan, life assurance 4x salary, group personal pension scheme up to 6% contribution, company subsidized membership of local health clubs. You will be eligible to participate in the company profit share scheme, cycle to work scheme, share incentive plan, free car parking and employee development. If you are currently programming in other languages and eager to learn Microsoft technologies then you will have the opportunity to cross train your skills. What’s next? If you’d like to apply or find out more just give Joe a call!
— Hot existing perm deskLocation:BristolSalary:£Excellent packageJoin a well-established Bristol & Bath desk working with some of the hottest startups, industry disruptors and frankly, ingenious product development businesses around. Work with CEO/CTO’s, Tech Directors and line management directly; influence, be a part of their growth and long term successes. A hot desk in ADLIB with massive scope and a key client base to immerse yourself into. Become a key member of one of Bristol’s most respected technology teams - become a part of the tech community and immersive yourself in the thriving scene. What you’ll be doing Throughout ADLIB’s 16 years we’ve adapted, developed and grown to ensure our service offering supports the changing face of our clients' environments. With a thriving and exciting client-base at the heart of Bristol and Bath’s tech cluster, we’re looking to offer the opportunity for a talented, proactive Recruiter to help some of the best start-up and scale-up businesses you’ll know and a load that you don’t (yet) to grow and flourish. You’ll be supported by ADLIB’s well-established industry partnerships that continue to build our presence, an ever-growing candidate base and a reputation for care, we’re looking for passionate people that enjoy autonomy within an established and professional environment. There are opportunities to embed yourself within the community and learn about what it takes to run a successful business from its embryonic stages. You’ll learn how to advise businesses on how to build teams, give market information, attend meetups and events, network/chat and revel in your role as a market-leader backed by a team with considerable experience. You’ll be able to work with businesses with a staff of 2-200 across vacancies for developers, testers, DevOps, infrastructure, architecture to growth disciplines across functional programming, hybrid mobile application development, blockchain technology, robotics and more. Working directly with CTO’s and owners you can enjoy agile working and long term trusted partnerships. What experience you’ll need We'd want to hear from like-minded tech-driven Recruitment Consultants, people who have a genuine interest in the industry and what it’s about, we aim to speak the language and so should you. A successful track record within technology recruitment is a given, we’re looking for work ethic over stats/KPI’s and someone keen to learn and push themselves. You will want to continuously learn new things and keep up with industry trends, staying on top of new/emerging tech and what everyone’s chatting about (blogs, news sites, events and more). You will enjoy working in a team collaboratively. It is important that you are proactive and commercial. Business development is intelligent, well-positioned; your approaches will be warmly received. We’d prefer you to know your market inside out, spot opportunities and meet prospective clients in person over a coffee/cake/beer. You’ll also enjoy ditching the suit, working for a company where you have the support to take the role wherever you want it to go. We can build teams around successful people that match our approach and ambitions. What you’ll get in return for your talents Expect an adult environment, a base salary in line with your experience and previous success, bonus structure, 26.5 days holiday (plus bank holidays), health scheme, seriously nice offices, a social committee that ensures we're an inclusive bunch, ping pong, company lunches and drinks / pizza Fridays (drinkers, non-drinkers, vegans, veggies, you'll be in good company) and most importantly, you'll be joining a collaborative team that'll have your back from day one and support you every step of the way. What next Please get in touch with Steve now for further information and an informal/confidential discussion.
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- SCISYS are a leading an international software and solutions company.
- Enjoying a period of high growth SCISYS were looking to expand their technology team at pace and required an agency that would not only find the right talent, but also support the development of their employer brand.
- To achieve this, we introduced SCISYS to our tech community partners, helping them to raise their profile in the developer community, placing them solidly on the map as an employer of choice for developers and wider technology people.
- Through our consultative approach, we provided market guidance and knowledge, along with a comprehensive resourcing campaign that resulted in the successful hire of several hard to fill vacancies, from Developers to Solution Architects.
“ADLIB have been a huge help throughout a very busy year of growth here at SCISYS. Not only have they supported with live requirements, they have also provided valuable market information throughout the year which has in turn supported with our hiring decisions and future growth plans. We look forward to a continued partnership throughout 2019.”
Mollie Hatton, Recruitment Manager, at SCISYS
Expanding their team of Developers at pace
- Immersive Labs help reduce the risk of attacks via a class leading cyber-learning environment.
- With more and more companies hunting out similar skill sets, a major contributor to the success of the campaign was them being a business with a culture for R&D, cutting edge technology, highly competitive salaries & benefits and the opportunity to be part of a tech-first and people focused culture.
"ADLIB's comprehensive understanding of the local tech market and the challenges faced by quickly growing start-ups has been significant in helping us grow over the last two years"
Greg Craft, Talent Director at Immersive Labs