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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— EdTech software specialistsLocation:BristolSalary:£20K-£25KAutomation, creating test scripts, support from senior testers. Fast-growing, progressive successful software house, R&D focus. Fully remote for now, remote onboarding and training. An exciting opportunity for a QA Tester has arisen with a hugely successful company who produce some very smart software, including SAAS, for a variety of businesses, but predominantly in the EdTech sector. Would you like to join a group of talented testers and developers who are in an incredibly strong position due to their well-crafted products and dedicated client base? If so, this could be right for you. What skills you'll need Proven commercial experience of website testing. Test case generation, creating manual test scripts etc. UAT testing experience. Experience of automation tools such as Selenium would be ideal. ISTQB Foundation Level Qualified. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Competent technical skills. Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and be a self-motivated. Knowledge of testing PHP based systems would be advantageous. What you'll be doing Working closely with a team of 6 highly skilled testers, you'll be testing a variety of web applications, websites and mobile for some top clients and brands. You will be able to show your attention to detail, problem solving skills, good organisation and passion for technology in this role. You'll be involved in creating test plans, identifying & reporting any faults and taking ownership of the quality of the final product. You will be expected to contribute to the company culture of self-learning and knowledge sharing as well as looking to continuously improve company practices. This is an amazing opportunity giving you the chance to pick up vital skills for your future career and be nurtured incredibly well by senior testers in a team that feels like a family. What you'll get in return for your talents In return for your skills and hard work, you’ll be rewarded with a starting salary of up to £25K, a great package plus fantastic long term prospects as they have really big plans for the future. All remote for now, but they have a fantastic working environment with a smart central office, an Agile/Scrum approach and a strong focus on learning and development including the opportunity to pursue courses, certification and tech conferences. You'll get to be involved with regular online events plus Friday beers, table football, regular socials, so this really is a brilliant, friendly and hardworking team to be a part of - they are really proud of what they produce, always sharing skills and ideas and constantly striving to produce their best software solutions yet. What's next? If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply now to Tareek for more info (01179 269 530).
— EdTech software specialistsLocation:BristolSalary:£23K-£30KVery fast-growing EdTech software specialist. Innovative product to implement UK wide. Significant career development opportunities. Fantastic opportunity to join a top software business with offices in Bristol as a Software/Product Implementer. This well-established EdTech software specialist is having a really successful year and are looking to grow significantly. They’re looking for a talented Implementer to understand their products fully and deliver tailored implementation plans to clients across the country. What skills you’ll be needing Product or software implementation experience, if you’ve been an application support engineer training or helping customers with support issues this role could potentially suit you. Able to relate to and enthuse technical and non-technical people, employees and customers on a suite of products. Have a positive approach to learning new things, troubleshooting potential issues and to help provide solutions. Have a friendly, keen and engaging approach to implementation whilst staying abreast of product updates. What you’ll be doing You’ll carry out requirements gathering, implementation and training work streams within a project on time and budget whilst maintaining high client satisfaction. Contribute to planning project activities and provide logistical support as well as working directly with the client to create and administer the implementation project. You’ll have the confidence to lead requirements gathering sessions and translate them into the specific product. Maintaining documentation such as updates to user guides and FAQs will be expected of you. You’ll lead and assist in product configuration, testing and user training as well as working closely with project managers to support the client needs throughout the project. You’ll help improved communication between the client, Account Managers and Support Team as well as be an advocate for the business, by providing a high-quality service at all times. What you’ll get in return for your talents In return for your skills and hard work, you’ll be rewarded with a starting salary of up to £25-30K, a great package plus fantastic long-term prospects as they have really big plans for the future. They have a fantastic working environment with a smart central office, an Agile/Scrum approach and a strong focus on learning and development including the opportunity to pursue courses, certification and tech conferences. In addition, there’s structured career development for everyone with regular meetings, a company pension, retail discounts, company socials, free drinks and fruit all as a friendly and hardworking team to be a part of. What’s next Think this is you? Send in your CV to Tareek now (01179 269 530).
— EdTech software providersLocation:BristolSalary:£70K-£80KFully remote for now with the option to use their office if preferred. Thriving EdTech company with a clear and realistic growth plan. Leading teams of QA’s, Dev’s, BA’s and Designers. I’m helping good friends of ours in the EdTech space find a Head of Technology to manage and energise teams across QA, Development, Design and Business Analytics. Collectively, they produce some seriously smart software using Symfony, React & Vue to name a few and despite being a fairly young company, they’re roughly 40 strong with a clear 8-year growth plan. If you desire being part of a company where you can have a real impact and positive influence on moving forward, then this could be the one for you. What experience you'll need Managing teams of analysts, designers, developers, test automation engineers, and sysops engineers. Consulting senior-level stakeholders across the organisation. Ability to match the right technology to the functional requirements. Assessing the business impact that certain technical choices may have. Creating and embedding processes and standards for selection, implementation, and support of systems. Providing direction, guidance, and training to staff. Continually researching current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where needed or desirable. Proactively helping to identify and resolve difficult technical issues. Providing Software Architecture guidance to the product teams, assessing in place design and proposing solutions to improve it. Overviewing current infrastructure, including AWS Cloud infrastructure, and CI/CD pipelines. Facilitating cross-collaboration and knowledge sharing between departments and teams. Managing external software service providers. Ensuring compliance with company’s ISO27001 processes and policies. What you'll be doing To fit into the culture you must be ambitious, dedicated and innovative when it comes to seeking out better ways of creating software, plus you’ll have a true passion for technology and making things work well. You’ll be managing and further developing the teams, both internal and external, that are responsible for developing, testing, releasing, running, and maintaining their growing suite of software applications. As well as establishing policies, processes and procedures that produce high-quality software, you’ll also be driving the overall direction for the organisation's architecture and software development practice. You’ll have your say heard and respected by being given the opportunity every month to work collaboratively with the other heads of the business to jointly deliver against business objectives. What you'll get in return for your talents In return for your skills and hard work, you’ll be rewarded with a starting salary of up to £80K, a great package plus fantastic long-term prospects as they have a clear and realistic 8-year growth plan in place. They have a fantastic family-like working environment with a smart central office, an Agile/Scrum approach and a strong focus on learning and development including the opportunity to pursue courses, certification and tech conferences. You'll get to be involved with regular hackathons and regular socials all within a friendly and hardworking team to be a part of. They are really proud of what they produce, always sharing skills and ideas and constantly striving to produce their best software solutions yet. Also, to note, they have a genuine no-blame culture. What's next Think it’s for you? Get your CV across now to Tareek for more information (email@example.com 01179 269 530).
— Native Android & JavaLocation:NottinghamSalary:Up to £50,000Mission-led wellness/ health tech company Super exciting future projects Fun culture with away-days and socials Our client, a well-established health tech app is currently looking for a Senior Android developer to join the team. With over 400,000 monthly active users and 3 million registered members this is an exciting, fast-paced business that is always striving to achieve more within its apps. What you'll be doing You will be taking the lead on all things Android, including supporting/ managing a mid-weight Android Developer. You will have your finger on the pulse around the latest technologies within mobile and come forward with fun and interesting ideas as well as delivering on pipeline projects and upgrades. This is a small team of sociable people so enjoying interacting with others and being sociable is important. What experience you’ll need to apply 5 years Android development experience Strong Native Android development experience Strong Java programming skills Agile Test Driven Development experience Experience with JSON, HTML, CSS, Jquery Knowledge of design and architectural patterns Ability to build advanced features within Android Ability to code the entire structure from registration to payment systems according to the specifications provided by the UX Designer Connect to backend services using RESTful APIs Understanding of Android Design Principles and interface guidelines Experience working in a team and an ability to work with technical and non-technical colleagues To develop unit testing across the existing App Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, on your own initiative and lead if and when necessary Solving any issues promptly and efficiently and a positive can-do attitude What you’ll get in return for your experience Salary up to £50,000 (dependant on experience) plus lots of extras like healthcare and company away weekends & socials. Really nice, recently refurbished offices (for when life returns to some realm of normality) What’s next? Please apply with your CV, or get in contact with Sophie Creese on 0117 926 9530
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- CGI are a leading an international software and solutions company.
- Enjoying a period of high growth CGI 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.
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