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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.

You often contribute to technical design discussions formulating your own ideas and experimenting with cutting edge tech. Specifically, you may work with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery, WordPress/CMS.

Typical role titles include
Front-End Developer
UI Developer
UX Developer
Web Developer
FE Developer

Career progression example
Senior Front-End Developer
Senior UI Developer    
Front-End Lead
Lead Developer
Head of Front-End Development

Salary Benchmarks
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…
HTML | CSS (SASS/LESS) | JavaScript/jQuery | CMS (WordPress, Drupal etc) | Gulp/Grunt/NPM/Webpack | AJAX | JavaScript MVC (React, Vue, Angular, Node) | GIT | Adobe Suite | TDD | Agile.

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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  • 6th Aug

    Hot Jobs Lead Engineer

    — Scala / Clojure / Kotlin

    Location:
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    Uncapped holiday, constant transparency & open source contributions.  Dedicated weekly afternoons for company-wide learning.  Pioneering project base making a difference to citizens across the country. A public sector software delivery specialist recently established themselves in Bristol and are looking for a Lead Engineer with functional programming expertise to join their team. They’re fully remote for the time being but have an awesome delivery hub in the heart of Bristol which is driven by a culture of mentoring and support with dedicated afternoons set aside for research & development. Outcome-based delivery is a big focus for the business; they pride themselves on ensuring that all technology deployed meets the goals & expectations of their customer base. They’re supporting a pioneering programme of work which will have a positive impact on the lives of UK citizens everywhere. What skills you’ll need Fluency in Java/JVM with proven experience using functional techniques (Scala, Clojure, Kotlin). Proven technical/people leadership with a background in mentoring other Engineers and working to architecture & consultant level.  Understanding of DevOps/IaC (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes). Experience with API development, microservice architecture & databases. Comfortable with TDD/BDD approach. Ability to work Agile/Scrum with regular sprints.  Awareness of paired programming techniques.  What you’ll be doing Joining a talented & growing delivery team, you will act as a technical & thought leader for other engineers internally, advocating for functional techniques as well as providing versatile insight & expertise across a range of paradigms. The majority of the project base sits across the public sector, a lot of pioneering projects which could involve you in anything from monoliths to microservices, constantly advocating technical excellence and adapting between engineering, architecture, technical direction and consultancy depending on the scenario. The business has built an unrivalled support structure which you will contribute to, along with regular client-facing aspects which comes back to the consultative nature of the role.  What you’ll get in return for your experience Where to start? They offer uncapped holiday (yes, you read that right), an open source handbook on Github which you’ll be able to contribute to regularly, as well as flexible working hours for those who need it. They offer a culture of learning; they dedicate one afternoon a week purely to research & development to allow their Engineers to upskill in any areas they feel need some attention, plus funding any techie courses/conferences that would be useful for you to go to. You can expect to be sent on annual holidays with the team, regular lunches & socials and will even pay for you to go away on your 3rd working anniversary! They’re very active in the tech community too, speak regularly at meetups, write blog posts and run their own events.  What's next? Sound like the role for you? Send your profile to Joe or give us a call to find out more!  
  • 30th Jul

    Hot Jobs Full-Stack Software Engineer

    — Next-generation robotics

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    £60000 - £90000
    Full-Stack Software Engineer – React / Python Work on real-life products at the forefront of the next generation of robotics Leaders in SLAM, Computer Vision, and Spatial AI Crucial full-stack developer role An exciting and unique, central London based AI, Robotics & SLAM start-up who are pioneering breakthrough solutions for the Robotics space is currently recruiting for a Full-Stack Engineer join their team. They have recently secured extensive funding from top VC’s to consolidate and expand their customer base and are looking for an exceptional person to join the team. You’ll have the opportunity to work at the forefront of SLAM and Spatial AI working on real-life projects bringing the next generation of robots & smart devices using state-of-the-art Computer Vision, sensor fusion, and machine learning. What skills you’ll need Knowledge of best software development practices React.js & Typescript experience Knowledge of Django Databases – PostgreSQL AWS/Heroku What you’ll be doing Extending & maintaining their customer portal and infrastructure Focusing more on the front-end but need strong knowledge of back-end Developing & maintains their infrastructure – IoT, Analytics & telemetry Developing tools to help analyse customer data through the portal And more! What you’ll get in return for your experience An opportunity to work at the forefront of next-generation robotics A competitive salary + equity Learning budget Relocation costs covered Flexible working (fully remote for the next couple of months at least) What’s next? Please apply with the latest copy of your CV and provide the best number to call you on. If you think you are a great fit for the role then please email me on jake@adlib-recruitment.co.uk. ADLIB is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • 7th Aug

    Java Spring Developer

    — Microservices, Lambda

    Location:
    Remote + Gloucestershire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £350 p/day
    Remote Working. Up to £350 p/day. Java Spring Development. 2 month initial contract opportunity, for a Java Spring Developer to work for an exciting Digital Agency.   What you'll be doing Working for a highly successful Digital Agency, based from your home office - remote working with no requirement to go onsite at this stage. What experience you'll need to apply for this role Java Spring (Expert). Micorservices, Lambda (Advanced). TypeScript (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £350 p/day, however, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered. What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 7th Aug

    Senior PHP Developer

    — innovative cyber security business with awesome product

    Location:
    Oxfordshire (Remote)
    Type:
    Salary:
    £60K - £70K
    Progress to Lead Developer role. 100% remote working. Exciting project pipeline, new & emerging tech, collaborative culture. An innovative cyber security business in Oxfordshire is looking for a Senior Developer to join their expanding team on a fully remote basis (aside from monthly/bi-monthly meetings onsite in Oxfordshire) and work on the company’s ground-breaking product. Their product focusses on a suite of educational cyber security tools used by major programmes worldwide and has seen huge success already, with nearly 300,000 users and growing. On track to progress into a lead developer role you’ll be key to taking the business into the next phase of their exciting product roadmap throughout 2020 and beyond. What skills you’ll need Significant development experience with proven background in PHP. Knowledge of other server-side languages is a plus. Experience working with Symfony. Excellent knowledge of design patterns (OOP, DDD, BDD & TDD) and principles (SOLID & DRY). An understanding of DevOps principles. Previous experience setting up CI/CD pipelines. Strong working knowledge of AWS. Understanding of test best practices using PHPUnit and Behat. What you’ll be doing As a Senior Developer you will work alongside the other Engineers and Technical Leader to deliver secure and scalable solutions for the back-end of their core product. You will play an integral role on a variety of business-critical projects including the migration of their product suite to Symfony with AWS and microservices architecture. Working closely with the DevOps team to maintain the CI/CD pipelines you’ll be an advocate for TDD/DevOps approaches. Adhering to coding best practices you will be required to undertake code & architecture reviews and share your technical expertise with the wider team. With new & emerging tech being incorporated on a regular basis this is a role with great variety and scope for progression with a clear path to Lead Dev. If you’re looking for a tech-centric development set-up this one is definitely for you. What you’ll get in return This is the chance to join a highly successful, cybersecurity business with a global reach. You’ll be part of a team that’s on the company’s cutting edge, with the chance to play with new tech and test new ideas. You’ll be offered a competitive salary of £70K, 28 days holiday, competitive pension scheme, private healthcare, flexitime, a sociable and enjoyable working environment with regular team socials (when they’re allowed again!). What’s next Want to be considered?  Send in your CV Now to ellen@adlib-recruitment.co.uk or call in for a chat 01179269530.  
  • 7th Aug

    Java Developer

    — Java, Spring, AWS, Typescript

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35K-£55K
    Opportunity to work collaboratively with some seriously talented developers. Innovative thinking and quality driven with amazing clients and strong R&D. Friendly, sociable team, fantastic career development. A top digital product specialist with teams in Gloucester and a digital studio on the outskirts of Bath are looking to take on talented Java Developer with plenty of Spring experience to add to their 20 strong development team.  Initially fully remote, but further down the line there’d be an expectation for someone who can work onsite within their client team in Gloucester, with the rest of the week made up of remote working and paid travel to their Bath HQ, once things have hopefully settled down. This is a rare and very exciting opportunity to work for one of the South-West’s best and most innovative digital development businesses. What skills you'll be needing Extensive software engineering experience in Java and Spring. Good working knowledge of Typescript. Knowledge of OOP design patterns and awareness of JavaScript implementations. Working to Agile methodologies. Knowledge or experience of SOLR, Lambda, Progressive Web Apps, TDD and automated acceptance testing is very desirable but not essential. Experience in Git. Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures, integration patterns and RESTful web services. Experience of API integration. Experience of supporting and extending systems and code developed by teams other than your own. Experience creating high volume, complex applications using Internet technologies. What you'll be doing You’ll be looking after, enhancing and re-architecting platforms for an incredible company, helping this ambitious innovator to deliver outstanding web and mobile apps within multi-disciplinary teams. You will encourage and drive best practise Test/BDD principles along with best practice software engineering standards. You'll be taking a lead role in the design and build of all backend components and working to best practice when it comes to software engineering. They will look to you to help them create amazing, complex and mission critical digital products.  Although not in a formal capacity, it would be great if you could share your knowledge and experience with junior developers. A key part of the role will be to take ownership of solutions, liaising with clients to simplify complex problems and processes and the creative thinking to turn ideas into reality. What you'll get in return for your talents This role is working for one of the most progressive technical businesses in the South West and you’ll be able to learn cutting edge tech with the freedom and autonomy to introduce the business to any you’ve evaluated yourself.  With a large development team, you’ll feed off the buzz of creativity and innovation here. They’re relatively flexible on level of experience from midweight to lead as long as you have an ingrained passion for technology that extends to open source contribution, reading blogs, personal projects etc and some great examples to show them. Generous salary up to £55K DOE and holidays, gym membership, pension, electric car scheme, conferences/course access, regular socials and more await (once everything has settled somewhat).  What's next Like the sound of this one? Send in your CV for more info to Tareek (01179 269530).
  • 6th Aug

    Node.js Developer

    — Cool JavaScript App

    Location:
    Remote + Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £450 p/day
    Remote Work Options. Up to £450 p/day. Node.js Development. 4-Month initial contract opportunity, for a Node.js Developer to work for a rapidly expanding tech company based in Wiltshire.   What you'll be doing Working for an interesting, specialist tech company, based between your home office and their Wiltshire office - depending on lockdown restrictions & personal preference. What experience you'll need to apply for this role Node.js (Expert). React/React Native (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £450 p/day, however, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered. What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 6th Aug

    React Developer

    — Interesting JavaScript App

    Location:
    Remote + Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    up to £450 p/day
    Remote Work Options. Up to £450 p/day. React Development. 4-Month initial contract opportunity, for a React Developer to work for a rapidly expanding tech company based in Wiltshire.   What you'll be doing Working for an interesting, specialist tech company, based between your home office and their Wiltshire office - depending on lockdown restrictions & personal preference. What experience you'll need to apply for this role React (Expert). React Native/Node.js (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £450 p/day, however, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered. What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 5th Aug

    Drupal 8 Front End Dev

    — Remote Working

    Location:
    Bristol + Remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £300 p/day
    Remote Working. Up to £300 p/day. Drupal Front End Development. 2 week initial contract opportunity, for a Drupal Developer to work for an interesting, niche online business.   What you'll be doing Working for a rapid expanding, specialist online company, based from your home office - remote working with no requirement to go onsite at this stage. What experience you'll need to apply for this role Drupal 8 (Expert). HTML/CSS/JavaScript(Advanced). React (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £300 p/day, however, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered. What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 4th Aug

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    — Technology agnostic

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £110,000
    Fantastic working environment with constant R&D. Remote working 4 days a week. Leading innovator with progressive technology focus.  A hugely progressive household name is looking for a Senior DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer to join a talented engineering team in London. They’ve been voted as one of the best places to work in the UK with a huge variety of rewarding projects to be involved in.  What skills you'll need •    Background in software engineering with experience using at least one server-side language.  •    High-level understanding of cloud computing (AWS, GCP). •    DevOps best practices; CI/CD, configs, automation and continuous delivery.  •    Significant systems design experience, preferably with knowledge of IoT.  •    Containerisation (Docker, Kubernetes).  •    Networking, security, automation & scripting knowledge.  What you'll be doing Sitting in the engineering team in a technology agnostic environment, you’ll be focusing on infrastructure automation and enhancing production/deployment cycles. The aim is to create scalable solutions for on-boarding customers while maintaining the high-level of software systems across the business, driving operational excellence around deployment, monitoring and service performance. You’ll advocate for best practice and help introduce new ways of working to more junior members in the team. No day is the same, you will constantly be adaptable and deepening your technology exposure as you go along.  What you'll get in return for your talents The list is endless but the highlights include up to 4 days remote work a week, 25 days holiday, plenty of social events and (online) meet-ups, an annual training budget, free breakfast, fruit & drinks, healthy bonus scheme, flexible benefits and a great pension. Importantly the working environment they have created is second to none. You’ll be working with some great people who value the company and what they believe in.  What's next? Like the sound of it? Send your CV to Sophie by applying now or give us a call now!
  • 3rd Aug

    Node Developer

    — Innovative, progressive, seriously talented

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35K-£55K
    Opportunity to work collaboratively with some seriously talented Node developers. Quality driven with innovative thinking, amazing clients and strong R&D. Friendly, sociable team, fantastic career development. Top digital product specialists with teams in Gloucester and a digital studio on the outskirts of Bath are looking to take on talented Full-Stack Developers to add to their 18 strong development team.  They're looking for someone who can work onsite within their client team in Gloucester, with the rest of the week made up of remote working and paid travel to their Bath HQ.  This is a rare and very exciting opportunity to work for one of the South-West’s best and most innovative digital development businesses. What skills you'll be needing Extensive software engineering experience in Node. Keen interest in picking up Flow, Typescript, React and React Native. Knowledge of OOP design patterns and awareness of JavaScript implementations. Working to Agile methodologies. Knowledge or experience of  Lambda, Progressive Web Apps, TDD and automated acceptance testing is very desirable. Experience in Git. Experience of testing frameworks (Jest). Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures, integration patterns and RESTful web services. Experience of API integration. Experience of supporting and extending systems and code developed by teams other than your own. Experience creating high volume, complex applications using Internet technologies. Experience of working in a fast-paced commercial environment where products have to be delivered to fixed timescales. Experience working with operations teams to troubleshoot problems throughout the lifetime of an application. What you'll be doing You’ll be helping this ambitious innovator to deliver outstanding web and mobile apps within multi-disciplinary teams. You will encourage and drive best practise Test/BDD principles along with best practice software engineering standards. You'll be taking a lead role in the design and build of all backend components and working to best practice when it comes to software engineering. They will look to you to help them create amazing, complex and mission critical digital products for some of the world's most recognisable brands.  Although not in a formal capacity, it would be great if you could share your knowledge and experience with junior developers. A key part of the role will be to take ownership of solutions, liaising with clients to simplify complex problems and processes and the creative thinking to turn ideas into reality. What you'll get in return for your talents This role is working for one of the most progressive technical businesses in the South West and you’ll be able to learn cutting edge tech with the freedom and autonomy to introduce the business to any you’ve evaluated yourself.  With a large development team, you’ll feed off the buzz of creativity and innovation here. They’re relatively flexible on level of experience from midweight to lead as long as you have an ingrained passion for technology that extends to open source contribution, reading blogs, personal projects etc and some great examples to show them. Generous salary up to £55K DOE and holidays, gym membership, pension, electric car scheme, conferences/course access, regular socials and more await. What's next Like the sound of this one?  Send in your CV for more info to Tareek (01179 269530).
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SciSys

Employer of choice for Developers

  • 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 
 

Immersive Labs

Expanding their team of Developers at pace

  • Immersive Labs help reduce the risk of attacks via a class leading cyber-learning environment. 
  • As a fast growing business, Immersive Labs needed to work with a recruiter that was able to get to the heart of their culture to deliver hard to find technology expertise. Step forward ADLIB's technology recruitment team. Through our in-depth knowledge of the local candidate market skilled in JavaScript libraries such as React and Ruby on Rails and our ability to find the right personality match, we quickly identified the talent required and all in line with critical business timings.
  • 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 
 

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