Senior Front End Developer

Senior Front End Developer

Manchester, United Kingdom

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Closing date: 29 September 2017
Published on: 8 September 2017

The Job

Here at Auto Trader UK, we work in tribes, each tribe has a different customer focus and is made up of technical and non technical squads. Our Audience Growth squad are responsible for growing our user base and crafting a personalised user experience on the site. It’s their job to maintain and expand our range of registered user benefits, manage the site’s homepage and core navigation. All designed to help our users buy and sell cars easily. They work with other squads in the business, ensuring that the Buying and Selling journeys are fully integrated with user accounts. For example, they collaborate with our Native Apps squad to extend these features to our iOS and Android users. Our Audience Growth squad is looking for a front-end developer to join them.

We’re looking for a Senior Front-End Developer who will encourage good practice and performance improvements across our website. Someone who is eager to keep up with the latest tech and is happy to share their knowledge with the wider team. We love agile and we would like our next colleague to have a similar experience of software development. You'll be working on the front-end, primarily on the main Auto Trader site. You will also work on other systems from time to time, giving you a chance to work with different technologies.

You’ll be responsible for collaborating with our design team to deliver engaging solutions across devices, in an environment where data is valued over opinion. We understand the impact that page performance has on user engagement and this is a focus in everything we do. Real passion for user experience will be evident from the moment we speak to you. In turn, we’ll give you the autonomy required to fulfil your role as a Senior Front-End Developer and the opportunity to develop. Giving you access to training and conferences throughout the year.

We’re looking for someone with solid experience in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. You’ll have a good working knowledge of the latest JS frameworks (e.g. React JS, Angular JS) and front-end build technologies (Webpack, Gulp, SCSS, etc). An understanding of MVT testing and user interface optimisation will be a welcome addition to the team as we run experiments and test hypothesis to enhance the UI. As a Senior Developer you'll have led projects and taken an active role developing junior members of the team.

We offer a salary between £40k - £50k with a great flexible benefits package, which includes 25 days holiday, pension and lots of extras that you can personalise to suit your lifestyle. You’re given the choice of either a Mac or PC and as much free tea, coffee and fresh fruit as you like! We're based at First Street in Manchester in some pretty cool offices

In addition to salary and benefits, we’ll give you the support and the tools to develop in your role. We believe that development takes on many forms. We hold regular code katas, send our developers to conferences, host regular external meet-ups in our event space and workshops that help you take your career to the next level.

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We make sure our recruitment practices are fair & we always aim for you have a great experience throughout. Our commitment is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.