Senior Front End Developer

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UK wide

Who you’ll be working with

The Front End Developer roles sit within the Web Platforms Team in Capgemini’s Digital Solutions Unit. The team produce web platforms for enterprise clients, providing complex solutions in content management, digital marketing, and e-commerce. Primarily working with Open Source software, the team are first and foremost engineers, putting Software Engineering and professionalism at the heart of delivery.

The focus of your role

Capgemini are seeking experienced Senior Front End Developers to lead development and delivery of engaging web experiences for our clients across mobile, tablets and desktop

What you’ll do

• Lead agile development teams to deliver robust, engaging and usable solutions
• Own the technical delivery of components, ensuring robust, scalable solutions - with the support of other senior developers and architects to design appropriate technical solutions
• Lead the continuous improvement of the development process, practices, tools and techniques of front end development teams
• Coach and mentor other team members to share knowledge and experience and help grow the team
• Work with client stakeholders and internal teams to develop new opportunities
• Contribute to internal and external open source projects and initiatives

What you’ll bring

• In depth knowledge and experience in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
• Experienced in object-orientated JavaScript and building large Javascript applications
• Thorough, hands-on experience of at least one modern JavaScript framework such as Angular, React, Ember or Backbone
• Experience using SASS or other CSS pre-processors
• Experience working with third-party APIs
• Experience using Grunt, Gulp or similar tools to automate tasks
• Comfortable with version control software (Git)
• Deep understanding of accessibility and best practice in web standards
• Experience of responsive design and working with multiple browsers
• Experience of Test Driven Development (TDD) or Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
• An appreciation of modern web application techniques, such as integrating modern JavaScript frameworks into a variety of applications
• Experience of leading agile teams and working in an agile manner in a commercial environment
• Experience of delivering web solutions in an integrated environment, with an understanding of how to optimise solutions to gain performance and stability
• A focus on optimising the performance of front-end solutions (Desirable)
• Experience of server side languages such as Node.js or PHP (Desirable)
• Knowledge or experience with one or more CMS platforms, particularly Drupal (Desirable)
• Knowledge of UX best practice and conventions (Desirable)
• Ability to create wireframes, mock-ups or other design input (Desirable)

Why we’re different

At Capgemini, we help organisations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often-groundbreaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too.

Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

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