Lead Front End Developer - Central Manchester

Ref: 154 Date Posted: Monday 23 May 2022
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Lead Front End Developer – Manchester (95% remote) – React | TypeScript | JavaScript | Next.js | Jest

We are looking for a Lead Front End Developer for a global agency. This role is perfect for a Senior looking for their next step or an established Lead Developer, Principal Developer or Front End Architect who wants to remain hands-on focussed.

In the role you will be working on 2-3 projects at one time, in a team of 2-3 Front End Developers and you’ll be the person responsible for scoping, architecture, leading the development as well as support, training / mentoring of other team members. There will also be regular client engagement involved in this role.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on some huge name clients on a variety of different, bespoke builds across B2B, B2C, ecommerce, brochure / showcase. Someone who likes to keep abreast with the latest tech, developments and trends in web development, SaaS and technology will be perfect for this role.

During quieter times, there will be opportunities to upskill, learn and their will be time & budget allocated for this and any certifications that go with it.

Tech Skills:

  • React.js
  • TypeScript (beneficial but not crucial)
  • Next.js (also beneficial)
  • JavaScript (some projects in Angular & Vue too, so this would also be beneficial)
  • Testing experience (in React / Jest would be preferred)
  • Experience integrating multiple APIs and 3rd party APIs
  • Knowledge of any Headless CMS (Contentful, Prismic, Sanity, Storyblok, etc) or other “traditional” content management systems beneficial

As a minimum requirement you’ll need strong React / React.js experience as they are happy to help upskill / train in TypeScript & Next.JS.

The role is UK remote, with HQ in Manchester. Ideally, they would like someone to come in as the 20 strong FE team are a close-knit, sociable bunch, who enjoy arranging extra-curricular activities as a group. They would request that you’re able to make a trip to their Manchester office at least once a month to meet up with the team.

There are plenty of opportunities for training, progression, and exposure to global clients & projects. On offer is salary £55-65K, 25 days holiday (buyable extras), bonus scheme, flexible working hours, free private healthcare, social budget for team activities, away days, paid lunches, volunteering / charity leave, as well as an annual companywide event.

For further info on the role, company, and opportunities available get in touch with James @ KnoWho

Lead Front End Developer – Manchester (95% remote) – React | TypeScript | JavaScript | Next.js | Jest