Front End Developer (Technical Consultant)

Location: London

The role for Front End Developer is an ever changing landscape at Amido. We work with many different clients using many different technology choices, though we favour ReactJS, Less, Webpack and ES6.

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Our way of working is different to many agencies and you will find yourself immersed in a development team with our clients helping define the solution as well as using your development skills to produce a quality result.

Responsibilities Include

  • Building front ends for many different clients – from ASOS to CBRE, we build single page applications, Javascript SDKs and beautiful interfaces to help our clients get closer to their customers.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team using agile methodologies to deliver quality, tested code.
  • Providing advice to the team and our clients about the best approach for the front end components and solutions.
  • Assisting in defining software architectures – collaborating with team leads to explore existing systems, determining areas of complexity, potential risks to successful implementation, learning the applications capabilities.
  • Working across the full project lifecycle, from developing proof of concept applications as part of new business, to delivering the final project.
  • Maintaining a business perspective when delivering projects in order to deliver a technical solution that adds real business value.

Required Skills

  • Highly skilled at front-end engineering using Object-Oriented JavaScript, various JavaScript libraries and micro frameworks (React, Angular, Backbone or similar), HTML and CSS.
  • Experience of distributed source control – we exclusively use Git.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of JavaScript.
  • Experience of Responsive design, accessibility, mobile first development etc.
  • Experience of JS frameworks such React, Angular, Backbone is a bonus.
  • Experience with testing technologies such as Jasmine, Karma, Protractor etc.
  • Clear communication and a practical head.

What we’ll ask you in the interview

Here are some sample questions which we might ask to give you an expectation of the kind of person we’re looking for:

  • What is your favourite JavaScript design pattern?
  • Name three ways to decrease page load (perceived or actual load time).

Who we are

At Amido we specialise in implementing cloud-first solutions. We do this by building resilience at scale, flexibility for the future and differentiation of customer experience for our clients. And, we do this while minimising business-risk and build-cost.

We don’t reinvent the wheel – with a plethora of proven cloud services, we firmly believe that we can find the best solution from the rich PaaS and SaaS marketplace. The real magic is in understanding what our clients need, knowing what is out there and gluing these technologies together in the most effective way, building only what is needed.

We always encourage our customers to rent first, buy second and build and maintain as little as possible. Our list of successful projects is long. We have evolved as the market has evolved and we continue to adapt and learn, apply the best delivery techniques and work in close collaboration with our clients.

 

A little bit more info…

Over the past few years Amido has grown rapidly bringing on board brilliant technical analysts, user experience consultants and project managers who are focused on building pragmatic digital solutions that utilise the latest cloud applications, services and service integration platforms.

Our list of successful projects is long and continuing to grow – some recent clients include ASOS, Global Radio, Addison Lee, Atkins Global, Endemol, Save The Children, JLT and Channel 4.

In addition to team lunches, slack memes and free fruit, we have quarterly company events where everyone downs tools to come together for a drink, a chat and the opportunity to share something that excites them, whether that’s new technology that they’ve discovered or even a chatbot that they designed.

Amido is a group of talented, pioneering and pragmatic technical consultants. Our product is the expertise of our people and our working practices. Our clients and teams are spread out across London and other cities in UK. As a consultancy, some of our project teams spend five days a week with their clients whereas some split their time between client site and in our office in Worship Street, City of London. We live and breathe variety, flexibility and willingness to travel as part of our culture. Our people are our strongest asset and we are here to support them throughout the lifespan of their projects through our schemes and our social & professional inclusiveness programmes. If you are the kind of person who thrives in this environment, please send your CV to – talent@amido.com