Front End Technical Lead

Permanent, London

The Role      

The role of the Front End Technical Lead is primarily to set the front end technical direction for the business, and to help shape and grow the front end team.

In addition to hands on front end development, you’ll also be responsible for technical line management, front end architecture, defining and implementing processes and tooling, and conducting code reviews.

You’ll work and consult on various stages of the project lifecycle including: feeding into proposals, scoping and estimating, system architecture, client workshops, design sprints, development, testing, maintenance, and quality assurance.

Candidate Profile      

The ideal candidate will be a experienced senior front end developer with a proven track record in agency environments, comfortable working on agile projects, and able to estimate and deliver work reliably and consistently. The candidate should have a strong understanding of progressive enhancement, accessibility and semantic markup and use this knowledge to deliver high quality, cross-browser compatible templates.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal in both a technical and business domain are vital for this role. The candidate should also be excellent at self-managing with an ability to multi-task and stay organised.

What we would like to see in our ideal candidate

As this is a senior position and our engineers have a high degree of exposure to clients, a successful candidate would need to be strong in the following areas.

Passion for Technology

Possess a demonstrable interest in understanding how technology works under the hood.

Growth Mind-set

Is comfortable with and enjoys the challenge of learning new technologies, languages, tools, processes, skills and acquiring domain knowledge to help deliver positive outcomes for our clients.

 Consultative Approach

Have the ability to work internally and externally to influence clients and colleagues in the direction of success. Welcomes the challenge of communicating with people from a wide range of sectors and with varying experience and exposure to digital solutions. Has the ability to detail innovative solutions as part of pre-sales activities and present approaches to prospective clients from time to time.

 Engineering Practitioner

Take a structured approach to problem solving, and are capable of explaining the rationale behind your decisions and being precise in your communication.

Has experience designing solutions that are robust, reliable and deliver real business value.

Employ a pragmatic approach in decision making and have an understanding of complexity.

 Leadership

Be a capable facilitator who enjoys the challenge of providing hands on mentoring to more junior members of staff.

 Flexibility 

Comfortable with being on site to work alongside our clients as required during project engagement.

 

Skills 

We expect candidates will have experience with a reasonable number of the following and be able to quickly and effectively fill any gaps in their knowledge where required 

Highly relevant

  • Solutions architecture.
  • HTML5.
  • CSS3 & SASS.
  • JavaScript.
  • Accessibility.
  • Front-end build processes and tools.
  • Performance.
  • Responsive web design.
  • Cross-browser/device testing
  • Experience building for Content Management Systems
  • Git / GitFlow

  • An understanding of common software design patterns.

  • Templating languages (JSP, PHP, Razor).
  • TDD/BDD

Nice to have

  • A precise understanding of HTTP, HTML, JSON, XML.
  • SEO.
  • A user centric, evidence based approach to IA and UI.
  • Goal oriented requirements engineering.
  • REST APIs
  • Experience working with one or more back end technologies.

Education

A degree in a science, engineering, technology or mathematics field or equivalent industry experience.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@digirati.com

The perks

  • Research, Development & Learning (RDL)

    Each individual's RDL programme is unique and designed in collaboration with your line manager. You might spend this time doing formal certification, contributing to open source software or evaluating a new technology or mastering a framework you already know.

  • Bonus Scheme

    There is a 10% annual bonus scheme, of which 5% is based on personal performance and 5% on company profitability.

  • Pension Scheme

    Digirati will match your personal contribution to your pension by up to 5%.

  • Sabbatical

    Employees are entitled to a 4 week sabbatical after 5 years with the company which can be amalgamated with annual leave to provide an opportunity to take time out.

  • Referral Programme

    Employees will receive a £500 bonus if they refer a fellow employee who successfully completes their probation period.

  • Working from Home

    Employees will spend the majority of their time in the office but there is some scope for working from home at managerial discretion.

  • Flexitime

    Client schedules permitting we can be flexible when employees start and end work.