Senior Front-End Developer

AndromedaRecruitment

Andromeda Recruitment
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Senior Front-End Developer

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape
Suburb: Woodstock
Salary: Negotiable based on experience
Job Type: Permanent
Employment Equity: South African Citizens Only

Job Description
We are looking for a FrontEnd Web Developer to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities include translation of the UI/UX design and wireframes to code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides.

The Frontend Developer will work in a multi-disciplinary team with the goal of designing and developing world-class experiences, delighting users and transforming businesses. The Front-end Developer will work closely with UX and UI designers to produce front-end solutions and prototypes. We are seeking driven individuals who strive to create world-class industry leading code. Who have a desire for continuous improvement and willingness to learn and share knowledge with others.

This position is only the 2nd front-end dev position within the company, so certainly an opportunity to make a mark in the business. We have just started introducing the role of niche front-end developers to our environment – and with the amount of projects, this will certainly grow into a team with a dedicated front-end dev lead potentially in the future.

(is expected to include, although not limited too)

  • Develop new user-facing features with a focus on responsive solutions
  • Frontend development through reusable, testable code and libraries
  • Detailed documentation of all developed code and its day-to- day processes
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimise application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Ongoing evaluation and optimisation of systems
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Development of personal skill set in-line with industry trends to meet company objectives
  • Growing the front-end team

Requirements

  • Excellent understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Excellent understanding of JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, Backbone, Vue, or similar is advantageous)
  • Basic competence with PHP and its surrounding technologies
  • Responsive / adaptive development for web and mobile experience.
  • Advanced CSS / SASS essential
  • Knowledge of front-end build tools (e.g. Grunt / Gulp)
  • Knowledge of front-end dependency management (e.g. NPM / Bower)
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser and mobile compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • 5+ Years’ experience in Frontend Web Development

About the company
We develop and support end-to-end e-commerce products for international customers, offering over 11 languages. We develop business-to-business systems and back-end systems for customer support, finance, payment process management, risk and fraud management, and content management systems. As a team, we continuously look for ways to improve our products and processes.

Office environment
We offer a great working environment! There are two offices, one in Cape Town City Bowl and one in Woodstock. The offices are modern with state of the art equipment. The Development team is based at the Woodstock office: they develop and maintain end-to-end e-commerce platforms for our international clients, in addition to developing back-end systems and tools for marketing, customer support, finance, payment process management, risk and fraud management and content management systems.

A little about our development house:
We are a new dev house (started 1 Dec 2015), with the backing of an organisation that has been running since 1998. We strive for a start-up culture. We work on international products, with some of our sites offered in over 12 international languages. We believe that there are not many opportunities like this in SA. We work on B2C and B2B products and there is wide exposure to the full e-commerce lifecycle. The User Experience and Design team is 8 people strong (and growing). Not many organisations in SA where UX plays a significant role. We have greatly skilled developers as well as a full testing team on board.

Our most valuable asset is our people and we have grown to a team of nearly 70. We live and are guided by our values. By joining our team offers room for growth and advancement for those showing commitment, initiative and drive into other dimensions of the business, as we believe in creating opportunities for our people. We offer a competitive basic salary plus a medical aid contribution on completion of probationary period.

If you are ready to start your journey with us then please forward a copy of you profile and cv to Geordie@andromedarecruit.co.za
 
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