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Head of Front-End Development

Role: Head of Front-End Development
Type: Full-time, permanent 
Salary: Competitive salary + excellent benefits 

As the Head of Front-End Development, you'll be the leading figure and ambassador for our camp of talented Front-End Developers who are at the top of their trade, crafting some of the most user-centric, exciting and engaging websites that service a global community, in one of the most popular and fast-growth industry sectors. 

What you'll do:

  • Manage and motivate a team of 17+ Front-End Developers and help them achieve phenomenal results, in terms of quality and completing projects in a timely manner
  • Carry out one-to-one meetings and monthly catch-ups with the team
  • Help recruit new team members as well as plan training and development courses for the team
  • Craft the tech strategy and goals for the talented and growing development team
  • Brainstorm ideas in order to improve certain elements of each site
  • Help the team execute ideas using Javascript, HTML, SASS, PHP, Vue.js etc.
  • Recognise opportunities for improvement of current websites reviewing SEO, Content, coding and other aspects
  • Work closely with Designers, Developers and Writers to update websites and help organise the generation of new websites

What we expect from you:

  • A solid track record in leading a large team of developers in an agile environment
  • Superb interpersonal skills and confidence in delivering feedback to motivate the team
  • Self-motivation, superb organisational skills, "a great teammate" mentality and a detail-oriented mindset
  • Confidence in efficiently handling deadlines and priorities
  • Demonstrable experience in ensuring coding standards are kept up to date and establishing the strategy for the web team

Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in JavaScript, HTML, CSS and SASS
  • Knowledge of vue.js and jQuery
  • Basic/good knowledge of PHP and its built-in functions
  • WordPress knowledge is a bonus
  • Understand Databases (MySQL)
  • Experienced with FTP servers
  • Knowledge of GIT and have previous experience using it
  • Understand UI and UX fundamentals

What we can do for you:

  • Give you the platform and support to excel, both personally and professionally and within a winning team!
  • Give you a yearly training budget of £1,000 to really bring out the guru in you!
  • Annual company retreat to have fun, team build and grow together. Previous destinations include Mykonos, Mexico and Thailand.
  • Annual bonus scheme based on individual & company performance.

And all of these added goodies:

  • Brand new, custom-designed offices with a fun and engaging culture.
  • Flexible working hours - you pick when suits you best.
  • Team Friday lunches - ordered-in from a variety of local restaurants (P.S. on your first Friday you get to choose for the whole team!).
  • Birthdays off!
  • Unlimited drinks, snacks and organic fruit.
  • Free private health care including dental, optical, physio and well-being.
  • Choice of Mac/PC, Herman Miller chair, top spec Bose headphones.
  • Regular well-being activities - Mindfulness & Nutrition guest speakers, free Health Screen initiatives.
  • Opportunity to join our boxing, yoga and 5-a-side football initiatives.
  • Monthly social events including bowling, ping pong, office parties, summer party and Christmas extravaganza.
  • 25 days' holiday + 8 bank holidays + additional paid time-off when the office is closed for the whole Christmas and New Year period.
  • Charity volunteer days.
  • Pension contribution matched up to 5%.
  • Annual travel season ticket loan.
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