Front-end HTML / CSS Developer

Chichester, West Sussex, England
10 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This leading digital agency is looking for a front-end specialist to join their expanding team in Chichester, West Sussex. You will be helping to create exceptional experiences for their roster of respected brands within the e-commerce, luxury hospitality, travel and drinks sectors.

You will work with their designers and PHP developers to deliver beautiful websites and play a central role in championing best practices in front-end development across all their sites.

Here are some of the skills they hope you have or are nearly there with:

- You know all about how to create responsive layouts in CSS and serve responsive images with HTML5.
- You're enthusiastic about new browser technologies and love learning about how and when to use them (and when not to).
- You really understand modern HTML5 semantics - when and why to use particular markup for both SEO and accessibility.
- You've used a CSS preprocessor for both efficiency and abstraction. They use SASS, but LESS skills are pretty transferable.
- You've got your hands dirty with a front-end workflow tool like Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli or one of the many others. Currently they use Gulp but, again, it transfers.

There are some other areas that would be a great help and really push someone up that "dependent upon experience" scale:

- You're familiar with what affects front-end performance and how to measure it. Even better, you're comfortable talking to all stakeholders about the inherent compromises involved.
- You've got solid javascript skills. They're not looking for Angular developers here, but you should be comfortable with plain javascript and know your way around jQuery.
- You have been exposed to, and are hopefully enthusiastic about, BEM.
- Working with git and GitHub is second nature to you by now.
- You have the skills to build and test responsive emails. If you've done that in the Campaign Monitor ecosystem, that would be perfect.
- You know your way around a bit of PHP. This is primarily a front-end role, but being able to fiddle around in PHP templates would make life easier.
- You've worked or played with some of the more technical HTML5 technologies like Canvas and WebGL.
- You have experience working with both developers and designers to agree internal standards and champion best practice.

They are based in Chichester city centre and they run flexible working hours.

They provide everyone with a laptop, breakfast and an employee perks scheme.

You also get access to dental care, a pension, a cycle to work scheme and a Treehouse account for improving your skills.

Some of their recent work includes

- An engraving tool for a well-known award-winning jewellery brand that allows users to customise jewellery with text and doodles using HTML5 Canvas.
- An iPad based system for a famous gin brand's events where customers choose and order cocktails at their table.
- A WebGL rendering engine to create beautiful 3D visualisations of cyclist's GPS tracks.

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