Front end ninja needed

Front-end coding ninja needed

Are you the deadliest, bad-ass front end coding ninja whose code wipes the absolute floor with everyone? If Chuck Norris could code, could he out-code you?  If he couldn’t, then read on and lets get bit more serious…

 

We’re looking for a kick ass, passionate, creative, verging on obsessive and meticulous front-end developer who loves their craft.

ID are growing, evolving and expanding our services across the board. We’re transforming into a full-service creative agency, with digital in its DNA and we’re looking for a new breed of awesome agency peeps to join us. This is a revolutionary and exciting time to be joining Team ID.

You’ll be working with an awesome team of marketeers, creatives, designers, thinkers, writers, techs, project and account managers and be a crucial part of our ever growing technical and creative teams.

You’ll work with projects teams, not only to provide strong digital design / UX / UI and front-end development expertise to support the build of websites, online applications, campaign pages and digital solutions but you’ll also be another creative mind within the agency – feeding in to various types of projects, campaigns, pitches and pro-actives.

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We’re looking for someone to:

  • Be our front-end lead, own and evolve a bleeding edge front-end framework and remain at the forefront of all front-end technologies
  • Make sure that all of our websites deliver an engaging user experience
  • Work as part of a team to help devise, plan and deliver solutions
  • Work to a high level or specific technical brief providing creative & innovative UX / front end solutions to meet the requirements of the brief
  • Provide input & leadership across the full project life-cycle, at times guiding the solution from concept through to post implementation support
  • Carry out support tasks at times to support existing websites

You will…

  • Have seriously strong communication skills – You are part of a team and will be expected to collaborate, be proactive, constantly communicate and offer up your opinion as much as possible
  • Have a good sense of humour – Robots need not apply
  • Love what you do – Any job at our agency requires that you care about what you do. If you don’t, you probably shouldn’t be doing it
  • Be flexible – We’re flexible and we’d expect the same from you from time to time. We do not run a sweat shop and we don’t encourage long hours, but we are an agency and there are times when we have deadlines or pitches where we’d require a team effort to get us over the line
  • Be a problem solver
  • Be self-motivated – A can-do attitude and enthusiasm for all things digital will get you far
  • Challenge the status quo – We have a dynamic environment where we are always looking for better ways to do things and innovate. “That’s just the way we do things” doesn’t fly here
  • Be a strong team player who can effectively influence and motivate project teams in a positive manner and able to build respect and trust from colleagues and clients alike

Tech skills:

  • Project scoping, task breakdown & estimating
  • Strong knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3
  • A passion and care for creating fast loading pages optimised for speed
  • Strong knowledge and champion of SEO optimised pages
  • Strong knowledge and adherence to accessibility guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of Sass & Gulp (or equivalent)
  • Strong knowledge of BEM methodology
  • Excellent JavaScript / jQuery knowledge and skills
  • Care about quality and bug free code
  • A working knowledge of, or interest in, React would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Umbraco would be advantageous
  • Source control / Bitbucket / etc.

We’re an ever evolving creative collective, so extra skills get bonus points. Script writer? Videographer? Journalist? We’d love to hear about what you get up to when you’re not HTML-ing.

The Perks:

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an excellent culture and ace agency benefits, which include:

  • Profit share
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • A generous enhanced pension contribution
  • Private medical cover
  • Monthly desk massage (from our corporate massage therapist)
  • Flexible working
  • Bonus holiday on your birthday
  • Training / book allowance
  • Access to excellent coffee, our sweetie jars and a well-stocked beer fridge
  • Friday breakfast rolls on us
  • Endless supply of Tunnock’s and Irn Bru

Finally …

This is a full-time, permanent role. You’ll be based in our Glasgow Bath Street office. To apply please send your CV, a nice covering letter, and your portfolio or examples of your work to careers@innovationdigital.co.uk with ‘Front end ninja’ in the subject line by 10th December 2018.

We look forward to meeting you!

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