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Front End Developer - Contract
Title: Front End Developer - Contract
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Front End Developer required to join our Customer Experience team in our Watford HQ.

Key Responsibilities:

Create prototypes and production-ready XHTML/CSS /JS for eCommerce websites Focus on user needs and optimum user experience Integrate production-ready XHTML cross-browser compliant valid CSS into JSP coded pages in an integrated development environment Working within an agile team, contributing to daily stand-ups, sprint planning and estimations Contributing to the team’s focus to maintain Front End Quality through participating in coding reviews and adhering to Wunderman Thompson Commerce coding standards Stay current with evolving standards and technologies, learning new skills as needed You…

Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and find new ways of doing things. A team player who is proud of your work and wants to share with everyone! You like working in a fast-paced environment and are driven by the desire to improve the online purchasing experience for everyone, no matter what they are buying and from where!

You will be client focused and be willing to be flexible when required to make them happy, including working at client locations.

The techy bit…. we need you to be really great at:

Mastery of hand-coded XHTML and CSS, adhering to W3C coding standards. Table-free layouts; semantic mark-up; standards enthusiast. Advanced knowledge of JavaScript (native) and JavaScript Libraries including jQuery Commercial knowledge of JS Frameworks such as React and/or Angular Experience with Bootstrap Responsive Design Experience with SASS and/or LESS methodologies Ability to work quickly and manage multiple projects and timelines. Experience with GIT Version Control Good understanding/awareness of Usability, Accessibility, Cross Browser issues Solid information, interaction, and visual design skills Experience of working within an Agile working environment Great attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills Willingness to contribute to both large, complex projects and smaller tasks as directed. Excellent problem-solving ability If you know some of this even better!

Experience creating site architecture diagrams, UX wireframes, process flows. Experience designing for dynamic and template-driven sites. Experience of industry standard vector & bitmap graphics packages. Experience of working with CMS platforms such as AEM or Sitecore Experience of working on Java projects would be extremely advantageous Grunt experience Bower experience Dojo JS framework and/or working with IBM WebSphere Commerce TDD/BDD methodologies using Unit Testing frameworks (eg Jasmine/Karma) SVN Version Control experience Commercial experience of SPA and/or PWA applications Working with Pattern Libraries and/or Atomic Design methodology Commercial experience of eCommerce platforms such as Magento or Hybris Creative, yet meticulous. Commercial experience of SPA and/or PWA applications Working with Pattern Libraries and/or Atomic Design methodology Commercial experience of eCommerce platforms such as Magento or Hybris Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a new global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.

How? By creating outstanding websites and inspired shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We’re an inclusive group of more than 1350 thinkers and doers from WPP’s leading commerce agencies: Salmon, POSSIBLE Commerce and Gorilla Group alongside two Amazon specialists - all under the world-renowned Wunderman brand. Our reputation is based on having the best the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready sites, solutions and services. When our clients win – we win.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other cool agency offices in Central London, we’ve got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia.

As our business grows internationally, we’re seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best eCommerce sites and experiences in the world.
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