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Front End Developer
Title: Front End Developer
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Contract
Job status: Full Time
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Front End Developer required in our Watford HQ on a 12 month contract basis.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be required to flex across and build standalone front ends on top of API's. 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 Salmon 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 to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win – we win!

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

Mastery of hand-coded XHTML, CSS and JavaScript adhering to W3C coding standards. Table-free layouts; semantic mark-up; standards enthusiast. Experience with WCS/Jquery and a SPA (built in react) Experience of using CSS stylesheet languages (SASS) and libraries such as Bootstrap/Foundation Willingness to contribute to both large, complex projects and smaller tasks as directed. Experience of using version control tooling in a large development team performing Continuous Integration Great attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills Good understanding/awareness of Usability, Accessibility, Cross Browser issues The candidate has to have excellent communication skills and capability to interact directly with the customer (show and tells/requirement analysis sessions/retrospectives etc) Excellent problem-solving ability If you know some of this even better!

Can create prototypes and production-ready HTML/CSS Solid information, interaction, and visual design skills. Experience creating site architecture diagrams, wireframes, process flows Knowledge of other JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as Node, React, Vue, Angular (2 and up) Experience designing for dynamic and template-driven sites. Creative, yet meticulous. Has a sense of craftsmanship. Experience of graphics packages, primarily Photoshop, or newer tools such as Sketch Experience of working on Java projects would be extremely advantageous Experience of working with Grunt JavaScript task runner Familiar with Unit Testing Frameworks (eg Jasmine/Karma etc) Experience of JSP, JSTL, Hybris, cross platform browser testing, JIRA. Commercial eCommerce platform experience – Magento/Hybris/IBM WebSphere/Shopify 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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