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Senior web application developer


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Senior web application developer

  1. 1. +44 (0) 1491 411 020 Senior Web Application Developer Description Our client is looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic Web Application Developer with a passion for creating high quality, rich, dynamic web applications and an emphasis on frontend technologies. This hugely successful, international media brand has just under 5 million registered users to its main website and boasts an average daily readership of over 2 million - working in a pure Agile (Scrum & Waterfall) environment, you would be working in a culture of innovation which has helped develop some ground breaking products including a multi award winning iOS-optimised HTML5 web app which has seen more than 2.5 million users since its launch a year ago. Responsibilities ● Work closely with business owners to create product and feature prototypes and within an Agile team to prototype, develop, test, deploy and monitor applications through to Production. ● Provide estimates, views on feasibility of proposed work, and input into the team’s planning sessions. ● Ensure solutions are robust and technically fit for purpose. ● Contribute to the organisation’s standards, methods and procedures and ensure that development initiatives are carried out in accordance with those. Skills and Experience ● Personal / Team skills - Self-starter. - Highly motivated team player. - Ability to think creatively and devise outsidethebox solutions to business problems. - Great communication skills at technical and nontechnical level. - Provide mentoring and technical leadership to junior members of the team. ● Development skills (JavaScript, Node.js, HTML5) Must have: - Solid skills coding handcrafted
  2. 2. +44 (0) 1491 411 020 - HTML(5), JavaScript and CSS(3). - Significant exposure to native (OO) JavaScript. - Experience with JavaScript libraries (e.g. jQuery, Backbone, Underscore). Desirable: - Developing in responsive, mobile first way. - Node.js using frameworks and modules (e.g. Express, Meteor, Nice to have: - Experience using APIs to create content driven web applications. (e.g. Google Apps Script). ● Methodologies Must have - Experience writing unit tests (e.g. qUnit, Jasmine) and writing code in a testable way Desirable: - Exposure to Test Driven Development - Agile (Scrum, Kanban). - DevOps, self monitoring applications, performance testing. ● Other nice to haves - Experience using datastores (SQL/NoSQL, e.g. Redis, MongoDB). - Continuous Integration / Deployment (e.g. Jenkins). - Deployment, management and monitoring of cloud applications (e.g. using Heroku, AWS). - Knowledge of mitigating security attacks (e.g. SSJS). - Creating scalable apps, understanding of scalable architectures (horizontal scaling, loosely coupled modules). - Testing frameworks (e.g. Webdriver, Qunit, Jasmine, Mocha, Vows).