Job Overview

  • Job Title: Front-End Developer, Sensible Development Ltd Full Time
  • Date Posted:
  • Expiration date: 3rd April 2019
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Sensible Development are a small, friendly, laid back, Brighton company who develop highly scalable online (timed) & live auction websites. We work with clients in North & South America, Africa, Australia and UK wide. We regularly have auctions of high value turnover. Precision and accuracy is key. Auctions run on our platform regularly exceed turnovers of £500k and beyond. We are seen as market leaders in the coffee sector, specialists in the industrial machinery and asset disposal sector and the financial and fundraising sectors.

Job Description:

We are looking for someone to help us improve the presentation of our platform to the users. We want to improve the quality of our front end and solve problems to help us take the user interfaces forward. We also want to make changes to our admin system to improve its usability.

You will be in the thick of it, influencing decision making. You will see how we capture ideas from a range of sources and participate in discussions on how best to turn those ideas into reality and through to implementation for our clients. You will have the opportunity for professional development in terms of your front-end programming skills and how the commercial side of the business influences and informs the technical side. As a keen technologist and problem solver, you will grow with us as the company grows.

Skills Range:

About the technology we use
Our platform has been built upon a Java/Linux/MySQL Stack. Whist you won’t need to be a Java programmer some exposure will help. The following outlines the technology we use and the types of skills that we’d like you to be able to offer us. Some are essential; some are an indication of the types of things you will be working with and leaning. This is an opportunity to take your skills on further.

1. Core technology & Essential skills
We will expect you to have good:

  • Javascript,
  • HTML and CSS and SASS skills.
  • jQuery (the auction app uses a fair bit of Ajax to deliver dynamic updates)
  • Cross-browser and cross-platform development
  • Experience debugging and testing across devices and browsers.

    2. Nice to have

  • Backbone
  • AngularJS
  • Bootstrap 4.0
  • Json, Restful API
  • Compass ( for CSS. S
  • Closure templates / Soy
  • Ideally working experience with server-side scripting languages an advantage; PHP preferred
  • Confident with using at least 1 modern open source CMS platforms (Wordpress, Drupal, etc)
  • Experience with Git and Version Control Systems.
  • Experience with authentication systems and modern build methods
  • Familiarity of MVC Frameworks

    Person Specification:

  • Be a team player
  • Listen when its required and teach others whenever you can
  • Be resilient
  • Have a healthy curiosity
  • Enjoy solving problems
  • Ruthless attention to detail

    Key Area:
    Programming/Developer Programming/Developer

    28,000 – 32,000


    Additional Information:

  • We are a friendly and supportive team
  • We encourage personal development and training
  • Company Contributory Pension
  • Additional holiday oer the Xmas period
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