Careers Mid-Weight Front End Developer

Mid-Weight Front End Developer

The Company

Do you love working in digital but feel there must be more?

Are you fed up of being just a number in a big agency, without any core focus or direction?

Do you want to be part of building something really special?

Do you want to use your talent in a unique agency, that’s in a sector which is the place to be right now?

This could be the perfect role for you!

We are an agency with audio at our core. We work with brands who want to do audio properly and help other agencies who don’t have in-house specialists.

We’re Spotify’s creative partner in the UK & North America. Our company client roster also includes Guinness, Audible, Penguin Random House, Cartoon Network and Amazon.

We have our own in-house studios and an amazing team of specialists who work across everything audio:

  • Radio and Spotify commercials
  • Fully immersive 3D audio creative
  • Audio brand identity and storytelling
  • Podcast production
  • Audio media planning and buying
  • Audiobooks
  • Interactive audio experiences

Our Digital team is integral to the overall success of our business. We specialise in impactful digital experiences to run in tandem with audio campaigns. We also build our own digital products to improve our offering. We believe in fusing impactful design with robust tech to solve our clients problems.

We’re a mix of arty, geeky, techy, creative types who deliver exceptional products for our clients every single day. Diversity and inclusion matter to us and we are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, physical ability, neurodiversity and experience. We welcome your uniqueness.

We’ve gone from strength to strength in recent years, expanding both our team and our studio facility that we call home. Our amazing team are the heartbeat of the company and the reason we’ve been successful. We have pledged to invest in them more than ever before through training and development. In the last few years we’ve also donated time and money to Macmillan Cancer Support, The Malaria Foundation and Crisis and we intend to do a lot more.

We’re part of the SNK Publishing Group, based in London and New York, which also includes SNK Studios.

We’re continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and we always celebrate our successes along the way. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved so far but we’re not stopping there, as we’re now looking for a talented front end developer to join our team.

Our Culture

We're creative (standard). We're honest and open. A swear jar would bankrupt us all. We're all equal and we laugh at ourselves...and each other.

We're unconventional, productive and we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We like burgers (meat, veggie and vegan).

We always make time for each other and our clients. We're people pleasers. We're all very different and we love that about our team.

We praise each other and recognise achievements. We like going to the pub. We don't quit, we fix. We're kind and caring. We make a difference. We stick together and pick each other up when it's needed.

We like to dance. We say please and thank you. We're passionate and motivated. We always leave our clients feeling good.

The person we are looking for

You love all things digital, having worked in a similar position in another agency, studio or platform.

You’re technically brilliant and an excellent communicator. You don’t miss deadlines and are willing to go that extra mile to make sure of it. You don’t get flustered when it’s busy and you’re comfortable managing many different projects simultaneously.

You’ll be a strong believer in delivering exemplary customer service which is just as important as the work we produce. You’ll have a track record of developing new products and trying new things in the digital space.

You’ll be comfortable working with a team that is hybrid working from the office and home, and you buzz off being part of a busy department that always delivers. You’ll be a real team player and love being part of a company that is striving for greatness on every level, not just in the work we deliver.

You’re great at what you do, but that doesn’t mean you’ve stopped trying to develop yourself personally and professionally. You’ll be keen to challenge yourself to constantly be better, even if it’s just a little everyday.

If this is you, we can’t wait to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities
  • Using your expertise to translate designs into robust cutting edge code that is written using methods that follow best practises.
  • Working closely with the Lead Developers and Project Managers to provide accurate estimates for project delivery.
  • Identifying any concerns/blockers within a development sprint and bringing to the attention of the Lead Developers with solutions to assess / prioritise.
  • Supporting the Lead Developers in protecting code quality and ensuring that our products are robust and thoroughly tested before going live.
  • Working closely with the Lead Developers to champion and define our tech standards.
  • Involvement in key meetings, ie UX/Design reviews to interrogate from a technical delivery / timing standpoint.
  • Passionate about creating beautiful web experiences and actively engaging with team members in the wider agency to this end.
  • Researching and promoting new technical innovations that will be beneficial to the business by educating and inspiring the rest of the agency.
Essential Requirements
  • Commercial agency experience in a similar role.
  • Commercial experience working across various CMS systems.
  • Examples of work demonstrating commercial use of JavaScript frameworks such as React or Vue.
  • Demonstrable understanding of working with APIs and RESTful services.
  • Well versed in CSS frameworks, pre-processors, advanced styling concepts.
  • A solid understanding of design language and how to translate this into accessible, performance optimised web pages.
  • Comfortable using design tools such as Figma or Sketch.
  • Knowledge of responsive and mobile first design.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational and time management skills.
Bonus Points
  • Experience with Gatsby or NextJS.
  • Experience with animation libraries i.e. React-Spring, Velocity.js, GSAP.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Experience with unit testing.
  • Experience with ThreeJS.
  • Experience with motion graphics, using canvas or WebGL.
  • Experience with Web Audio API and / or working with audio platforms.
  • Testing and automation experience to optimise builds.
  • Experience of developing Alexa voice skills and any other IOT.
  • Fluency in other languages.
Salary & Benefits
  • £39k - £45k depending on experience
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Subsidised Bupa medical care
  • Various training schemes to help us all be better.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

The Hiring Process

It’s really important that we are a right fit for each other. Therefore we usually have three chats online, on the phone or in person, and a code review. This is so we can get to know each other properly which is really important for you and us, as we want you to be with us for a long time so you need to know it’s right for you.

If there is another way you’d like to do this that will really give you the chance to shine, please tell us if we get in touch to chat.

Please apply with the subject header "Mid-Weight Front End Developer” before 25/07/21.

Tell us why you’d like to join us and how you’d add brilliance to our team.

Previous applicants are welcome.

No agencies please.

Thank you.


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