front end developer in london

14 March 2019
marion richard, randstad business support
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Job Title

Front end Web Developer


Tower Bridge

Reports to

Creative Services Manager

Direct reports



Creative Services Group


3 months FTC - then possibility of going permanent after


Overview of the Team

The Web Developer will be working as part of the Creative Services Group (CSG) for a Big 4 Company, a busy in-house design team that responds to numerous briefs daily. The team includes Developers, Designers, Motion Graphics and a Film and Photography team. Innovation is a key aspect of the team, with the client actively encouraging new ideas, software and solutions. Any member of the team must be forward thinking with the ability to change and develop as required. The team are involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from event and campaign material to website designs and digital animation.

Purpose of the role

The Developer will be working as part of the Creative Services Group for a Big 4 Company, a busy in-house design team that has numerous briefs coming in daily. The Developer will have capabilities to both support the Web Designers and Developers in the production of digital solutions for the web and mobile devices.

Working collaboratively with the other members of the Web Development team and the Project Managers, to drive quality and creativity, and to help inspire and innovate the creative service offered to the client.

The role requires a high level of understanding and anticipation of the clients' needs and expectations. The Developer will have a creative focus and be driven to produce high-quality deliverables and solutions within the client brand guidelines.

Core working hours between 8.00-18.00 Mon-Fri. Various shift patterns are within this core time, details of which will be provided. Work outside these core hours may be required but will be agreed in advance.

Key Responsibilities of the role

■ Strong job and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks or projects and prioritise accordingly

■ Negotiate deadlines and define cost estimates for complex marketing/communication campaigns

■ Significant experience in working with a mixed team working across the creative board with a good understanding of converting a design led approach to a technical solution

■ Take briefs from clients whilst advising them on the best technical and design solution within the remit of the team

■ Support the Team Lead Web Developer and the other web designers and developers

■ Working closely with the offshore development team, based in India

■ Educate and influence clients to choose effective and functional designs and deliverables within their timeframes

■ Excellent communications skills:

- Ability to interpret the brief, understand client requirements and provide appropriate solutions

- Demonstrate client-focused attitude with good people skills, able to negotiate effectively and present ideas in an easy to understand way

- Ability to manage client expectations

- Ability to liaise at all levels (client, team, manager and IT)

■ Follow standards and digital guidelines for branded materials

Key Competencies

■ Understand and anticipate clients' needs and expectations

■ Innovative with the ability to implement problem solving initiatives

■ Keen and eager to learn and develop new skills to support the growth of the team

■ An active interest in new industry trends, emerging technologies and innovation

■ Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail

■ Excellent customer relationship management skills

■ Calm and mature personality with the ability to work both on own initiative and in a team environment, often under pressure and to strict deadlines

■ Professional, confident and enthusiastic team player

■ Excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise an often conflicting workload

■ Collaborative and proactive approach

Person Specification

Essential Skills:

■ 2+ years of experience in ReactJS and Sharepoint

■ Developing responsive web sites, SPA's and mobile applications.

■ Good knowledge in Web API, RESTful Web Services design alongside evidence you can write testable, extendable and maintainable code

■ Good understanding of cross-browser quirks

■ Experience translating Photoshop work into responsive mark-up

■ Working experience of CSS pre-processors (SASS / LESS)

■ Experience of JavaScript task runners (grunt, gulp or webpack)

■ Design and production of innovative UX/UI schemas

■ Google practical understanding and execution of Google analytics, XML and XSLT

Personal Attributes:

■ Pro-active

■ Resilience

■ Communicative

■ Organised

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.