Front End Developer

Job description

We are looking for a Web Developer to join the development team at The Union. The position is for a junior/intermediate level developer, and your daily tasks will focus on the front-end development of new and existing websites. At the Union our developers are expected and encouraged to explore and develop their knowledge and expertise. If your talents and ambitions are for working further down the technology stack or for taking on more design / UX design related challenges this will be encouraged and supported. We are all about learning and developing in the development team here at The Union.

Please note that the Union development team are currently working remotely and from home. The candidate needs to be able to work and communicate effectively remotely.

You should be proficient and comfortable working with the following:

CSS / CSS3 / Bootstrap 4 / CSS grid.
Javascript / jQuery.

Additional knowledge and good-to-have experience:

Knowledge of Page speed optimisations.
Develop your own front-end widgets, solutions and polyfills with less reliance on library use.
Knowledge of structured markup.
Knowledge of semantic HTML structure, aria labelling and accessibility best practice.
Linux Command-line experience.
LAMP stack development experience.
Experience working with WordPress templates and preprocessors.
Experience working with Drupal Twig templates and preprocessors.
Adobe XD / Figma / GIMP experience.

Personal skills and attributes:

Multi-tasking skills, with the ability to pay attention to detail.
Must be goal and deployment oriented.
Ability to keep on top of your to-do list and report progress back to project and account managers.

The Package

This role, which is remote at present but will eventually be Edinburgh-based, comes with excellent career development opportunities. With our wide client roster, and work across numerous business sectors, the successful candidate will be able to broaden their experience base and learn at one of the most successful and talented agencies in Scotland. If you’re eager to build on your skills by working on a real mixture of projects and using a variety of approaches then this is the role for you.

The Union has been built on great teamwork and people working together in a positive and constructive way – we’re looking for someone who buys into these values. We are committed to supporting you, too – for example through our employee wellness initiatives.

Your package will include:

Competitive salary
Group Life Cover
Generous holiday allowance
IPA CPD training
Attendance of industry events.
Union Academy training and development
Opportunities for career progression within Union Group

The Union Group seeks to employ the best talent in the market; regardless of gender, orientation, class, culture or ethnicity. If you can do the job better than everyone else, you’re hired. Only by attracting the very best people can we continue to produce the very best work.

The Agency

Union Digital

The Union is one of Scotland’s leading communications agencies, with over 90 staff across advertising, digital, direct and field marketing. Our current client list extends across both B2B and B2C, public and private organisations, including hospitality, tourism, charity, education, food & beverage, and retail. Established in 1996, the agency has thrived due to a passion for creativity and excellence in client service.