Senior Front End Developer (remote first)

Job description

We are looking for a Senior Front End Developer to work on a range of Drupal CMS and React/Gatsby web applications projects for midsize to enterprise clients including well-known brands such as WaterAid, BAFTA, National Grid, National Youth Theatre, University of Central Lancashire, Stagecoach Bus, and Wave Utilities.

The ideal candidate is a hands-on, professional, with experience of working in a team with 4+ years of commercial experience as a Front End specialist working across Drupal primarily with exposure to modern javascript frameworks and design systems like Storybook.

You’ll be working in a dedicated build squad and working remotely - so being a self-starter and highly motivated with an expert level understanding of your disciplines is essential.

The Senior Front End Developer will be responsible for developing key functionality within larger projects or leading smaller projects. Your expertise will be mainly frontend development dealing with Drupal’s theme layer, twig, build tools and Javascript flavour single-page apps, components or static sites. However, a broader understanding of the end to end stack is desirable to support the wider team in producing appropriate and effective solutions.

Senior Front End Developer responsibilities and duties

Leading the squad by example for coding standards/practice and attention to detail in your own discipline, you will support the Technical Lead in driving and maintaining high standards of technical development, communication, and behaviour across the team.

- Producing high-quality solutions that are faithful to designs and help clients achieve their goals.
- Contribute to the scoping, planning, and documentation of projects.
- Motivate, inspire and junior members and peers in your area of expertise.
- Manage design systems working closely with creative/UX team members and client stakeholders.
- Communicate technical solutions at an appropriate level, for mixed audiences, including clients.

Senior Drupal Developer qualifications and skills

- 5+ years on-the-job experience of commercial web development using JS/CSS.
- 4+ years experience working as a specialist with Drupal using Twig and Drupal CMI/API.
- 4+ years experience with Git and team workflows.
- Ability to produce and review high quality, clean code.
- Strong teamwork and communication skills.
- Comfortable being a principal for your area in the stack (you will have a counterpart Frontend/Backend specialists in your team).

Desirable Skills and experience

- Drupal 8, Acquia or JS certification.
- Experience with Cypress for automated browser testing
- Broader experience (or the desire) of working with frameworks such as React and Gatsby.
- Interest or expertise in Tailwind, Typescript, Webpack & styled-components.
- A Software Engineering, Computer Science Degree, or a relevant apprenticeship qualification.

Our Tech Stack

At Access we are a Drupal first agency, however, we are keen on innovation and using the right tools for the right job. As such, you may be asked to work with JS frameworks such as React or Vue or PHP frameworks such as Symphony or Larvel. We also know how important DevOps and business tools are for a productive and happy agency. A new project would typically use a Tech Stack like the below:

- Drupal / React
- PhpStorm
- Git
- Jira / Confluence / BitBucket
- Slack
- Zoom

The Package

The package

We offer a competitive salary, dependent on qualifications and experience. On top of this, we provide a range of benefits, perks, and opportunities to provide a rewarding package.

Perks and benefits of working for Access

Remote First, optionally work in our Manchester office
Pension Scheme with employer contributions
Peer to peer bonus and recognition scheme
MacBook Pro & support for home working equipment
Training and personal development fund
Conference and networking support and funding
Flexible start times
Part-time and full-time positions
Tax-free bike scheme
Tax-free childcare vouchers
Additional maternity, paternity, and sick leave support
24 days holiday (up to 29 days with additional loyalty holiday entitlement)
… and your birthday day off!
Paid and subsidised social events
Optional office working perks:
Free fruit and healthy (and the occasional not so healthy) snacks
Free secure car parking
Free indoor secure bike store
Free and subsidised onsite fitness and wellbeing classes
Showers and lockers