The Front-End Developer creates and develops beautifully crafted, high-quality user interfaces that bring design wireframes to life, as accessible, secure, and easy to use web/mobile interfaces.

Working as a part of a multi-discipline team across one or multiple projects at any one time. The front-end developer role is responsible for creating HTML interfaces and components based on the design and wireframes produced by the Digital Experience team. The front-end developer works closely with Technical Developers and Quality Assurance Analysts and supports them to integrate and validate the interface components into large scale / high-volume CMS, Ecommerce and mobile applications

Critical Success Factors

  • The creation of beautifully crafted user interfaces that bring design wireframes to life, providing accessible, easy to use web/mobile interfaces that match agreed designs and meet functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Contribution to front-end team initiatives around best practice and reusable coding libraries

Your main relationships

  • Senior Front-End Developer
  • Technical Lead
  • Quality Assurance Analysts
  • Delivery Manager / Business Analyst
  • Digital Experience Team (Design / UX)

Day to Day Activities

  • Developing user interfaces primarily using HTML5, CSS3and modern JavaScript
  • Building reusable and modular components and libraries for future use
  • Working closely with colleagues in Digital Experience & Design, to assess designs and wireframes and feedback on feasibility and implementation effort
  • Working closely with the Delivery Manager and Technical Lead to create and estimate technical tasks necessary to meet user stories / requirements
  • Working with the Quality Assurance team to help them validate that your work meets the desired acceptance criteria
  • Actively maintain team standards, such as browser compatibility matrix and front-end build processes.
  • Join daily stand-ups, with multiple delivery teams
  • Stay current with evolving standards and technologies, learning new skills as needed and sharing these with other members of the team

What We Need

The skillset required to excel in this role is broad, with the right individual needing to demonstrate strong capabilities in the following areas:


  • Excellent understanding of web mark-up and presentation technologies, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Strong Understanding of modern front-end build processes, specifically including WebPack and CSS pre-processing platforms such as Sass.
  • Understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Ability to breakdown complex technical requirements into discrete tasks and to provide accurate estimates, appropriate to the level of detail supplied
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and in the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and clients in sometimes challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to manage your time and workload effectively
  • An eye for detail and a methodical and rigorous approach to your work


  • Practical knowledge of best practices and standards for modern front-end development
  • Practical knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues and methods to work around them
  • Practical Knowledge of client-side scripting and modern JavaScript frameworks such as Vue or React
  • Practical knowledge of Web Accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of SEO practices and how this relates to HTML development (such as Schema, Rich Snippets and other types of meta information)
  • Knowledge of Industry best-practice and current innovation


  • Experience working with cross discipline teams (such as Design, User Experience and Development)
  • Experience of graphics and wireframe software packages such as Photoshop, Invision, Zeplin
  • Experience of using distributed source control systems such as Git in a large development team performing Continuous Integration

It would be extra nice if you had

  • Experience working with the Episerver Digital Experience Platform / Suite of products
  • Understanding of the Microsoft Azure DevOps platform for accessing team boards, sprints and project changes
  • Experience delivering Single Page Applications working with external APIs, using either Vue or React
  • Experience in building design systems/modular design methodology
  • Desire to write and share your experience within the company and external communities

Your rewards

  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Work on innovative projects with ambitious clients in Ireland and the UK
  • Flexible working hours
  • Continuous training opportunities
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Regular team building activities
  • Vibrant modern office in the City Centre
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
Role: Software Engineering
Time: Full Time
Location: Belfast
Salary: £35000
Start Date: January 2021
Duration: Permanent
Extension: N/A
Hours pw: 37.5

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