Frontend developer

November 17, 2021

Package

Generous. Based on experience. With scope for significant rises. Enquire for more details.

The role

Working as part of Snaptrip’s Product team, the frontend developer will:

  • Work with our Product and Frontend team to drive improvements across 6 (and growing!) of our responsive websites and our affiliate site platform:

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  • You will primarily be writing clean, well-tested front end code across all sites and a range of projects, supporting our existing 2 frontend developers who will help you learn and develop.
  • However whilst we want somebody to learn and build their knowledge and experience, we don’t want somebody who will simply be told what to do. We are looking for somebody who is passionate about our products and how your improvements will help the company grow.
  • These could range from AB tests to improve conversion, to larger projects which help define our product strategy - we are an incredibly flexible company and your suggestions should also help shape our product roadmap.
  • You will work within our frontend development team, contributing to what technologies we should be employing to ensure that our frontend offers a best in class user experience but is also technically efficient, sharing knowledge and learning from one another - don't worry if this is not something you'll be contributing on day one, but we want somebody who wants to learn, develop and contribute within a small team.
  • Probably a few other things, we’re a startup after all!

The person

We’re looking for somebody who is not only technically capable of writing strong code, but also cares about the user experience and fits in well in the work environment. If you’re more junior, you won't be expected to know everything but have enough knowledge to work within the team and progress both collaboratively and alone with instruction. You should have:

  • A depending upon experience levels, a basic - strong knowledge and experience of our frontend technical stack - HTML5 (HAML will be a plus), CSS/SASS and JS (ES6 & a modern JS framework ideally but open to people who have basic JS understanding and want to learn more).
  • A general understanding of how backend code (we use Ruby on Rails) interacts with the frontend stack (preferred but not essential).
  • We’re open to candidates with a range of early experience. From those with a computer science degree or bootcamp with some examples of projects you've worked upon, to those with 2-3 years of commercial experience. Salary levels will, of course, be adjusted in line with experience.
  • Familiar with working with third party APIs (for payments, maps, etc - again, just a basic understanding is enough here).
  • An understanding of web accessibility guidelines.
  • Can write code that works consistently across different browsers and platforms.
  • Understanding of working with Sketch / Photoshop.
  • A passion for building beautiful UI and UX.
  • A dynamic personality and not be afraid to voice your opinion.
  • Good collaborator and enjoy solving problems, working with our product designer or having technical discussions with colleagues.
  • Experience in AB testing software such as Optimizely or Google Optimize is a bonus.
  • The ability to work in person, from our office on the Southbank, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Why the Snaptrip Group?

"It's a very fun place to work where you are encouraged to make your own decisions in your field. The company is lean and focused on growth which makes each year very exciting, with new projects to work on all the time."