Front End Developer – Leeds City Communications and media agency WEST717

July 12, 2018
LEEDS, United Kingdom
Job Type


Front End Developer

The company, made up of 150 employees, work with a wealth of reputable clients such as BMW, Microsoft, HP, Vodafone, Sky and Virgin Airlines

Role Details

  • Salary: £36,000 negotiable
  • Location: Leeds city
  • 20% off BMW and other service providers mentioned above
  • You can pick and choose hardware/software
  • Claim back pay or days off in leu
  • Very strong team atmosphere
  • Company nights out
  • Big summer BBQ
  • Hotel stays
  • Events
  • Full film and 3d production suite on site
  • Augmented and virtual reality studios on site
  • This role reports into IT manager which offers a direct route for development
  • Free parking
  • Fruit baskets

Our client is a creative communications agency with over 20 years of expertise in moving audiences to improve business performance.  They work internally and through-the-line with some of the best-known brands in every major sector. They embed strategies, drive cultural change, grow brands and create engaging content across a multitude of channels.

They build long-lasting, collaborative client relationships, working across every major sector with iconic names to create unforgettable brand experiences.

The type of person…

They’re looking for a highly-committed team player with a passion for all things digital, from online design trends and strategies to the latest cutting-edge tech and a real empathy for the end-user experience. You will have worked in a fast-paced creative environment, developing and delivering creative digital solutions for brands across a wide variety of channels, including desktop, mobile, e-comms and social media, with a proven ability to develop robust, measured solutions that utilise the latest technology.

The Role

You will be responsible for the design and development of digital communications and engagement solutions for many of the world’s best-known brands. From apps and games, to e-marketing and social media campaigns, to immersive digital brand experiences - you will apply creative thinking and front-end development expertise to every project. You will optimise the users’ experience and deliver solutions to quality and delivery standards.  You will act as a Trusted Advisor to colleagues and clients alike, supporting the creation of technical scopes, wireframes, user journey recommendations and UI design in accordance with best practice.  Your experience and proactivity will also mean that you take the lead on project delivery, ensuring key milestone deadlines are met and exceeded and resourcing issues are resolved.


You’ll join our growing Digital team, and report to the Digital Director. You’ll work with creative specialists across strategy, graphic and 3D design, film, content, exhibition and events.

Responsibilities and skills

You demonstrate a strong commercial acumen and understanding of technology, digital best practice and tech trends. You are a logical thinker and accomplished problem solver, with an attention to detail that is second to none.  You have expert development skills, which include:

  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Ionic
  • React
  • Angular
  • JQuery
  • WordPress
  • Utilisation of third-party APIs

You also have a solid working knowledge of PHP and DevOps, with a portfolio to match, and a high-level understanding of version control and deployment using Git, in addition to pre-go-live QC/UAT testing.

You will have experience of email marketing design and development, and it would be advantageous if you have a background in working with client-side scripting technologies, as well as any mobile and web application development.

Your Career

What you’ll get

–     A competitive package, pension, healthcare benefits, life assurance, annual bonus and peer award schemes

–     Time for research, learning and development through our training and Headspace programmes

–     Other benefits including Ride2Work, complimentary fruit – and office bar

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an award-winning communications agency and contribute to the continued growth of the Digital team. In the short to medium term, you will work on challenging projects from inception to completion for many of the world’s best-known brands, and with dedicated time, resources and training opportunities for skills development, there really is no limit to your future potential.

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