Senior Front End Developer

Are you comfortable creating modern, pixel perfect websites using HTML, SaSS, Gulp and JavaScript? Are you ready to become an integral part of a multi-award winning, family owned business? We may have a place for you at UKFast!

We’re looking for innovative and experienced Senior Front-end developer to join our in-house web agency, Harper James. We’re responsible for looking after our group businesses web presence and software as well as having clients of our own within and around the Manchester area.

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The Harper James team is made up of developers, designers, mobile specific devs and UX specialists. Operating as a stand-alone team in the business gives us a great deal of autonomy and we’re looking for someone who feels comfortable in this environment. As a smaller team with big aspirations, we’re in a great position to trial new technology and move forward at a pace.

What will my responsibilities be?

You will be responsible for front-end development and work closely with your team of other front-end developers and designers. As a passionate front-end developer, you’ll constantly look for ways to improve your skills and how people interact with your builds. You will also need to support our back-end developers writing and front-end code they need.

What skills do I need to have?

We’re looking for a senior front-end developer with experience with Vue.js, React.js and SCSS. Any js animation experience would be an advantage. You’ll have worked in similar environments and enjoy showing your skills and training the rest of the team using your experience and knowledge letting the MD know when you need help and how the team is progressing under your management, making sure they hit their deadline and helping out as much as you can in a collaborative manner.

What’s the earning potential?                                           

  • We offer a salary of £30-48k depending on experience

We believe in providing more than just salary and benefits. We’ll give you time and support, in order to develop your career. If we sound like the kind of place for you then we would love to hear from you.

What training and career enhancement is available?

  • Learn and develop your software skills through a variety of projects, working closely alongside a team of experienced developers
  • Training courses and qualifications at our in-house training centre
  • Participation in conferences and events to learn from the experts on latest technologies and web trends

What our employees think.

"So many different projects to work on with different problems to solve"

"Challenging work and deadlines but with friendly and positive attitude all round"

"Great getting a job done, seeing your hard work in action, the difference it can make and how it contributes to the business"

"Appreciation from peers and other departments on jobs well done"

"Even after all these years I'm still learning every day"

"Loads of friendly faces and like-minded people from top to bottom, great family feel to the company"

The role comes with the following benefits:

  • Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contributions
  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • A Tax paid bonuses of £1000 after 5 years, and an amazing £10,000 after 10 years with the team
  • Private BUPA healthcare cover after a years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service
  • Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn
  • An extra weeks holiday the year you get married
  • Coming soon : Share Scheme - own a piece of the business you help build

We have some amazing facilities at our expanding UKFast campus including:

  • On-site gym with steam room – we also have weekly classes such as Boot Camp and Yoga
  • Sports clubs such as running, football and netball
  • Free kettle bells, pyramid, spinning classes and circuit training
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles to play
  • Free fresh fruit delivered to the office
  • A bar - free drinks on a Friday to end the week
  • Crèche on site – somewhere to play when your kids come to visit
  • A giant slide
  • Table tennis and pool tables     
  • Onsite parking
  • Quiet zones and sleeping pods
  • Future plans to have a dog kennels for dog lovers to bring their dog to work

We also have fantastic opportunities and run special events such as:

  • Cinema nights to movie premieres
  • UKFest – our incredible festival with live bands, free food and drink for the entire company, friends and family
  • Team building experiences at our Wales training centre – including climbing Snowdon
  • Regular pub quizzes with our very own quiz master - friends and family are also welcome
  • Friends and family events at Christmas
  • Family days out to Chester Zoo
  • LAN parties
  • The opportunity to go skiing in Switzerland

If this sounds like the place for you - Apply Now! Fill in the form below, we look forward to hearing from you!