Front-end Developer

North West, South East, Country
Oxfordshire, Manchester, England
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs
Job Category:
IT/Software Development
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Ricardo Energy & Environment
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At Ricardo Energy & Environment we help governments and businesses across the world address environmental challenges through our world leading consultancy expertise and innovative technical solutions. We combine energy and climate change, air quality, resource efficiency, sustainable transport and chemical risk expertise with our strong digital services capability. We’ve got some ambitious growth plans within our digital services team and we’re looking for talented front-end developer to join our team.

We need someone with strong user interface design skills, and a background in open source development who can help us build and support professional and visually appealing interfaces for a range of key public and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be adept at working as part of a team on a portfolio of projects, both supporting and enhancing existing applications as well as creating new ones.

Our ideal candidate will have strong front-end development as well as interface design skills, excellent organisational skills and be an enthusiastic contributor to our team.

Essential Experience:

* Minimum of 2-3 years commercial experience building responsive user interfaces for websites, web applications and mobile platforms
* JavaScript, PHP 5.6 / 7.x, HTML5
* Using versioning systems (Git), task, test and release management tools
* Working collaboratively with software and non-software professionals
* Building interfaces with usability and accessibility compliance

Desirable Experience:

* Drupal 7/8
* Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Webpack / Webpack Encore
* ReactJS / Sencha ExtReact
* Basic knowledge of Redux, MobX or any state management skills
* Basic knowledge of ES6 (babel)
* Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) / Service workers
* Node.js
* Web Map Service, Web Feature Service
* Graphs and Charts (HighCharts)
* MVC frameworks (Symfony, Zend, Laravel)
* Commercial product development
* Agile development processes

Consultancy experience

* Good understanding of browser rendering behavior and performance
* Unit testing
* Graphic design background (Adobe photoshop or illustrator)

Personal Attributes:

* Well organised, with the ability to accurately estimate and deliver high quality work
* A good team player with good face-to-face communication skills
* Interested and able to learn and apply new technologies, keeping current
* Good customer and commercial awareness


IT or computer science degree is desirable

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