Are you an experienced Front End Developer who gets excited about User Experience and Interactions? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work at an award-winning innovative digital consultancy? Are you smart, enthusiastic, and ready to help us architect modern, robust, and permanent software solutions? Then this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for!

The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and commitment to Front End Development and be a protagonist for best practice. You will be based out of our London, Lancaster, or Bristol office (depending on location) and will benefit from 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), a salary sacrifice pension, free drinks on a Friday (subject to offices re-opening), and a whole host of retail discounts through our perks scheme.

Read on to find out if you could be a part of our exciting journey.

About Us:

We are Reading Room, an award-winning digital consultancy. For over 20 years we have been helping businesses solve problems and unlock value for their users. 

We deliver bespoke digital solutions that focus on how people experience technology, bridging the gaps between strategy, design and technical thinking. 

We are not afraid to challenge conventional thinking and we’re known for our candid, jargon-free approach to delivery. 

Our culture is built on trust, collaboration, optimism, inclusivity and diversity. 

Our work adheres closely to the principles of user-centred design. We deliver client work using agile processes and in-depth discovery.

Our impressive client portfolio spans public sector brands such as NHS, Health Education England and MHRA, to membership organisations like British Safety Council, Unite the Union, UK Coaching and FIGO, to charities such as Mates in Mind and Teenage Cancer Trust and commercial enterprises, including Royal Mail MarketReach, Countryside Properties, Hill Group, BMI and Circle Healthcare – to name just a few.

About the Role:

We’re seeking an experienced Front End Developer who will complement and bolster our current team of talented developers. You will get to explore new technology and influence our ways of working within our collaborative environment, you will learn from our existing team while also being able to contribute your own ideas to help us progress and innovate.

We will support you in developing your skills and hope that you will help us develop ours. We are receptive to new solutions and love finding innovative ways of delivering modern software solutions.

If you have something to contribute, such as new technology or a streamlined process, we encourage you to explore and share your ideas.

About You

This is a key hire for our business, and we are absolutely determined to seek out the very best to enhance the skills in our existing team. We’re looking for someone who’s serious about front-end technologies, has a keen eye for design, and really cares about how their work will look on screen.

You’ll have experience building high-quality, responsive layouts and with silky smooth interactions, transitions and animations. You'll be comfortable collaborating closely with both the design and development team to come up with beautiful award-winning solutions to challenging yet exciting briefs.

In recent times, we’ve won a number of new client projects & we are looking to grow the team with an individual who has a great deal of experience in Front End development, owns the solution, and delivers an exceptional end product that we are proud to put our names to, as well as delighting the client.

We want someone used to working with component-based design systems, who is proficient in modern JavaScript, and who is familiar with frameworks like Vue.js or React.

Of course, to meet our expectations there are some key elements you must be prepared to evidence to us.

Required Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript and Vue.JS frameworks
  • Developing a fully responsive, mobile-first, cross-browser front end
  • Development of UI/UX components with user interaction in mind
  • Ensuring UI components are compliant with accessibility requirements (AA and AAA)
  • Experience with module bundlers such as Webpack, or Gulp.
  • Advising on and driving best practice from both a UI and UX perspective on designs
  • Working knowledge of Jira/Confluence/BitBucket
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team-oriented approach and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in writing front-end for CMS driven websites

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Node.js, React or Angular
  • An understanding of component-based or atomic design patterns.
  • Automated testing
  • Docker
  • Exposure to SEO best practices
  • Agency experience