Front End Development Team Lead - job opportunity

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Senior Business Administrator

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We’re looking for a Front End Development Team Lead to join our Technology team so we can better meet the increasing demand from our customers in health, education, charities and the public sector, for products and services that really work for people, every day.

The role and you

We design and develop digital products and services that help people to live and work better. We’re looking for a Front End Development Team Lead to join our Technology team so we can better meet the increasing demand from our customers in health, education, charities and the public sector, for products and services that really work for people, every day.

You’d be joining our friendly Technology team, who work with user researchers, designers, customers and our own technical consultants to build successful digital solutions, using both waterfall and agile processes. We also provide a support and maintenance service to our existing clients through our service desk.   

As the Front End Development Team Lead you would be the go-to person for all things Front End. We are looking for someone with strong technical skills and is passionate about new technologies, ways of working, sharing knowledge and demonstrating leadership through our Front End work.

You would be the line manager of a growing team of 4 FE developers - including two juniors - therefore we are looking for someone who has experience managing others and is confidently able to support, mentor and up-skill to further strengthen our team.  

The Front End team is responsible for all things client-side, be it creating the latest and greatest website/application, bringing to life the visions of our clients or maintaining and improving existing projects.

We work collaboratively between the Design, Development and Test teams to craft Front End’s that are compliant with Web and Accessibility standards.

The Front End team is passionate about what they do and we are eager to share knowledge, develop our skills and constantly improve Nexer’s Front End offering. We actively support our team to attend - and participate if they’re feeling brave - in conferences, events and meet ups. In addition, all team members attend our yearly conference Camp Digital.

You’ll be joining at a time of incredible growth, with exciting and inspiring projects to get stuck into right away, as part of a supportive and collaborative team. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with Nexer's wider group and technical teams working across a range of innovative build projects.

Skills and experience

Ideally, you should have:

  • At least 5 years experience
  • Experience in a senior or lead role
  • Strong skills in HTML/CSS/JS
  • Strong in JS - Ability to write vanilla JS and make use of plugins and libraries
  • Strong skills using JS Frameworks such as React.js
  • Understanding of Web/Accessibility/Performance standards
  • Familiarity with browser testing, debugging and bug fixing
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to step up and own all things Front-End
  • Experience working in a digital agency or exposure to a similar fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in agile environment

The following are not essential, but would also be really great:

  • Experience working with CMS’s, such as Umbraco
  • Experience working API’s such as RESTful ones
  • Experience with Headless CMS/Static site generators

A little bit about Nexer

Nexer is a User Experience (UX) design, development and consulting company. We work closely with real people to design, build and evolve digital products and services that are highly usable, accessible and engaging. We work with companies large and small, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and we believe strongly in developing long term, mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with our customers. Since 2007, we’ve grown from a team of 4 to a team of 60 people to become one of the most respected User Experience focused digital agencies in the UK. We’re also known for creating and running the popular Camp Digital conference.

Nexer is an inclusive company and we care about diversity. We encourage applications from people who can help enrich the ethnic and cultural diversity of our team, those with access needs, those who need flexible working patterns, and people from all walks of life.

Salary: £55-62k depending on experience.

Benefits: 35 hr working week, 28 days paid holiday + public holidays, company pension, income protection and life insurance, flexible working.

Location: Macclesfield, Cambridge, remote or hybrid.

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Get in touch

Please email Jen at  Jobs@NexerDigital.co.uk if you would like to find out more about this role, or call our Macclesfield office on +44 (0)1625 427718