Job description

Lead Front End Developer, Manchester, circa £45k

  • Location

    Manchester City Centre

  • Sector:

    Technology & Change

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 50k per year + BENS

  • Contact:

    Grant Bodie

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Lead Front End Developer, Manchester, circa £45k

Forward Role are working as the key recruitment partners of the institution that is Graduate Prospects.

For many companies and organisations looking to recruit talented and well-qualified graduates, Prospects is the first choice. For some, it's the only choice.

As a front-end developer at Prospects, you will be working for a company with a flexible working policy, as part of a small Agile development team in which you will lead the front-end sub-team. You will find yourself in a friendly atmosphere where the work will be varied and based around the latest technologies. You will be involved in both the architecting and development of new web applications and the maintenance of existing ones.

  • You have mastered at least one JavaScript-based web application framework (e.g. Angular, React) and have used these frameworks to implement the front-end for at least one substantial commercial website
  • You consider yourself capable of Architecting a Front End solution, comfortable with making the decisions about which technologies to use in a “greenfield” project
  • You can manage and build your projects using Node, npm, gulp etc
  • You know how to test the front-ends that you develop on multiple levels, and how to automate your tests in a continuous integration environment.
  • You are a strong advocate for semantic and accessible HTML using HTML5 and the ARIA specification
  • You have an awareness of OWASP security principles


  • You choose vanilla JavaScript wherever possible
  • You know how to apply progressive enhancement
  • You like agile ways of working
  • AngularJS
  • Jasmine, Karma, Protractor
  • Working with content from a headless CMS
  • SEO
  • CSS/SASS/Less etc
  • Version control, Git etc


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