Junior Front End Developer

Edge of the Web are looking for a talented Junior Front End Developer to join our team. We're a small, but excellent digital agency based in Warwick town centre. We've been around since 2009, and we work with loads of different types of clients, from startups to household names.

We work in a pretty fluid way, and for the most part, you'll be allowed to crack on with your work rather than being micromanaged. Your duties to start with will largely depend on your skillset, but in time, we see the right person being capable of having their own projects where they're the sole front end developer.

The work we do is demanding, and we have high standards, but it's rewarding, and you'll often find yourself working with cutting edge technologies.

We're a busy agency, so it's likely that you'll be working on different projects at once. Some of these will be small updates or maintenance for existing websites, while others will be new projects. You need to be able to work independently and and be a good problem solver. We have some talented developers in our office though, so when you're really stuck, support will be available.

While not mandatory, you'll probably be best suited for this job if you have at least a year of experience. Perhaps you've had another junior role at a different agency, or an intern position. We're open to the right person with no agency experience, or recent graduates, but a good technical skillset is a must.

Must haves

  • You need to have good HTML and CSS knowledge, and be able to convert designs from Photoshop into code. We’ll be asking for coding examples.
  • At least a basic understanding of javascript beyond copy/pasting from third party sources. Some jQuery knowledge would be good, too.
  • Understanding of Responsive Web Design and how it works.
  • Be organised and able to hit your deadlines.
  • Above all, be keen to learn and improve. As this is a junior role, it’s expected that you’ll be learning new skills.

Nice to haves

  • Past agency experience.
  • We build websites using Sass, so it would be great if you have knowledge of that.
  • PHP knowledge. This is primarily a front end role, but you’ll be expected to dabble with some PHP.
  • A good eye for design. While this isn’t a creative role, being able to translate a design into code with pixel perfect precision is vital.
  • Ideally, you’ll be comfortable using Windows. We do have a couple of Mac users, but most of the team use Windows machines.

What you get

  • A great working environment with regular staff nights out, a pool table, ping pong table and drinks fridge/bar in the office.
  • A salary range of £17k-£20k, depending on your current skillset and experience.
  • 23 days of holiday per year (plus bank holidays), as well as your birthday off.
  • Contributory pension scheme.

Please note that this is an in-office role, and we’re not looking to hire anyone to work remotely or on a freelance basis.

Interested? Send an email with your CV, covering letter about your background and portfolio to sam@edgeoftheweb.co.uk, as well as an indication of your salary expectations. If you don’t have a dedicated portfolio, please send some links to projects you’ve worked on. We can’t consider any applicants that don’t provide examples of their work.

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