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The Tech Dept: Front End Web Developer

The Tech Dept

Job Description

Headquarters: Fully Remote within UK
URL: https://www.thetechdept.com

The role is full time, permanent & fully remote for UK residents only.  Salary: up to £30,000 +benefits depending on experience and aptitude 

Are you a front end developer with an eye for detail and a passion for crafting responsive web applications using modern CSS standards? Are you looking for the next step in your career? Do you want to find an employer that cares about you, their customers and the way they do things? Do you want to be part of a talented team that is full of good energy? We’re looking for a dependable, open and highly motivated front end developer to join our small, fully remote, team.  This is a role that can develop in line with your skills and interests, there isn’t a fixed path you have to follow.   No recruiters please – if we need help we will contact you. 

About you

If you like to learn new things while sharing what you have learnt with others, we should talk. This is a role for someone that loves implementing designs using modern CSS and HTML. You should have a passion for creating great user experiences and intuitive visual layouts. For us, the important part of any work is about the result and making sure it delivers what was agreed. We strive for secure, dependable code which does the best possible job, on time and on budget. We also love coding, optimising, creating and problem solving and want to work with people who feel the same!  

Our Values 

Our values are more important than any technical skill or career experiences you have had. They will form part of your 3 month review and ongoing quarterly Personal Development Plan (so please don't BS about them):  ●      Open Ditch your ego, because maybe they’re right. Steal from the world, read and rewire your brain. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got” – Henry Ford. ●      Honest Live with integrity – the same on the inside as outside – so say what you think. Tell the truth, first to yourself. Care personally & challenge directly. Embrace reality & deal with it. Never lie. ●      Caring Give service to others. Help out. Listen with empathy. And when we say Listen, don't just scan for keywords – focus and really listen. What are they really trying to say?   ●      Can-do Look for what you can do, not what you can’t. Be positive, be definite, take action, kickstart momentum. Focus on progress not perfection. Keep a positive focus. ●      Reliable Take responsibility. Own it. Your word is your bond. If you say you will do it, do it – always. Your reputation can disappear in an instant. ●      Playful Keep a sense of humour. Trust your inner child – maybe that daft suggestion is the best idea. Bring good energy. Life is an adventure!   

About the role 

 The role is to design, wireframe, build and optimise modern front end web applications using frameworks such as Angular and React. Your focus would be on building great user experiences through your knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript / Typescript.   At Techdept we want all our team to think about user experience (or UX) all the time, it is key to making applications that are easy and intuitive to use. Therefore we are looking for someone who would like to expand on their UX skill set with us.  We primarily code back-end services with .NET Core, C#, ASP.Net Core. But we are not a pure Microsoft development team. Front end is most often Angular, React etc and we prefer Typescript to Javascript, for example. You should feel confident with internet standards as well as understand the need for good design standards, user experience focused layouts  We are cloud focused and these are examples of what we create: ●      Highly functional websites●      Mobile first and user experience focused designs●      Custom APIs●      Content management tools●      ECommerce sites (mostly Shopify)●      CRMs●      Digital Content Management Platforms●      Progressive Web Applications●      Cloud connected Mobile Apps  Our day to day project work is creating custom web technology, web sites and web applications. You will support projects by:  ●      Implementing / adapting designs to work across different devices and screen sizes using HTML, CSS and Typescript●      Creating layouts for user interfaces●      Creating wireframes for user journeys●      Helping the team focus on great user experiences●      Working in other areas that may interest you (we want you to grow and learn with us!) You need to be:●      A proactive and clear communicator, both written and verbal ●      Extremely organised, always following through on promises●      Pragmatic, positive and keen to learn  As we’re fully remote you can work from anywhere, as long as you get your tasks done and communicate clearly. We’ve found that remote works for us incredibly well. Proactive communications with the team will be the key to your success. We have regular meet-ups in person and no one feels out on a limb.  Ongoing training and development is part of our culture and everyday life. We have monthly team training on specific topics, but believe the best way to learn is on the job – being challenged to solve real world problems alongside more experienced team members. We all support each other without ego or internal politics. Speak freely! You can probably teach us a thing or two.

 

Benefits include:

 ●      Fully remote office - work from anywhere ●      Laptop, monitor + home office essentials  ●      Working from home allowance ●      Vitality Health insurance ●      25 days holiday plus 3 days discretionary between Christmas and New Year●      Quarterly team days out ●      Monthly team training ●      Quarterly personal development plan ●      Innovative, entrepreneurial and open culture   

About us 

We’ve been going since 2004 but this year is our most exciting since then.  We’re proud that during lockdown we did not have to furlough or lose a single member of staff. In fact we have added to our team. We are a tight group and this is a great company to work for – most of the team has been at The Tech Dept for 3 years or more, and several are approaching a decade.  We focus on helping business owners do things better, to continuously improve their business. As a result we’re winning new business, which is why we’re hiring. In 2020, after 16 years of having an office in central Sheffield we went fully remote. This got a lot of press locally and we ended up being featured on national ITV News. Our team loves the flexibility, the lack of commute and the reduction in office ‘noise’. This doesn't mean we don't see each other – we speak as a group every morning and have quarterly days out where we meet for the afternoon and evening.  Our move to be fully remote was helped by our extremely open culture - which we have nurtured for years - where we can share candidly with each other. You can leave your “fake” LinkedIn persona in your current job. Our aim is to create a company that is a joy to buy from, and work for.  We take your wellbeing and mental health really seriously, so much so that we were the co-founders of a wellbeing festival: www.getahead.life  We’ve won numerous awards over the years (e.g. being listed in the top 100 agencies in the UK) and previous clients include Activision and BBC Children in Need. Our unique process - The Tech Bootcamp™ - was featured in last year’s Parliamentary Review of digital best practice: theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/organisations/the-tech-dept  Equality Statement The Tech Dept believes in equal opportunity for all. We are keen to attract candidates from a range of backgrounds and seeking to increase the diversity of our team. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and sections of the community. Every individual at The Tech Dept is respected, encouraged to be themselves, and able to succeed on merit. We treat everyone fairly, recognising that people are different and that their needs are met in different ways. Ultimately, we want every member of our team to achieve their potential – free from any barriers, prejudice, or unlawful discrimination. We are also committed against any prejudice or unlawful discrimination of (or by) our customers, suppliers and partners.   No recruiters please – if we need help we will contact you.

The role is full time, permanent & fully remote for UK residents only.

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/the-tech-dept-front-end-web-developer

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