Software Engineering Lead (Frontend)

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Job ID:

3592990

Location:

Kent 

Category:

Engineering

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per year
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Job Views:

217

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

23.11.2017
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Job Description:

Software Engineering Lead (Frontend)   Summary of Role  Zoopla is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Software EngineeringLead to head up our frontend team and help in building some of the UKsmost popular brands. Our award winning websites attract over 50 millionvisits per month, and our engineering teams are at the forefront of it.  Its an exciting time on the frontend as were redeveloping our wholesite to a unified responsive design served by a Node.js / Express /Handlebars architecture. Our platform is built on Amazon Web Services,and were working towards a process of Continuous Delivery / Deployment.  This is a dual leadership and hands on engineering role where you willbe both leading a team of frontend engineers across our various productteams and contributing as part of a cross-functional agile team.  Key Responsibilities:  Line manage a team of frontend engineers to ensure engagement, retention and career development Identify training needs in individuals and across the team Hire and mentor new engineers, maintaining a culture of innovation, teamwork and self-improvement Work with product owners to help ensure engineers are engaged, delivering at pace and building high quality systems. Collaborate with your peers on technical strategy across product teams. Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team to deliver new features for the Zoopla websites. Write HTML, CSS and JavaScript according to best practices Work with UX and visual designers to take creative concepts from early stages through to live pages, building engaging websites and user interfaces Ensure high performance web experiences across mobile and desktop devices Apply best practices for accessibility and SEO Work well in a team context adapting to and influencing team practices   Skills required:  Essential:  Track record of technical and / or team leadership Ability to recruit high performers Knowledgeable and comfortable with Agile development practices HTML: semantic markup for flexible reuse and accessibility CSS: good understanding of modern techniques and recent CSS advances JavaScript: ability to code ES5, ES6 without relying on frameworks and libraries Responsive Design: using progressive enhancement and mobile-first approaches to create experiences that work everywhere and for everyone Good knowledge of unit and functional testing Some familiarity with Node.js Knowledge of automation using npm Solid understanding of UX concerns with the ability to provide feedback to designers to improve prototypes and designs Experience with medium to large web development projects, working in a team that includes front and backend developers, product owners, QA testers, and UX/visual design specialists Good understanding of Git  Desired:  Experience with Node.js, Express and templating engines such as Handlebars CSS processing e.g. Sass, PostCSS, Less etc. Working with public and private RESTful APIs No stranger to the command line Use of visual design software such a Photoshop, Sketch, Fireworks or similar  Working with us:  Were based in a vibrant area thats full of history. Built on the siteof the old Courage brewery, our "Cooperage" offices arelocated right next to Tower Bridge on the south side of the Thames.  Our workplace has a free gym, games room, in-house barista and freebreakfasts / snacks. These are just part of an extensive wider benefitspackage that includes a generous contributory pension, bonus schemes,life assurance and much more. - provided by Dice AGILE, AMAZON WEB SERVICES, FIREWORKS, HTML, JAVASCRIPT, MOBILE, NODE.JS, PHOTOSHOP, QA, SEO, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, WEB DEVELOPMENT
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Software Engineering Lead (Frontend)

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Job ID:

3592990

Location:

Kent 

Category:

Engineering

Salary:

per year
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Job Views:

217

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

23.11.2017
col-wide   

Job Description:

Software Engineering Lead (Frontend)   Summary of Role  Zoopla is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Software EngineeringLead to head up our frontend team and help in building some of the UKsmost popular brands. Our award winning websites attract over 50 millionvisits per month, and our engineering teams are at the forefront of it.  Its an exciting time on the frontend as were redeveloping our wholesite to a unified responsive design served by a Node.js / Express /Handlebars architecture. Our platform is built on Amazon Web Services,and were working towards a process of Continuous Delivery / Deployment.  This is a dual leadership and hands on engineering role where you willbe both leading a team of frontend engineers across our various productteams and contributing as part of a cross-functional agile team.  Key Responsibilities:  Line manage a team of frontend engineers to ensure engagement, retention and career development Identify training needs in individuals and across the team Hire and mentor new engineers, maintaining a culture of innovation, teamwork and self-improvement Work with product owners to help ensure engineers are engaged, delivering at pace and building high quality systems. Collaborate with your peers on technical strategy across product teams. Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team to deliver new features for the Zoopla websites. Write HTML, CSS and JavaScript according to best practices Work with UX and visual designers to take creative concepts from early stages through to live pages, building engaging websites and user interfaces Ensure high performance web experiences across mobile and desktop devices Apply best practices for accessibility and SEO Work well in a team context adapting to and influencing team practices   Skills required:  Essential:  Track record of technical and / or team leadership Ability to recruit high performers Knowledgeable and comfortable with Agile development practices HTML: semantic markup for flexible reuse and accessibility CSS: good understanding of modern techniques and recent CSS advances JavaScript: ability to code ES5, ES6 without relying on frameworks and libraries Responsive Design: using progressive enhancement and mobile-first approaches to create experiences that work everywhere and for everyone Good knowledge of unit and functional testing Some familiarity with Node.js Knowledge of automation using npm Solid understanding of UX concerns with the ability to provide feedback to designers to improve prototypes and designs Experience with medium to large web development projects, working in a team that includes front and backend developers, product owners, QA testers, and UX/visual design specialists Good understanding of Git  Desired:  Experience with Node.js, Express and templating engines such as Handlebars CSS processing e.g. Sass, PostCSS, Less etc. Working with public and private RESTful APIs No stranger to the command line Use of visual design software such a Photoshop, Sketch, Fireworks or similar  Working with us:  Were based in a vibrant area thats full of history. Built on the siteof the old Courage brewery, our "Cooperage" offices arelocated right next to Tower Bridge on the south side of the Thames.  Our workplace has a free gym, games room, in-house barista and freebreakfasts / snacks. These are just part of an extensive wider benefitspackage that includes a generous contributory pension, bonus schemes,life assurance and much more. - provided by Dice AGILE, AMAZON WEB SERVICES, FIREWORKS, HTML, JAVASCRIPT, MOBILE, NODE.JS, PHOTOSHOP, QA, SEO, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, WEB DEVELOPMENT