We’re looking for a front-end developer with an eye for detale

by Charlie

Are you a creative and self motivated front-end developer who can do more than just colour in between the lines?

ABOUT US

Fluent is a successful Cambridge firm, working on the web in a variety of disciplines to provide clever solutions to tricky business problems. We take pride in getting to the real root of the problem - understanding what our clients want, and delivering what they need.

We’ll never take the easy way out if there’s a more elegant solution out there. It’s the reason so many of our clients keep coming back to us as their business grows; they know we’ll do everything we can to help it thrive.

We like the people who work here to thrive too.  We don’t have a formal management structure -  or office politics -  we work together in various combinations depending on the technical demands of the project.  

Fluenteers enjoy a high-level of autonomy and the pay and benefits we offer reflect the high calibre of people we hire.   

We get a kick out of doing what we do, but we don’t have a long hours culture. Our philosophy is to work smart while we’re in the office so that we can have a life outside it.

ABOUT YOU

You need to be detail orientated. We’re looking for a craftsperson who cares about code quality, performance and all the tiny touches that combine into the alchemy of a great end result. Our ideal candidate has a UX mindset that doesn’t just "colour things in" but can imagine how things will behave, adapt and respond in the real-world with real users.

You have enough mechanical know-how to turn your visions into reality. We’re not a pure creative design agency so you’ll need plenty of back-end sensibility to ensure we can deliver our solutions - and that we are solving the right problem. And if you can teach our back-end developers a thing or two, then, so much the better.

You should have project and people skills. We’re a small team which means that everyone does a little bit of everything. We like it that way - and hope you will too. That means you’ll need to be a collaborator - ready to communicate with colleagues and clients.

A USEFUL LIST OF BULLET POINTS

You should definitely:

  • Have an extensive knowledge of writing maintainable, semantic HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript and jQuery

  • Be familiar with a modern front-end development stack - SASS, node, gulp

  • Be quick to learn new languages and modern Front End MV* applications such as React

  • Possess a working knowledge of on-page SEO and how to structure information to make it visible to search engines

  • Be used to managing code in Git

  • Be undaunted by the server-related stuff

  • Be able to communicate and validate ideas in a variety of formats depending on the project - sketches, wireframes and prototypes.

Tons of bonus points for knowledge of:

  • CMS applications - in particular Umbraco and Wordpress

  • Thoughtbot’s Bourbon and Neat libraries

  • Bootstrap / Foundation (and when they’re appropriate for a project)

  • Prototyping and design tools such as Sketch, Invision, Framer.js and the Adobe Creative Suite.

In addition to the above you’ll need to be:

  • Educated to degree level

  • Legal to work in the UK

  • Able to work at our office in Histon, Cambridge, and willing to travel occasionally.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to speak to you.

IN RETURN

We can offer:

  • A super friendly team of experienced peers to work with

  • A good work-life balance - regular hours and a flexible schedule

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Pension and wellbeing contributions

  • 22 days’ holiday a year - plus a flexible bank holiday entitlement.

TO APPLY

 Send us:

  • Your CV

  • A Codepen of something you're proud of, a portfolio site, or a site you've been working on.