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Fluent WLTM a front-end developer!

Mercedes-Benz: Left Right Brain image by Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Y&R, Israel https://www.vmlyr.com/

We're looking for a fabulous front-end developer - a designer in code. Come and help us craft UI, create components and add that magical layer of interaction goodness to build beautiful user interfaces.

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 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 coding chops to deliver our solutions. We're looking for a prestige - an inventor of magic, or at least an implementor, a maker, an engineer.

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 HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Have 12 month's commercial experience developing in React or Angular
  • Have used or played with JS in CSS - styled-components or emotion
  • Be used to managing code in Git
  • Be familiar with a modern front-end development stack - SASS, node, webpack etc.
  • 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
  • App development frameworks - such as React Native, Expo or Nativescript
  • Prototyping and design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD

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

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

To Apply

Send us the following to jobs@isfluent.com:

  • Your CV
  • A Codepen of something you're proud of, a portfolio site, or a site you've been working on
  • No agencies, please.

 

Image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz: Left Right Brain by Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Y&R, Israel, https://www.vmlyr.com

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