1. Home
  2. Blog
  3. 2020
  4. Wanted: UX developer - CSS + JS

Fluent WLTM a UX 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

Ready to solve your problems?

We'll help meet the challenges facing your growing business. Get in touch and tell us what you need, the team can't wait to hear from you.

Contact us