Front-End Developer Position

Mud. A web design agency.
5 Princes Buildings
City
BA1 2ED

 matt@ournameismud.co.uk

Summary

We're recruiting for a Mid to Senior level Front-End Developer to join our team in our offices in beautiful Bath.


Full Job Description

We're recruiting for a Front-End Developer to join our team in our offices in beautiful Bath.

About Mud

Mud are a creative, digital agency based in the centre of the historic city of Bath. A growing team, we work with a range of interesting clients from film studios to schoolscharities to SMEs and e-commerce sites. And we work as digital partners for a number of internationally renowned creative agencies.

We love creating beautiful, engaging, award winning websites, and were shortlisted for Best New Agency in the 2014 .net awards. You can find out more about us and our work at ournameismud.co.uk/projects

The role

You will help produce great quality front-end code, working in collaboration with our existing developers realising our designs and pushing the creative opportunities of code whilst adhering to best practices in accessibility, UX, usability and front-end development.

You will work producing front-end production-ready HTML templates, CSS and JavaScript for use across a range of modern browser and devices. You will have experience testing across desktop, tablet and mobile and appreciate the subtleties of implementing a design responsively.

You’ll be confident with animation and using code to create a fluid, pleasurable user experience. We won’t just shoehorn effects in for the sake of it, but well used interactions can significantly enhance the UX, and we want you to understand how and when to use them. Page transitions, SVG animations and unique hover effects should all be part of your toolkit. 

Whilst we expect you to bring your own experience and perspective, it is essential that you feel comfortable sharing your work and ideas with others. You will be comfortable working to deadlines, self-motivated and able to manage your own time and responsibilities but also happy working with our other developers imparting wisdom, experience and other useful nuggets.

What are we offering?

A relaxed yet fast paced and fun working environment, where you will be regularly challenged and helped to develop your skillset. We strive to produce the best work we can – no cutting corners, we take pride in making our work the best it can be.

We’re not just about the work though. We organise regular team days, a variety of social activities and set ourselves fun side projects to learn new skills and scratch those itches (such as https://ontheplane.futbol/)

We’re offering a competitive salary (£30-40k, depending on experience), flexible working, generous holidays and a workplace pension scheme. We support conference attendance and encourage our staff to look for training opportunities to learn new skills. Salary is reviewed annually in line with performance.

Necessary skills and requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years working in an agency environment
  • Strong JavaScript, including ES6
  • Familiarity with Gulp / Webpack.
  • Good knowledge of React, static-site generators like Gatsby a bonus
  • Solid understanding of CSS and Sass
  • Good knowledge of HTML5, and how to use it properly
  • Experience working with Git version control
  • Good communication skills - a polite friendly manner goes a long way
  • A positive, easy going attitude

Nice to have …

  • Modular, component-based approach to CSS and JS, e.g. BEM
  • Nginx / Server configs
  • Experience of implementing full sites using a Content Management System
  • Experience working with Twig/Craft CMS a bonus
  • Understanding of PHP

The role will be based in our Bath office. No full-time remote working, sorry.

Applying

Please apply by email to hello@ournameismud.co.uk with a CV, covering letter, link to Github profile/examples of work and salary expectations. If you'd like to have an informal chat through the role first, please pick up the phone and give Matt or Cole a call on 01225 471 465. 

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE!

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