Front End Developer (Mid/Senior)


Description About The Hut Group THG is one of the fastest growing online retailers on the planet. We have over a decade of building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, across over 140 markets. We specialise in creating brilliant digital brand experiences and we aim to be the World's leading Online Health & Beauty Destination. We are currently the UK's leading multi-website online retailer with rapidly growing global operations and we currently have over 16 million customers worldwide. We are building a world-class business with global ambitions, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model. Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious - we like to move twice as fast as you might think is possible. That's how the company operates and it is part of the DNA that has led to our incredible growth. We have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers - our people are unquestionably our strength. Wherever in the world they are, whatever their role, we encourage our people to share the smart thinking, and give them the support to see their ideas made real. We have built an environment that empowers our people to achieve their full potential, creating innovative digital experiences that deliver results. As part of our hyper growth we seek to hire and develop well-rounded, commercially astute, ambitious people that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and drive us forward. About the Technology @ THG Our software is the core of our business and enables the company to continue to grow and thrive. The Group’s industry leading and proprietary technology platform powers its own consumer sites plus global media partners and brand owners, including: Unilever, Nintendo and the Daily Mail Group. We develop all of our own applications in-house with our Development Delivery Teams. In order to enable our Delivery Teams to continue to achieve, we are always looking for bright and intellectual people who are happy to push boundaries and really challenge the status quo. Led by world-class technologists with a diverse range of backgrounds ranging from Silicon Valley tech giants (Google, Amazon) through to Hedge funds and Algorithmic Trading Firms. You will be surrounded by highly intellectual and passionate colleagues, all with the common goal to help us grow this business globally, fast. Our current 200 developers are currently looking at how we can further develop our platform to continue the success’ that we have had! About the team: We are a tightknit group of mixed ability individuals who collectively make up a full stack team. We work in a fast paced environment and to tight deadlines using the SCRUM framework to guide us as we build new websites on our enterprise level eCommerce platform . As well as delivering incremental business changes and small features across all divisions within THG including high profile 3rd party clients. Brands we work with include Nintendo, Proctor and Gamble, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Mercedes-Benz , Johnson & Johnson and Nestle. We mainly make customer facing changes, this means that the changes we make and the websites we build will be seen and used by millions of people on a day to day basis. Working as part of this team you will be exposed to a lot of areas within THG and your knowledge and skillset will grow rapidly helping you to become a well-rounded developer. Requirements We are looking for a passionate Front-End Web Engineer to join the Customer Experience Platform – Site Builds and CSI team based at THG’s Manchester Airport Office. You will work with engineers, designers and product managers to create new websites and functionality, translating business needs and requirements into working solutions and experiences. You will be able to think strategically when building new components and functionality so it is resilient and works at a platform level and play an active role in regular meetings including sprint planning, retrospectives and daily stand-ups. Key skills/ experience Previous experience working in a Front End role.Modern web mark-up, including JS, CSS3 and HTML5.  Understanding of pre-processed CSS platforms such as Sass or Less.  Understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks  Understanding of cross-browser compatibility management, mobile first and responsive design  Knowledge of SCRUM practices and Agile methodologies. Firm understanding and experience of version control and how to manage project repositories worked on by large teams with code versioning tools, such as GIT / Mercurial / SVN Understanding of web performance and optimisation. Experience of using testing frameworks such as Karma  Experience of using package management and build tools (yarn, npm, bower, webpack, gulp) Good understanding of SEO best practice and principles. Good knowledge of e-commerce best practices and direct to consumer web features Key objectives Work as part of a team to deliver just in time site builds for THG acquisitions and leading global brands as detailed above. Work on a global enterprise level eCommerce platform. Work collaboratively with other team members and stakeholders to build innovative solutions. Work with the team on ideas increase automation and productivity Work with team to plan what can be achieved in a sprint and the work together to achieve it Be an active, motivated and inspired member of the team An enthusiasm and passion for what you do and a desire to learn and continue to improve! Key requirements Responsible for the delivery of new user-facing features.Contribute to the delivery of projects within your team.Assist and provide advice to less experienced members of staff in day to day tasks.Maintain high standards in all areas of individual output. Able to contribute to forming standards and conventions. Communicate effectively with stakeholders. Able to articulate understandable responses to non-technical members of the business. Benefits Competitive Salary, plus bonusesYou’ll be joining a growing, intelligent team that will drive business changeYou’ll have the opportunity to make an impact within the team, applying the skills and methodologies you’ve learntYou’ll be working for a company with an excellent culture, in a friendly and fast paced environment You’ll be able to react to change with backing from the business You'll have the opportunity to solve complex business/technical problems Job Summary ID: 09829C77E7Department: ["Technology"]Type: full time

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