Careers

Front-End Developer

We are seeking a highly talented UI Developer to join our User Experience Team. You will have a detailed understanding of modern web technologies, a fastidious eye for detail and a desire to craft refined, well optimised code.  If you thrive when working in a collaborative and open environment alongside industry experts then this is the role for you.

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About the role

Working within Ridgeway's User Experience Team, you will be responsible for building the UI experiences for a variety of well-known brands. The role will require you to work on projects which vary in size from a few days to several months and will involve working through the entire lifecycle of web application development. You will be expected to maintain the high development quality that we aspire to with every project, have a passion for driving technology forward, be organised, self-motivated and ambitious, and have an ability to manage your own time and workload.

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Responsibilities

  • UI development of web products for numerous brands across a variety of sectors
  • Accurately translate designs into fully responsive, pixel-perfect websites
  • Assist project teams with scoping, requirements capture and time estimates
  • Collaborate with back-end developers to implement solutions and troubleshoot issues
  • Assist with the preparation of functional and technical specification documents
  • Contribute towards processes, procedures, and technical approaches for the UI team
  • Provide solution support and communicate directly with clients when required

Essential skills & experience

  • Portfolio of development work which demonstrates your experience
  • Intricate understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Excellent knowledge of native JavaScript
  • Experience with CSS pre-processors (Sass)
  • Experience with front-end build tools (Gulp, Grunt, Webpack, Rollup)
  • Good knowledge of source control (Git)
  • Comfortable using the terminal/command line
  • Solid understanding of performance and optimisation best practices
  • A healthy obsession for writing clean, semantic, performant code
  • Good communication skills 

Desirable skills & experience

  • Digital agency experience is desired
  • An understanding of UX and design principles would be beneficial, with experience with design tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Good knowledge of accessibility standards and SEO best practices
  • Experience working with pattern libraries
  • Ability to craft creative animations, transitions, and interactions
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, Vue), integration with REST APIs and a familiarity with .Net environment
  • Experience working with content management systems

Further details

  • Salary

    We offer a competitive salary which is subject to skills and experience. Please state your salary requirements upon application.

  • Location

    This is a full time role within our Witney studio in Oxfordshire.

  • Portfolio 

    When applying for this role we would ask that you provide a portfolio or examples of some recent work that you have produced.

  • Equal opportunities

    We are an equal opportunities employer, and strongly support diversity in our team.

  • No agencies

    We only accept direct applications and request agencies are respectful of this.

Send us your details to apply for this role

Just upload your CV and cover letter to tell us some basic details about yourself, giving us an overview of how your skills and experience fit the role's criteria.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact us and mark your email to the attention of our Recruitment Manager.

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