UI Consultant

Department & Location: Technology, London or Utrecht

Reporting to: Head of Technology

Duration: Full-time

Travel required: Yes — subject to clients' needs

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone to build online worlds, develop innovative designs and craft user experiences. A HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript guru. With the necessary skills to help us create large-scale, responsive websites for all devices and browsers. We don’t just need another code-monkey though. We need someone who can lead from the back, develop strategies and maintain coding best practices, while continually looking at ways to improve them.

As a UI Consultant at Spindrift, you will have the opportunity to be an intrinsic member of our project teams, working with like-minded individuals and given the support to shape and grow your role.

What we want them to do

  • Hand code semantic, standards-compliant, and cross-browser compatible HTML and CSS
  • Have expert knowledge of CSS3 and HTML5 standards
  • Implement  CSS Architectural concepts like SMACSS, BEM and OOCSS
  • Write JavaScript from scratch and be able to repurpose advanced JavaScript functionality
  • Have Expert knowledge of OO JavaScript, strong knowledge of Javascript design patterns and strong knowledge of JavaScript MV* frameworks and concepts (i.e. Backbone, Angular, knockout js)
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members, including those from Creative, Technology, Quality Assurance
  • Provide clear and timely communication to the ID lead, the project manager, and the rest of the project team
  • Cropping and optimising graphics for the web using PhotoShop
  • Estimating interface development work effort
  • Learn new technologies in order to keep up with current trends or as required by new projects
  • Be relied upon to see projects through to completion with high accuracy

The skills and experience they need to have

Qualifications Essential Desirable
Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
Essential
Experience & Knowledge Essential Desirable
Experience implementing multi-channel, multi-locale Enterprise scale web front-ends to ecommerce products.
Desirable
Web accessibility.
Essential
Responsive design and mobile site.
Desirable
Object oriented design patterns.
Essential
Cross browser development and testing.
Essential
Ecellent working knowledge of HTML5.
Essential
Advanced knowledge of CSS/2/3.
Essential
Solid understanding of Javascript.
Essential
Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized programming, spreadsheet, word-processing, graphics and website development toolsets.
Essential
Hardware, software and web infrastructure networks
Essential
Multi-tier application troubleshooting.
Desirable
Skills Essential Desirable
JSP/Java
Essential
Subversion/Git
Desirable
Node
Desirable
Jade
Desirable
SASS/Stylus
Desirable

How to apply

Are you who we’re looking for? If so, attach your latest CV and tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to become a Spindrifter.

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