React Developer

Software Engineering

Front End Engineer

Wellington

Permanent

 Maia Churichkova
Maia Churichkova

Talent Manager

Posted

November 7, 2022

  • Wellington based or flexible remote/WFH options
  • Utilise your proven React experience
  • Certified B Corporation with amazing culture
About the company
They are the largest independent digital agency in Wellington. They encourage their employees to thrive at work and at home. They’ve got great clients, challenging projects, and a friendly workspace. There’s always plenty of healthy snacks available, People’s Coffee brewing, and craft beer in the fridge.
  
What they do and why they do it
Their purpose is to make the things that matter better — better for people and for the planet. They follow a human-centered process, keeping the people they’re designing for at the center of the work. They’re a multidisciplinary team, they collaborate closely with each other and with their clients on projects that make an impact on real lives.
  
They celebrate different perspectives. They are committed to creating an equal, inclusive, and diverse workplace. They know they do better work if they have a diverse mix of people on their team. They're also a certified B Corporation — ethical and environmentally sustainable practices are a huge focus for them.
They’re looking for someone who shares the same values.
  
  
They can offer you
  • a whānau-friendly, flexible workplace, with the ability to work from home
  • a learning and growth budget to support your professional aspirations, and a wellness package to keep you physically and mentally fit
  • highly talented teammates who strive to create world-class experiences that make people's lives better
  • opportunities to get involved in internal initiatives you care about, such as our sustainability group, waiata practice, and mental health chats
  • a base in central Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, near cafes, shops, theatres, and the waterfront.
About this role
 
We're looking for a pragmatic Front-end Developer who can communicate ideas with clarity and empathy to clients and colleagues. Working alongside a multi-disciplinary team, this role will have input at all levels of a project and will involve collaboration and independent work. Being able to operate at a high level in an agency environment is key to this role.
While we value formal qualifications they’re not essential. We value proven experience, demonstrable analytical thinking, and great communication skills.
  
Typical responsibilities for a Front-end Developer include:
  • Delivering complex and challenging projects, taking substantial features from concept to shipping
  • working closely with others in the Technology team to ensure all work meets our high standards and follows established best-practice processes and methodology
  • working closely with other disciplines to efficiently deliver client projects that meet the required outcomes
  • supporting the team in developing, maintaining, and documenting our frameworks, tools, and code libraries
  • seeking out opportunities for us to create reusable code
  • training others, providing meaningful and helpful input, and reviewing the work of your peers and juniors
  • helping clients and colleagues understand the issues around projects and enable them to communicate these clearly
  • building and maintaining excellent working relationships with stakeholders and clients to enable collaboration and achieve outcomes in line with the company's business goals
  • maintaining websites and testing changes across a range of browsers and devices.

This is a list of the relevant skills and experience needed for the role of Senior Front-end Developer. If this sounds like you but you don’t meet all the requirements listed below, we'd love for you to apply anyway and tell us why your experience is relevant to the role.
  
  • Core front-end skills along with solid understanding of front-end development design patterns, principles, and ability to apply them.
  • Understanding of browser, platform, device, performance, and accessibility constraints.
  • Accessibility (especially WCAG).
  • Large-scale CSS architecture (BEM, Styled Components) and Design Systems:
  • CSS templating (Sass, CSS-in-JS).
  • Experience with TypeScript / JavaScript:
  • Basic understanding of functional and object oriented programming concepts.
  • Experience architecting front-end codebases in client-side JS stacks.
  • Client-side frameworks such as React.
  • Browser web development tools.
  • Architecting front-end codebases in server-side web development stacks.
  • Familiarity with the software development lifecycle, agile, and waterfall methodologies.
  • Familiarity with version control via Git, continuous integration, issue trackers, wikis, and pull request workflows.
  
Other experience we’d love:


These are extra experiences that would be beneficial, but not essential for the role of Senior Front-end Developer.

  • Familiarity with front-end build tools and task runners (Webpack, Vite, etc).
  • Experience working with style guides and pattern libraries.
  • Familiarity with web development and open-source communities.
  • Advanced knowledge of React – client-side routing, state management, etc.
  • Advanced testing skills – accessibility tests, unit tests, automated cross-browser tests, automated UI regression.
  • Familiarity with other development stacks and platforms (iOS, Android, .NET, etc).


Reach out to maia@talent.army to chat further!

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