Front End Engineer

Full-Time · Platform Team · Newcastle (UK)
About

The Role

At SoPost, it is our mission to build the world's most powerful product sampling platform with a focus on data, relevance and analytics. With over two hundred recognisable brand partners, our product changes and adapts to meet the ever changing needs of the consumer and we are looking to add a Front End Engineer to our ever growing team.

Using a combination of design knowledge and programming skills, the front end engineer will translate wireframes to code that will produce visual elements of the application. Working as part of our platform team, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating the user-facing parts of our product, ensuring that they are usable, accessible, compliant, performant and joyful to use.

The ideal candidate would have front end commercial experience in a tech environment and knowledge of React, HTML/CSS, Javascript and/or Typescript. An understanding of front end performance techniques and any experience with testing would be advantageous to an application, as would any experience of creating HTML emails.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, hands-on developer who enjoys being challenged in a fast paced, energetic environment.

Skills

Essential

The ideal candidate would be a hands-on front end developer, with experience in a similar role. However, if you are in a junior position and are passionate about problem-solving, enjoy collaborating with others and enhancing your skills, we would encourage you to apply.

  1. Commercial experience using React, Javascript/Typescript (Typescript is preferred), HTML & CSS
  2. Knowledge of frontend performance techniques and testing
  3. Experience in building accessible UIs
  4. Creating reusable component-based code/libraries and working with style guides
  5. HTML email experience
Skills

Optional

We are really interested in speaking to candidates that have the right mind-set when it comes to learning on the job and the ability to problem solve effectively, so although not necessary the below technical skills would be very advantageous to your application.

  1. Good understanding of UX principles, interaction design and usability
  2. Experience in a similar role.
The

Salary

Competitive
The

Holidays and Benefits

Competitive Salary.

28 days of Annual Leave, which includes the period between Christmas and New Year when all SoPost offices are closed.

One 'Life Moment' per year of additional leave, which you can define. It could be your child's first day at school, a house move or your birthday.

Quarterly Wellness Allowance.

After 5 & 10 years, (in your 6th and 11th years) you have the opportunity to take a four week sabbatical with a generous contribution from SoPost towards whatever you have planned.

Commitment to growing your professional development and a training budget to support that commitment.

Eligibility for our flexible working arrangement, giving you the power to manage your time and place of work.

Participation in Company Annual Bonus Plan and SoPost pension scheme.

Social events (monthly team lunches and quarterly drinks / team building activities).

The

Hiring Process

The hiring process may change slightly depending on a number of factors. It is generally a multi step process as indicated. If you pass one stage, you will proceed to the next. We try to give feedback to you if your application is unsuccessful but this is not always possible.

We believe that the successful recruitment for any role at SoPost is as much about giving you the opportunity to find out as much as possible about us and our company as it is about us finding out about you and your capabilities. We want you to be as excited about joining SoPost as we are about being here!

With that philosophy in mind, we will be running the following selection process to ensure that each candidate is given a comprehensive view of what we are all about:

Screening
We will review your application and portfolio, verifying claims
Stage One
Initial interview with team lead, where we can decipher your level of technical knowledge
Stage Two
We will issue you with a coding test that you complete in a given period of time
Stage Three
Interview with the senior team where we can discuss the results of the technical test and you can ask any further questions
Offer & References
We will make a formal offer, subject to references
Policy

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that the best workplaces celebrate and promote diversity. We are committed to ensuring that SoPost is an equal opportunity employer. And we think it’s right to build a company where everybody is welcome, with an open culture that thrives on not just our similarities but also our differences.

Part of this commitment is our promise that every team member and job applicant is treated equally, regardless of protected characteristics such as race, sexuality, religion or age.

Our company values of ownership, trust, no surprises, bigger than me, and doing it right, capture the essence of this statement, but we’re now being clear that this is key to our mission.

Your

Application

Would you love to work with some of the world’s biggest brands? Does working in a fast paced environment that’s growing quickly sound exciting to you? Then we’d love to hear from you!

Click the link below to apply, attaching an up to date version of your CV and a link to your website and/or Github profile. Make sure to include a little bit about yourself and why you want to work at SoPost in your email.

If you still have questions regarding this position or anything else about working at SoPost, get in touch using the link below.

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