JavaScript Developer

JavaScript Developer

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Digital is at the core of everything we do and we’re looking for an experienced JavaScript Developer to join our established development team. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented, creative and friendly team working within a converted barn on a varied range of exciting websites and digital projects. 

You will have a passion for coding and new technologies with a portfolio of sites / projects that clearly demonstrate your skills and capabilities as a Full Stack JavaScript Developer. 

Responsibilities & Duties

Developing websites and web applications which are optimised across multiple browsers and device platforms 

Working across a broad range of exciting projects for different clients and big brands 

Helping to recommend, plan and develop dynamic web and digital projects 

Being actively involved at all stages of the design and development process 

Working closely with the UX, design, SEO and project management teams 

Testing and supporting new and existing solutions 

Staying up-to-date with current web trends and new technologies and have a desire to push the boundaries. 

Working in a variety of development processes, including Agile 

Skills & Experience

Excellent knowledge of JavaScript including developing responsive web apps and server-side applications  

Experience of frameworks such as Vue.js, React, Node or Express  

Excellent HTML5 / CSS3 skills  

Extensive experience of developing and testing responsive websites for multiple browsers, platforms and devices 

A solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns 

Experience of using version control systems – ideally Git 

Good working knowledge of web and mobile UX/UI best practices 

A good understanding of accessibility standards 

An organised approach with excellent attention to detail and a pride in your work 

The ability to work to tight deadlines whilst providing clients and colleagues with exceptional service at all times 

Desirable Skills & Experience

Good knowledge of MySQL and PHP including frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, Symfony or Laravel 

Experience of automated testing (for example PhpUnit, Behat or Selenium) and automated deployment and continuous integration (Travis, Jenkins) 

An understanding of testing methodologies and procedures 

Experience and/or knowledge of Agile software development methodologies 

Company Benefits

We like to look after our team and provide a lot of benefits. This is all the normal stuff we offer but, with the pandemic going on, some of these have been put on the back-burner for a while for safety reasons. We hope to bring it all back soon though – we’re missing our parties and the pick ‘n’ mix!

Wherever you’re working from:

  • Flexible working
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 days after five years) plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bupa health insurance
  • Bupa dental insurance
  • Bupa wellbeing health expenses cash plan
  • Conferences and training
  • Regular social events including the Christmas Party and the famous Torpedo Summer Family Fun Day
  • Annual Torpedo Awards
  • Team challenges such as Blenheim Triathlon, 3 Peaks, Tough Mudder, Jurassic Walk
  • Cycle to work bike scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Sports teams including running, football and netball.

And for when you’re in the office:

  • Modern agency environment in a converted barn
  • Excellent location with free parking
  • Charging points if you drive electric
  • Covered bike shed
  • Showers
  • Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court
  • Free fruit in the office every week
  • Copious amounts of tea and coffee
  • Tasty snacks and pick ‘n’ mix sweets
  • Breakout area with large TV
  • Sonos sound system with shared playlists

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