Opportunities at Jadu Group

Front-End Developer / User Interaction Designer (Spacecraft Digital), Leicester, UK

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We're looking for a front-end developer / user interaction designer to join Spacecraft Digital. Spacecraft produce award winning web sites using Jadu Continuum Platform that reach millions of people and we'd like you to come and help us.

Developers in Spacecraft are experts in the software development lifecycle and work with our UX designers, testers and project managers to bring our websites to life with secure, performant code.

Read more about how we hire developers in Spacecraft.

How can you help us?

You know your way around HTML5/CSS, SASS and GIT with good knowledge of using JS and MVC Frameworks.

If you have been developing for the web for a while - and don't worry if you haven't - with other organisations, we'd love for you to bring your experience and ideas to the team. We're always striving to improve our design and development process, to become more effiecient and better serve our customers through better practises. 

How can we help you?

We're confident that being part of our team will be great for your career. You will work with and be able to learn from some truly amazing developers. Everyone here is excited to learn from you, too.

Over 50% of the people here are software developers. That means we've optimised as much as we can to make writing software a pleasurable experience. There will be no phone on your desk constantly interrupting you and we use Slack far more than email to get things done.

We offer competitive salaries, based on experience, and a number of perks and benefits. These include flexible working hours, a budget to spend how you like on training, 25 days holiday and boring but important things like health insurance and a pension.

How to apply

Send an email to matt.culpin@spacecraft.co.uk and tell him a bit about yourself and why you would be a good fit for the role. Include your CV. Matt is the Creative Director in Spacecraft Digital and usually friendly. Include any useful links like to your portfolio or sites you have been involved with.
About You

  • Enthusiastic, proactive and keen to self develop, you want to stay ahead of the curve
  • You have good communication skills, both written and verbal - confident in discussing requirements
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organised nature, you might even be considered OCD
  • Happy working to deadlines - you know your colleagues and clients count on you!
  • A positive mental attitude, we are a close team that works hard and plays hard
  • Ambitious - looking to develop with our growing company and move to the next level
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

Key Skills

  • Excellent HTML5/CSS skills
  • Strong UI/UX design awareness
  • Firm understanding of SASS 
  • Knowledge of using GIT workflows
  • Advanced skills using JS and MVC Frameworks
  • Operational skills in Adobe CS Products
  • Understanding of cross-browser compatibility
  • In depth understanding of responsive design techniques and frameworks

Key Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Ensuring high quality and well tested code is being produced at all times
  • Researching, prototyping and implementing the best technologies and frameworks
  • Developing the Spacecraft build process alongside Jadu’s software development
  • Producing beautiful sites that are enjoyable and easy to use
  • Prioritising the User & Customer Experience at all times
  • Working closely with Graphic/UI Designers, web dev and PMs to ensure smooth project implementations