Senior Front End Developer

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About 15gifts

At 15gifts, we’re obsessed with the psychology of choice. We study the key consumer psychology principles that enable consumers to make confident choices on the high street, and we replicate these within our digital guided selling technology to enable consumers to make the same confident decisions online.

We work with some of the world’s leading telecommunications and media brands throughout Europe & the U.S. with our technology powering millions of confident customer decisions across brands such as Verizon, T-Mobile, O2, Sky, Virgin Media, EE, BT, Tesco and Vodafone.

With every interaction, we learn more about our clients' customers. Gathering insights to generate increasingly accurate product recommendations, whilst building up a detailed profile on each individual consumer.

We’re a fast growing organisation with continued ambitious growth targets over the coming years and we’re extremely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We’re a team that’s made of driven, ambitious, and exceptional individuals and we’re looking for like-minded people to become part of our success story.

About the role

We’re looking for a senior front end developer to help us grow and meet the demand of a constantly evolving service. You’ll be working with our component library, React front end product and our UX team to implement features or onboard new clients. We work mainly with React/Redux, Storybook and Testing Library, so experience in one or more of these would be helpful.

Our technology is already used by some of the largest brands in the world, and we’re only just getting started. This is a pivotal moment to join a company that has a huge opportunity ahead of it.

The person we’re looking for

  • Has a passion for technology and an excellent eye for detail

  • Is eager to learn new things and excited by problem solving

  • A great communicator and team player

  • Takes ownership over issues, big or small

  • Loves learning and taking on challenges

  • Wants to work at the cutting edge of applying human psychology to online interactions

  • Has a good mentorship attitude

You’ll be responsible for

  • Building new implementations of the decision engine and new features across different clients, platforms, and continents

  • Working closely with the UX & development teams to develop external product optimisations and internal tooling

  • Participate, lead and contribute to scrum processes and front end meetings

  • Maintaining and improving the existing front end codebase

  • Review and provide feedback on your team’s code changes

  • Creating and maintaining documentation

  • Proposing and building new features for the platform

  • Inputting into development tools and best practices

  • Mentoring our junior and mid level team developers

  • Helping to deliver projects including estimations, architecture and best practices

  • Sharing your knowledge and ideas with the rest of the front end team

  • Providing technical knowledge in client facing meetings where relevant

Skills and experience 

  • 5 or more years of experience working in software development

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript is required

  • Knowledge of CSS in Javascript is a benefit

  • Experience with Javascript libraries required, preferably React/Redux (Node js is accepted too)

  • Familiarity with unit testing and Storybook

  • Experience with working on UI Components Libraries

  • Experience with picking new tools and technologies to use

  • Experience with optimising performance and code

  • Familiarity with Github or other version control tools

  • Experience building scalable web services and applications

  • Ability to quickly learn new languages, tools and libraries

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Why choose us

Our Culture

Our success is underpinned by our cultural values. These values are not something we stick up on a wall – they don’t need to be. They are behaviours that we recognise and celebrate in each other. They are what we live by every day.

Our Cultural Values

  • Celebrate brilliance

  • Take ownership

  • Share Insights

  • Look for a better way

  • Support each other

Our values are driven through Culture Club – a staff team that rotates every quarter. Advocates for our culture as we grow, Culture Club activates ideas, makes improvements and helps everyone to connect.

Our office and remote working

We can confidently say that our sea-view office is one of Brighton’s best. However, we’re currently all working from home and we’ll be taking a cautious approach to returning to our much loved office.

Our plan moving forward is to have a remote workforce that can work from any location in the UK, but that also have access to our Brighton office space when they choose. We believe this offers ultimate flexibility to our team, and is reflective of how people will work in future. We also recognise that this will allow us to bring in a wider range of talent to our business, which is something that we’re really excited about.

We see this flexibility as a key employee benefit and all we ask is that you come into the office for a minimum of 3 days per quarter, which will include our quarterly team get together.

When in the office, we have flexible workspaces, which means you’re not tied to a desk, unless you want to be. You could work in a sociable spot on floor 4, or set yourself up with a screen on floor 3. This is everyone’s space and it’s available after work – our staff host everything from gaming and craft nights to adventure film screenings. 

Benefits include

  • Remote working for our team in any location across the UK

  • Employee Assistance Programme (confidential counselling)

  • Medicash healthcare scheme (reclaim costs for dental, physiotherapy, osteopathy and optical care)

  • easitBrighton travel scheme (discounted public transport options)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Life Insurance scheme 

  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)

Other extras in the office

  • On site changing rooms, showers and internal bike storage

  • Breakfast, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, locally-roasted coffee

  • Food for thought: lunch and talks every Friday

  • Yoga and other fitness activities

  • Regular social events, including Friday drinks and book club

  • Visits from friendly office dogs

For more information on what it's like to work at 15gifts, check out our Talent Talk with Wired Sussex


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