Frontend Engineer - HighWire Press Ltd

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 11/06/2018

HighWire's mission is to extend the reach, impact, and exchange of scholarly ideas through innovative technology, exceptional service, and community engagement. Used by millions of scholarly researchers worldwide, with 1700 scholarly journals and thousands of scholarly books, HighWire provides powerful technology solutions to influential societies, university presses and independent publishers who p

roduce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
You will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the world's best-known publishers, researchers and industry thought leaders. Together you will help shape the future of technology solutions for the scholarly community. You will enjoy a flexible, collaborative and a stimulating work environment that will keep you engaged. It will be an unbeatable experience.

If you are interested in starting a progressive and gratifying career with a growth company that is charting new territory, then HighWire is the place for you!

Job Description:

You will work as part of a senior project team to implement customer designs and features on our SAAS platform using modern CMS and UI frameworks. Our platform makes heavy use of RESTful web services and complex XML-native technologies. Your teammates will be back end developers, QA developers, project managers, product managers, designers and business analysts.

- Building frontend applications on a SAAS platform using modern CMS frameworks including Drupal 8, Drupal 7, Liferay and Angular JS
- Implementing reusable and responsive frontend components and styles
- Developing automated tests to prevent software bugs and browser incompatibilities
- Working with Sales, Marketing, and Engineering to design and ship new features
- Work independently with minimal guidance with experience at working both independently and in a team oriented collaborative environment.
- Advocate empathy for users and drive for a compelling User Experience

Skills Range:

Essential Criteria:
- Minimum 3+ years of strong experience in Front End technologies
- Proficiency with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Bootstrap, jQuery, and Javascript MVC frameworks (such as Angular)
- Experience with backend REST/JSON APIs integration
- Experience with Responsive Web Design
- Ability to translate business requirements to design, building UI, and Javascript code
- Strong command of English language (both verbal and written)
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Experience working in a Scrum/Agile team and working in time boxed sprints is a plus

Technical skills:
- Strong understanding of HTML5, CSS3, Object Oriented JavaScript (ES5 & ES6)
- Strong experience in PHP, Drupal 8, Twig, PatternLab, Drupal 7 or related Front End technologies
- Experience in developing enterprise level responsive web pages or applications
- Experience in LESS / SASS css pre-processors is preferred
- Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
- Very familiar with Git and Github
- Experience in implementing web accessibility techniques is a plus
- Experience in designing & developing reusable front-end frameworks and tools is a plus

Key Area: Programming/Developer 15-1131.00Programming/Developer
Salary: Competitive Compensation Package
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

HighWire offers an outstanding total compensation package including excellent health and wellness benefits and a flexible and dynamic work environment.

HighWire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.


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