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Job Ref:  204668168
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Birmingham
Post Code:  B12
18/10/2016 14:19
About Connect
Connect are a visionary communications partner, with over 130 people across 2 offices in Wolverhampton and Birmingham. We work with some of the world's biggest brands to create and deliver a wide range of digital marketing, brand development and creative communications for our clients. At Connect, we combine creativity with technology to develop richer more immersive connections between our clients' brands and their customers, in an always-on-world. We call it the power of creatology. We work in an agile manner, driven by the values and behaviours of our culture for greater performance.

The role
Would you like to work in our new BHX office, superbly decked out and designed for our Development team to enjoy a spacious, open plan space encouraging agile team interactions?

Only a 5 minute walk from Birmingham International train station, the office is easily commutable via public transport with links to all the main motorway/train networks. You'll also find yourself next door to the new Resort World complex by the NEC, just a stone's throw from casinos, bars and restaurants and designer shopping.

As a developer, you will be working on a MacBook Pro and likely be writing production code from your first week onwards. You will be encouraged to ask questions, make suggestions and improve documentation as you go along. If you have a good idea, there's a good chance you'll be asked to help implement it. On top of the great work place you'll get the chance to work with some of the best talent in software development in a true knowledge-sharing environment.

Sound like your thing?

About you
You are a passionate JavaScript Web Developer, commercially experienced with the desire and drive to produce the very best work possible - yet pragmatic enough to know that deadlines aren't just a suggestion, so you make sure things get done on time too. You are a perfectionist, won't shy away from contributing new ideas and opinions and work well within a busy and thriving development team to produce amazing work every time.

What development - software, code and frameworks will I be using / working with?

• JavaScript
o JavaScript application frameworks - Underscore / React / Angular
o jQuery / jQuery Plugins / Custom jQuery Plugins
o Custom JS libraries and frameworks.
o Sass / Compass / Bourbon / CSS grid systems
o Semantic HTML5
o HTML5 features such as canvas and media elements.
o Browser APIs including geo-location support, local storage and web sockets.
o Thymeleaf templating language (for integrating front-end html with back-end Java applications)
o Liquid templating language (for integrating front-end html with back-end .Net applications)
• Build Tools
o Grunt/ Gulp/ Code linting/ CSS autoprefixing/ Test runners
• Version Control
o SVN/ Git
• Operating Systems
o Primarily OS X

An idea of the day to day?

• Front-end UI Development for client projects.
o Semantic HTML5
o JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery plugins, custom JS libraries, JS MVC frameworks.
o CSS using SASS framework along with Compass and/or Bourbon helper libraries.
o Front-end build tools such as Grunt.
o TDD and automated testing/linting of code.
• Collaborate with creative digital designers to plan and implement responsive mobile and web applications.
• Working in an Agile team to allow development of small, incremental released and rapid iteration,
• Estimation of tasks for a wide range of projects.

What type of projects will I be working on?

• Range of projects from main brand websites with huge amounts of multi-lingual content, through to smaller one-off projects such as marketing micro-sites
• General Client Websites.
• Working within the digital creative team to deliver a wide range of web-based projects ranging from one-page marketing microsites to full-scale content managed websites for global brands.
At Connect Group, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you'll be able to take pride in knowing you're working with an award winning team on prestigious client projects every day. In return, Connect offer its people on-going support, coaching, and training to advance career development and individual choice.
If you think you are the right person for Connect and want to be part of the team, apply now
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