Lead Front End Developer

  • Job Reference: 473423277-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Reception & Front Desk
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy. Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs. Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.
About the role:
Mott MacDonald is a uniquely diverse £1 billion employee-owned, engineering and development consultancy serving the public and private sector around the world. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to become a Lead Front-end Developer within our Digital Ventures Unit. The home office location is London, where you will join and become a key part of our global team and business.
We help our clients put information at the heart of what they do and derive ever greater value from it. Our focus is the provision of outcome focused, game-changing results. This is powered by a unique combination of domain plus digital expertise, harnessing 120 years of engineering legacy alongside the power of cutting-edge technology, from both Mott MacDonald and our partners. By 'connecting innovation to outcomes' we can continue to enable better outcomes across the planning, delivery, and operation of our client's asset base.
You will be part of an exciting team responsible for developing our cloud-based web interface, supporting advanced analytics, complex mapping and immersive visualisation. Our platform is currently used by our largest clients across the world, and you'll be working with our team to scale it. We are seeking a demonstrable ability to create rich front-end functionality and experience in working with data.
The specific duties include:
  • Leading architectural decisions and code / design reviews on new and existing projects
  • Defining and maintaining our coding standards and best practices
  • Managing your and the work of your reports across multiple projects.
  • Coaching and mentoring other Front-End Developers within the Unit.
  • Management of multiple projects at various stages of the development lifecycle in parallel, working on both high and low spec jobs.
  • Overseeing the optimisation and refactoring of code as well as bug fixing in existing projects, conducting peer reviews on new and existing projects.
  • Building a dynamic and responsive user interface.
  • Contributing and developing UI experiences to our one technology platform.
  • Building functionality to be used on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
  • Contributing towards recruiting and building the team
Candidate specification:
We are seeking a dynamic and talented person with solid commercial experience and a passion for technology, with a period of this time in a leadership capacity, mentoring others. The successful candidate will be able to show work produced from this period and describe their specific inputs. The candidate should have a strong understanding of UX/UI design, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
The successful candidate must be a team player and effective communicator, confident in their capability, whilst able to recognise areas for development. They should have a natural ability in leading and developing others, nurturing best practice and consciousness in everyone. They must also be able to think creatively and should always be seeking new and more efficient ways to improve the application and associated development processes.
Essential skills and experience required:
  • At least 5+ years commercial experience working with the following technologies
  • JavaScript ES2016+
  • TypeScript,
  • React (Ideally 16.8+)
  • Redux
  • Testing frameworks (Jest, React Testing Library, Enzyme),
  • HTML 5
  • SCSS
  • RESTful API's
Nice to have:
It would also be advantageous if you had exposure to any of the following:
  • CI/CD
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Design
  • Security management
  • Caching techniques
  • Cloud technologies
  • Creating and managing NPM packages
  • Mono Repos
  • Working in Agile teams
  • Integration testing
  • Experience contributing to the architecture/ design of new or current applications (micro frontends, design patterns, reliability, scaling, automation)
  • Good understanding of browser rendering behaviour and performance
  • Pension
  • Holidays
  • Agile working
  • Bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Introduction call with Hiring Manager
  • Formal interview with Hiring Manager via Teams
  • Final interview via Teams
  • Offer
ReactReact, JavaScript, Typescript