Front End Developer - RCN Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
Administration / Office Work, Charity / Not for Profit, IT / Technology
South Wales
Salary description:
£29, 694 - £33, 546 per annum
Start Date:
Royal College of Nursing
Job Ref:

Front End Developer 

Location: Cardiff

Job type: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Industry: Membership, health, trade union

Experience level: Mid-level or Senior

Company size: 800-1000 people

Salary: £29,694 - £33,546 per annum

Company type: Not for profit

The role

We’re looking for a Front End Developer to join our development team which consists of backend developers, Front End developers and solution architects. Your expertise will help us deliver modern and compelling web experiences for our members, employees, and the public.

Your knowledge of the modern frontend development ecosystem will enable you to collaboratively identify and recommend appropriate technology choices. You will be writing a web application using those recommendations and communicating with a .NET backend.

About our technology

Our technology stack of choice is Microsoft overlaid with JavaScript, Vue.js and CSS. We use the Sitecore platform to deliver the best-in-breed web experiences and authoring experiences hosted on Azure built using the latest .NET technologies.

Primary responsibilities

  • Create exciting and usable user interfaces on both the web and mobile web using CSS, JavaScript, and HTML.
  • Work in a tight-knit team of developers to deliver solutions in an agile environment.
  • Deliver functional user experiences that match business requirements, user stories and style guides.
  • Ensure efficiency of page load speed, page weight, and code simplicity.
  • Provide accurate technical estimates for development time-frames.
  • Research interface possibilities and next-generation web/mobile technologies.
  • Projects may require meetings at different RCN locations, candidates must be happy to travel.

Technical competencies

  • CSS and CSS pre-processors
  • HTML
  • JavaScript programming, OO concepts and techniques
  • Git
  • ES6 experience a plus
  • Exposure to Vue.js is nice to have
  • Knowledge of Gulp or Grunt beneficial
  • Developing responsive user experiences
  • Agile development methodology
  • Strong experience designing functional and aesthetically pleasing UIs
  • IDE experience (such as Visual Studio)
  • Familiarity with C# MVC is helpful
  • Experience with a CMS a big plus

Personal attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Seeks continuous improvement and new ways of working
  • Freely shares knowledge and supports team members
  • Respects others’ views and utilises their expertise
  • Able to remain calm and collected in challenging situations
  • Ability to self-manage and be self-reliant
  • Willingness to take ownership and responsibility of work
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

About us

We’re number 14 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Two Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2018 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

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Company Description

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with around 420,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We’re number 30 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Best Companies Accreditation for 2015 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

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