Front End Developer

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Your day to day 

As part of our Digital team, you’ll work alongside colleagues from across PA – delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Our teams are trusted to deliver and given the space to be awesome. We’re an inclusive community for the curious, generous, pragmatic and committed digital practitioner. As a Front End Developer, your key tasks and responsibilities will be to:

·       Develop high-quality websites and applications using well-crafted HTML, CSS and JavaScript including supporting backend development using Node and other frameworks where required.

·       Collaborate closely with our designers to develop in-browser prototypes, living style-guides, pattern libraries and re-usable UI components.

·       Work closely with our in-house QA team to marry unit tests with rigorous end-to-end testing to ensure applications function as expected.

·       Drive the team with specification workshops, writing acceptance criteria, story estimation, documentation and release planning.

·       Adopt and evolve PA’s engineering standards and practices, to ensure we have a shared and common approach to development and delivery.

What you bring

·        Development of high-quality websites and applications using well-crafted HTML, CSS and JavaScript, to conceptualize, develop, and release software.

·       Work closely with our designers to develop in-browser prototypes, living style-guides, pattern libraries and re-usable UI components

·       Conduct QA or work closely with in-house QA team to ensure the software meets prescribed guidelines and applications function properly

·       Suggesting alterations to workflow in order to improve efficiency and success.

·       Remain current in tech advancements and roll out fixes/upgrades as needed

·       Securing software to prevent security breaches and other vulnerabilities.

·       Collect and review customers' feedback to enhance user experience.
 

Additional Skills and Experiences: 

·       5+ years commercial experience of developing websites using mobile-first, modular and responsive CSS (e.g. Sass/BEM, CSS Grid etc)

·       A good understanding of semantic HTML, WCAG accessibility guidelines, common issues across web and mobile devices, and how to fix them

·       3+ years writing advanced JavaScript (beyond jQuery), ideally using ES6 and frameworks such as Angular, React or Vue, and their associated tooling (Gulp, Webpack etc.) and libraries (Redux etc.)

·       Experience of unit and integration testing (e.g. Jest/Enzyme/Cucumber)

·       An understanding of git, branching and continuous integration strategies; as well as the full web stack including HTTP, REST APIs.

·       Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and performance debugging skills in both development and production environments

·       Ability to convert client requirements into stories and tasks, help define acceptance criteria and provide estimates for delivery.

·       A good eye for user interface design, typography and user experience

·       Modern content management systems experience (i.e., headless mode)

·       Understanding of Agile principles using Scrum and Kanban

·       Experience deploying web applications in cloud environments such as AWS, MS Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) JavaScript/MVC

·       Client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, such as jQuery

·       Knowing the difference between various MVCs and selecting the appropriate one (i.e., Backbone.js, Angular.js, React.js, Vue.js, Node.js).

·       Pushing business logic into browser rather than server.

·       Image authoring tools.

·       SEO principles and developing compliant applications.

 

 

 

The Engineering team

We have deep full-stack development expertise across multiple technologies. We have specialists in Architecture, Quality Assurance and DevOps – as well as colleagues with expertise in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Technology Innovation.

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Front-End Developer

Claire Bates

"The thing I love most about working here is the people. I really enjoy working with people who make an effort to share knowledge, take mental health at work seriously, and care about addressing anything that isn’t working well."

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.

Location

The base office for this role is Atlanta, United States. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.