About Sign-Up Technologies

We are a profitable, fast-growing, privately-held company formed ten years ago by an experienced management team. Our range of online applications provide permission marketing for email, SMS and social. The company has around 30 employees and encourages a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in its Woking office. If you want an opportunity to make real changes in a fast-moving environment, read on!

Junior Front-end Web Developer (last updated March 2014)

Company: Sign-Up Technologies Ltd (Sign-Up.to)

Location: Woking, Surrey (GU22 7PY)

Salary: Competitive

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In a nutshell

Sign-Up.to are looking for a Junior Front-end Web Developer to conceptualise, design and build interfaces across our suite of web applications. You will be joining our Interaction team on a full-time basis, working as part of a larger Engineering team. We are a small, friendly and knowledgeable team, where training and personal development are actively encouraged.

What you will actually do:

  • Design and build responsive email campaigns for Sign-Up.to's clients; channeling the latest innovations in design and responsive practices whilst catering for quirks across all major email clients.
  • Delivering market-leading quality in responsive email design and ensuring consistent results with tools like Litmus.
  • Build web interfaces using the most suitable technologies and libraries, including jQuery, Require, Modernizr, Backbone, Underscore, Normalize, LESS/SASS, Bootstrap and templating engines.
  • Develop wireframes/prototypes into tried and tested interfaces which support UX best practices, uphold the Sign-Up.to brand and drive business goals.
  • Work with new and existing architecture with varying degrees of scale and complexity.
  • Brainstorm, sketch, wireframe and prototype design ideas within the Interaction team.
  • Continually push and refine your understanding of responsive email and web, including mobile first practices, graceful degradation, cross-platform compatibility and all facets of user experience/user interface design.
  • Work with Git branches, builds and weekly releases in our LAMP environment.
  • Prove and improve UX by usability testing, split testing and iterating.
  • Have the opportunity to be active amongst London's dev communities and meet-ups.
  • See opportunities to learn new skills and receive training.

What you will need:

  • A passion for innovation in email design, web development and all things 'tech'.
  • Good communication. An energy for idea sharing and knowledge sharing amongst the team and the wider company.
  • The ability to work closely with other team members to a very high standard, manage your time efficiently and maintain best practices whilst under pressure from deadlines.
  • Demonstrable experience (preferably by portfolio) developing responsive HTML emails and web applications driven by HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (including jQuery).
  • Experience designing from a client's brief.
  • Knowledge and experience of JavaScript libraries and their daily use.
  • Experience debugging issues with HTML, CSS and JS with the appropriate developer tools.
  • Experience in Adobe's Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator.

Ideally you will:

  • Be well versed in conceptualizing, sketching, designing mock-ups and wireframing.
  • Have contributed to a large scale web development from conception through to deployment (and beyond).
  • Know how to work with different email clients, browsers, their versions, varied operating systems (including mobile) and their nuances.
  • Use Git (or another form of content versioning).
  • Have exposure to and preferably experience in using AJAX.
  • Know a little PHP 5+ and MySQL.
  • Be used to working with legacy code in a continuous integration environment.
  • Understand the linux environment and use command line tools to improve your workflow.

Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience.
  • A passion for innovating in front-end web technologies.

The package:

  • Salary competitive, dependent on experience.
  • BUPA health cover and private pension plan (subject to qualifying period)
  • Regular social events.
  • Your choice of Windows, Mac or Linux OS.
  • Free fruit, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
  • The chance to join a fast-growing, friendly team and make a big difference!
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