Front End Developer / Web Designer (Mid/Senior-level)

Dependent upon experience

Due to expansion and new client wins, Heckford have a job opening for an experienced front-end developer (web designer) in the digital team at our Preston office.

The role would suit someone who’s well into their career in Digital, with a number of years’ commercial experience (3+)

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the design studio, to take approved Photoshop concepts to a final product as responsive HTML
  • Making recommendations and adding value on key accounts, so our clients see Heckford as their Digital expert and partner.
  • Maintaining existing websites and systems
  • Building responsive HTML email campaigns
  • Mentoring more junior staff
  • Improving our technologies and processes, for a better end product and more efficient workflow

Essentials

  • Strong passion for front-end development, keeping up to date on current trends and industry standards
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery
  • Excellent code structuring skills
  • Functional knowledge of Sketch/Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Good portfolio of work
  • Strong knowledge of responsive web development practices
  • Strong knowledge in customising WordPress

Technologies

We use the following technologies daily, so experience with them is important. Although you don’t need to be a master of all of these, you’ll become highly proficient through daily experience:

  • HTML & CSS
  • Sass
  • Gulp
  • Git
  • JavaScript
  • PHP (templates/front-end)
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • Concrete5 (Legacy)
  • Magento 1.9.x (Legacy)

Extra Credit

  • Code review practices
  • Website security
  • Website performance optimisation
  • PHP / MySQL development
  • Progressive web applications
  • Web Accessibility

Benefits

  • Excellent and competitive rates of pay
  • 20 days holiday a year plus bank holidays, rising to 25 days plus bank holidays after first year
  • Full time job within a creative & vibrant team
  • Opportunities for professional career development
  • Childcare vouchers and contributory pension scheme
  • A great opportunity to work for a leading and established creative agency
  • Free on-site car parking
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