Front End Developer at Which? (London, UK)

Front End Developer at Which? (London, UK)

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Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-04-15 05:00:38

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Despite the current circumstances we are still recruiting for roles. In compliance with UK Government advice relating to COVID-19 this role will be remotely based in line with our current workforce and we will supply you with the tools and technologies to enable you to do so. Similarly all interviews will be conducted by google hangouts or equivalent video conferring technologies.

About Which?

Which? is the UK's consumer champion, here to make life simpler, fairer and safer for everyone. As an organisation we're not for profit and all for making consumers more powerful – and as people we're brave, caring, rigorous and insightful in the way we connect with each other to make change happen.

Our work impacts in high profile areas such as consumer rights, scams, data protection and unfair pricing. Our investigations go deep and our expert advice is completely impartial. Same goes for our product reviews – our rigorous tests and expert recommendations help consumers to make better decisions. Come and champion consumers with us – it's important work.

About Technology at Which?

Our information Security, Technical Programme & Architecture and Engineering teams use leading technologies and tools – from AWS and Docker to Kotlin, JavaScript, React.js and Salesforce – along with Agile working practices, to solve the technical challenges that enable Which? to champion consumers as a powerful digital force.

About the role

  • You'll work as part of a squad alongside UX Designers, Developers and QA to prototype new ideas and build great products that provide a great online experience for everyone who visits sites like, Which? Trusted Traders and Which? Consumer Rights.
  • You'll collaborate with Senior Developers and Tech Leads to analyse requirements and define technical approach and solutions
  • You'll Identify problematic code and technical debt, offer solutions where possible and provide advice and guidance to other developers

Whilst you will be aligned to a squad, you'll also be an integral member of our dedicated and friendly Engineering team. The Engineering team is currently 27 strong and growing as we scale up our in-house expertise to meet the challenge. We are a friendly and supportive team, and sharing knowledge and collaboration are core team values; we will expect you to contribute your own ideas, expertise and process improvements at all stages of the software development lifecycle. Testing and peer review are baked into how we work, and we actively support mentoring and pair programming.

What we'll give you in return

We recognize that investing in our team of experts is one of the best ways to support our ambitious journey, and with that encourage knowledge sharing and learning; whether that's learning a new language, joining a lunch and learn session, attending a tech conference or making the most of your LinkedIn Learning subscription we work hard to look after our employees.

When we're back in the office, you'll find it modern, relaxed and friendly, perks include fresh fruit, subsidised canteen, great facilities for cyclists and lunchtime runners, two free healthy meals per week and a roof terrace to enjoy them on). We have a 35 hour working week and offer flexible working with each team working one day from home.

There are excellent benefits including 28 days annual leave, private healthcare, and excellent pension scheme (and the usuals... Cycle to Work, season ticket loan scheme etc.) We even have access to a private section of Regent's park which is handy for hot summers and team building events!

What we'll need from you

  • You'll be an excellent developer with a flair for creating stand out user experiences. Naturally, we'll need you to have great JavaScript, React, CSS/SASS and HTML5 skills, and you'll certainly be familiar with or have a desire to learn Node.js and JavaScript testing frameworks.
  • You'll enjoy working collaboratively with those around you, and you will take pride in sharing your knowledge and developing fellow team members.
  • You'll demonstrate an eagerness to learn and a proactive attitude, and would be keen to explore your projects, Github activity and contributions.

At Which? we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to understand and create a positive impact for consumers. We want to ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes, and therefore when required we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.