React Developer - Travel Industry - Brixton, London - £40,000 to £55,000

React Developer

Location: Brixton, London

Salary: £40,000 to £55,000

A front end web developer is required to work on a busy e-commerce website selling adventure holidays. The successful candidate will have responsibility for all front end related development work. This includes greenfields projects, general maintenance as well as performance and SEO improvements.


The website is a single page application developed in ReactJS with a serverless .Net Core API backend hosted in AWS.


Our Client is an online travel agent for adventure and touring holidays.  They work with large multinational operators as well as small, local adventure businesses and sell these trips to UK customers.  The business is differentiated by not just the scope of providers they work with but also our technical foundation and search engine.  Established in 2017 the business is recognised as one of the fastest growing in the entire travel sector and has been invited on to London & Partners winter cohort accelerator program, the mayor's program for fast growth london based businesses.  Based in Brixton with a small but excellent team, they’re looking for someone to take end to end ownership of our front end website.


The candidate needs to:

●     Have an eye for detail

●     Use initiative and common sense

●     Have excellent problem solving abilities

●     Be flexible and grow within a fast moving startup environment

●     Keep sight of the bigger picture such as:

○     UX considerations

○     Page load speed

○     Browser caching strategies

○     API payload optimization


Required skills:

●     ReactJS - minimum 2 years commercial experience in an e-commerce environment

●     HTML + CSS

●     Javascript

●     Zeplin

●     API integration

●     Page load efficiency optimization

●     Responsive design - mobile first

●     AWS

●     GIT


Bonus skills:

●     Visual Studio Code

●     SEO considerations

●     Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

●     Jira

●     C# .Net Core

●     Serverless architecture

●     Static Site Generation

●     Design patterns