Senior/Lead Developer (Front-End) - React.JS - London - £50,000 to £70,000

About the Role

A start-up in central London are looking for a Front-End Lead Developer to join an expanding team. This organisation builds bespoke automated systems that help clients improve the quality and quantity of the content they can push through their online channels. This start-up has recognised that content (especially social media) is becoming a pivotal asset to any successful business and to aid their clients improve the content that they can distribute through their channels this start-up builds machine learning algorithms to remove that burden. The algorithms crawl the internet for relevant content and ideas specific to that client and then allow them to edit and push that content to the relevant social media sites and online platforms, saving businesses the need to have someone manage the process. They are now in need of a Senior/Lead Developer to join the team to help them expand the product offering and build out some new systems. The team size is currently 6 with the view to grow to 8 and this developer will initially be leading one other with the view to take on more as the organisation grows. This is a great opportunity for someone that's recently new to leading teams or has the ambition and skill set to lead.



The start-up was founded back in 2014 and have grown to 6 with the view to add 2 more to the team in the upcoming months. They have been recognised as one of the top 50 emerging UK innovations and their client base includes the UK’s larger student newspaper, multinational lifestyle brand and a number of digital media companies across various industries. Being a small organisation they offer a dynamic working environment where decisions can be made quickly and this hire will be in the thick of it when to comes to aiding the direction of the platform growth and deciding which technologies will be best suited to getting the job done! The offices are located less than 5 minutes' walk from Holborn station and this client are also flexible on where and when you work. Responsibilities Include: - Designing and building a new React Web App - Introducing new technologies, ideas and designs. This organisation is open to change! - Being the go to guy/girl for everything Front-End - They will have responsibility of conducting code reviews and supporting other developers - Utilising Test Driven Development (TDD) - Designing, writing, managing and maintaining the clients selection of products and offerings


Technical Skills - Essential

- Previous Experience with React - Front-End Tech: React, Karma, Webpack and SCSS - Back-End Tech: Python 3, Postgresql and Elasticsearch

Technical Skills - Advantageous

- A familiarity with block element modifier pattern - A passion and basic grasp of design - Previous experience working with a REST api


Interview Process

The interview process is three stages: 1st - 15-20 minute interview on the phone with the CEO or CTO 2nd - Technical test that can be completed at home (1-2 Hours) 3rd - Final meeting at the offices to meet the team and the senior management (1.5 hours)


Additional Benefits

Yearly Bonus + Flexible working, on where and when you work!