Senior Front-End Engineer

Date Posted: 7/25/2018 Reference: VAC-1167692 Salary: £0 Location: London Job type: Permanent Sector: IT | Speciality: Software Development Contact: Kieran Whittaker
Description

Permanent or Contract - London- Experienced Front End Developer

My client is one of the world’s top 30 Technology Pioneers, working to re-imagine how they work with biology to improve the speed and quality of the final results. When their software decides whether or not someone’s DNA gets correctly modified to become a life-saving solution, they want to bring on people who can get it right.

This technology is made possible through the companies experience in high-level language and automated operating system for labs; which, is already shaping the future of biology in major companies around the world.
Like any company wanting to make a change, they’re going all-in, on typed JavaScript and automated testing and are looking for EXPERTS in Java Script, that are comfortable working with a huge, complex legacy codebase without breaking a sweat.

Your role will be to modernise and transform their current legacy codebase into an as-good-as-JS-is-right-now web application.
The ideal person for this role will be methodical, meticulous and approaches situations with more of a scalpel and less of a hammer. (If the words “incremental refactor” makes you nod solemnly, then were on the right track!)

You must also be comfortable dealing with backend code. They need someone who can think about architectural changes not just from their JS but from the full request cycle, carry out strict typing and writing testable UIs and know React. The company visualize complex things like multivariate experiments. React is the company’s’ future and they need people who think in it. Who can decompose a problem into logic, data fetches and UI components.

If you’ve done big refactors before and understand the technical, mental, and emotional journey that they take you on. We’ve got a veteran team and we’re hoping to keep the bar high.

You will need:

•BSc in Computer Sciences, equivalent or another relevant subject is preferred; however, they care more about your ability to deliver good, high quality work so industry experience and open source contributions are happily considered.
•Expert in Java Script.
•Experience in React
•If you’ve shipped complex front-end-heavy applications in the past. they’re the team building tools that will be used by many developers
•They need people who know the common pitfalls and who can think both as a user and as an API consumer.

What they offer:
Fantastic salary: £80k- £120k (depending on experience) or Day rate for Contractor
The company have high expectations but in return provide a fantastic working environment, a collaborative, veteran team and world changing, cutting edge technology for you to really test yourself against.