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Front-end Web Engineer - Urban Innovation Org - £45k - 6m FTC

Front-end Web Engineer - Urban Innovation Org - £45k - 6m FTC

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Development, IT

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jamie Reynolds

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    over 3 years ago

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A genuinely innovative not for profit organisation focusing on urban research projects is seeking an experienced Front-end Web Engineer for a high profile contract role.

You will be working on an international research and development project which serves as a proving ground for a better, common approach to making smart cities a reality. By fostering international collaboration between industry and cities, the project seeks to develop affordable, integrated, commercial-scale smart city solutions with a high market potential.

One of these solutions involves the generation of a city dashboard designed to help European city managers make data-driven decisions that yield positive change in cities across Europe. The team are looking for a Front-end Software Engineer to help us design, build and implement this dashboard.


-Together with designers, a full-stack developer and back-end developer, you will design, implement and test a visually engaging application that communicates complex concepts effectively

-Liaise with domain specialists in partner cities and industry to pull in expertise on specific interaction needs to support their integration into the dashboard.

-Establish and promote development best practices and standards.

-Present designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders.

-Facilitate the deployment of the dashboard in different cities.


-You are a well-rounded front-end developer with strong programming and digital design skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery (or similar technologies).

-You are comfortable working fast and making things tangible in an innovation environment, prototyping quickly for feedback and iteration.

-You are well versed in the tenets of great graphic, information visualisation and interaction design, and are comfortable supporting back-end developers with strong front-end support.

-You will have: Expert knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 (Sass), JavaScript (ES5 & ES6) and experience with JS Frameworks.Experience with the translation of designer mock-ups and wireframes into front-end code.

-At least 3 years of working experience in a similar role.An ability to architect complex front-end web applications and interactive prototypes.Used an agile, scrum-based way of working.

-An ability to deploy automated JS testing

-Familiarity with Continuous Integrations and Delivery

-A Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them

-Expert knowledge of version control systems (Git).An interest in full stack development (NodeJS) and have collaborated with full-stack and back end web engineers.

-Knowledge of component driven front-end development.

-The capacity to work with users and stakeholders to collaboratively develop and present software designs and outcomes.

-Desirable: Data visualisation using D3 or WebGL.

Closing date: 31st May

Interviews: w/c 4th June