Front End Developer


Watford, UK   
Posted 16d ago


Front End Developer required to join our Customer Experience team in our Watford HQ.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create prototypes and production-ready XHTML/CSS /JS for eCommerce websites
  • Focus on user needs and optimum user experience
  • Integrate production-ready XHTML cross-browser compliant valid CSS into JSP coded pages in an integrated development environment
  • Working within an agile team, contributing to daily stand-ups, sprint planning and estimations
  • Contributing to the team’s focus to maintain Front End Quality through participating in coding reviews and adhering to Salmon coding standards
  • Stay current with evolving standards and technologies, learning new skills as needed


Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and find new ways of doing things. A team player who is proud of your work and wants to share with everyone! You like working in a fast-paced environment and are driven by the desire to improve the online purchasing experience for everyone, no matter what they are buying and from where!

You will be client focused and be willing to be flexible when required to make them happy, including working at client locations.

The techy bit…. we need you to be really great at:

  • Mastery of hand-coded XHTML and CSS, adhering to W3C coding standards. Table-free layouts; semantic mark-up; standards enthusiast.
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript (native) and JavaScript Libraries including jQuery
  • Commercial knowledge of JS Frameworks such as React and/or Angular
  • Experience with Bootstrap Responsive Design
  • Experience with SASS and/or LESS methodologies
  • Ability to work quickly and manage multiple projects and timelines.
  • Experience with GIT Version Control
  • Good understanding/awareness of Usability, Accessibility, Cross Browser issues
  • Solid information, interaction, and visual design skills
  • Experience of working within an Agile working environment
  • Great attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to contribute to both large, complex projects and smaller tasks as directed.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability

If you know some of this even better!

  • Experience creating site architecture diagrams, UX wireframes, process flows.
  • Experience designing for dynamic and template-driven sites.
  • Experience of industry standard vector & bitmap graphics packages.
  • Experience of working with CMS platforms such as AEM or Sitecore
  • Experience of working on Java projects would be extremely advantageous
  • Grunt experience
  • Bower experience
  • Dojo JS framework and/or working with IBM WebSphere Commerce
  • TDD/BDD methodologies using Unit Testing frameworks (eg Jasmine/Karma)
  • SVN Version Control experience
  • Commercial experience of SPA and/or PWA applications
  • Working with Pattern Libraries and/or Atomic Design methodology
  • Commercial experience of eCommerce platforms such as Magento or Hybris
  • Creative, yet meticulous.
  • Commercial experience of SPA and/or PWA applications
  • Working with Pattern Libraries and/or Atomic Design methodology
  • Commercial experience of eCommerce platforms such as Magento or Hybris

Salmon is an award-winning global digital eCommerce consultancy with operations in London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Melbourne and New Delhi. We’re part of the global WPP group and Wunderman Commerce.

Our aim is to define, design and deliver dynamic, high performance, state-of-the-art eCommerce sites for the world’s leading brands. We work for some of the best… Audi UK, Akzo Nobel, DFS, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Staples, Ted Baker, Xerox and YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP.

Our Salmon DNA is what pulls us all together. We want to make our client happy. Our reputation is based on having the best people in the business, who are honest and straight talking and really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do and we are proud of what our teams achieve. We show respect for all and trust and empower our people and we won’t settle for second best!

As our business grows, so we need to find new people who share our values, work ethic and DNA. We especially want to encourage more Women to join us and take a key role in shaping and moulding some of the best eCommerce sites in the world.