Front End Developer


Full Time
Birmingham, UK   
Posted 7h ago

Who are we?

Cyber Owl are an early stage, VC-backed, start-up developing an innovative early warning system that detects attacks on industrial control systems. Our product, Medulla, uses a sophisticated algorithm based on Bayesian inference to systematically analyse indicators typically associated with the early stages of a malicious intrusion.

It is based on research that started 10+ years ago when one of our co-founders was a researcher at the MoD Defence Academy and completed in Coventry University. This research was shortlisted for the Lloyds Science of Risk Prize in 2015.

We formed the business in 2016 and shortly after we were selected into the first cohort of the GCHQ Cyber Accelerator Programme. We have won two Innovate UK awards and are one of the founding members of LORCA – the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Acceleration.

Role Overview

As a Frontend Developer you will be responsible for developing and shaping the user interface of Medulla.

Cyber Owl run an agile development process so you will need to be comfortable working in such an environment and will need to maintain a close working relationship with key individuals such as the Scrum Master, Product Owner, UX/UI Designer and of course the other members of the dev team.

We have an awful lot on our roadmap, so ideally you must be comfortable in working in a fast moving and reactive product development environment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Working with the UX/UI Designer to implement their creative design.
  • Working with the Backend developers and the REST API’s they provide.
  • Working with the Product Owner and Scrum Master to plan development sprints.

Required Key Skills

Expert knowledge of

  • React-JS / Redux
  • HTML5
  • CSS3, LESS (or Sass)
  • JavaScript / Typescript
  • D3 JS Library
  • Experience of working with REST API’s
  • Working knowledge of Python and or Java would be helpful

Person Specification

We are looking for a completer finisher with an eye for detail.

Cyber Owl’s development team is geographically dispersed and as such this will suit an individual who is comfortable working in such an environment. For someone who is extremely self-disciplined and has strong organisational skills it would be possible to work from home a few days a week.

As a start-up we’re often in “all hands to the pumps” mode so this role would be ideal for someone who is inquisitive and looking to expand their horizons/knowledge and would like to eventually transition to become a full-stack developer.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK and must be willing to be security cleared.

Whilst not essential any experience of working with or developing IT security products will be very helpful.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

Key Behaviours

You will need to demonstrate that you are both innovative and resourceful.

This role will suit an Inquisitive self-starter who is able to work independently but also as part of a team.

You must be comfortable working in a start-up environment and show the requisite degree of flexibility.

You should also be methodical with an aptitude for analytical thinking and an eye for detail.