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Frontend Developer


Skift is seeking an enthusiastic Front-End Developer in our London offices, to join our growing developer team. Skift is the largest business media company in travel sector, and deciphers and defines trends for global CEOs and CMOs in travel, dining, and wellness sectors through a combination of news, research, conferences, and marketing services. In 2018 Skift was selected as a LinkedIn’s World’s Best Startups to Work For.

We are a nimble team of about 60 people, in a fast-paced environment. You will own projects from beginning to end as well as collaborate as a team on a single goal. You will have a critical voice in discussing project direction, developer team operations, and tech stack.

You will be the sole developer in London office, and will work with Skift developers including the Dev Manager based in Skift’s New York headquarters. Skift is building up its London office as its second HQs over 2019 and will hire about half dozen people in 2019 to add to the three full time employees already there.

Required Skills

3+ years of professional development experience
Excellent knowledge of HTML and CSS, and JavaScript (with or without jQuery)
Clear understanding of browser differences and quirks
Excellent design skills and a keen eye for detail
Experience working with PHP
Strong troubleshooting abilities
Ability to read and understand technical documentation
Strong written communication
Experience communicating and collaborating with non-technical teams

Bonus Skills

WordPress including custom themes and plugins
Experience with next-gen Javascript (ES2015, ES6, etc)
React or another SPA (Angular, Vue, etc)
SASS or another CSS pre-compiler
Git or SVN (we use git and Github)
Twig or other templating framework

NOTE: Skift is an Affirmative Action employer which hopes to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. OUR GOAL FOR OUR TEAM AND CULTURE IS TO REFLECT THE DIVERSITY OF THE GLOBE OF TRAVELERS.

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