Front End Web Developer

Leigh-On-Sea, United Kingdom
£20,000-35,000 GBP per year

About Licklist

Licklist is an exciting new social media network site integrated with a national nightclub and bar directory.

Job summary

Licklist is an exciting new social media network site integrated with a national nightclub and bar directory.We are looking for a dynamic “front-end” web developer to join our digital media team.

The successful candidate will be involved in continually developing and refining our unique product – with a view to revolutionising the way people use social media. This is an integral role within the company dealing with new site development and mobile web applications. We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, proactive and committed. You need to be eager to learn new skills, have a good grasp of the latest technology and the vision to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing market. This should be complemented by your unrivalled knowledge of all the required programming languages.

Even though much of the role is ‘behind the scenes’, you also will be required to interact with other members of the team, the public and our partners in a friendly, and professional manner.

This is a fantastic opportunity to embark on an essential role in the development of a unique social media network site.

Skills & Requirements

We require someone who is highly skilled in the following areas: * JavaScript * Solid JavaScript knowledge is essential. As modern web applications are now starting to blur the boundaries of what can be achieved and making applications feel more 'desktop like' it's critical to have good JavaScript skills. * AJAX, DOM manipulation, cross browser implementations etc, all without a reliance on a framework * CSS * We are interested in someone who understands the principles of object-oriented CSS (OOCSS) and is keen to implement such architecture * HTML5 * Experience utilising some of the new features of HTML5 (such as semantic tags, CSS 3, Geolocation, CORS, Canvasetcall with an appreciation of the appropriate graceful degradation techniques for older browsers) * Mobile * Knowledge/experience with the different routes to making (or converting) a website to be mobile accessible (inc. 'mobile first' approaches).

In addition, the following technical skills are not required but would be to the successful candidate’s advantage: * AMD/Modular JavaScript (using either RequireJs or Curl as the AMD loader) * Performance and optimisation experience/knowledge * Efficient loading of page assets * Validating and linting your code * Target the key rules of YSlow and Google Page Speed. * CSS spriting * JavaScript optimisation * Regular Expressions * Understand the MVC design pattern (and/or other design patterns) and how/when to utilise them * Version Control (using Git Version Control system – as made popular by GitHub) * Active GitHub account (someone who likes to hack and share what they do).

How to apply

Please send CV to [email protected]

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