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Lead UI Developer

We’re looking for a highly motivated Lead UI Developer, with a passion for all things digital, to lead our growing team.

 

ABOUT RAWNET

Rawnet is a multi-award winning full service agency developing incredible products and services that redevelop markets and redefine industries. Our purposeful disruption reshapes businesses, making them more commercially successful and future proofing them for years to come. Our tight knit team are some of the best developers in the industry, developing cutting edge, experimental technology solutions in our bright and spacious office in Ascot High Street.

 

THE ROLE

Working closely with expert UX, Creative and PHP Development teams to develop well-structured, maintainable and scalable solutions. We work almost solely on the most complex, bespoke and arguably the coolest projects in the UK today, for some of the biggest names. The Rawnet approach is all about dedication to using the latest tools, techniques and best practices to produce appropriate custom solutions to solve the exciting problems our clients come to us with. The team participates in regular code reviews to ensure everything delivered by the studio is the best quality, and with vast experience on offer, skill progression is like lightning. If you’re looking to work in a buzzing, successful environment, amongst peers with huge experience and a real passion for digital, this could be the opportunity for you.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

A self starter, problem solver and team player with the ability to adapt to and input into current workflows and best practices. Motivated by sharing experience and learning from others. Showing initiative to get things done as well as endeavouring to help others succeed. Eager to keep up to date with the latest developments in the ever changing discipline and the ability to research and recommend appropriate technical recommendations. Forward thinking, applying knowledge and insights to projects throughout their lifecycle. Commercially aware and able to offer solutions with budget and time restrictions in mind.

As a Lead UI Developer you are required to use in-depth insight and an expert level of knowledge to develop and test well structured and maintainable code, on time and on budget to an agreed specification. You will push the boundaries of the current team workflow whilst suggesting and implementing best practices for the team to follow.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Driven - You will be highly organised, self driven, proactive thinker with a passion for digital and ability to adapt.

Experimental - You will have the ability to solve complex problems in imaginative and creative ways.

In it together - You will be aligned to the company’s goals and objectives and be eager to learn from the experience on offer as well as being confident to propose change. You will show the initiative to get things done and being a team player you will endeavour to help others succeed.

Knowledgeable - You will have a passion and knowledge of new and emerging trends in the Digital space so you have a wealth of knowledge to help your clients. You will have an eye for detail and have the ability to take a holistic view of situations. A good ability to absorb information and translate that into an overall solution is essential.

Advisory - A consultative approach will be required to successfully prepare a solution that meets both the brief and fits within budget.

Managing up - You will let your peers know how you are progressing, if there are any issues during work and ask for reviews where you feel it is necessary.

Taking care - Quality assuring your own work for the best and most relevant solutions.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS: 5+ years agency experience. A lead developer with a passion for mentoring a team of individuals and nurturing individual talent. Commercial understanding. Solid experience writing clean semantic HTML(5). Solid experience writing well organised, maintainable CSS(3), writing modular and maintainable Javascript(ES6) and developing multi platform responsive solutions. Ability to debug and resolve cross-browser/platform issues. A good understanding of web accessibility. Experience with Github or other source control software. Proficiency with Photoshop

DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Commercial experience with React JS.Experience with CSS preprocessors, ideally Sass. Experience working within a PHP environment. Trello or similar agile management tools. Experience with JSON API or similar RESTful API standards

BONUS EXPERIENCE: Test driven development. GraphQL

 

LIFE AT RAWNET

This is the part of the page where we talk about pool tables, Playstations, free food. We should show photos of awkward beer swigging and cake sales, along with a bunch of other perks and gimmicks that are usually just props for a lack of real culture.

So while we have all that (we’re still an agency after all!), nobody works here because of superficial benefits. Yes we have working from home, flexible working, amazing staff parties and training budgets, but again, that’s not why people love being a part of Rawnet. 

The 4.9 score on Glassdoor helps.

But if we were to really think about it, ask around the studio, then it’s mainly down to being part of what we believe is the best digital team in the UK. Learning every day and playing a part in the continuous strive for personal and client success. No deadwood, no bumblers, no arrogant freelancers who don’t give a shit; just a solid bunch of passionate and positive people looking to make a difference. We all push each other to hold ourselves to a higher standard - and the rate of improvement among all levels is staggering. We all learn to think more strategically, more critically, more commercially. We all get involved.

Everyone is in full control of their own success, and there’s no better training-ground to be the best possible version of yourself than within a team who all think and want the same.
 

Attitude above aptitude


But we’re not for everyone. You’ve got to be a self starter, have a positive mindset, have resilience, put the team before yourself, and leave politics at the door. 

We never panic hire. It’s better to have a hole than an arsehole, it doesn’t matter about talent if you don’t get on with the team and don’t love what you do. 

So if you’re looking for a genuine change, not afraid to get stuck in and make some great friends, then go for it, we’d love to hear from you.


 

All candidates will need to be able to demonstrate their technical ability. Alongside your CV, please include examples of your work, GitHub profile or links to any Open Source projects, along with a brief description of your involvement in each project.

Please note you may be asked to complete a proficiency test before being invited to attend a formal interview.

 

STRICTLY NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES.