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Front-End Developer

Position: Front-End Developer

Location: Bournemouth

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Role Description:

This is a really exciting role for anyone want to work at the heart of a digital agency with a 22-year history and an excellent client portfolio. The role is focused on frontend development, production of websites with Experience Platforms and ongoing maintenance.

Focus is to produce engaging websites and interactive experiences for our clients, through the process of styling and delivering within HTML, CSS, CMS Configuration and CMS Content Population activities, the website solutions are specified for you by the Solution Architect and Experience Team. Involves working closely with them to understand and transform their specifications and designs / wireframes into high quality, rich, interactive experiences.

You will provide Experience Platform technical leadership throughout the project lifecycle, by exploring and defining the technical implementation of functional requirements using both out of the box CMS functionality, common components Appius have developed prior to or during the project, styling of existing components in new ways or defining and implementing new components / styling. You will prototype and build solutions using your knowledge and experience whilst drawing upon Senior Frontend Developers if needed, and Developers for BED required to create new components. Experience Platforms (.NET content management systems) we work with include; Sitecore, Episerver, Sitefinity and Umbraco.



Core Skills for the Role:

Front-End Development

  • HTML, XHTML, SCSS coding skills including use of frameworks such as Bootstrap
  • JavaScript (Vanilla & jQuery)
  • Coding for device diversity, PC/Mac; Tablet; Smartphone and cross browser
  • Integrating controls and plug-ins and widgets to produce dynamic pages in a component based approach

CMS Production

  • Translate functional spec. into implementation guide / FED & CMS production approach
  • Implement Content Management architecture, configuration and development processes
  • Integrate FED code into CMS and also configuration of content management system

Requirement Handling

  • Understand scope of a release and its functionality, so you can consider how best to build
  • Ensure functional and technical documentation is well understood and is iterated throughout the project journey
  • Discuss any scope deviation or ambiguity with the Solutions Architect, Senior Frontend Developer, Release Planning & Test Manager and Experience Team or potentially the client.

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with NodeJS and Gulp build system is desirable
  • Experience with VueJS, Angular / React - training will also be provided
  • Experience working with content management systems / Experience Platforms; Sitecore, Episerver, Sitefinity and Umbraco
  • Delivering accessible (W3C WAI WCAG 2.0 AA) public websites is desirable
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git and Team Foundation Server is desirable
  • Experience with XML, XSLT and technical SEO techniques is desirable
  • Graphics manipulation in creative software
  • Creation of HTML emails, including responsive emails, is desirable
  • Understanding of developing solutions utilizing .Net and MVC
  • Methodical mindset for release and requirements planning

Training and Development Investment

We invest in technology partner training with a course plan with Sitecore worth £2500. Courses on desirable JavaScript frameworks will be funded. We also have a Pluralsight account for online developer training and skill progression. There is on the job training with our Senior Frontend Developer.

Working for Appius

Appius is an agency with 20 years’ worth of expertise in transforming digital experiences for clients such as AXA, Claridge’s Hotel, TFL, Capita, AON and South West Water. Our well-established culture promotes closer working and valued delivery for our clients, high competency standards, pride in our work and self-development, all whilst making sure we have fun! We are based in Bournemouth town centre, which make social activities at lunchtime and after work really easy.

As well as competitive rates of pay, we offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance with additional days holiday for each year completed up to 5 more days extra
  • Bournemouth town centre office 5 mins walk from award winning beaches
  • Team days / nights out
  • Child care vouchers
  • Simply Health Cash Plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexibility in working hours
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Professionalism, unwavering commitment and great people to work with

Far too often you get a load of polish and promises at the start of a project that all too often evaporate as time goes on, particularly if the going gets a little tough. But that’s not the case with you guys and I can’t tell you how much all of us involved with this at Teachers Building Society appreciate and respect how you have gone about this from start to finish. What has been achieved and the manner in which it has been delivered is I think a testament to your professionalism, unwavering commitment and the fact that you are just great people to work with.

Ian Pullen - Service Delivery Manager – Teachers Building Society