Front End Developer

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Are you comfortable creating modern, pixel perfect websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript? Are you ready to become an integral part of a multi-award winning, family owned business? We may have a place for you at UKFast!

We’re looking for innovative and experienced front-end developer to join our in-house web agency. You’ll be working on internal projects and work for various external clients, building great user experiences across desktop and mobile devices.

What will my responsibilities be?
•The development of websites and web applications
•An innovative approach to solving problems through software, adding features and functionality to our systems and client portals
•Working with exciting new technologies to stay at your best
•Developing new products and services
•Working alongside a team of great people within the company

What skills do I need to have?
•Proven experience in web development
•Passion for modern web design standards, trends, and best practices
•Experience with responsive design, cross browser compatibility and content management systems.
•Self-motivated, with the ability to produce quality results on fast-paced projects
•A good level of experience with PHP (5.x)
•Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3
•Experience with JQuery
•Knowledge of working with JavaScript frameworks to create rich interactive content – as many of the .js frameworks as possible

What’s the earning potential?
•We offer a salary of £20 – 35k depending on experience

What training and career enhancement is available?
•Learn and develop your software skills through a variety of projects, working closely alongside a team of experienced developers
•Training courses and qualifications at our in-house training centre
•Participation in conferences and events to learn from the experts on latest technologies and web trends

What our employees think.

“So many different projects to work on with different problems to solve”

“Challenging work and deadlines but with friendly and positive attitude all round”

“Great getting a job done, seeing your hard work in action, the difference it can make and how it contributes to the business”

“Appreciation from peers and other departments on jobs well done”

“Even after all these years I’m still learning every day”

“Loads of friendly faces and like-minded people from top to bottom, great family feel to the company”

What benefits are on offer?
•Onsite parking
•Gymnasium – great way to keep in shape
•Private BUPA healthcare cover after 1 years’ service
•Steam room to relax
•Free fruit delivered fresh to the office daily
•Birthdays off as a paid holiday
•Company ski trips to Switzerland
•Award-winning training and education centre with five full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn
•Table tennis and pool tables to play all day, every day!
•Computer game area – so get your game faces on
•Crèche on site – bring your little ones into work
•Free kettle bells, pyramid, spinning classes and circuit training
•Football/netball/running clubs
•Monthly pub quizzes – friends and family can also come along
•Bar – free drinks on a Friday afternoon!
•An extra week holiday when you get married after 1 years’ service
•Recording studio
•Summer BBQs at the founder’s home
•UKFest – our yearly festival with live bands, free food and drink for the entire company, friends and family. The event is described as a mini-Glastonbury with over 1000 expected to attend in 2016
•Regular cinema nights and LAN parties
•Team building experiences climbing Snowdon
•Family days out to Chester Zoo
•Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after 2 years’ service
•Friends and family open days where people related to the company come over to eat and drink with us at Christmas
•Referral scheme in which you can earn up to £500 for referring superstars to join the business

Performance Incentives
•£4000 bonus to anyone who designs a new software deemed to be useful to the business
•Reward trips to amazing places such as Vegas or skiing to Switzerland!
•Top performers achieve VIP parking
•We’re also big believers in rewarding commitment, so you get £1k after 5 years with us and an amazing £10k bonus after 10 years in the family

Coming soon
•Future plans to have a dog kennels for all you dog lovers
•Share Scheme for the entire business to make people feel rewarded and connected
•Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contribution

Contract type
Permanent full-time

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