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Lead Frontend Developer at Storyteller

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    December 9, 2023
  • Expiration date
    --
  • Industry
    Development
  • Qualification
    Certificate
  • Career Level
    Executive

Job Description

Storyteller is a new B2B SaaS platform, which allows companies to integrate Stories into their owned and operated platforms. Popularised by Instagram and Snapchat, Stories are perfectly suited for boosting user engagement, audience retention, and driving advertising revenue. For customers, building their own stories experience can take years and a lot of investment however Storyteller has solved this by allowing companies to integrate in days, not years all for one monthly cost. Our end‑to‑end platform gives companies a best‑in‑class Stories experience in days with native iOS, Android, and Web SDKs, publishing tools, analytics, and ad support.

We work with globally-recognised clients in US TV and Sports industries. Every day we produce work that is innovative, challenging, and enjoyed by millions of people!

RESPONSIBILITIES

What can you expect?

You’ll be creating great user experiences from Figma designs by working with designers and other developers and writing accessible and reliable front-end code that works efficiently on all modern browsers.

Working on websites for some of the biggest names in the US entertainment industry, as well as working on our own products like Storyteller
Working with the latest web technologies, this mostly means HTML, CSS, JS, React and TypeScript
Working with build tools like NPM and Webpack
Using Git and GitHub to collaborate on code
Using tools like Storybook to build and test components
Using JIRA, Slack and Zoom to communicate with team members
Working with designers and other developers to build websites from specs produced in Figma
Testing your code on different browsers and devices
Testing and measuring performance using tools like Lighthouse
Learning and improving upon our internal coding standards
Self-evaluating and reviewing your own work, as well as providing feedback on code written by other team members
Developing your own skills by learning from other team members and through independent research
Deciding when to use an NPM package, which package to use or whether to write your own code and sharing your decision-making process
Leading a small-team of front-end developers – ensuring their continued professional development and working with them to make great decisions

QUALIFICATIONS

What’s important for us:

A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role, including at least 2 years of experience working with React
A relevant degree, we may consider additional professional experience in lieu of a degree
Excellent HTML, CSS and JS fundamentals – can write semantic and accessible HTML, and build websites that are performant on modern browsers and devices
Experience using component-driven development to efficiently craft first-class web experiences
A desire to build fantastic user experiences on the web
Know how to write CSS and have experience using at least one methodology for keeping it maintainable, we normally use ITCSS with SCSS and component-driven development
Ability to learn and apply best practices during development for the purpose of keeping code maintainable, readable, and performant
Has an interest in creating well-crafted user experiences, an interest in UI/UX design is a bonus too
Experience leading a team of any size

What’s nice to have:
An understanding of progressive enhancement and experience using it to habitually build the best user experiences for the most users possible
Experience using unit tests or experience with test-driven development

YOUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Modern Tech Stack

We use the latest tools, hardware and methodologies across our teams. We’re always on the look-out for new ways of working and ensure everyone is setup with enough hardware firepower to excel, Windows or Mac.

Agility Openness for Ideas

We actively encourage the entire team to share their ideas, with that in mind we regularly adopt and implement suggestions across the company, you’re the specialist here!

Operating with the agility of a high growth start-up, alongside the support you can expect from a larger organisation means we encourage quick decision making and a responsive, adaptive culture.

Outstanding People

We believe that great teams are built by a mixture of personality, skills and a passion for what people do. We’re a small, start-up team with around 30 people onboard.

Flexibility

We’re a remote-first company and support 100% remote working for this role. The working hours for this role is 9am – 5pm UK time.

Joining us means becoming an integral part of the whole team no matter where we’re physically working, we have a number of initiatives to create a team environment regardless of geographic location.

PAYMENT

 

£65,000 – £80,000 per year on a full time, employment contract, depending on experience and skills.

💶 76,000 – 93,000 EUR (or local currency equivalent) full-time contractor contract, depending on experience and skills.

CONTRACT TYPE

UK – Full time employment contract – fully remote working from anywhere in the UK!

EU – Full time contractor contract – fully remote working from anywhere in Europe!

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

First, you will be invited for a 60-minute interview via Zoom with Peter, our Engineering Manager. Peter will ask about your previous experience, future career path and motivation for changing your job, as well as provide you with more details about our projects and working in our team.

If the interview goes well, we will invite you to a second step – a technical task. The last step is the final interview (45 minutes) with Dave, our CTO and Pete, Engineering Manager – it’s a mix of technical and culture-fit questions as well as reviewing your task.

And that’s it!