Front-end Developer (Mid to Senior level)

£39,451 - £59,260••

Tech

Bristol, Charlbury, US, Philippines & Remote

Total remuneration package: £39,451 - £59,260 per annum, pro rata.**

We’re Torchbox, a progressive digital agency on a mission to help charities create transformative, high-quality digital products and services in low-risk, cost-effective ways. We’re proud to be the creators of Wagtail, one of the leading open source CMSs, now used by Google, NASA, the NHS and thousands of other organisations around the world.

This is a great time to join Torchbox. We’ve just become the UK's first 100% employee owned digital agency, business is booming in the UK and US, Wagtail is flying high and we’re doing great work with many, incredible, mission-driven organisations.

We are looking for a Frontend Developer to join our team!

Torchbox is looking for a brilliant front end developer to work with our fantastic team on some of the most rewarding client projects that any right thinking, liberal minded, creative geek could hope for.

You'll need to be a fantastic CSS and JavaScript developer, and preferably have some experience in an agency environment. If you have experience with developing in React that would be an excellent bonus.

You'll be excited about creating great user experiences, and understand that web interfaces are as much about feel and reactiveness as they are about looks. And, you will enjoy working closely with the designers to create fantastic interfaces as part of a creative team.

What will you be doing day to day?

You'll be working as part of a close project team to produce web sites and digital products for our not-for-profit clients including charities, universities and government organisations. You’ll need to be flexible and adaptable, and confident in quickly getting up to speed with new codebases. You’ll relish the challenge of working on multiple projects with different tech stacks.

Our Frontend Developers have the following skills:

Essential

  • Excellent, personable communication skills, both with your team and customers

  • Ability to produce high quality work to tight deadlines

  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, including WCAG/WAI issues

  • Strong knowledge of CSS and SCSS

  • Good knowledge of CSS methodologies, especially BEM, CSS Modules and CSS-in-JS

  • Good ES6 Javascript skills, with some experience of React

  • Strong knowledge of web standards, trends and patterns such as responsive/mobile-first design

  • Good knowledge of Node-based tooling especially npm and Webpack

  • You Lint all your code

  • Good knowledge of Git

  • Experience working with SVG

  • Confidence using any CMS or template language

Desirable 

  • You have experience of Storybook or other pattern libraries

  • Experience following Agile methodologies

  • You write tests with Jest

  • You write object-oriented, modular Javascript that you unit test

  • You've used Django or dabbled with Python

  • You’ve used the Wagtail CMS

  • Some experience with Docker

  • A thorough knowledge of React development patterns

  • Experience with state management libraries like Redux

  • Experience with client-side routing

  • Integration with REST & GraphQL APIs

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be a co-owner of Torchbox, shaping and sharing in our success. Be a partner, not just an employee. Our Voice Groups provide the chance to share your vision within Torchbox.

  • The chance to work with our brilliant clients, making the world a better place

  • Competitive salary with annual review with annual employee owners and performance bonus

  • Training and conference budget to accelerate your development.

  • Flexible working hours; the option to work fully remotely, split your time between office and home, or choose to be in one of our offices fulltime, enabling you to work in a flexible way that best suits your needs.

  • Free eye tests, flu jabs & shopping discounts

  • Private health scheme and access to mental health support

  • Ethical pension scheme, with a 5% contribution from Torchbox

  • Wellness programme and cycle to work scheme, alongside other Torchbox offerings, good for both you and the environment.

  • Regular virtual and in-person events, weekly veggie team lunch (when we’re in the office)  & parties including our famous Torchfest

  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays

**This is made up of a base salary £31,175 - £48,400 and a bonus of £8,276 - £10,860. The bonus comprises a (tax free!) £3.6k EOT bonus and a company performance bonus. The bonus is paid in two tranches. The company bonus can be higher or lower based on company performance.

We particularly welcome neurodiverse individuals and applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds that are under-represented groups in the creative and technology industries.

If you need any help completing the application form then please email [email protected] or if you would prefer to apply by phone then give us a call on +44 (0) 1608 811 870

No agencies please.

Serious benefits

  • Performance and ownership bonuses
  • Trips, including bi-annual skiing!
  • Unlimited personal development budget
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Flexibility to make working life work for you
  • Be an owner, not just an employee
  • Socials, online and IRL
  • Free lunches

Open to all

We welcome neurodivergent individuals and applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds that are under-represented groups in the creative and technology industries.

If you need any help completing the application form then please email [email protected] or if you would prefer to apply by phone then give us a call on +44 (0) 1608 811 870

No agencies please.

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