Senior Front End Developer


Permanent Contract

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance live on stage at our heritage theatre site here in Covent Garden, and reaching out to audiences across the UK and worldwide with our cinema screenings and content through other digital platforms. Central to our digital presence is our responsive website, which continues to grow and evolve, serving the digital needs of our audiences, customers and the ambitions of the organisation. The website is established as essential to our ticket sales and brings 450k monthly visitors. As part of our plans to `Open Up` the Royal Opera House to more visitors, we are working through a major redesign of our website, and also developing a new mobile first customer experience.

We are now looking for an experienced Senior Front End Developer to bring their strong skills and experience (including React JS) to work on specific projects in the Royal Opera House digital portfolio. Working as part of the Digital Development team and operating in an Agile environment, you will play a key role in the evolution and progression of front-end code on a range of work. You will lead on the adoption of Front End frameworks and provide coaching and guidance to other team members on their use and best practice. You will be assigned to project work, working with Product Owners to turn designs and concepts into rich interactive user experiences. The position is offered as a permanent contract.

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with these qualities:

-Strong skills and experience working with the React framework as well as general experience of working with design concepts, and developing front-end code (primarily HTML, CSS and Javascript) for a range of platforms

-Experience of applying the core design concepts of grid systems and typography in a web context and able to incorporate visual design and branding effectively

-Performance analysis and optimization experience, and the ability to create reliable and concise documentation

-A solid understanding of accessibility, usability and cross browser issues

-A related certification in the field of design, programming or development

-Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. Please contact the Human Resources Department via hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or on Tel: +44 (0) 207 212 9303 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing Date for applications: 12.00 noon, Monday 19 November 2018

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.




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