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Senior UI Engineer

4th December 2020

Job title: Senior UI Engineer

Location: Remote + London, SE1 or Cardiff (CF11)

Type: Permanent

Reporting to: Head of Digital

About the role

Founded by digital specialists with vast experience of successfully growing brands, we use customer insight to shape remarkable, feature-rich, digital products that meet clearly defined business objectives.

The new recruit will bring an inquisitive mindset for how things are put together, as well as bags of energy and enthusiasm for their craft.

A collaborative work ethic will see you fit in with our existing team to deliver and take ownership of some exciting web and native product builds for new-to-market startups to established industry names.

Law and order are maintained in the studio through our flavour of Agile and a keen focus on delivering MVP through close collaboration between user experience and engineering solutions.

Everybody in our team plays an active role in shaping the suite of tools, frameworks and techniques we choose to adopt in our projects; each aimed at delivering robust code and automated processes to maximise our efforts.

What it's like to work here

Skilled people in every role with the autonomy to do their best work is what has made Mediablaze successful and will support our growth plans.

We avoid egos and micromanagement in our teams and we don’t use seniority or job titles to squash the opinions of our colleagues. We collaborate across our teams and use our collective experiences to craft and engineer the best products to solve each client’s problems.

We’re backed by Hearst Publishing (one of the largest publishing organisations in the world) but we maintain our own autonomy and startup mindset. We balance the agility that provides with grown up processes and strategy to fuel our ambition to continue to grow the agency.

Mediablaze will provide you the platform to contribute to some exciting and complex product builds, develop your skill set and help to further build upon your already successful career in software engineering.

About you

  • You thrive on the responsibility to deliver world class product user interfaces for household names through to new-to-market startups.

  • You have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop new concepts to solve business and technical problems.

  • You take pride in your work and take ownership of a task or feature and see it through from conception to production.

  • You want to develop your craft as an engineer.

  • You’re comfortable architecting solutions to complex challenges.

  • You understand the importance of thoroughly testing your code (and using TDD).

  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills and can confidently explain technical concepts to both fellow developers, colleagues and clients.

Experience you'll need

As a Senior UI Engineer at Mediablaze, you will have...

  • Solid commercial experience with Javascript and Typescript, including a thorough understanding of design patterns and concepts such as closures, asynchronous programming, types and ES6.

  • Expert knowledge of either React (with their latest APIs such as hooks) or Angular (2+), along with state management concepts such as Redux.

  • Proven experience of Test-Driven Development (TDD) in Javascript.

  • Demonstrable experience in designing scalable UI’s and large applications.

  • Proficient in using the command line and command line tools such as git.

  • The ability to turn Figma creations from our designers into well crafted, pixel perfect and accessible UI components.

  • Experience with CI/CD and modern best practises of deploying software.

  • A through understanding of the web and the lifecycle of a website.

  • Additional favour would be carried if you have hands-on experience with AWS, GraphQL and React Native.

Platforms and tools we use right now

  • React / Redux / Typescript / Angular / Node.js

  • Gatsby / Storybook / Storyblok

  • AWS / Docker

  • Bitbucket / Pipelines / CI / CD

  • TDD / BDD / Cypress / Protractor

  • VSCode

  • Figma

Additional information

Location (2021):
London (SE1) or Cardiff (CF11). Either of these locations will need to be accessible to you as we return to some form of office time (pandemic permitting).

Working Hours:
Our standard working hours (9.30am to 5.30pm) are staggered slightly to take the edge off the busiest commuting times.

Flexi-Time:
Our flexi-time policy covers the hours 4pm-5.30pm which enables you to move that time to earlier or later in the day, or another day that week (subject to meetings and agreed deliverables).

Annual Leave:
25 days per annum, plus an additional day for each completed year with the agency (capped at 28 days).

Birthday:
You don’t work your birthday. That’s another day in the bag which could take your total annual leave to 29 days.

Commute:
We have a company Ride to Work Scheme with an annual pot assigned. It's healthy enough for even seasoned cycling aficionados (of which we have a few already).

Home Set Up:
Home Office Equipment Scheme (same principle as Ride to Work) to enable you to create a comfortable and safe home working environment.

Pension:
Standard company pension which is easily moved around should you wish.

How to apply

To start the conversation and for us to hear about you and what you’re looking for in your next role, please share your CV to: chris.till@mediablaze.com


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