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Senior UI Developer


Job Title:
Senior UI Developer

Job Ref:
1746

Location:
London

Brand:
Zoopla

Discipline:
Technology

Job Description

Senior UI Developer

Zoopla is looking for skilled and enthusiastic frontend software engineers to join our team in building some of the UK`s most popular brands. Our award winning websites attract over 50 million visits per month, and our engineering team are at the forefront of it.

It`s an exciting time for us on the frontend as we`re redeveloping our whole site to a unified responsive design served by a new Node.js / Express / Handlebars architecture. Our platform is built on Amazon Web Services and utilises Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery.

You`ll be part of a cross-functional agile team that typically comprises frontend and backend developers, QA, UX and visual designers and a product owner. Teams choose the methodology that best suits them and have regular planning, retro and demo sessions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team to deliver new features for the Zoopla websites.
  • Write HTML, CSS and JavaScript according to best practices
  • Work with UX and visual designers to take creative concepts from early stages through to live pages, building engaging websites and user interfaces
  • Ensure high performance web experiences across mobile and desktop devices
  • Apply best practices for accessibility and SEO
  • Work well in a team context adapting to and influencing team practices

Skills required:

Essential:

  • HTML: semantic markup for flexible reuse and accessibility
  • CSS: good understanding of modern techniques and recent CSS advances
  • JavaScript: ability to code ES5, ES6 without relying on frameworks and libraries
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable with Agile development practices
  • Responsive Design: using progressive enhancement and mobile-first approaches to create experiences that work everywhere and for everyone
  • Good knowledge of unit and functional testing
  • Some familiarity with Node.js
  • Knowledge of automation using npm
  • Solid understanding of UX concerns with the ability to provide feedback to designers to improve prototypes and designs
  • Experience with medium to large web development projects, working in a team that includes front and backend developers, product owners, QA testers, and UX/visual design specialists
  • Good understanding of Git

Desired:

  • Experience with Node.js, Express and templating engines such as Handlebars
  • CSS processing e.g. Sass, PostCSS, Less etc.
  • Working with public and private RESTful APIs
  • No stranger to the command line

About ZPG (www.zpg.co.uk)

ZPG owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted digital brands that help empower smarter property and household decisions including Zoopla, uSwitch, Money, PrimeLocation and SmartNewHomes.

We are also one of the leading residential property data and software providers with a range of products including Hometrack, Calcasa, TechnicWeb, Ravensworth, Alto, Jupix, ExpertAgent, PropertyFile and MoveIT. Our websites and apps attract over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners use our services.

ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.