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Front End Engineer

Code Computerlove - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Salary: £27k-£37k
Published on
7 December 2020

Purpose of the role:

As a Front End Engineer, we are looking for applicants with 3+ years of experience across a range of languages (React, Next.js, Express and Node.js), aware of HTML templating (Liquid, MVC/Razor), as well as a grounding in core the Front End skills of JavaScript (vanilla), CSS/Saas, and semantic HTML to drive frictionless mobile-first user experiences.

We have an opportunity for an experienced, capable frontend engineer to join one of our client delivery teams at Code Computerlove. As the frontend specialist for the team, you’ll play a critical role in defining and delivering frontend experiences and solutions, spot opportunities to constantly improve our client products, making them performant, accessible and frictionless for their customers, as well as supporting and mentoring others on the team with all things ‘frontend’.

We’re passionate about keeping things fresh and we’re always learning. So, if you want to join a community of front-enders, engineers and designers where sharing skills and admitting you don’t know everything is ok? Then read on…

Your team…

Your team (self-named “Rogue”) is a multi-disciplined mix of digital experts across Product Strategy, Agile Delivery Management, UX Research & Design, Software Engineering, Frontend Engineering, Agile Test Analyst, Content & Optimisation etc, who are all responsible for driving the product roadmap and customer experiences for 3 client partners.

You will also be part of Code’s Frontend discipline/community with all other frontend specialists from the other 4 product teams at Code, inputting to the direction of frontend, sharing & driving best practice, and re-use across Code Computerlove.

You must have a strong desire to improve yourself and learn from others, whilst also getting involved in the Code Computerlove culture of learning & sharing. You will have support from our ‘Best in Industry’ talent, so you can keep progressing your own skills and career.

Role and responsibilities

You are a solid, competent frontend developer with a few years of commercial experience with solid Semantic HTML, CSS/Sass & vanilla JavaScript skills to create responsive, accessible, and performant solutions in a range of technical languages and frameworks including React, Next.js, Liquid, MVC/Razor and other templating based frameworks, but you are also keen to continue to learn and explore new technology and practices.

You are pragmatic in your approach, balancing technical and product needs to deliver quality, testable, adaptable solutions as part of a continuously improving product team & client.

You have a good understanding of design, UI & UX principles. Designing for users not screens is a term you are fully tuned into. You believe Design & UX are skills every frontend developer should be passionate about and your approach to working with designers is collaborative, fluid, and centres on the creation and implementation of thorough design system principals and reusability for scalability. You do much more than just lift and shift flat designs to the browser.

Perhaps you are not sure how you can grow any further in your current role, or you are lacking the support and culture to keep progressing?

Skills and experience


  • 3 years or more minimum commercial experience as a Front End Developer/Engineer.
  • You have used a range of technology, capable with React, Next.js, Liquid, MVC/Razor or other template-based systems/languages, Semantic HTML, CSS/Sass, JavaScript (Vanilla), Git & Deployment automation, however more importantly can demonstrate your development practices/craftsmanship to new technology, perhaps via examples on your personal GitHub repo or portfolio.
  • You have a good understanding of build tools such as Grunt, Gulp, or Webpack.
  • You are aware of the impact of performance and understand techniques for improving load and render times.
  • You will have as much passion in HOW you work & deliver solutions to problems as you do in the technology you use, so terms like ‘Craftsmanship’, ‘Clean Code’, ‘Self Organising’, ‘Fast Feedback’, ‘Automate Everything’ are something you believe in very strongly.
  • You are already a competent frontend developer, but looking for the support, mentoring and culture to progress further.


  • An appreciation of UX & Design, with a desire to work more collaboratively (design in the browser).
  • Interest in accessibility and how it applies to building websites.
  • You have had exposure to Lean or Agile working practices, but want to cement your knowledge and help contribute to continuous improvement and eliminating waste as part of a team culture.
  • Perhaps you will already be attending tech community events in the North West, and recognise the importance of the tech community to calibrate and learn from best in industry engineers. If you go to Front End community events then you’ve probably heard some of our specialists talk about their passion for everything frontend!

What we value

What our Front End Engineers Value

  • A focus on modern front end principles, Craftsmanship, Automation, TDD and BDD, DevOps, so technical solutions can be constantly adapted to meet ever changing demands with reliability, repeatability and fast feedback.
  • A love for design and usability – It’s not all about the tech implementation..
  • Agile/Lean Thinking – Product focussed, Kanban approach, Design in the browser, Extreme programming, building collaborative team structures that want to use data to drive decisions.
  • Self-Organising – empowered team that constantly seek to improve to reliably deliver iterative solutions.
  • Learning and Personal Development – Code Katas, Brown Bags, Skill Shares and External software coaches
  • Actively attend and speak at local tech and lean meetups in the North West
  • Use the flexible, fun and challenging work environment where innovative ideas are encouraged.

Code Computerlove Values

  • We value people who are brilliant in their capability and the things that they make together
  • We value people who are always improving both themselves and the world around them to make a difference
  • We value people who collaborate, who are a joy to work with and who get more from themselves and those around them, by working together effectively.

The environment

For the foreseable future we are remote-first business, however, our fantastic city centre office space is COVID-19 secure, and open for our staff to work from if they wish to from time to time. Our Manchester City centre office space, just a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly train station, reflects the collaborative way we work, so we’ve crafted studios and working environments that let creativity flourish.

The package

We offer a competitive salary, negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience. On top of this we have a generous benefits package, including pension scheme, medical insurance, flexi-start, 25 days holiday growing to 30 days over time, paid social events, bike schemes, child care schemes, you name it…

Perks of working for Code

  • An annual training budget of at least £500 so you can develop your skills
  • Profit-related bonus scheme
  • Medical insurance with eyecare and dental included
  • Subsidised massages on-site
  • Generous maternity and shared parental leave package
  • Flexible hours and opportunities to work from home
  • Annual (& legendary) Christmas jaunt abroad
  • Social events subsidised by the company, including a weekly free bar
  • Bike and rail pass scheme

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