We’re Hiring! Front-end Engineer

We are looking for a React.JS Engineer. This is an exciting new position we are adding to our fast growing team. Get in touch today!

Mike Sirius
by Mike Sirius
innovation management tablet and mobile wireframe

About us

Idea Drop is a London-based scale-up helping organisations everywhere capture and action the best ideas from their people. We’ve raised £1.2m, are backed by a team of great investors and are now building a diverse and talented team to carry out our mission to make the world’s ideas more open, transparent and collaborative. We already count large UK Police Forces, global retailers, top-tier law firms and Fortune 500 companies as clients but we’re just getting started.

What’s the opportunity?

We are actively seeking a React.JS engineer with 3+ years experience and a strong UX background and a keen eye for detail. As a front-end Developer you will be responsible for User Experience and engagement on both our desktop site and mobile application.

Our relentless investment in R&D and product innovation is winning client trust, driving user retention and positioning us as a global leader in the innovation management space. But there’s lots more to do.

Technology is at the core of what we’re doing. From building amazing new features to improving our current ones, our goal is to provide the greatest experience possible across mobile and desktop. As a front-end developer you will be involved in product design and development and contribute to our core roadmap as well as bringing fresh ideas and creative approaches to the problems we’re trying to solve. You are responsible for building beautiful, cutting-edge and high-performing solutions for Idea Drop. You will take lead on the lifecycle of our platform and be enthusiastic about producing high quality code and learning new technologies.

What will I be doing?

We strongly believe that you create and iterate, rather than analyse and plan for months. Our architecture and infrastructure will follow that approach, with small, fast, and regular updates. If you build it, you will run it, so do a good job! You will be working directly with our Head of Product to understand business goals and Head of Engineering to help and identify the tactics, strategies and best practices needed to achieve these goals.

What are we looking for?

  • 2+ years experience as React.JS developer.
  • Fluent with HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Proven UX/UI expertise – ideally for both, desktop and mobile.
  • Expert in understanding and employing material design concepts.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Excellent organisational skills and sense of due diligence.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Can do attitude with the willing to learn.

Should-haves:

  • OO JavaScript (ES6/7)
  • TDD, Unit testing.
  • Production experience with user interface testing.
  • Experience in optimizing/profiling, multithreading, and tuning the UI you are building.
  • Experience with Linux, Git, Git-flow, Docker.
  • Experience working within agile environments including Scrum/Kanban.
  • Pair programming experience, willing to work collaboratively to both give and receive feedback within a shared code ownership team.
  • Pair programming experience, willing to work collaboratively to both give and receive feedback within a shared code ownership team.
  • Pair programming experience, willing to work collaboratively to both give and receive feedback within a shared code ownership team.
  • Pair programming experience, willing to work collaboratively to both give and receive feedback within a shared code ownership team.
  • Experience with JIRA and time tracking.
  • Git experience.

Benefits:

We believe in creating a happy, exciting working culture.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days flexible holiday p/a + bank holidays.
  • iMacs are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done.
  • An opportunity for quick progression and development if you’re the right fit.
  • A chance to be at the beginning of building something big.

Applying:

Please send:

  • A CV
  • A short covering letter (500 words max) that tells us what makes you perfect for the role

to [email protected]

Strictly no agencies or recruiters.

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