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Job Posting — Nov 1, 2017

Senior Front End/Javascript Developer

Full-time at Asset TV
in Harpenden, United Kingdom

About the company

We create digital solutions to improve research, communication and education for the global asset management industry.

Through our Asset TV brand we work with some of the world’s biggest brands to deliver high quality media to a global audience of asset managers and investment professionals specially curated and formatted for audiences in the US, UK, Europe and Asia.

Our Akademia brand provides high quality, accredited video material to support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the UK.

Both Asset TV and Akademia are both powered by Media Manager our very own fully featured video publishing and analytics platform. Delivering over 10 Terabytes of streaming video content each month across 30,000 separate streams.

About the role

Due to continued global growth and expansion into new markets we are expanding our team.

As senior front end developer you will be leading the development on a range of exciting projects including both existing and new products. You will be building decoupled application interfaces using client side frontend frameworks such as React and Angular, native mobile applications using React Native and developing our next generation media distribution platform.

Working under the Head of Technology you will be helping to drive forward our product development, delivering cutting edge technical solutions to keep us at the forefront of online media streaming and delivery, ensuring our platform remains stable and constantly evolving. You will also be responsible for mentoring and supporting junior members of the team passing on your knowledge and experience and hopefully learning some new things along the way.

We follow agile principles and all opinions matter equally, from our junior developers right up to our Head of Technology. This is a real opportunity for an ambitious developer to help shape the future of a successful and growing product in an established team.

About the candidate

You have:

  • A desire to create best-in-class products and stay on top of the latest web trends and technologies.
  • A positive attitude and love working with a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
  • High level of self ­management and organisational skills.

Essential Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience in the software or website development industry
  • Experience building robust, scalable web applications
  • Respect of industry-accepted standards, specifications and best practices
  • Ability to learn new development techniques as needed
  • Keen interest in learning new technologies and languages
  • Ability to work on a number of projects at a single time

Technical Skills

  • Advanced JavaScript and knowledge of data flow management (ES6, Typescript and Redux)
  • Client side JavaScript frameworks such as Angular and/or React
  • CSS preprocessors (SCSS, Sass or Less)
  • Writing semantic HTML5 code
  • Package management via NPM
  • JavaScript task runners and build tools (Webpack, Gulp)
  • Testing frameworks (Karma, Jasmine)

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with Javascript SDKs from third party providers
  • GIT – Experience with version control use and workflows is essential
  • Understanding of 3rd party API integration, ability to consume RESTful APIs
  • Test Driven Development
  • CSS methodologies (BEM, ITCSS)

What’s on offer

We work from a modern open-plan office in Harpenden (Hertfordshire) with great rail links to London St Pancras (20 minutes) and easy access to the A1 and M1. We choose to be here because it’s a collaborative environment and we don’t have to spend hours commuting!

  • Market leading salary with regular reviews
  • 29 days holiday, including your birthday and bank holidays
  • A company contribution to your personal pension
  • Access to further training
  • PerkBox employee rewards (discounts on the high street and online)


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