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Senior Front-End Developer - Belfast

Digital & IT - Digital & IT
Ref: 2302 Date Posted: Tuesday 26 Feb 2019
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Senior Front-End Developer

Would you like to be apart of an exciting new start-up in Belfast that aims to revolutionise that way sports clubs plan for there athletics and ultimately optimise performance? Are you a JavaScript expert with advanced knowledge in React.js and Native React

This development job is based in Belfast and comes with a salary of £40k - £50k per annum. The package includes share options as the owner would like to be able to sell in 3-5 years’ time, which would make the overall package highly lucrative.

Who is the company?

This business began in 2017 and it is the vision of a local sports hero.  During his time has a professional athlete he was aware of the issues that sports clubs had when it came to planning events and communicating with its players. Players and clubs’ content with a cluttered landscape of ever-changing player and team schedules, meeting times, gym requirements, equipment, and medical appointments. This can cause a distraction in a player which effects their optimal performance. My client has created a solution.

After taking a year to conduct market research and speak to top coaches and names in the sporting world, they secured some initial investment and this software solution became a reality. They have created a sports performance platform that enables athletes to engineer and own their bespoke medical, athletic and skills requirements. These are delivered simultaneously alongside real-time insights which allows the athlete to maintain peak performance on match day.

My client has made it clear that they have a five-year plan in place to develop the software, acquire a significant market share and then sell on. They are looking for developers to commit to this exciting venture and share options are in place to make this an exciting proposition on a technical and commercial basis.

What does the front-end development job involve?

We need a Senior Front End Developer who is experienced in end-to-end software design and development and who possess the ability to develop secure, robust and scalable products. You will develop new features including code and design implementation, documentation and deployment. You will translate design and product documentation into technical specifications and establish and expand systems architecture and digital pipelines. You will use new and innovative technologies to create effective and elegant solutions.

What skills and experience are essential?

In terms of technical skills, we require a Senior Front-End Developer with at least 5 years commercial experience using JavaScript in a commercial setting. The JavaScript library in use is React.js and Native React but we would also accept applications from developers who are strong with Angular, Vue etc. You must also be familiar with web technologies like HTML5/CSS3 and have an eye for UI/UX design. A background in build tools such as Webpack, Grunt, Gulp would also be useful. Experience with 3rd party API’s is needed along with a test-driven approach to development.

In terms of the type of person we are after, you need to be highly ambitious with a will to learn in a focused, dogged, fast-paced environment.  You will need to have a strong work ethos who is driven by exploring new technologies and possibilities. We need someone who can think from a commercial aspect, who can see problems before they arise and who gets pleasure from creating solutions. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this job, send an updated CV using the links provided. Alternatively, you can contact Gareth Stirling directly on 028 9091 6528 for a confidential discussion on this job and your career.