Senior Frontend Engineer

Department: Technology

Location: Richmond

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Senior Frontend Engineer

Based in London’s growing digital and e-commerce hub of Richmond-upon-Thames, aka ‘Silicon-upon-Thames’, our brand new office will provide you with a creative, innovative, dynamic and socially active environment that will set you up for success.

Our people are as unique as our products, and alongside a competitive salary we offer fantastic benefits including a bonus scheme and generous holiday allowance.


We are looking for exceptional frontend engineers to work as part of our technical team at in Richmond. You will be working on cross-platform web applications delivering to desktop, tablet, mobile and social platforms. The challenge is to help us develop the next generation browser-based user experience that will be seen by hundreds of thousands of customers every day. As an engineer, you will work closely with a cross-functional team composed of technical, creative, business development, UX and marketing professionals. You'll be working in a fast-paced, forward-thinking collaborative team environment.


Reporting to the Technical Manager in the Development team, some of the things you will get involved in are:

  • Writing, testing and maintaining quality frontend code
  • Actively working to build and introduce best practices and technical changes to benefit the team and business
  • Working with a small, cross-functional team to deliver business value
  • Helping to maintain and improve our best practices
  • Collaboratively working with other team members to build a product that changes people’s lives


The successful candidates should have a proven track record of developing scalable solutions using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. An ideal candidate will have an e-commerce based background, with strong Agile, MVC, TDD and object-oriented design skills.

You're passionate about development and frontend technologies, proud of what you do and interested in advancing your skills and those of your team. You're able to work both independently and collaboratively with different team members on projects and can balance technology decisions and best practices with wider business judgement and delivery.

In return, we offer you a dynamic, fast moving, rapidly growing environment, where we value creativity and innovation, technical excellence and responsibility/ownership. You’ll work on a variety of projects on our award-winning site, to help build customer reach and engagement.


  • Extensive cross-platform experience using object-oriented JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Less/SASS and RWD.
  • Strong communication skills, both technically and non-technically
  • Strong knowledge of libraries and frameworks such as jQuery, Jasmine, RequireJS, AngularJS, node.js
  • Experience or a strong desire to dive into the server-side and develop cross-functionally
  • Ruby on Rails experience or a desire to learn Ruby on Rails would be a key advantage
  • Champion of modern development practices and tools, eg Continuous Delivery, DVCS such as GIT, TDD
  • Strong desire to learn, develop and help drive change
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Enjoy pairing and collaboration
  • Desire to work closely with the business, learn new things and teach others
  • Ability to take ownership of a project or issue, analyse it and solve problems not faced before
  • You'll need a technical background, with a strong degree preferably in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • A GitHub profile and contributions to open-source development is a bonus and highly valued
  • Previous e-commerce experience would also be beneficial


We’d love to hear about what you can do for us and how you can add value to our people and our business.

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about us

We're the number one curated online marketplace in the world (rapidly expanding in the UK and internationally) and one of the most exciting places you can work. As a business, we are creative, innovative and forward-thinking. As a team, we are supportive, passionate and absolute experts in what we do.

about you

You love what you do, and you're looking for an amazing opportunity to grab hold of with both hands. You thrive in a team-focused, fast-paced, dynamic environment. You're the type of person who wants to make an impact and deliver results: someone who can take a blank slate and create something incredible.