Senior front-end Software Engineer

Location: Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 02 February 2022

Salary: Competitive + great benefits

Senior front-end Software Engineer

Purpose of this role

To build and maintain high quality UI/UX designs using the latest technology.

Responsibilities of this role

As a Font-End Engineer, you will be responsible for Implementing new User-Interface elements and views within our various Web Applications, as well as maintaining our existing User Experience. You will help define and take ownership of IGD’s Front-End architecture, as well as coach the team on the Best Practises to use.

Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Developing new user-facing features
  • Writing re-usable code and Libraries
  • Ensuring that the code supports speed and scalability
  • Conforming to AAA Accessibility standards
  • Supporting the best use of Search Engine Optimization
  • Practising Input Validation
  • Collaboration with Team Members, Product Owners and Stakeholders
  • Translating Wire-frames and Design Mock-ups into actual code
  • Refining User Stories into Development Tasks
  • Size Estimations on User Stories

Working within the Development Team, you’ll help enhance and maintain IGD’s Diverse website, which includes elements of Business-to-Business as well as Business-to-Customer content, by working on User Stories that are created by the Product Owners to serve the requests of our Internal and External stakeholders.

Knowledge/skills/qualifications required

  • Essential to have an excellent understanding and experience of HTML 5, JavaScript, Jquery, Bootstrap 4
  • Essential to have experience with a modern FE Framework like React, Angular, VueJS
  • Experience in the Consumption of REST API’s
  • Desirable to have experience with ASP.Net Razor views and Git Source Control
  • Desirable to have experience with automated-testing
  • Useful if experienced with ASP.Net Webforms
  • Good communication and collaboration skills

Reporting Structure

This role reports into the Lead Software Engineer


We are operating a hybrid approach to working with a mix of home and office-based working. The exact nature of this can be agreed with the line Manager.

Our People

We seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process.

About IGD

IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution) is an organisation of two interconnected communities.

Our Trading company uses in-depth commercial understanding to uncover rich insights and data, leading to action that powers success. We reinvest our profit into delivering Social Impact, through the Charity, aimed at uniting and mobilising our industry around the most crucial issues affecting society and business.

We connect, collaborate and inspire, provoking and leading constructive debate that creates tangible impact. Together we are working to drive change that makes a tangible difference for Society, Business and the Individual.

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