It's The Flash Pack

Midweight Front End Developer

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 25 May 2019
Job Listing Added: 26 April 2019

ABOUT US


The Flash Pack are a multi award winning fully independent creative studio focused on visual innovation. We are a team of 25+ staff delivering over 400 live days of event activity in 2017 and one of only 10,000 businesses in the UK who are considered ‘high growth’, meaning we have had a consistent increase in turnover or headcount of 20% or more YOY for the last three years. This trend is expected to continue over the coming years.


ACCOLADES


- Small Agency Of The Year - Creativepool 2017
- Company of the year - IPM COGS 2017
- Camera Crew of The Year - BEConnected 2017
- Best Innovation - IPM COGS 2016
- 2018 SHORTLISTED:
- Small Agency Of The Year (2nd year running) - Creativepool 2018
- Best Agency to Work For - Creativepool 2018
- Best Social Campaign (Nokia) - Creativepool 2018
- Best Use of Experiential Tech in a Physical Experience – Campaign Tech Awards 2018


Over the past year we have built out built on our product range and services, with a focus on branded content, experiential, and influencer work. We have a huge and enviable client list and a diverse portfolio of work. As the growth of the business continues, we now have an opportunity for a talented Front End Developer to join The Pack.
Based in a striking newly renovated 7,500 sq ft studio in South East London, our office environment is fast paced within a fun and friendly space. We have a strong team working culture and collaborative focus.
We have an on site café, bike storage, car parking, showers and direct trains to London Bridge and Victoria within walking distance. Brixton tube is a short bus journey away.


THE ROLE


Our product portfolio at The Flash Pack is varied, from in-house content capture tools to bespoke installations, to custom builds for broadcast and experiential activations, we create content in creative and innovative ways.


As Front End Developer you will be part of the team responsible for developing that product portfolio, taking inspiration from technology that is used in the film and photography industries to produce intuitive interfaces for software tools that are used in the field and at the studio. In addition you will assist in the delivery of customised interfaces for specific events.


As Front End Developer you will design and own the front end architecture of new products, mainly using Vue.js. You will be working closely with our Back End Developer, collaborating in authoring data structures and interfacing with REST and Web Socket based APIs. you will write clean, modular and well documented code.


You will be skilled at translating creative briefs and technical requirements, confident in contributing your own ideas and creative in finding solutions to design challenges. You will assist in scoping works, managing schedules and updating the team on progress.


You will be an excellent communicator making technical considerations easy to understand for a non-technical audience. When asked questions about functionality and feasibility you will be helpful and understanding and solutions focused. You will train our staff in the use of the software you create and keep up-to-date documentation.


Aa a portion of this role you will assist in the delivery of customising end user facing interfaces and custom user journeys on a project by project basis according to our end clients needs. You will be able to translate design templates into functioning HTML/CSS/JS. When necessary this task may have to be completed in the field and you will be comfortable working in an event production environment on site, under pressure to tight deadlines. Other instances will require remote working and on rare occasions out-of-hours support for which there is a recompense and toil scheme.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to apply and develop their skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You must be comfortable with a fast-moving workload, adapting to change and have excellent multi-tasking skills, with the ability to turn projects around quickly, whilst delivering to the highest possible standards.


You will be at least aware of GDPR and willing to learn the principles so that our software is compliant and assist in integrating with end clients secured data systems.


THE CANDIDATE


- Highly proficient in HTML/CSS/JS, Vue.js or similar
- Highly skilled in visual prototyping and design
- Excited about the challenges of creating complex UI components that borrow from film and photography editing software
- Experienced in creating technical specifications
- Adheres to web standards, usability & best practices
- Adept at scoping & estimating for front-end development tasks
- Capable at delivering team progress reviews
- Has strong programming skills and logical approach to problem solving
- Experienced with Git version control
- Passionate about film-making or photography
- Interested in new technologies, development techniques, and upcoming trends
- Has previous experience of working with back end developers
- Excellent communication & influencing skills at all levels
- Capable in an event production environment
- Ideally is comfortable with linux and command line tools
- Experience with Amazon AWS is a bonus
- Knowledge of Python / Flask is a bonus
- 3+ years experience minimum


WHY US?


Well, if we haven’t floated your boat already, and taking a look at the work we deliver didn’t get you all weak at the knees, here are some other reasons why you might want to join us.


We have fun. This industry is hard work – demanding clients and long hours, but we like to think we’re pretty good at having fun whilst we do it. Our staff retention rates are testament to that.

We are fair. Working at the weekend? Don’t get any time off back for your hard work? We don’t expect you to give us your life. Why would we? Work an hour at the weekend, get it back in lieu at a time that suits you.

We are ambitious. Independently owned and run, with big dreams, we have a clear plan in place and are focused on making it happen.

We are honest. Open door policy to management for the entire team, so no one is left wondering. We respect and value our staff and feel honesty is always the best policy.

We are innovative. Constantly pushing boundaries and leaders in our field, we often create first to market products and experiences that simply haven’t been seen before.

We are dog friendly. Bugsy the cavapoo, and Lolly the whippet are two of our current resident pooches. Perfect for lightning up those Monday morning blues!

We are a family. We spend the majority of our lives at work, which means we spend more time with our colleagues than our nearest and dearest. We like to think we’ve created an extended family at The Flash Pack, and only recruit seriously talented members to be part of the pack.

How to Apply

Let us know why you'd be great at his job, with links to your portfolio and your CV, by dropping us a message at [email protected]