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Front-end Developer

Job Added: 02 July 2019
Applications Close: 15 August 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: Bristol
Salary: £35,000 to £50,000
Twitter: @candideuk

The Role

We are looking for a senior front-end web developer to take a lead on the continuous development of candidegardening.com. Initially, this will entail surfacing more dynamic content from our API and making site-wide SEO improvements. Ongoing development will be driven by a combination of business goals, user research insights and brand development.

You’ll form part of the core team for the website and work closely with members of the product, marketing and business development teams on new ideas and experiments. In collaboration with our designers you’ll maintain consistency with our app, whilst developing the visual language by taking advantage of the possibilities of web development. You’ll also work closely with the rest of the engineering team to build out content management capabilities.

Our ideal candidate

We’re looking for people with enthusiasm, a passion for learning and sharing knowledge with the team, a desire to work in an agile, highly collaborative environment, and an aspiration to ship a product that delights gardeners around the world.

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the below, but are excited about the challenge of growing into the role and with the company.

— Senior front-end developer with React and Next.js experience.
— An interest in performance and a considered, systematic way of working.
— Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
— An eye for design, animation and interest in the latest web technologies
— Self motivated and able to identify opportunities for improvement
— Comfortable with rapid prototyping and iteration

What you’ll get from us

— 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
— An additional day off and a personal gardening-development budget
— Bi-monthly team building days
— Access to anonymous counselling
— Amazing office in Queen Square
— Choose your own equipment
— Budget for books and whatever you need to do your job more effectively
— Your own expenses card
— Flexible working hours (core hours 10am - 4pm)
— Enhanced parental leave
— Salary sacrifice pension
— Free fruit in the office

Team culture

We work in small, cross-functional ‘core teams’ to turn business goals into product features. Everyone in the business is encouraged to join a core team, getting involved and contributing ideas for improving our product.

We value continuous improvement, sharing knowledge in our weekly tech review conducted in the style of “see one, do one, teach one” and deeper fortnightly retrospectives. We learn from our mistakes and have a no-blame culture, working together to prevent, diagnose and fix problems when they arise.

Our collaborative and inclusive structure encourages everyone to share ideas on how we can improve our processes, technology and product. Each member of the team enjoys autonomy and is exposed to working on the full stack, but specialise where they have a particular area of interest. To encourage learning and development, we run a monthly hack day, where everyone can experiment with technical or product ideas.

You’ll find us attending local meet-ups, including CodeHub hack nights, South West Mobile, Bristech, Bristol JS, Bristol SRE, Bristol Cloud Native & DevOps, Cloud Native Wales, Bristol Machine Learning, and ProductTank Bristol. Come and say hello!

About Candide

We are an ambitious international start-up enabling people’s passion for gardening, plants and nature through the application of technology. Our first step in achieving this is growing a social community to share knowledge and inspiration.

We openly put our people first and are very proud to be building a team that genuinely love working and learning together. It’s an exciting time of growth for us and we’re looking to recruit a number of new roles. We appreciate how important culture is in a new job, so read on to see if you think we might be a good fit.

At Candide, you’ll have the freedom to innovate and make things happen, with the support of your team. We understand that things don’t always go to plan and our ‘no blame’ culture allows us to keep pushing our creative limits without fear of failure.

We have a real emphasis on work-life balance and offer flexible working, with fixed core hours, and opportunities to work from home. We want you to love your job, but we also appreciate that you have a life outside of work!

Our main HQ is our office in Queen Square, Bristol, where we’ve created a cosy working environment filled with light, plants, and friendly faces.

How to apply

Kindly send examples of recent work, whether that's in the form of links, a portfolio site or git repository along with your CV to [email protected] - we can only consider applicants that have a right to work in the United Kingdom.