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Senior Front-End Engineer (Richmond, Greater London)

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Exhibitions
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Senior Front-End Engineer - Richmond

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

About RELX 
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. *Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at http://www.relx.com/investors

Working as part of a highly motivated, collaborative, close-nit, enthusiastic cross-functional team.  You will be creating components within Adobe AEM CMS and integrations with services and APIs from other teams.  You will partner closely with the Product & UX team to design, implement, A/B test, iterate and deploy winning experiences in production.  If you love product ideation, owning, collaborating, building, and constantly raising the bar, you will thrive in this role.

What Will You Bring
You will be a skilled and passionate Front-End Developer with a flair for graphic design and usability, and an eye for detail. To be successful you will need to be:
•Knowledgeable, confident, collaborative and customer focused with respect to Agile Delivery
•Skilled in Front-End Web UI development, but capable with some backend development. 
•Able to work collaboratively with Product Owners, Analysts, UX Designers, Backend Developers and Testers to deliver high quality features and products.
•A skilled negotiator obtaining buy–in from, and resolving conflict with various stakeholders. 
•Able and enjoy solving problems, taking action and feeling responsible for delivering results. 
•Forward thinking and constantly looking for innovative ways to improve.

Experience Required

•Expert at creating Mobile first, Responsive/Adaptive Designs, and highly competent with CSS Pre-processors, BEM, SMACSS, Templating

•Solid experience developing themes on large scale CMS and web facing applications

•Solid experience with building reusable modular JavaScript components with modern Frameworks 

•Experience in an agile environment practicing XP methodology with strong exposure to Scrum or Lean, DevOps & CALMS cultures

•A polyglot, confident to develop the full stack from through multiple application tiers.

•Experience of software testing processes including the creation and execution of test scripts, including cross browser / device testing and debugging techniques 

•Knowledge of good practice around usability, localisation and accessibility

•Build automation (Grunt / Gulp), Web Components, WebSockets, WebRTC


•Experience developing front-end templates on the Adobe AEM platform.

•Knowledge of development and configuration of the AEM 6.x platform. Including Adobe AEM building blocks, including templates, components, dialogs, widgets etc., and the AEM development and deployment process

•Cloud and network aware with AWS Experience

•Native and Hybrid Mobile App Development

•Experience in developing c# or Java based applications

•You actively participate in the development community.

Relevant Technology

•You will have experience in at least some of the following technologies & practices, or equivalent, and be ready to learn the technology where gaps exist.

CMS: Adobe AEM 6.x platform, OAK repository, Apache Sling, Apache Felix, Tag Management, Google/Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target

Languages: JavaScript, Handlebars, Sightly, ReactJS, CSS (BEM, SMACSS), ReactNative, PWA, Java, c#/.netcore

Testing: Pair Programming, TDD, BDD, Selenium Web Driver, mocha, Browser Stack, WebpageTest, google lighthouse, Gatling, (SOLID Principles, Pair Programming). 

CI/CD: Git, Bitbucket, Bamboo, maven/proget, Sonaqube, green-blue deployments, canary releases, Docker


Security: OWASP Top 10, Pen Testing 

Cloud: Content Delivery Networks

What you need to do

If you are interested in this Senior Front-End Engineer position please apply or get in touch with Dulce Carvalho at Reed Exhibitions. If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please get in touch for a confidential discussion on your career.

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