Front End Developer

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago
Walsall WS5 4AW

Job Description

About The Role

The RAC is one of the UK’s most successful, recognised and trusted brands – providing complete peace of mind for the driving needs of over 13 million members in the UK. And there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the RAC team. We are entering a new phase in our journey and will be expanding our driving proposition as well as digitally transforming our member experiences. Our mission is to make owning, driving and looking after your car simple, straightforward and worry-free and we’ll make it all easy and convenient with our digital products.

With iconic sites in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester and over 4,000 colleagues, the RAC offers real flexibility through hybrid working. The RAC is going from strength to strength with a significant new investment from Silver Lake Partners – a leading global technology investment firm – focused on investing in technology-enabled businesses with high growth potential. This partnership will see new levels of dynamism and a rapid pace of innovation.

As part of this exciting transformation, we are launching a brand-new Digital Product function within our business to help us create a best-in-class member experience, supported with increased investment and a structured programme of activities to accelerate our digital strategy.

About the role

RAC are now recruiting for a Front-End Developer (Angular or React) to join the Digital Development Team in Bristol or Bescot (Walsall) on a permanent basis.

Our teams are currently working from home with plans to transition to a hybrid working model from early 2022 when colleagues will return to the office up to 2 days per week.

You can expect to support and architect the enhancement and refactoring of the user interface of the RAC browser-based interfaces, undertaking activities in scrum / agile to build and deliver solutions for our customers across all web platforms. There will be multiple projects running at one time so will be required to achieve tight deadlines and work with the Senior Front-End Developers to ensure budgets are being met and project time scales are being adhered to.

  • Form a vital part of our front-end team and support the creation of an environment of collaboration, support and fun to ensure both the team and the business enjoy working together.

  • Work with the senior developers to deliver the highest quality of work and complete projects within sprint timeframes.

  • Always implementing best practice, delivering internal communications, and trialling new tools and approaches whilst adhering to RAC governance.

  • Adopt web design principles to ensure and renders across multiple devices to deliver a growing membership base in line with RAC’s vision and strategy.

  • Create coding in collaboration with our backend developers to provide test activities to the test team in-line with agreed sprint cycles for deployment and digital releases.

  • Assist in the development of procedures to help deliver high performance through promotional and tactical offers to increase company revenue.

  • Risk identification, and documentation of code and content to help the wider team share knowledge efficiently and to maintain governance and version control in line with company policies and procedures

Skills & Experience

  • 3 years' minimum commercial experience in front-end web development

  • Experience using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Angular or React and CMC templating.

  • Experience of building large-scale sites, as well as modifying legacy code.

  • Experience of CMS integration and customisation.

  • You have public cloud experience, preferably Azure.

  • Mobile App development experience is preferred.

  • You have experience Unit testing across code.

  • You have the ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and time sensitive work environment.

  • You are highly experienced in building responsive digital interface.

  • You demonstrate a passion for emerging technologies.

  • You have a good understanding of agile software development and methodologies.

  • You are highly organised, with the ability to manage multiple projects to achieve deadlines.

  • You have great communication skills.

Our fast-paced and supportive environment will offer you lots of benefits

  • A competitive salary and on target annual company bonus

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Life insurance

  • 25 days annual leave with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per year

  • Free on-site parking across all 3 sites

  • Free RAC breakdown cover

We also offer a range of other flexible employee benefits for you to choose from.

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