Senior Software Engineer - Frontend

Development · Maidstone, Kent
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation From £35,000 per annum

Despite technology revolutionising the future of ecommerce, the way we’ve bought and sold cars has largely remained the same for over three decades. Customers had no choice but to trek to their local car dealership to access the best vehicles and latest offers. But thanks to the Automotive Transformation Group, that is no longer the case!

 

With almost 50 years’ of combined industry experience, the Automotive Transformation Group is comprised of two internationally recognised brands – GForces and Autofutura. We are the first of our kind within the industry, creating more than just successful and user-friendly websites for car dealers and manufacturers. Our NetDirector® Suite delivers a seamless and omnichannel solution for all those within the sector who want to stand out from the evolving competition; offering state of the art technology and invaluable data insights to maximise vehicle sales!

 

Since completing this game-changing merger last summer, we are committed to creating new products, investing in new ventures and developing our teams to truly become a key innovator of change. There has never been a more exciting time to join us on this journey!

 

 

The Role

The Senior Software Engineer (Front-End) predominantly works on projects utilising front-end web technologies but can also undertake whole builds including back-end technologies when required. The Software Engineer understands modern tools and languages within web development but also investigates new tools, libraries and identifies application opportunities to new or existing products / projects.

 

Working in an agile approach, you are expected to plan, prototype and build applications, in part or in full, whilst being able to work on your own, you will also be responsible for leading a team of engineers and hosting agile ceremonies, including morning stand-ups and technical refinement of work, this also includes raising work requests and tickets within JIRA and making sure your team understand the work to be completed.

 

The role can be at times very much R&D orientated with prototypes & proof-of-concepts as common outputs refined through ongoing stakeholder feedback. Innovation, problem solving, and excellent technical skills are essential to this role. A senior engineer will have the ability to architect and manage projects as-well as assist other Software Engineers when required.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain & evolve existing software suite; predominantly front-end
  • Build of new products in part or full, software and bespoke
  • Research new and existing technologies
  • Presentation of technology opportunities to stakeholders
  • Build of prototypes and proof of concepts
  • Detailed creation of high-level technical documentation, specifications, architectural diagrams and quotations
  • Assist / mentor other engineers where required
  • Head up projects alongside the product owner when required
  • Able to successfully run projects / team when the Heads are absent
  • Key point of contact for new products client requests which fall out of the standard product suite
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all IT business information
  • Working with established production processes but always looking for areas of improvement in efficiencies

 

 

Technical Competencies:

  • HTML(5)
  • CSS(3)
  • JavaScript (inc es6) / JQuery
  • VueJS / Angular (4+) or React
  • Server side knowledge e.g. PHP / Node.js
  • Database knowledge e.g. MySQL / NoSQL
  • Understanding of version control systems (git/svn)
  • Experience with restful API’s
  • Basic Photoshop experience
  • Amazon Web Services (S3, DynamoDB, EC2, Lambda, API Gateway, Cognito, RDS)
  • Unit testing; Jasmine / Karma / Jest / Istanbul
  • Some e2e testing such as Cypress



Behavioural & Personality Competencies:

  • Motivating Others
  • Organising & Task/team Management
  • Patience
  • Self-betterment; on-going personal and technical development
  • Logically minded with excellent analytical problem solving
  • Work well as part of a team or as an individual
  • Meticulous with a fine eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills including both verbal and written
  • Very reliable with ability to cope under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Drive for excellent results
  • Influencing
  • Decision-Making
  • Planning and Organising
  • Commercial Awareness

 

 

Salary

From £35,000 per annum

 


Location

Bearsted, kent

 

 

Department

Software Engineering (Frontend)

 

 

Position Reports To

Head of Software Engineering (Frontend)

 

 

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday plus birthday off
  • Up to 5 additional days holiday for long service
  • GForces group pension plan
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity  
  • Regular socials and company events
  • Flexible hours

 


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  • Location
    Maidstone, Kent
  • Department
    Development
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    From £35,000 per annum