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Vacancy: Front End Developer - Hemel Hempstead

Posted on 23/08/2019

About Optoma

Optoma Europe Ltd is a leading specialist provider of award-winning projection and digital display products for the business and consumer markets. Optoma was established in 1997 and currently employs around 160 employees across Europe, with the majority of these operating from our headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, UK.


Working for Optoma, you can expect a competitive salary with additional corporate benefits such as medical insurance, dental cover, pension and up to 27 days holiday per year - subject to service requirements.

Job Description

Optoma is seeking a front-end JavaScript developer to join our web development team. The role will see the successful candidate working as part of the web team to improve existing internal and external web applications, developed in .net and jQuery, as well as development on greenfield projects in React.JS and Vue.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work within the web team to help design and build interactive user-facing front-end interfaces for a suite of web-based applications, existing and greenfield.
  • Agree the work plan, priorities and approach with the senior developer and marketing manager.
  • Ensure front end implementation meets both application and user needs.
  • Produce or help produce prototypes and mock-ups of UI interfaces.
  • Ensure the quality of delivered solutions.
  • Offer support to staff using the software solutions you develop.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Bridge the gap between design and technical implementation, taking an active role in both sides and helping define how the application looks and works.

Candidate Specification

Required Skills:

  • One or more years commercial front-end web development experience.
  • Experience of designing and implementing interactive interfaces for web-based applications.
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • High level of proficiency with JavaScript and AJAX.
  • Good level of experience with React or Vue.
  • A grasp of Single Page Application (SPA) development and responsive design.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Familiarity with Git source control.
  • Basic understanding of server-side web processing.

Desirable Technical Skills:

  • Working with and creating prototypes, wireframes and mock-ups.
  • Understands best practices when coding for accessibility standards
  • Any knowledge of C#, ASP.net or TypeScript would be beneficial.
  • Jira or other project management tools.
  • Windows Server and Unix.
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop or resize images for web use.
  • A basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing such as SASS.

Desirable Personal Skills:

  • Passionate about developing for the web and using new technologies.
  • Has excellent attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills and ability to share ideas and knowledge.
  • Stays up-to-date with industry trends and best practices.
  • Enjoys opportunities to innovate and learn.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

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