Frontend Software Engineer

Frontend Software Engineer

Job Overview

London, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
Date Posted
9 months ago
Marina James
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Job Description

Frontend Software Engineer

Frontend Developer | Permanent | Holborn

We have an exciting opportunity for a Frontend Developer within our digital hub in London. Are you a Frontend and JavaScript evangelist? Would you like to help technically lead a migration from Angular to React for a £2 billion website? Are you an advocate of CI/CD? If so, then this is the role for you.

We are proud of our tech stack. Our engineers get the opportunity to build Micro Frontends and work with React, Angular, HTML, CSS, AEM, Jenkins, Docker, Git. That being said, we are always looking for new technologies that will enhance the products we build for our customers and our engineers play a big part in suggesting and shaping our technology choices.


About Whitbread:

What continues to set us apart are our excellent products and people. In Premier Inn, we have the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany. We have much loved brands such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Bar + Block alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Cookhouse & Pub.

We remain true to our values and put our people at the centre of everything we do. Throughout this crisis we a proud to have supported our nations Key Workers by providing accommodation throughout the pandemic. 


What you will be doing to contribute

Working collaboratively on a range of new and existing products and features, championing new ideas and tech

Transforming the frontend culture using object-oriented design, SOLID principles and TDD, using an evolving stack and often pair programming, you\'ll be working on a Frontend-weighted full life cycle development and micro frontend/services architecture, in a supportive environment

Focusing on growing as an engineering leader, supporting and helping engineers learn and improve

Understanding your team’s domain and the impact of your work against the business goals

Setting great standards and help reducing technical debt

Approach all engineering work through a security lens

Owning technical design on projects and understanding the trade-offs in creating great software

Provide on-call team support when needed

Ownership of decisions made in your team by helping teammates make clear decisions in alignment with organizational goals, backing decisions made and taking responsibility for their success


Required skills and experience

Solid experience building client-side web applications using React / Angular. Understanding of JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3

Experience building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use

Experience optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers

Writing clean and maintainable code

Experience writing and automating unit and integration tests

Experience with CI/CD tools like Jenkins, GoCD or CircleCi

Experience with code versioning tools like GIT, SVN

Enthusiastic and professional about building a maintainable product and supporting it

Ability to develop other engineers by mentoring, pair programming or code reviews

Ability to communicate with product owners and peers within the team and the wider business

Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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