Principal Front End Developer
Auto Trader
Manchester, GB
4d ago

If there’s one characteristic that drives Auto Trader Principal Front End Developers, it’s curiosity. Our team of solution-seeking innovators stay right at the forefront, anticipating the future and exploring new ways to enhance our market-leading automotive site and mobile applications.

Our Principal Front End Developers play a vital role in the day-to-day running of their squad. Join us, and you’ll share your skills and expertise to support their development.

You’ll also take an active role in mentoring our graduates and professional and senior developers. Whether your focus is on accessibility, performance or design you can grow your own expertise too.

You’ll devise elegant and creative solutions to challenging technical problems and tackle issues with existing architecture.

And you’ll explore different possibilities across a variety of workstreams, to enhance user experience, encouraging best practice, quality and security You’ll need to be the kind of person who spots gaps and identifies opportunities and then leads people to make the most of them.

As well as experience of Vanilla JS (React and Angular), you’ll need a background in CSS (using OOCSS, BEM & ITCSS), HTML and webpack.

You’ll have an impressive track record in build tools such as Yarn and practical experience of task runners such as gulp.

Writing automated testing, and cross-browser testing using tools such as Nightwatch, Cypress, Jest and Backstop. And it goes without saying that you’ll be ready to share your expertise with colleagues to support their development.

We offer a salary between £50,000 - £70,000 and a great flexible benefits package including up to 25 days’ holiday, pension and healthcare.

We believe in providing more than just salary and benefits. We’ll give you time and support so you can develop your career.

Our developers attend conferences, we host external meet-ups in our event space and offer masterclasses focusing on communication, team working and leadership.

As you can see, it’s not limited to what you learn at your desk. If we sound like the kind of place for you then we would love to hear from you.

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture.

We’re committed to making Auto Trader a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Diversity for us means respect for and appreciation of differences in gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnic origin, religion and faith, marital status, social, educational background and way of thinking.

Our dedication is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

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