Front End Developer
Costa Coffee
Central London , GB
11d ago

We have an exciting opportunity to join Whitbread as a Front End Developer within our digital team based in London.

We’re the UK’s biggest hospitality company with much loved brands including Premier Inn & Costa. We employ around 50,000 people and serve around 27 million UK customers every month across our 3,000+ hotels, coffee shops and restaurants.

We may have grown to become the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, but we’ve never forgotten where it all started.

Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit was to put our people first, focus on the customer and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking.

These are the values we continue to live by today.

The past five years have seen huge growth in our business. We’ve added over 130 hotels, nearly 100 restaurants and more than 1,500 coffee shops creating an outstanding 15,000 UK jobs in the process.

By 2020, our goal is to achieve global system sales of around £2.5bn for Costa, and to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to an incredible 85,000.

All while creating around 3,000 UK jobs a year and continuing to expand our presence worldwide.

From plump pillows to juicy steaks and frothy cappuccinos, we’re proud of our brands and everything they have to offer. Behind the brands though is a technology function that helps to create our leading customer experience, optimise our organisation and create an environment for our staff to thrive.

We’ve invested £150m in IT over the last 3 years to provide the foundations for capabilities to help us win in our markets both in the UK and internationally.

We want talented, collaborative and business focussed people to join our IT function as we create a capability that can truly differentiate the Whitbread experience.

What you will be doing

  • Work within an agile team to deliver across the entire product life cycle concept, design, build (code), deploy, test, release, and maintain unit, functional, and performance test automation.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner and team to deliver robust, secure, scalable, tested, and documented capabilities across a number of digital channels servicing a variety of popular devices.
  • Partner with our architecture group to define and then develop robust and scalable architectures that comply with Whitbread and industry best-
  • practices and standards.

  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends and openly share with our digital practice ideas / standards / tools / technologies / trends.
  • Provide support on key products should there be an incident / problem related to a product that's now live and requires a development fix.
  • Fully participate in the relevant scrum events; planning and estimation, daily scrums, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.
  • Collaborate as a member of the team undertaking the shared commitment towards completion of the team's sprint goals.
  • Accept joint responsible with the team for converting the Product backlog into 'Done' potentially releasable increments.
  • What we are looking for

  • Javascript development experience ideally with Angular JS, ES6, Node, NPM, etc.
  • Experience building sites on a CMS
  • Experience with HTML / CSS / Javascript, JSP, XML, MVC, REST, Gulp / Grunt, LESS, etc
  • Takes initiative to keep skills up to date
  • Agile development knowledge, such as design patterns, OOD, emergent architecture, tools like JIRA / Confluence, TDD
  • Continuous integration and deployment experience
  • Web services experience such as Restful APIs, JSON, SOAP, XML / RPC
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously in a thriving business environment
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