About Status

Status is an award winning digital agency based in Newcastle upon Tyne, a growing hub for creativity and technology in the UK. We’re proud to serve an international client base across a variety of sectors, including education, retail, fashion, construction, professional services and leisure.

Our talented team of digital strategists, creatives, designers and developers are relentlessly focused on objectives, passionate about experiences and obsessed by results. By putting people at the centre of everything we do, we help our clients create engaging marketing strategies and digital experiences that their customers love, and most importantly which translate into real business growth.

Role

As a Front-End Developer, your main responsibility will be the production, testing, modification and maintenance of websites and web application’s user interfaces.

This will involve working closely with our designers, turning their designs into semantic mark-up complying with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Use of JavaScript and third party JavaScript libraries (e.g. JQuery) will be required to enhance the user interface.

Responsibilities

This is a mid weight position and we're looking for somebody with 3+ years of HTML and CSS experience through education, work experience or freelance work. Ideally you will be able to;

  • Deliver new and enhance existing websites
  • Follow responsive design principles to ensure that websites support multiple devices and multiple browsers covering desktop and mobile
  • Support your team to meet sprint commitments
  • Deliver high quality well tested software that meets agreed requirements
  • Promote best software development practices
  • Provide accurate timing estimates on work
  • Contribute to the company development standards working closely with the Technical Director
  • Discuss technical solutions with our design and development teams to provide innovative new ideas to solutions

The successful candidate will be focused on keeping up-to-date with industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, performance and emerging technologies. They will share this insight with other team members, incorporating this knowledge into future projects and positioning both themselves and Status as front-end specialists.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience of implementing WordPress themes is essential
  • Experience of creating web sites using HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Experience with JavaScript and JavaScript libraries (e.g. JQuery) to create rich interactive content
  • Good understanding of Web Accessibility and best practices
  • Experience integrating with server-side code (e.g. ASP.NET or PHP) to produce dynamic pages
  • Experience working with version control systems such as SVN or GitHub
  • Have a genuine excitement about emerging web technologies
  • Desire and willingness to learn