Trafford Housing Trust’s software development team builds & supports a range of products using the latest Microsoft Tooling, including:
A number of websites (e.g. www.laurushomes.co.uk, which combines the latest google maps APIs along with typescript, CSS, HTML, C#, Umbraco and integration with Dynamics 365 CRM, and www.traffordhousingtrust.co.uk).
Digital online service for customers (e.g. My Account (https://youtu.be/-RAZMgRCWxw)
A number of internal business applications.
We are currently looking for an experienced front-end developer to join our growing team.
We are a small team of developers and our mission is to develop products and technology that will serve the needs of our tenants and internal customers. What you will need to bring to the table is more than your technical skills – your unique perspective, ideas and culture will help us create better products for our customers
What you will do:
We currently have an opening for a front-end developer that allows you to use your creative talents in our dynamic, fast-paced environment to design, improve and keep up our websites from layout to function. You’ll have the opportunity to become a major contributor and work with different departments on various web projects.You will need to:
Hit the ground running from day one
Own and lead our front-end development, shaping our products and processes to be industry-leading
You will work closely with our inhouse digital marketing team (including UI/UX designer), bringing their designs to life.
Measure and improve site performance from a technical angle
Write light-weight web pages that will load quickly and not keep our customers waiting too long
Work in a sprint but also manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
Introduce to the team some of the latest technologies that you have used or would like to use like e.g. docker, Kubernetes, frameworks.
This role will also provide the opportunity to mentor or manage junior members of the team
Skills we are looking for:
Strong front end developer who can take wireframes and convert them to actual working web pages.
Hands-on experience in using current trends and best practices in front-end architecture, including performance optimization, accessibility, and usability.
Verifiable experience in building, optimising and performance improvements of websites.
Experience in designing customer journeys
Knowledge of SEO
Experience of using code versioning tools, such as Git or Azure Git and Azure DevOps
Other great front-end ideals, tools and frameworks that you have used would be beneficial.
Good problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills
The Recruitment Process
Closing Date for applications:8th September 2020
Trafford Housing Trust reserve the right to close the vacancy early, should we receive a high number of suitable applications and therefore we would encourage an early submission
A short practical technical test will be sent out to shortlisted candidates on Friday 11th September, to be completed by Tuesday 15th September.
Interviews will take place: Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th September 2020
Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is an independent housing company providing more than 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester and across the North West.As a social enterprise, we are a ‘profit-for-purpose’ organisation, striving for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality and injustice.
We have recently joined the L&Q Group, in an exciting deal that will see us build 20,000 new homes across the North West. This represents ambitious growth and a huge vote of confidence in THT’s team and track record.
What we can offer you:
Trafford Housing Trust encourages a healthy work/life balance with family friendly policies.We offer an attractive benefits package for employees, as well as a competitive and transparent system of pay and reward. These benefits include:
Annual leave allowance of 31 days per annum
Excellent training and development opportunities, including access to Udemy
Access to the Social Housing Defined Contribution pension scheme
Free Trafford Leisure Gym Membership
Access to Westfield Health Plan
Working from home part of the week by prior arrangement
We’re actively building diverse teams and encourage applications from everybody. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve.