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Lead Front End Developer

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Liverpool

Department: Engineering

About Kin + Carta

Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join 1,600 curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernise their systems, enable their teams, and optimise for continued growth.

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. With additional offices in South America, there is a place for you here wherever you’re based.

The role in a nutshell

As a Lead Front end Developer you will be responsible for delivering a fully responsive UI, with an eye for detail, a keen understanding of performance and accessibility and the ability to work in a cross discipline team. 

What you can expect

Our projects are typically Web based, using various Digital Experience Platform technologies such as CMS, DAM all glued together with various Cloud services. We prefer Agile-inspired delivery, either based around DSDM, Scrum or Kanban methods.  We are an agency, so expect pace and various challenges along the way.

The type of person we’d love to meet 

  • You have a deep understanding of semantic markup and the DOM.
  • You are confident and proven in delivering scalable CSS, you use SASS but understand the core fundamentals of CSS and how the cascade works.
  • You have strong opinions on CSS architectures and how they impact performance.
  • You have a good experience working with Vue and have exposure to another framework such as React but do not rely on libraries alone.
  • You are confident with building with tooling such as gulp, grunt, webpack or any other Node.js tools.
  • You understand and have implemented accessibility to WCAG2.0/2.1 AA standards.
  • You understand the rules of ARIA.
  • You are confident using assistive technologies like screen readers to test in development.
  • You engage in and lead discussions within the team, other parts of the business and with clients, respectfully and articulately.

Interview process 

After submitting your application, if successful, someone from the Talent team will be in touch for a chat about your experience and vision for your future role. If they think your experience matches well to the role you will be invited to meet members of the team.

If successful after this stage, you will be invited back for an interview with our Senior Management Team.

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning £1,000 annual learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.