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Senior Front-End Developer



Software Engineering
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Senior Front-End Developer

We’re here to rid the world of bad shopping experiences.
It’s a bold aim, and one that needs both a dynamic team and a very different way of working.
That’s why we want people who can weave their unique skills, experience and character into a global team that learns, shares, grows and succeeds together.
Our people are all stewards of the business, helping us to win through care, commitment and conviction – and in return we open up a whole new world of flexibility around where, when and how you work.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Amplience. We have new leadership, new goals and new opportunities. So let’s find out where you fit in…
And if you’re still wondering what we actually do…

Amplience is the AI Content company that brings together data, performance insights and generative AI. We help 400+ of the world’s biggest brands, from Liberty and Mulberry, to Argos and Crate & Barrel, deliver persuasive content for every shopping context, fuelling truly personalized and connected experiences.

When applying please provide visual evidence of your work, we would love to see it!

Amplience promotes a “remote-first” approach. We have 4 lovely offices throughout EMEA and North America and we’d love to see you in whichever is closest to you. However, we appreciate that flexibility is key to all our lives, so all we ask is that you are willing and able to come in when required; once a week/month depending on your team and location. Our Talent team will be more than happy to discuss this with you in more details so please feel free to ask!

Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a Senior Front-End Developer who has an eye for exciting, engaging web design that consistently elevates the marketing of our brand and website.
The successful candidate is a creative and detail-oriented, systemic thinker, who enjoys defining and building web design patterns, elements, and resources. It is a highly collaborative role that works with product marketing and creative team. This role presents an exciting opportunity to help create a world-class website that is at the heart of our go-to-market strategy.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

An experienced full-time Senior Front-End Developer to contribute towards the company’s successes by developing and designing components for our website. The successful candidate will work on exciting new projects, with an opportunity to build these from scratch, and on improving existing projects and processes.

We are pushing the boundaries of integrating with Figma, so the candidate will have a keen eye for design and understands the importance of design systems in everything they create. They can demonstrate the ability to collaborate with a creative team and add technical know-how to ideas that are explored.

You are an excellent communicator who thrives either working as part of a team or on self-motivated projects. Your day-to-day focus will be varied – building web components and page designs that are created in Figma, website feature development, bug fixing and optimising website performance.

Whatever the task, you are the type of person that enjoys jumping in, learning more, and solving problems. We are at our foundation a modern technology company, so the successful candidate will share our passion for all things tech, with an appetite for presenting complex concepts in a simple and cohesive manner for our customers.

Knowledge & Skills:
● Fluency of JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and front-end languages
● Knowledge of modern JavaScript build, packaging and delivery tools
● A thorough understanding of React.js, next.js and its core principles
● Knowledge of Atomic Design methodology, and how this applies to everything they create
● A good understanding of Figma, and its relation to the web development process
Education & Experience:
● Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a related discipline
● 5+ years of experience as a Front-End Developer
● 5+ Years demonstratable working with React, next.js
● A portfolio of professional work for web-based projects
● Experience working with Enterprise level teams or higher
● Experience with headless CMS concepts, principles and API-driven architecture is a plus
● Demonstratable experience working alongside designers & creatives


So what’s in it for you? Aside from using some great technologies and working with smart friendly people who are very generous with their knowledge, we have a great set of benefits to recognise everybody’s individual needs.
  • Competitive Pay
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Company-wide Recharge Days
  • Flexi-Friday
  • Your Birthday Off
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Policies
  • Company Observed Bank Holidays
  • Length of Service additional Holidays
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Charity / Volunteer Days
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Programme
  • Employee Discount Programme (Benefit Hub)
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Payroll Giving (Charitable Giving)
  • Awesome Amplience Swag When You Start
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