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Creative Front End Developer

The Role:

We are looking for a cutting-edge Front End Developer to join our creative studio, building products for all the major movie studios and primarily contributing to our bespoke product stream.

As part of the role you will be translating creative requirements into technical solutions, building experiences that are of quality, and adding your own unique creative flare. You will bring to life some of the most vibrant and engaging products available on the web. Products will vary in size, and length, enabling the ability to work with a multitude of clients and product types. Such experiences can range from high-end desktop/mobile sites to AR, Web VR, WebGL and more!

The role is a full-time position based out of our London studio. Ideally you will have 2 years experience working commercially as a developer.

Your Skills:

We are looking for a cutting-edge, curious and creative JavaScript / CSS developer to make and play with exciting technologies. You love challenges of all types and are keen in keeping up to date with modern coding practices. Our platform is built using React, Webpack and Node.js. Love for JavaScript is essential.

You should also be able to work closely with project management, and be able to prioritise your tasks effectively to work on the most important aspects before the fun stuff. Experience working alongside other coders and design teams is a huge bonus and you should be able to follow direction and adapt to a team dynamic.

Although attentive to ensure seo, performant and well designed code, you also have a thirst to experiment with the new and unknown. Your skill to work logically will be joined with the creative ability to see more than what is presented, with the expertise to put your ideas to product, enhancing and bringing an entirely new level of creativity to life through your work.

Finally, you should have an extensive portfolio of creative projects you've worked.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Writing well designed and performant JavaScript and CSS
  • Produce creative experiences as per creative specification
  • Maintain, optimize and refactor new/existing products
  • Sanity and contribute ideas for creative concepts, design features, mechanics and functionality
  • Work closely with the creative department to iterate and improve designs
  • Work closely with the project manager to understand the briefs and requirements for the functionality within a project
  • Work with and communicate with the design and development teams as appropriate through the lifetime of products
  • Assist with development research of potential products
  • Share/mentor your expertise and passions with the rest of the team.

Essential Skills:

  • High level knowledge of modern techniques when working with JavaScript ES6 + HTML5 + CSS3
  • WebGL
  • Experience with javascript frameworks. React is highly preferable.
  • Experience with webpack
  • Comfortable with Git/Github
  • Mobile-first and responsive web development
  • Familiarity with cross-browser and cross-device performance, issues and tricks
  • Knowledge and desire to make the most performant front-end experiences
  • Detail oriented when working from designs and detailed instructions
  • Design Skills
  • UX Experience
  • Command line

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with web AR and VR technologies
  • Familiarity with Jira
  • Sass/SCSS experience
  • QA Exposure

About Powster:

We are a creative agency based out of the London Fields area in Hackney, with a solid team of 24 people. Our team works towards two main streams of output:

  • Our Creative Builds: which can range from projects making interactive music videos to projecting tweets on the houses of parliament.
  • Our Showtimes Platform: which powers most of the major movie websites across the world boasting all the major movie studios as our clients.

We like to think that anything is possible when pitching, and if we haven’t done it before we’ll pull together, work it out and make it happen. This comes from having a drive to make the unseen! When bolstered by the very diverse and strong team we can adapt to anything thrown at it, from technical, interactive builds to large scale video productions.

If you haven’t already, please take a look at our site and our movie platform

Powster Perks:

  • Flexible Hours
  • Flexible Holiday
  • Movie Premiere Tickets
  • Exclusive Movie Screenings
  • Picturehouse Membership
  • Drinks Fridge
  • Private Cinema Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Office Shower
  • Office Dogs
  • Table Tennis
  • Super friendly and fun team

Salary dependent on experience. Competitive market rate.

This is an on-site role in London. No remote applications please.


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