Location: Buckfastleigh
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum d.o.e

Junior Frontend Engineer

Department: IT
Closing date: Monday 18th October 2021

You’ll be joining our IT Client Systems Team, responsible for building and maintaining Riverford’s websites and mobile apps. We’re a small team of highly skilled engineers, with a breadth of knowledge and experience across web and mobile, security, testing and UX. It’s a friendly and welcoming group; we’ll be here to mentor you, supporting you to develop your existing skills and learn new ones, whilst working on features that will really make a difference for our users.

During the UK’s first lockdown, we launched a new website to cope with an influx of new customers. We’re now planning a range of new features, taking advantage of the flexibility of our new platform. We’re also building on the success of Riverford’s first mobile app, creating a new version with a more integrated user experience, better performance, and a simplified software stack.

Riverford is an e-commerce business like no other, and we have a website to match: a bespoke system, built in-house, that’s both easy to use and allows great flexibility in how our customers shop. Along with our team, you’ll be bringing exciting new functionality to our websites and mobile app; for example, taking advantage of our huge database of recipes, or adding novel personalised features – enabling Riverford to deliver ever improving products and experiences to our customers.

You’ll need to build productive relationships with stakeholders and the rest of the team, and use an agile workflow to deliver continual improvements and solutions to real business problems. You’ll be passionate about your craft, with an attention to detail and an appreciation of the complexities of building software for the web. You will be comfortable evaluating, suggesting, and defending approaches, and care about the improving state of our software. 

We love functional programming, so a desire to program in a functional style is required even if you have no commercial experience of functional programming. We use JavaScript for our client systems, so you’ll already be comfortable using JS and we’ll help take your skills to the next level. 

You’ll take a considered approach to development, and be responsible for software excellence. Considering testing at all stages of the software development lifecycle, you’ll work closely with the team to automate testing at the unit and functional levels wherever possible.

We take security seriously, performing our own automated security testing. Our public website and apps are regularly penetration tested by an independent party and our secure software development processes are accredited by the payment card industry. 

We’ll provide all equipment required, including a laptop (Linux or macOS), multiple screens, and any additional software or hardware you need. 

This is a permanent contract, 40 hours a week. Based at Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0JU.


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