WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SENIOR FRONTEND DEVELOPER TO JOIN OUR TEAM.

Javascript
Programming
Up to £45k

If you are passionate about the web and are looking for an exciting career opportunity, why not find out more.

About Us

High Speed Training is a team of over 70 people who are striving to fulfil our mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen.

To do this, we create online training courses that help customers across a wide-range of subjects and sectors. Having trained over a million people, we’re always looking to create new ways of engaging with our learners, and we’re looking forward to training the next million.

Your role in the team

As a Senior Frontend Developer at High Speed Training you’ll be responsible for working with our Product Owners to help bring our mission to life. We are all about our learners, so you will be creating and developing elegant, easy-to-use and innovative solutions that will help drive levels of customer engagement and satisfaction.

You’ll be part of an Agile squad working with colleagues from Commercial, Marketing, Content and Creative. You’ll be working closely with our web designers and backend developers to create user centered solutions. Validated Learning is really fundamental to how we build great products, and you’ll be working as a team to build tests, measure their success, and learn from the outcomes.

  • Work alongside designers, developers and Product Owners to create and iterate on prototypes.
  • Work in a sprint cadence and be able to accurately predict complexity of work undertaken.
  • Able to iterate your solutions quickly whilst incorporating relevant feedback from stakeholders.
  • Be the voice of web technologies and advise/guide decisions with the squad using this expertise.
  • Be an advisor and influencer to improving our accessibility and performance scores.
  • Have a strong sense of modern development culture and agile methodologies.
  • Have a drive to improve our products through technology and best practices.
  • Be an advocate and active participant in upskilling and mentoring other members of the team.
  • An appetite to learn with us, and be a team player in an agile, multi-skilled squad.

What we're looking for

  • A passion for the web. We want someone who advocates for the user and understands how standards and technologies can improve their experience.
  • Varied technical experience is key, as you’ll be working alongside web designers and backend developers.
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript (ES6) and other related front-end technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Exposure to Typescript is not essential as long as there is a willingness to learn.
  • Experience using and architecting APIs as part of a multi-skilled squad to build dynamic solutions.
  • Proven experience building large scale projects using frameworks such as Angular, VueJs, or React.
  • Comfortable using frontend pipeline tools such as npm, grunt, gulp, webpack.
  • Exposure to testing Frameworks like Jasmine, Karma, Jest, Protractor.
  • Exposure to Cloud Computing Services like AWS and Azure.
  • Comfortable using systems such as Jira.
  • Exposure to build automation and deployment tools such as Teamcity and Octopus Deploy
  • Exposure to at least one server programming language such as PHP, Node or C#.
  • Comfortable working with multiple CMS frameworks and building bespoke templates.

Our people are at the heart of our business and we offer a great environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you'll need for a rewarding career with a team who are passionate about what they do. This is backed by our recent 3 star accreditation, the highest accolade from Best Companies achieved through our ‘world class’ levels of engagement.

We are fully committed to supporting our staff to work in a flexible way that allows them to balance all of their commitments both inside and outside of work. As we move forward and grow we are committed to supporting our teams to work in a way that lets them be at their best, whether that’s on-site or remotely, traditional or flexible working hours.

We'll welcome you on-board with 24 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) with the opportunity to buy additional holiday if you fancy an extended break, a great annual bonus scheme, the latest mobile phone and contract (that’s on us!), and a staff benefits scheme (with over 250 discounts and offers available).

We also offer free life insurance (which covers 4-times your salary), private medical insurance for you and your family and an attractive pension package.

Having fun both inside and outside work is really important to us so we have a highly motivated social committee who organise regular social events which previously ranged from escape rooms, meals out and bowling to Tough Mudders. They’ve even worked hard to keep the fun going virtually since we’ve all been unable to get together.

Our head office is in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. In response to Covid-19 we are currently operating as a fully remote business. We are following government guidelines closely and all employees are working from home wherever possible until further notice. We are open to applications no matter where you are located and we have moved our interview and onboarding process to be fully virtual.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, sex or sexual orientation.


High Speed Training in Ilkley

The picturesque town of Ilkley is situated in the Wharfe Valley, at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales. The town is famous for its moor and you'll find fantastic countryside and walks for all abilities on our doorstep. The town is also home to one of the largest cycling clubs in the country.

At around a 25 minute commute from Leeds city central (by rail) and easily accessible by road, our main office is in a great location to enjoy all this.