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Front End Designer-Developer

Job Code: DSN2017

Starting Salary: £20,000 - 30,000 (plus benefits)
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Liverpool
Closing Date: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 4pm

Are you:

  • A user champion with experience in human-centred design?
  • Naturally curious and keen to try out new technologies or ideas?
  • Able to embrace progressive enhancement and take an iterative approach to your designs?

Can you:

  • Make complicated data look beautiful and easy-to-understand?
  • Design interactive apps that are intuitive to use?
  • Write standards-compliant HTML and CSS that works in a wide range of browsers?
  • Adapt quickly when new projects come in or work priorities change?

Job Requirements

We expect to see examples of work / a portfolio for all design candidates, and evidence of experience in all essential technologies listed.

Essential
  • Solid HTML / HTML5
  • CSS and Sass (or similar pre-processors)
  • Javascript and jQuery
  • Responsive design experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, XD) or similar
  • Experience improving UI/UX
  • Collaborative team-working
  • Working on multiple projects at once
Desirable
  • Version Control (e.g. Team Foundation Server, Git)
  • Experience of modern Javascript frameworks(e.g. Vue, Knockout, React)
  • WordPress
  • HTML email development
  • Grunt/Gulp workflows
  • Static site generators (Jekyll, or similar)
  • Agile working practices

Day-to-Day Role

You’ll be working closely with a small team of designers on all aspects of front end & UX across multiple products and websites. We’re looking for a front-ender who can hit the ground running and add real value to our product suite within their first few sprints!

The day-to-day life of a Front End Designer/Developer at Angel may include: Sketching and building prototypes for pages or components in one of our products; Sitting with a developer as they work to bring your design to life with powerful functionality; Mapping out improvements to a user journey; Delving into our Sass to fix visual design bugs; Meeting with customer-facing colleagues for a clear brief on new marketing and sales materials; Designing processes and surveys that will gather valuable user feedback; Taking some time to try out a new technology or tool that could improve our design processes; Doing a tea round or eating cake with us…

Please note: We require all employees to undergo regular Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks, because we work with schools and sensitive data.

Benefits & Culture

We know we're biased, but we really do think Angel is a great place to work!

  • Flexible working: Core office hours are 10am-4.30pm
  • Your birthday off: In addition to Annual Leave allowance
  • 8 Innovation Days per year: Time to work on whatever you like
  • Ongoing training & qualifications: Learning is at the core of who we are
  • Healthy Snacks: Fruit delivery (and sometimes less healthy treats!)
  • 3 Charity Days per year: Practical volunteering or fundraising
  • Creative Office Space: You know we have a ball pool, right?
  • Surprise Treat-Days: Park fun days, meals out, workshops… who knows what's next?
  • Private Medical Insurance: Because we want to know you're looked after
  • Generous Pension: Angel contributes above the minimum

What we do at Angel Solutions…

Angel Solutions creates pioneering web-based software that serves the education industry (teachers, leaders, school improvement officers, education data analysts and more). Most of our products are designed to save people time and deliver powerful data analysis, but that's not all we're about! We also strive to be creative and innovative in everything we do, and want to remain a friendly, close-knit team even as the company continues to grow.

The role of Angel's Design Team is to make our products (and the marketing around those products) as effective, intuitive and beautiful as possible.

How to apply

Please . You'll need to give a few quick details, upload your CV and briefly explain why you think you're suitable for the role. We'll contact suitable applicants shortly after the closing date.

Please note: We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies or similar!

Life at Angel

Check out our latest photos on Flickr for an idea of what life is like when you’re part of our team…

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