Front End Developer


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

30/01/2020 12:00

About the Role

We’re currently looking for a Front End Developer with the ability, passion and desire to help Matalan’s eCommerce team to be at the forefront of delivering its strategic goals.

As a Front End Developer you will work as part of an agile development team to develop & implement best-in-class digital experiences. You will be passionate about all things web with a proficient knowledge of front end development. You will have a desire to develop your skill set which will be supported with weekly dedicated self training time.

You will work closely alongside a team of Designers, Analysts, Researchers and QA engineers to take initial business requirements through to the build & development phase.

  • Create best-in-class digital solutions that deliver improved front end experiences for our customers
  • Develop new features from designs that integrate into our eCommerce platform
  • Owning the technical solution:
    • Ensuring the technical stack delivers the best performance, high availability and is fully secure.
    • Ensuring best practices are followed and latest technologies are used
    • Pairing and carrying out code reviews with other developers to ensure quality code
    • Deliver software using test driven development and Agile development methodology
    • Build working relations with internal IT staff and external IT suppliers
  • Responsive Design: using progressive enhancement and mobile-first approaches to create experiences that work everywhere and for everyone
  • Contribute to the overall front end library ensuring modules can be reused where required
  • Provide general business support, offering code solutions where needed
  • Support the development initiative roadmap seeking to drive incremental revenue benefits and improved user satisfaction levels through front end development solutions and A/B testing

About You

  • Suitable experience within a similar development role or with a related degree
  • Extensive experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Gulp, Sass, Git etc.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Understanding of front end best practices and agile methodologies
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them
  • Proactive self-starter with ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Excellent all round front end web development skills
  • Strong desire to learn and stay up to date with changing technologies
  • Works well under pressure with strong attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and collaborative team player
  • Experience working with APIs and Databases would be beneficial
  • Working knowledge of MVC (especially Ruby on Rails) would be beneficial
  • Experience with medium to large web development projects beneficial; working in a team that includes front and back end developers, product owners, QA testers, and design specialists etc
  • Knowledge of modern front end frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular and Node (Beneficial)
  • Experience writing unit tests and working with a TDD approach (Beneficial)
  • Working knowledge of A/B testing tools would be beneficial

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.



Your place in our world

Delivery Lead
Front End Developer