Front End Web Developer

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Are you a Front End Developer with programming experience in HTML, CSS and JavaScript? Looking for a place where you can put your heart, soul and skills into making a difference?

Technology is being used more and more within education and at NFER, we are enhancing our e-assessment capability and a fundamental refresh of our technology solutions. This is an exciting time to be joining as we move into the implementation phase of a new eAssessment platform.

As a Front End Web Developer, you will be joining our in-house team of full-stack developers working on the implementation of our new eAssessment platform. This is a huge project and you’ll be developing web front-end interfaces and pages using technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The eAssessment platform provides schools and pupils with assessment tools to measure attainment of learning during primary school. This role is initially a 2 year fixed-term contract in line with the programme with the possibilities of extension and potential permanence at the end of the project.

Key areas of your role include:
- Keeping up to date with new features in the field of front-end web development
- Adhering to secure development principles
- Ensuring features are thoroughly tested prior to release
- Maintaining, supporting and updating current and future applications
- Ensuring all system documentation is up to date
- Undertaking other duties commensurate with the role including covering for other team members

Your technical background:
- Extensive experience and expertise with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Experience of commercial software development practices (e.g. using source control and agile development principles)
- Expertise of using web technologies such as jQuery, XML and AJAX
- Experience of using Git for version control

Other titles for this role may include Front End Developer. Developer, Web Developer, Application Developer, or Website Developer.

Bonus Points:
If you have experience with React, Vue and Angular this will assist you in the working with the opensource software, although full training will be given.

With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people.

- Competitive salary based on skills and experiences (£30,000 - £35,000)
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking in private modern offices on 5 acres of park land
- 42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance
- Remote and flexible working options

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

We are currently reviewing applications so, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Front End Web Developer, apply via the button shown.


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