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Front End Engineer

Cardiff

  1. Full time

Closing date

16/02/2021

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Job Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-skilled agile team in IT Delivery, in which you will be responsible for the development of our core customer facing websites which allow customers to quote, buy and service their Admiral products.

We are a progressive team working with cutting edge technologies such as Angular and best in class tools such as Git, Jira and Confluence. 

IT Delivery is made up of small teams, that are inclusive, open and collaborative.  We encourage team members to share ideas, solutions and decision making to drive forward the effectiveness of the teams and products that we deliver.

Main Duties

  • Development and publication of the Quote Engine, with attention to adherence to all marketing brand styles.
  • Implementation and delivery of relevant coding technologies to defined standards.
  • Implementation and execution of thorough unit testing, acceptance testing and version control.
  • Understanding of emerging technologies and their suitability to business demands.
  • Production of technical and functional specifications where applicable.
  • Adherence to Agile Scrum methodology. 
  • Working directly with the Product Owner and business to develop solutions to support the product roadmap.

 

Experience and Qualifications Required

Experience and Skills

  • At least 2 years of experience in a commercial setting
  • Ability to creatively think around a brief and challenge it if necessary.
  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant coding languages.
  • Understanding of Agile Scrum methodology and practices.
  • Prioritisation and time management skills to hit deadlines.
  • Confidence to communicate ideas effectively to peers, seniors and management.
  • Ability to produce quality documentation as necessary.
  • Able to transfer knowledge between other members of the team.
  • A focus on continuous improvement.

Technical skills

Essential

  • Experience with Angular or equivalent experience in web frameworks which could be translated to Angular
  • Excellent working knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience of using front end tools Angular CLI/Webpack
  • Working knowledge of TypeScript
  • Working in an agile environment
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • Understanding of version control systems such as GIT
  • Experience of unit testing front end websites

Desirable

  • Understanding of AngularJS
  • Understanding of Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Understanding of Jasmine/Karma
  • Understanding of Angular state management libraries such as NGRX
  • Understanding of Redux pattern with RxJS
  • Understanding of JSON and executing server requests
  • Understanding of REST and SOAP
  • Understanding of Node.js and NPM
  • Experience of building responsive web applications
  • Familiarity with CSS pre-processors such as SASS or similar styling frameworks
  • Understanding of software development methodologies TDD or BDD

Behaviours

  • Be open to critique.
  • Be proactive and collaborative.
  • Be responsible for one’s  self learning.
  • Be punctual.
  • Suggest training ideas.
  • Communicate strengths, weaknesses and areas of required learning.
  • Communicate confidently to peers, management and senior management.
  • Own Personal Development Plan and Objectives.
  • Prioritisation and time management of own workload.
  • Ownership of own work.
  • Awareness of the impact of your work.
  • Flexibility in the role.
  • May take delegated ownership of a solution.

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas:

Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here; https://admiraljobs.co.uk/employee-benefits/.

If you think this role is for you and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Valvanuz Guerrero. If you have any queries about this position, please feel free to drop her an e-mail.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email and from agencies. If you are part of our PSL we will be in contact.

 

 

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