Senior Front End Developer

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Technology

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

What you’ll be doing:

We’re looking for an experienced Front-end developer who can bring together the layers of structure, data, design, content and functionality into a fully functional web application

Someone who knows how to create innovative solutions to web design issues to help make the website more visually appealing and usability.

Who you are:

Relevant tertiary qualification
Query knowledge
Experience with CSS pre-processors such as SASS or LESS
Solid understanding of responsive design
Understanding of CMS theming
Understanding of HTML semantics
A strong command of the English language
Canvas and WebGL
Animation techniques - SVG, CSS3, JS
Can use JS frameworks of vanilla - not dependent on frameworks.
Experience with page load and performance - conscious about the influence on load time and performance for each step in the
Advanced understanding of CSS/3
Interaction skills with JS
Acknowledgement of various JS frameworks (React, Angular, Vue etc)
Experience with GIT or similar version control systems
Responsible and capable of meeting tight deadlines
Solve difficult technical problems blocking project progress or work quality
Ensure that the software is maintainable, scalable, secure and of a high quality
Mentor Intermediate and Junior developers to encourage best practice standards and methodologies
Assist the Technical Lead with estimations on new tasks and projects
Run product demonstrations of completed work to clients and other project stakeholders
Collaborate with other team members of the project, such as usability, design, front-end, QA and project managers
The ability to handle and deliver multiple projects on time
Lead and work as part of a team to help ensure the timely delivery

What we can offer you:

We don't settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond that and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes our agency a great place to be – a space where you’re never far away from the best minds to learn from.

We want you to be comfortable and proud every day of the week and have created an open and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. We don’t want you to just fit into our culture, we want your uniqueness and diversity of background to add to it and make this an agency where we all have a real sense of belonging and purpose. We are a community.  

We have a number of programmes and initiatives designed to support your career and wellbeing. There are exciting knowledge sharing programmes delivered through lunch and learn sessions, cultural opportunities through our exchange programme, and you can have an impact on the wider community through one of our charity initiatives. Your career development is important to us and should you ever choose to move on from Wunderman Thompson, we want you to be better than when you joined us. YOU Time will provide you with the framework and support needed to reach your career aspirations, supported by a range of learning options for every type of learning style. Your mind, body and soul are also taken care of through our varied wellness programmes but we like to have some fun here too, so you could get involved in our culture club, find love through Wunder Dating or if you’re the chosen one, take a spin on our Wheel of Wunder!

There really is no shortage of opportunities here for the right person that is prepared to roll their sleeves up, get involved and collaborate with those around them to deliver the best work for our clients and our agency.  

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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