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Lead Front-End Developer



The Company:

Hogarth Worldwide is a leading creative production company, producing advertising and marketing content for many of the world's most famous brands, across all media around the world. Hogarth was founded 10 years ago and has grown from a start-up to over 4,000 people, across 28 cities worldwide and is now part of the WPP family. Our rapid growth continues to drive us forward making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

The Role:

The Senior Front-End Developer needs to build/modify responsive web pages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. based on the visual briefs. The Front-End Developer will work on localization of the page based on the assets provided which includes updating links, images, and text in accordance to the client's coding standards. As the senior, you will be responsible for the quality of code produced directly by yourself and your appointed team of developers.

You will work closely with other discipline leads (QA/PM) to ensure scoping, estimates and requirements are estimated correctly and delivered with minimal errors.

You must be enthusiastic about technology and constantly be looking at the next innovation. On top of possessing strong oral, interpersonal and organizational abilities, you must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Flexibility and tolerance is a necessity.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Create frameworks and automation tools to produce microsites for partner and reseller CMSs
  • Oversee the further development of these tools, using ideas gathered from hindsights
  • Interview and train new hires, selecting candidates to develop these tools and/or work with the existing frameworks according to ability
  • Test all developer code in situ in partner sites, IE, Simulator & other devices. Check over code, file naming and ensure that the entire packaged file adheres to Channel HTML Guidelines
  • Update the partner ReadMe and the provided documentation.
  • Liaise with the client on how to move the project forward and meet with European partners to consult on how to use the deliverables produced by the Channel HTML team
  • You will be required to support with the training and mentoring of the development team
  • Liaise with QA and PM teams to update on progress and drive the development to deliver to the highest standard
  • Develop new digital assets as identified by supervisor and management
  • Modify existing code to accommodate for a locale - including changing image paths, server-side includes (SSI), file names, directories, other elements, and other development tasks
  • Ensure all your work is performed according to the brief and minimum requirements for each client
  • Develop fast and efficiently to meet tight deadlines
  • Produce digital assets in several languages
  • Update and amend existing assets
  • Maintain client digital assets to the best of your ability using clean, accessible mark-up according to the latest web standards
  • Help and advise project managers with client's digital requests
  • Keep an eye on the latest trends to help boost development efficiencies and have internal meetings with the team to discuss new approaches as partner site code and browser standards improve
  • Awareness of the client's mobile platform with the ability to build solutions that take advantage of the latest operating system features while remaining performant on the latest devices
  • Project and resource planning
  • Take technical briefs from the client and brief it on to the rest of the team
  • Share best practices with the other Lead Developers across the other markets


  • A minimum of 10 years commercial development experience within an agency
  • Experience leading teams of developers and oversight/delivery of successful web projects
  • Fluent in English, written and oral, due to the nature of the work
  • Experience of creating technical and functional specifications
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organised
  • Strong Subversion skills (command-line)
  • Strong understanding and experience of branch management, continuous integration and agile approach
  • Experience of working ticketing systems such as JIRA and how to break down tasks
  • Experience of establishing code standards and best practice within development teams
  • Expertise of FE pre-processing (Sass and Browserify)
  • Expertise in web languages and standard technologies, including version control systems (SVN and GIT), repositories, and build tools (Grunt, Gulp)
  • Expertise in HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/JQuery
  • Good JS debugging skills
  • Experience with localization processes
  • Responsive development experience
  • Experience working with Front-End Frameworks (Foundation)
  • Image manipulation software (Photoshop, InDesign) and able to slice elements out of a PSD
  • Accessible and SEO based coding
  • Self-starter who is able to hand-code front-end NOT using any WYSIWYG tools like Dreamweaver and keen to learn new technologies
  • Clear understanding of Usability
  • Proficient in developing to W3C Standards
  • Knowledge of the challenges of Email newsletter builds
  • Progressive enhancement and graceful degradation
  • Experience in working with Bash shell
  • Experience with optimization for mobile devices and familiarity with responsive and adaptive methods
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to travel as required, sometimes for several weeks at a time

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London, England, London, EC2V, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14825924
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  30/06/2020, 13:16
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