Web Developer

Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits

About us

Changing the world is no easy task. But in 1999 that’s exactly what Good Energy set out to do. Its purpose is to enable people, in their homes and their businesses, to play an important role in protecting their world from climate change, by providing households and businesses access to locally sourced 100% renewable energy.

Fast forward to today, and the business is now a key player in the renewable energy space. But we’re now embarking on an exciting new phase that will transform Good Energy into a digital business that’s at the forefront of technology in the energy sector. To make that happen, we’re forming a new team of digital experts to lead this transformation by building websites, apps, and other software that will truly set us apart in the eyes of our customers and do things no-one else can.

Although we are based in Chippenham, we offer a flexible and remote working culture.

About the role

You will join a new and fast paced team within a new and collaborative IT & Digital function. Our new teams are built with cross function in mind, this will incorporate agile UX research, design and development practices and enjoy a degree of autonomy within the wider Good Energy group.

Each member of the team has an unusual opportunity to influence the direction of the business, and the energy sector as a whole. Fundamentally, we want this team to be made up of self-motivated individuals to proactively identify and solve problems.

We’re looking for a web developer to join us at this early stage to help us make a step-change in the digital experience we offer our customers and bring to life Good Energy’s purpose to create a cleaner, greener future.

We want to make it easier than ever for our customers to move to a smart-enabled home and generate their own energy too, all enabled through digital applications built by this team, making use of the rich data that smart homes can provide us.

You will work closely with your colleagues in your team as well as stakeholders from the wider business to build new user interfaces that surprise and delight our customers. Your role will be responsible for the delivery and quality of the coding of these new projects, as well as collaborating with designers and other developers on the functionality, layout and visual design.

About you

Whether you come from a web design or computer science background, you’re an expert at developing on modern front-end stacks, creating delightful, well-crafted websites and delivering these against the strategic plan.

Required skills and experience;

Essential

  • Experience and proven delivery of developing on modern web stacks
  • Strong understanding and experience of using JavaScript, its quirks and workarounds
  • Proficient with CSS and pre-processors such as SASS
  • Good understanding and experience of using JS frameworks such as Vue, React, or AngularJS
  • Strong experience of using code versioning tools (preferably Git)
  • Experience deploying code through continuous integration
  • Good understanding of and experience using asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues
  • Familiarity with JavaScript module loaders, such as Webpack and Require.js
  • Familiarity with and experience using front-end build tools, such as Gulp
  • Good understanding of browser rendering behaviour and performance

Desirable

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with ASP.NET and C#
  • Understanding of improving accessibility for websites
  • Familiarity with developing for offline first

Behaviours - Works in a way which role models our values: 

Straightforward

We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done.

Determined

We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.

Inclusive

We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together.

Fair

In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our futureholders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; we are just a two minute walk from Chippenham train station and within easy reach of surrounding towns and communities.

So if you’d like to be part of this multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you. 

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter stating your experience and suitability for the role to jobs@goodenergy.co.uk.

By applying for a job at Good Energy, you agree that we’ll process your details for the purpose of applying for this vacancy. We’ll have access to your personal information from your application and other materials you submit in support of your application. We’ll retain your personal information on our own systems to facilitate the administration of the recruitment process and we’ll share your application with the relevant hiring manager. We won’t share your information for marketing purposes or with any third parties without your expressed consent (if we decide to perform a psychometric test we’ll require additional consent for being able to profile your personal information). We’ll retain your information if you’re unsuccessful for 6 months unless requested not to at which point your data will be deleted.

Closing date: Sunday 18th November 2018

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