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Spark career blog – Lead Front End Developer

Do you want to be a Lead Front End Developer? Are you one already? Are you A-OK with HTML5, CSS3 and JS? Can you anticipate browser quirks before they even rear their ugly heads? Can you deploy a mobile website with all the precision of a heat-seeking missile? Are UI and UX all 5×5 with you? Can you transform Photoshop and Illustrator files into pixel-accurate HTML and CSS code? Do you like your own home, particularly on Wednesdays?

About the job

Creative Spark is on the hunt for an Front End Developer to join our Manchester office. Sign up, and you’ll be getting stuck in to a huge range of web and application build projects across an enviable client portfolio. Day to day, you’ll be spearheading our small team of in-house developers, helping build and develop both desktop and mobile-optimised sites, liaising with creatives and project managers to ensure everything gets done on-time and helping fix bugs, glitches and blue screens of death when things go down to the wire.

About you

You’ll have at least 3 – 4 years’ commercial experience working in a digital design agency and be extremely good at time management. You’ll be able to hand-code HTML5, CSS3 and JS to ensure cross-platform and cross-browser optimisation, have knowledge of best-practices and mail client quirks for developing HTML email campaigns, have experience of jQuery and JavaScript frameworks, and be at least semi-comfortable with with API’s, preferably the Facebook graph API, YouTube API and SoundCloud API. While not essential, experience of PHP/LAMP Server Administration, an understanding of on-page SEO best practices, knowledge of JSON and APIs and familiarity with source control and GIT principles is preferable.

About us

Creative Spark has offices in both the UK and the USA, but you’ll be based at our HQ in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We’ve been going for ten years and have produced work for clients like the BBC, Universal Music, Asics, New Balance and both Manchester United and Manchester City (we’re an equal-opportunities employer). We’re young, vibrant, hard-working, down-to-earth and we also take the time to take care of our own. We offer a competitive salary package alongside incentives like bonuses for bringing in new clients, a great social environment, 4pm Friday finishes and, of course, Work-From-Home Wednesdays.

Like what you’ve seen? Send your video application to james@creativespark.co.uk

Alastair Dickie

5th August 2015