Front-End Developer

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Contractor
FutureGov is looking for an experienced Front-End Developer to help us on our mission to design public services fit for the digital age. 

We believe citizens deserve access to user-centred products and services, delivered by modern, digitally-enabled organisations. We are looking for a Front-End Developer who has experience working with researchers and designers to build low-fidelity prototypes that help understand user needs. This is part of a pan-european piece of work FutureGov are doing with one of our international partners, collaborating with various european cities.

The scope of this phase of work will include the technical and design build of a reimagined or newly designed service in each city. Teams have progressed through discovery and alpha phases over the course of 2020 and early 2021.  We will be working from discovery and alpha findings, testing assumptions and designing for user needs i.e. with a clear understanding of user needs for each of the services in each of these cities. Cities will be moving through private beta-public-beta-live services from January-October 2021.

We’re an inclusive employer, and we care about diversity in our teams. Let us know in your application if you have accessibility requirements during the interview. If you’d like to understand more about inclusion at FutureGov, contact Faith.

As a Front-End Developer you:

    • will work with teams on the healthcare project in Budapest and the adults social care project in Vilnius.
    • have built low-fidelity prototypes to support user researchers and understand user needs experience working with Beta & Live services
    • possess a basic understanding of the core design principles. For example, how to use type, spacing and visual hierarchy
    • have at least 2-3 years experience in a front end developer role, as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • are confident building responsive web applications using front end web technologies (HTML, CSS/Sass, Javascript and common libraries)
    • have knowledge and experience of building accessible websites, and interactive web applicationsexcellent at both communicating and listening
    • have worked as part of a team on agile projects, experience of agile rituals and ways of workingexperience with open source development and tooling (Git/Github)
    • have experience designing at all levels of fidelity from sketches to codeexperience using pattern libraries and design systems; combining reusable templates, visual, interaction and development components into working products
    • are confident writing briefs for development teams and supporting them to deliver the work, providing design + technical assets, giving guidance and advice where necessary experience of setting up, configuring, and building complete websites using open source content management systems (CMS) such as Wordpress
    • are knowledgable and experienced in building accessible websites, and interactive web applicationsexcellent at both communicating and listening
    • have worked as part of a team on agile projects, experience of agile rituals and ways of working
    • have experience with open source development and tooling (Git/Github)
    • will be confident designing at all levels of fidelity from sketches to code
    • use pattern libraries and design systems; combining reusable templates, visual, interaction and development components into working products
    • Can write briefs for development teams and supporting them to deliver the work, providing design + technical assets, giving guidance and advice where necessary experience of setting up, configuring, and building complete websites using open source content management systems (CMS) such as Wordpress
The closing date for this role is Friday 7th March, and we need someone who can ideally start immediately, four days a week.