Front End Developer Jobs

A Front End Developer’s role revolves around ensuring that all information and data that flows through from the back-end is adequately displayed on browsers. They are responsible for ensuring that the display of this information is visually adequate and easy to navigate -- therefore the role can be described as a hybrid between designers and programmers. If you have a keen eye for detail in turning back end developments into finished digital products, then a job as a Front End Developer is ideal for you.

As a Front End Developer your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Use HTML5/CSS3 to process coding such that the final digital product adheres to the set quality guidelines; in terms of aesthetics, usability and consistency.
  • Be involved in the top-down process of all different types of digital product creation including ideating, designing and coding.
  • Work collaboratively with UX and product designers throughout the product creation process.
  • Develop demos and prototypes of proposed products.
  • Develop and implement internal procedures and standards such as team reviews, cost estimates and user testing.

Opportunity for career advancement

Experienced Front End Developers often land high-paying jobs in both IT/Digital agencies as well as large brands/organisations. A Front End Developer’s role offers plenty of chances for career development, high-performing professionals can quickly climb the ladder and take on more senior roles that bring better pay packages, perks and benefits.

Front End Developer job requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Design or a related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in digital product development.
  • Solid knowledge of HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript (jQuery)/AJAX. Experience with various JS frameworks (node, backbone, angular, grunt, etc.) is preferred
  • Familiarity with PHP, .Net or other back-end frameworks and technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and an analytical mind.
  • Proven experience in front end optimisation
  • Solid knowledge of cross-browser functionality and cross-platform compliance standards and a good understanding of user experience across desktop, mobile and tablet platforms.