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Senior Web Developer

Posted: 10 Nov 2020 Closes: 23 Jan 2021
London (FT) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR005673

About Us
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco and Tokyo. Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career. 
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Role Overview
FT Creative team works across the FT portfolio producing print, digital, video and animated creative whilst developing and protecting the FT brand. Part of this department, the Commercial Designers work with sales and audience marketing teams providing high quality design services creating co-branded campaigns and collateral to the front line sale functions.
The Middleweight Web Developer supports the Head of Commercial Design, and is responsible for the creation and delivery of branded content in the form of websites. 
The Senior Web Developer reports to and works alongside the Head of Commercial Design as well as working under supervision from the Creative Director. They also need to be able to work independently across multiple projects that at times can have a quick turnaround.
The role requires strong Web Development / UX skills and awareness of the latest digital trends.

What you will be responsible for

  • Build web pages containing client content
  • Assist the Art Director with UX/UI experience
  • Build and populate web templates
  • Provide FTP Support
  • Site testing

Experience/skills you need to be successful in this role 

  • Deep expertise and hands on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Webpack, JQuery, PHP7, APIs, SASS, ES6/7, React 16.13.x, Redux
  • Familiarity with Heroku Platform
  • Git Versioning
  • Strong grasp of security principles
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest web trends and their role in a commercial environment
  • Can-do attitude and ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Recognised design qualification e.g. BA, BFA etc or equivalent
  • Awareness of current digital trends and ability to interpret those into new creative executions

What’s in it for you? FT Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; extensive learning and development opportunities (e.g. training on Tableau, R, SQL, etc), generous annual leave allowances (25 days annual leave, rising to 30 + additional flexi-days), flexible working, double match pension plan (up to 12%), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and subsidised gym memberships. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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