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Front End Developer (1 Year FTC)

Front End Developer (1 Year FTC)
£32, 657 - £37,109 pa + excellent benefits
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

We're on a mission to make public transport so easy to use; people prefer to use it.

You will join a fast-paced product delivery team creating digital products used by 2.2 million people.
You will help to create industry-leading, accessible, digital transport services for the West Midlands.

Who we are

The West Midlands has been one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment; a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2 ; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry.

The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and we are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.

Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don't just return to the old ways of working and living.

We already have many of the building blocks in place - we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader.

In order to do that, we will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we've experienced.

There is a lot to look forward to - next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games.

These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

About the Project

We are on a journey to rebuild

Starting with user needs.

The website houses a growing number of services.

Think about buying a ticket, checking for disruptions, or planning a journey.

Expect to work on a variety of services, each with unique user needs.

The West Midlands is undergoing several major transport infrastructure projects.

These will improve our network of bus, trains, trams, sustainable travel and roads.

Millions of people will visit the region for events like the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 and Coventry City of Culture 2021.
This project will help people visiting to get around the region.

It will also improve the lives of citizens, getting them from A to B while we improve infrastructure.

About the Team

You will join a cross-functional project team, which sits within the WMCA Design Team.

We aim to create the best user experience and lead in digital transport.

We work to Government Design Principles and the Service Standard.

We highly value user research and evidence-based design.

We advocate for users with accessibility needs.

This is for everyone.

We share our knowledge with government through blogs.

We open-source our code.

We work to Agile principles in fortnightly sprints.

We do delivery, not meetings.

We hold kick-offs, stand-ups, show and tells, as well as retrospectives.

We're open-minded.

If something can be done better, propose it, and we will try it.

We have a can-do attitude.

We are flexible, social and care about each other.

Who we Need

We're interested in people who have experience:
, Creating digital services using React or similar JavaScript frameworks
, Coding in HTML5, CSS and ES6 JavaScript
, Working with APIs
, Working in agile teams alongside designers, researchers and developers
, With Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Umbraco
This role aligns to the software developer skillset, which forms part of the criteria for the application process.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.

We would welcome interest from internal employees looking for a secondment opportunity.

Please note: We ask that Internal employees make their manager aware of their interest ahead of applying for this opportunity.

Closing Date: Tuesday 25 August 2020

Interview/Assessment: If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview during which you will present.

We recognise that you might not be able to dedicate lots of time to this, so have developed two choices:
, finish a short design task, which should take a few hours to finish
, prepare a presentation of your recent digital work from brief to delivery

This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time.

We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £32657.00 - £37109.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2020-08-14 15:01:07 -

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