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Senior/Lead Front-end Web Developer

Posted: 19th November 2019

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Who we are

Skywire are the leading London based Magento eCommerce agency focussing on the Luxury, Fashion and Lifestyle sectors. Our clients include De Beers, The Premier League, Me+Em, Asprey, Three Floor Fashion, Cordings and the Corney & Barrow.


Skywire is growing and looking for a Senior/Lead Front-end Web Developer to join our London based permanent development team. Your job is to own our front-end technology and drive it forward. Specifically, overseeing a transition to headless and PWA e-commerce via tools like and You will have the opportunity to work on a range of challenging eCommerce web projects, working closely with our design and client-services teams. This role would suit someone with extensive front-end development experience.


The main responsibilities of this role:

  • Set the technical direction for our front-end technology, and then lead the implementation
  • Devise, explain, and review technical solutions with the team
  • Assist with project planning and estimates
  • Mentor junior developers
  • Code review peers contributions
  • Write JavaScript to a high standard, agnostic of platforms and frameworks
  • Write efficient HTML/CSS that brings design concepts to life
  • Work with designers, developers and testers to assess and improve work


The main requirements of this role:

  • Extensive experience of modern JavaScript frameworks such as React or Vue
  • Understanding of application state management and available tools such as Redux or Vuex
  • Extensive experience with HTML/CSS
  • Extensive understanding of front-end principles like web standards, progressive enhancement, responsive web design, and performance optimisation
  • Experience with command line tools
  • Experience with task-runners, package managers, and version control (NPM, Webpack, Browserify, Gulp, Git etc.)
  • Experience with CSS pre/post processors
  • Experience handling designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc.
  • An eye for detail and an appreciation for design and usability principles
  • Good face-to-face and written communication of ideas
  • High desire to learn and share new practices
  • Expert knowledge of front-end design patterns and best practices


  • A familiarity with PHP and platforms such as Magento, Shopify, and WordPress

Compensation and benefits

  • £45-55k depending on experience
  • Competitive salary, with transparent progress steps to push further
  • Profit share as part of our LLP programme
  • Option to work remotely during part of the week
  • Your choice of hardware and software
  • Personal yearly development budget (conferences, training etc.)
  • Regular office social events

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