Senior front-end web developer
Location: Fully remote, company based in London
Reporting to: Lead Front-end Web Dev
In under two decades Mr & Mrs Smith has grown from a cult guidebook to the travel club for hotel lovers with over 1.3 million members and a hand-picked collection of more than 1,500 hotels. The role of senior front-end web dev is key to the next phase of Mr & Mrs Smith’s growth as we continue to curate the world’s most desirable hotel collection. The ideal candidate will be passionate, have knowledge of the luxury lifestyle sector, and understand what inspires the modern traveller.
Fully remote - Company based London, UK
• You are ambitious, bursting with ideas about the ways to improve systems you work with, and are always looking to improve your skills
• You are ready to pool your ideas with your team and come up with more and more awesome solutions
• You have some interesting projects you’ve worked on in the past, at home or at work
• You want to work with a great team who care that they are doing the right thing in the right way
• Apollo GraphQL
• Next.js framework
• HTML5, CSS3 and SASS
• Webpack and npm as a build tool
• Responsive layouts, cross-browser support
• Website/Frontend performance optimisation
• Knowledge of SEO
• Mentoring more junior developers
Nice to have skills
JIRA - Agile, Scrum experience (sprints, retrospectives)
Single page app experience
API and third-party integrations (Google maps, analytics etc)
Good understanding of Usability/UI/UX
About our team
The Mr & Mrs Smith technology team takes responsibility for creating and updating a large variety of global systems. Some are complex databases, some are highly functional back-end tools, and others are customer-facing websites but we apply many of the same principles across the board – our obsession with detail, our desire to share knowledge, and our belief in building quality in.
We are a growing team, with back-end and front-end developers, QAs, designers/UX, DevOps engineers and product managers, organised into cross-functional scrum teams. We look to remain ahead of the curve and adopt leading edge technologies where these can help us achieve our goals and targets.
While the company is London based, our teams now operate full remotely, with members across Europe, Asia and Americas.
We hold regular knowledge-sharing sessions, often go to the same industry meet-ups, and maintain a presence on the conference scene.
Our technology stack is primarily built around PHP7 and Symfony framework, all running with MySQL, Cassandra, Redis, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, Nginx & other technologies on AWS. We use Jenkins, PHPUnit, PHPSpec, Cypress and Selenium to contribute to our quality management. Our code base is managed via Git and Gitlab. Recently we added GoLang and NodeJs + GraphQL to the technology stack.
We are currently implementing Apollo GraphQL and increasing the use of this and React across the website. Our sites are built with responsive grids and can be viewed across all major browsers and devices.
You will be working as a member of an amazing team developing our website. It is important that you support the company's highly agile development environment by applying creative and independent thinking to complete project objectives.
As a member of the development team you will contribute to the development effort by developing high-quality software components using the company's architectural stack.
We share all our ideas about architectural design issues within the development team.