Full Stack Developer

Do you have 5+ years’ experience in JavaScript full stack development?

Join one of the UK’s fastest-growing live event agencies in a full-time role at Identity. 

Salary: Up to £45,000 (depending on experience) per annum
Location: Westham, East Sussex
Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Identity is a dynamic live events agency with 20 years’ experience delivering pioneering solutions for global brands and governments. Due to our continuing success, we are looking to recruit a Full Stack Developer to join our growing team. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a diverse and talented organisation whilst working in a dynamic and energetic office environment. Expect a team full of skilled and highly driven people with bags of passion and a real can-do attitude.

We are looking for someone who has several years of experience in full stack development with strong attention to detail, a real passion for delivery and excellent communication skills. For the right candidate, this would be a great opportunity to further your career, working for a company which specialises in live events and works with clients such as Apple, Siemens, Harley-Davidson, the Royal Navy, the RAF and UK Government Departments.

Job Description

The Full Stack Developer will develop and manage the creative execution and delivery of scalable software solutions across multiple platforms. You’ll be part of a cross-functional digital team that’s responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment. As a full stack developer, you should be comfortable around both front-end and back-end coding languages, development frameworks and third-party libraries. You should also be a team player with a knack for visual design and utility.

An in-depth understanding of front and back-end app development across the 3 core platforms (web, iOS and Android) and excellent technical knowledge across all aspects of a digital project lifecycle is essential. As a key member of the Identity team, the Full Stack Developer will both facilitate their own software development and utilise our existing network of developers, subject to skills required and capacity, to ensure projects are delivered on time, in budget and to the highest of standards.

Projects at Identity range from bespoke one-off app builds for live events to complete digital overhauls for our larger clients. A few examples of projects our team has delivered recently include:

  • Event management system with API
  • Global conference registration system with API
  • Conference iOS and Android event app
  • iGaming event digital quiz
  • Visitor eligibility checkers for shopping centre pop-ups

The Full Stack Developer needs to have excellent coordination skills as they are responsible for the management and implementation of digital products, both for clients and Identity. This includes: attending meetings and pitches, developing technical briefs, project management, liaising with and building relationships with other developers, overseeing digital production, advising on internal process and technological improvement, quality assurance and continuous improvement. Accordingly, first class documentation across all stages of a project, including but not limited to technical briefs, project plans, guides, tutorials and handovers, is essential.

Client satisfaction is our highest priority at Identity and the Full Stack Developer must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to speak to clients and other stakeholders confidently while explaining technical and often complex solutions and projects simply and effectively. Agency experience is preferred. If you think this description matches you, then Identity would love to hear from you.

Skills & Responsibilities:

The Full Stack Developer is expected to have up-to-date knowledge of:

  • HTML 5
  • CSS3 (knowledge of Bootstrap preferable)
  • JavaScript (ECMAScript)
  • Experience in creating Offline First/Progressive Web Apps
  • React (front-end)
  • js (back-end)
  • React Native
  • SQL (MySQL/MariaDB) and NoSQL (MongoDB) databases
  • Git
  • Experience with AWS (preferable) or GCP/Azure
  • Basic Linux Command Line usage
  • Experience in integrating with 3rd party APIs

Typical responsibilities for this role include:

  • Participating in the design and creation of scalable software
  • Working alongside producers and other developers to ideate software solutions
  • Leading on digital projects and overseeing digital production
  • Building relationships with our developer supply chain
  • Designing client-side and server-side architecture
  • Writing clean, functional code on the front-end and back-end
  • Building front-end applications and features with appealing visual design, including mobile responsiveness
  • Developing and managing well-functioning databases and applications
  • Writing effective APIs
  • Testing software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
  • Troubleshooting, debugging and upgrading software
  • The creation of security and data protection settings
  • Writing technical documentation
  • Attending client meetings and pitches
  • Understanding, recording and developing digital briefs
  • Liaising with digital, marketing, design and other teams at Identity
  • Advising on internal process and technological improvement
  • Quality assurance and continuous improvement

Qualities:

The position requires exceptional attention to detail and a drive to maintain Identity’s high-quality standards, and desirable qualities for the Full Stack Developer include:

  • 5+ years’ experience developing desktop and mobile applications
  • Client facing (at a senior level if required)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to explain complex technical projects simply to clients (and colleagues)
  • Effective planning to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality content
  • Strong self-organisation and project management skills
  • Audience/market focused with awareness of the latest digital trends and the developer landscape
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport with people at all levels
  • The ability to adapt effectively to a variety of situations and the resilience and stamina to sustain effective performance under pressure
  • An analytical, inquisitive mind

The right candidate must have a confident and enthusiastic approach, be a team player and must be committed to delivering excellent client service. Existing working relationships with other developers would also be beneficial.

About Us

Identity is a full-service live events agency with headquarters in East Sussex. Our team of over 60 talented people works with a number of global brands and government departments specialising in the design, project management and delivery of live events in the UK and internationally.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Dynamic, friendly, tight-knit team operating in a creative and supportive environment
  • Regular subsidised social activities planned throughout the year
  • Free fresh fruit is available daily to all staff
  • Pension scheme
  • Transport benefit scheme
  • Additional holiday after a period of continuous service

Opportunities:

  • Our clients include Apple, Siemens, Huawei, Harley-Davidson, Formula E and UK Government Departments
  • Potential to travel with your work throughout Europe and further afield
  • Opportunity for career progression

Location:

  • Near Eastbourne with good road and rail links to London, Brighton, Lewes, Bexhill, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas (approx. 90 minutes from Central London or 30 minutes from Brighton)
  • On-site parking right outside the office
  • Two-minute walk to the train station
  • Brand new, refurbished and spacious offices

To Apply

Please email your full CV and covering letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role to careers@identitygroup.co.uk

Closing Date: 28th February 2020