Senior Web Developer - Front End (f/m/d) (United Kingdom)

ContentfulUnited KingdomFull-time$100k - $230k*Sep 28, 2023

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About the opportunity

Contentful is hiring a Senior Web Developer (Front End) to work directly with the Product Manager, and the Web Development Lead to deliver against our technical roadmap, helping us reach our vision of being the world’s best example of a composable marketing website and the inspiration of what is possible building with Contentful.

What to expect?

In this role you will be a key contributor to shaping and delivering the vision for the experience. Working closely with the Web Experience team, you will build experiences that are at the cutting edge of what is possible with the Contentful composable content platform, inspiring stakeholders and customers alike. 

  • Become a core member of the multi-disciplined and cross-functional Web Experience team; defining and building the future state of
  • Develop a scalable and efficient content model that scales with our business needs
  • Develop and leverage reusable modular component system to efficiently deliver a consistent user experience 
  • Contribute to both immediate-impact development needs and projects, as well as a roadmap of systematic iteration and innovation across
  • Collaborate with UX & Design and Content to define elegant technical solutions that improve the user experience and site performance for our end-users; website visitors and internal digital teams
  • Deliver clean and maintainable code, optimized for Accessibility standards and SEO/site performance
  • Contribute to Sprint planning/refinement, demos and code reviews (we’re working to a hybrid Agile/Kanban approach)
  • Opportunity to mentor junior team members
  • Build close working relationships with Contentful’s internal Product  teams to ensure early adoption for new products and features

What you need to be successful?

This is an exciting time to join the team and we’re looking for an enthusiastic Senior Web Developer (Front End) who is inspired and motivated to build the best-in-class Contentful experience - to be successful in this role you have:

  • Curious mindset to look for opportunities to deliver innovative technical solutions
  • Experience ideating, prototyping, advocating and socializing your solutions
  • Demonstrable experience with headless/composable CMS and content modeling/structured content and excited by the opportunity to get your hands on the latest and greatest product and features (and be among the first to use our new tech)
  • Built performant websites with a focus on speed and conversion, leveraging reusable and modular components
  • Experience with server side rendering (SSR) and incremental static regeneration (ISR) a plus (Vercel, Netlify)
  • Experience collaborating with UX/Design and Content teams to define & deliver elegant technical solutions
  • Mentored or coached other developers, either in formal line-reporting, or informal dotted line reporting is a plus
  • 4+ years experience writing HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3/SASS
  • 4+ years experience with modern Typescript/JavaScript (ES6+) and writing clean and maintainable code
  • 4+ years experience with modern javascript frameworks (React.js/Next.js preferred) with understanding of hooks, lifecycle events, props, state management, etc.
  • Experience writing unit, integration and acceptance tests (Jest, React Testing Library, Cypress, or similar)
  • A keen interest and consideration in website accessibility (A11y & WCAG) and user experience and the impact your technical solutions have on these
  • Experience integrating Martech stack/Tag Management (Google Tag Manager)/3rd party scripts efficiently (Marketo, Segment, etc) is desirable
  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, or related field is desirable

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlassian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice-controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 750 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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