Jobs Full-time / Programming

Front-end Developer

Job by Boxhead in Programming - December 22 2016

Start date: Immediate
Salary: £20-30k per annum
Leeds, UK

Boxhead seeks a Front-end Developer

About Us:

Boxhead is a design & development studio that helps brands create and maintain meaningful engagements with people by creating websites, apps and digital experiences.

Our offering is simple, we design and develop websites, online services, apps and content for ambitious clients. 

We help long established organisations become agile, digital natives. We help startups scale by implementing robust digital platforms and infrastructure. 

Boxhead collaborates and partners with studios and agencies looking to deliver interesting and technically challenging digital products and services.

We are a focussed studio of designers and developers working in concert to deliver projects that put values first and make positive impact in communities, both local and global.  

About you:
We’re looking for someone who’s serious about front-end technologies but also has a keen eye for nice design and really cares about how the things they make end up looking on screen.

We like to challenge ourselves, so we’re looking for someone who’s really open to testing out new technologies when the opportunity presents itself.

We won’t count the number of years experience you have. We will judge you on your technical capability, demonstrable experience and ability to integrate into our team well on a trial day.

The stuff we’re expecting (a.k.a Essential Skills)

General web development skills:

  • You can write semantic, accessible HTML and know the DOM like the back of your hand.

  • You care about things like code quality, modularity and performance.

  • You can test for compliance and compatibility cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device

  • You can use Git to version control and manage code

  • You are comfortable with Gulp-based build systems.

  • You love to create visually appealing web pages or interfaces

  • You’re quick to adapt to new languages, technologies and relish the chance for solving new problems.


  • You’re into modular, scalable CSS written with the CSS preprocessor Sass (SCSS).

  • You’re familiar with the differences between CSS 2 & 3 and know how to use websites like to get an understanding of compatibility cross-browser

  • You’ve got experience building high-quality, responsive layouts and with silky smooth interactions, transitions and animations.


  • You feel at right home with JavaScript, and know your way around jQuery when it’s needed.

  • You’re competent handling form submissions and handling validation and data submission

  • You’re competent with XHR/AJAX requests and dealing with JSON, XML and HTML responses

  • You’re a capable DOM manipulator

Other things we’d love to see (a.k.a Desirable Knowledge):

  • You know your way around Photoshop, Illustrator and/or Sketch

  • You’re up to date with JavaScript ES6

  • You know your way around a server (specifically the Plesk server management software)

  • You’re not afraid of the command line

  • Experience with the Craft Content Management System

  • Experience with the ExpressionEngine Content Management System

  • Reasonable understanding and experience working with databases

What are the perks

  • Flexible working hours

  • SimplyHealth cash plan

  • 25 days (+ Bank Holidays) annual leave/holiday allowance

  • Extensive training and development

  • Annual conferencing budget

How to Apply

...1. Email 2. Include links to your 3 best pieces of work 3. Include a link to your portfolio site 4. A link to a cool Codepen you’ve done recently 5. Let us know your salary expectations6. Send your application no later than 5pm on Friday 10th Feb 2017

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