Front End Developer - Gloucester

BAE Systems.
07 Aug 2019
16 Sep 2019
Job Role
Pre Sales
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
Ask Front End Developers what's on their mind, and the answer is: code. They make the two-dimensional multi-dimensional and really fun to experience. They are able to walk the line between code junkie and artist and make beautiful unions between form and function. The partnership Front End Developers enjoy with Back End Developers is a match made in cyber-heaven. In the infinite time and space of the web and cloud, server-side meets database and application engineering to create the digital innovations and interactive events we've come to expect and even crave.
Front-end developers are responsible for delivering web and mobile experiences that look and perform superbly across all platforms.
This position involves using the latest front-end web technologies to develop code alongside a team of developers (both front and back-end, with different platform specialties).
Collaboration and subject matter expertise: The ultimate goal is to work with other UCD specialists to create digital experiences that inform, inspire and delight, regardless of channel or audience type. The Front End Developer will also work closely with UX Consultants, Technical Architects and client-side staff to interpret user requirements and create appropriate solutions that deliver tangible results.
The front-end developer facilitates dialogue between internal and external clients and teams, and communicates technical information, functionality, and limitations to non-technical teams.
This role works closely with both external clients and internal, cross-function 
  • Write pure, standards-compliant code
  • Work closely with web and mobile designers and translate their designs into websites, apps, and interactive experiences
  • Test, debug, and build code that works across multiple browsers and digital platforms
  • Possess expertise in HTML and HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, and other coding modalities
  • Optimise UI for mobile devices and small-scale screens
  • Have extensive knowledge of WML, W3C, and WAP standards
  • Use their expertise with HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, XML, to develop high-quality mobile experiences
  • Design and produce native mobile apps
  • Develop database-driven applications
  • Ensure cross-platform usability across smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
  • Use external APIs to generate quality applications
  • Exhibit a deep passion for refined, simple design and creating products with high supportability and extensibility
  • Possess knowledge of Photoshop and other creative tools
  • Have a good knowledge of both waterfall and agile development approaches.
  • A good understanding of design and user experience principles
  • Relevant degree or Masters, in a related Engineering or Software discipline
  • Experience of dealing with cross-browser compatibility requirements
  • Understanding of mobile development best practices (e.g. responsive design, graceful degradation etc.)
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team and learn from colleagues
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Awareness of mobile technologies: iOS, Android, Windows Phone an advantage
  • Experience with at least one web application framework e.g Angular, React, Ember, Backbone etc.
  • Experience building reusable/modular JavaScript components
  • A good understanding of SEO and Web Analytics
  • Data visualisation with Canvas or SVG
Experience with server side JavaScript (Node) 
  • Work as a senior front end Developer within a team of coders (BAE and/or client) occasionally taking on a lead role, own specific work areas and coach others when needed.
  • Review front end coding requirements.  Provide feedback on front end coding standards, accessibility and other technical standards
  • Liaise with back end coders to design end-to-end technical solutions
  • Take ownership of one or more areas of work including planning, identifying risks and regular reports to the project manager. On very small engagements, they may be expected to assume the duties of a PM if one is not provided.
  • Apply BAE standard UCD approaches as well as broader BAE methodologies on client engagements with assistance / direction from senior management, and takes the lead in specific areas.
  • Manage and lead a team of front end Developers (BAE and/or client) working across a number of work streams, and provide direction, task management and objectives setting/management.
  • Manage the Risks and Issues arising on the Project and communicate as necessary to the correct authority. Also manage the ongoing management of these issues and risks to ensure they are resolved correctly to the client's satisfaction without adding additional risk to the BAE delivery team from a commercial or contractual point of view by ensuring solutions are signed off by both internal BAE technical architects and the client..
  • Ability to lead the client engagement for all areas of front end coding activity setting clear goals, client expectations and manage the UX vision to ensure it is progressive yet achievable within project, budgetary and technology constraints.
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Division Overview: Commercial Solutions
BAE Systems has been in the business of protecting some of the world's most important assets and networks for over 100 years. We apply the same techniques, intelligence and strategy used in defending nations and governments to businesses as well.  That's us - Commercial Solutions - a division of BAE Systems that specializes in providing businesses around the globe with the products and services they need to stay protected in today's connected world.

We offer a broad portfolio of on premise, managed and cloud-based products and services that are proven to protect our clients against financial crime and persistent cyber attackers. 
We aim to be a global industry-leading, cyber and financial crime products business and will do this by leveraging the BAE Systems brand and by delivering higher grade security solutions for our clients.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.