Javascript Development Lead

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Advertised Range (External)
Competitive plus benefits
Permanent Full-Time
Location : City

Job Purpose

Javascript Development Lead: Following the deployment of a number of projects over the past year, this is a great opportunity for an innovative, Javascript Development Lead with strong leadership, people management and expertise in Javascript to bring fresh thinking and contribute to the strategic development of our IT Roadmap.


Leading a cross platform, multi-sited development team, you’ll be responsible for the design and deployment of exciting industry led and bespoke web based solutions across seven UK locations. We’re looking for a Javascript Development Lead who’s an enabler of change to drive, continuously improve and exceed customer expectations; whether it’s through introducing new technologies or building cutting-edge and complex technologies, suggesting innovative solutions or bringing teams together to deliver enhanced software developments.


Key to your success in the Javascript Development Lead role is your experience of:

1.  Operating in a similar role within a regulated, multi-divisional, matrix driven organisation.

2.  The ability to take a concept and turn it into a finished product, understanding how everything works end to end and anticipating the problems and solutions.

3.  Proven technical expertise and development in;

  • Javascript (ES2015 or newer) plus HTML / CSS3 / DOM and JSON / XML
  • Client side frameworks and tools
  • UI / UX development, including responsive design
  • Web standards and building for accessibility
  • Unit testing frameworks, such as Jest
  • Software version control systems - GIT, GitHub or Subversion

4.  Working in partnership with wider IT teams and stakeholders in delivering change and transformation programmes.

5.  Clear commercial capability in evaluating, critiquing and challenging business initiatives and assumptions in a constructive manner.

6.  Highly developed listening, communication and written skills with the ability to process and present both strategic a tactical information to diverse audiences.

7.  Pro-active and engaging you’ll have experience of inspiring and mentoring teams, setting and conducting performance reviews and leading teams through change.


Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy in the Javascript Development Lead opportunity:

A comprehensive range of flexible benefits options such as a company pension, 25 days’ holiday, rising to 27 days after 3 years (you can buy or sell up to 5 days), a car lease scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance, and an annual bonus. As well as a discounted on-site restaurant, our people enjoy discounts on company products and with a wide range of retailers & gyms. 


About #AgeasUK

We're a leading provider of award-winning insurance solutions in the UK, distributing our Personal and Commercial insurance products through brokers, intermediaries, affinity partners and the internet.  We have three consumer brands – Back Me Up, Ageas Elastic and RIAS – and partner with some of the nation’s most well-known brands, such as John Lewis, Age UK, Toyota, Virgin Money and General Motors.  We’re also partners in Tesco Underwriting, providing home and motor insurance to Tesco Bank customers.  Insuring around five million customers and working with a range of partners, Ageas are recognised for delivering consistent and high-quality customer experiences. We employ around 4,000 people in UK based offices in Manchester, Stoke, Gloucester, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Eastleigh and London.


Please click on the apply button to be considered for this Javascript Development Lead opportunity.





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