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Angular Engineer Essence Tech


1 year ago

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About Essence

Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. Clients include Google, FrieslandCampina, and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 1,700 people strong, manages over $3.2B in media spend and deploys campaigns in 71 markets via its global offices throughout North America, EMEA and APAC.

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This is a permanent opportunity with an excellent salary and benefits. 

About the role

As a Senior Front-End Engineer at Essence, you will work with a dedicated team to build captivating online experiences with a strong focus on quality and creating value for our clients.

You’ll work with a team of engineers using open source technologies, tools and delivery approaches to rapidly design and build. Our philosophy of continuous improvement means all team members are committed to play and reinvent the way we work, encouraging everyone to grow and improve their skills. 


  • Manage the team’s workload and work with the Product Owner on backlog prioritisation

  • Lead the effort of accurate estimates on requirements

  • Ensure all tasks are completed as planned and executed to the highest level of quality and efficiency

  • Be an active contributor to the FE Chapter - attend Chapter sessions, contribute to the discussions, share ideas and help set the standards and processes for the Chapter

  • Work collaboratively with the Design and Product practices. Ensure all new UX / Design brief is fully understood, technically assessed and signed-off for your project before development

  • Identify performance or quality issues and design and implement changes to make these more efficient and effective

  • Produce clean, efficient, reusable, tested code


  • Advanced OOP in Typescript and ES2018/19

  • 2nd generation Angular (9+) in a Production app

  • Application state management (e.g. ngrx, redux)

  • Advanced HTML5, CSS and CSS preprocessors (Sass or Less)

  • Automated TDD and BDD approaches using frameworks like Cypress, Jest, Jasmine, Mocha or Chai with Protractor and Karma

  • Package managers (NPM or Yarn)

  • Webpack, Gulp or Grunt

  • Version control using Git (or Mercurial) with Github or GitLab

  • Web development with API-feed data

  • Progressive Web Apps (PWA)

  • Using style / brand guides

  • Working with designers (graphic and UX)

  • Designing and implementing technical solutions that are robust, scalable, performant and secure

  • Ability to assess the impact of decisions made when designing and implementing solutions on our client’s bottom line

  • Great interpersonal skills; able to communicate at all levels of seniority and levels of technical understanding


  • Influencing technical decisions in a project

  • JavaScript without frameworks

  • Attention to detail and producing pixel perfect implementation of designs

  • A strong work ethic; able to work under pressure and juggle multiple responsibilities to meet deadlines and deliver great results

  • An ability to work without close supervision, supply clear progress updates, raise concerns when necessary and ultimately manage your own time to meet deadlines

  • Ability to provide an interface to perform e2e tests from eXecutable Specification (Gherkin syntax)

  • Staying abreast of the latest developments in Front-end

  • Strong sense of UX from a coding perspective

  • Mentoring junior engineers


  • Web Accessibility (specifically WAI-ARIA)

  • Working in a CI / CD environment

  • Using containers / Docker

  • Atomic or material design

  • Agile / Scrum

  • Sound understanding of coding standards and conventions

  • Documentation

  • Familiarity with OpenAPI

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with React, Node.js, Python and Go

  • HATEOAS / Hypermedia APIs

What you can expect from Essence

Essence’s mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world.  We do this by employing the world’s very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today’s digital marketing landscape.  It’s important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging.  We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.


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