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Javascript Developer


2 years ago

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About us

SMG is one of the most exciting growth companies in the UK today. Home to three award winning agencies, Capture, Lobster and Threefold. At SMG, our people are at the heart of everything we do and are our biggest asset. We are proud to provide opportunities for fast career growth, recognising and rewarding great work, and doing this within an inclusive, highly flexible, and innovative environment.

We are dedicated to support our employees to be the best version of themselves both inside and outside of work. We’re have an extraordinary culture built by exceptional people and it’s because of this that we’ve been recognised as 2nd in Best Companies marketing and media's best agencies to work for, and we’ve just received our 3 star accreditation from Best Companies, making us a World Class company to work for.

Across the group, we have a shared mission to lead connected commerce marketing.

Read a summary of what each of our agencies do here!

The role

We are looking for a JavaScript Developer to join SMG, working on our Plan-Apps platform, which acts as the operating system that connects brands and retailers to streamline planning, media buying, budgeting, and evaluating commerce marketing activity.

Please note that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this role, therefore all applicants will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

What you'll be doing

We pride ourselves on creating challenging and exciting opportunities, meaning that no two days are the same. However, here's an idea of what your responsibilities will look like:

  • Design & build web applications using JavaScript. Our tech stack includes node.js, React, MongoDB, AWS.

  • Contribute code across the full stack of the web application.

  • Ensure that the team’s technical quality standards are met.

  • Support component design, development and maintenance.

  • Write automated tests.

  • Conduct code reviews.

What you'll need to have / be

  • Some experience delivering code in a professional environment and working in an agile team.

  • Excellent knowledge of the JavaScript language and related frameworks. Must include React, node.js (or both).

  • Excellent knowledge of HTML and CSS.

  • Practical experience working with databases, ideally MongoDB.

  • Good understanding of software tools and practices, including git, pull requests, code reviews, automated testing, CI/CD etc.

  • Understanding of security and performance considerations.

  • Typescript (optional).

P.s. we try really hard to make sure that we list only essential criteria here, BUT if you think you can do an amazing job, yet don't have every single thing on this list, we'd still love to hear from you.

The best bits

Here at SMG we are dedicated to continuously reviewing and improving our benefits package to offer the best that we can for our people. We have a whole page dedicated to our benefits here, but here's some of our favourites...

  • 💰 Generous discretionary bonus scheme

  • 🧘‍♂️ £1,200 yearly wellbeing fund (on top of your salary!) towards your personal wellbeing and passions

  • 📚 £500 yearly “Uni Fund” towards learning and development

  • 🎧 Free headspace subscription

  • 🕐 4pm Friday finishes all year round

  • 🥳 Two fully paid conferences a year at Summer & Winter, as well as a dedicated team that put on activities and celebrations throughout the year

The process

  1. We will invite you to a first interview which we try to keep relatively informal, so it gives you the opportunity to share your authentic self. The hiring team will be looking to understand more about your experience and why you're interested in working with us.

  2. There will be a second interview which will last a little longer, and involve some form of task to showcase your ability to do the role.

  3. We then invite you to a meet & greet which is an opportunity for you to meet the team you'll be joining and ask them questions about the role and wider business.

🌟 Helping you shine 🌟

We are committed to helping you shine and show your full potential by making any changes you might need throughout your application. If you need an alternative way of applying for this role, support with understanding the role and its requirements, changes to be made to the way we hold our interviews, or anything else, then please reach out to us. You can either let us know on your application form or contact the people team to discuss how we can help on

🤝 SMG are proud to be an equal opportunities employer 🤝 

We are fully committed to providing equality in the workplace and ensure all opportunities for, and during employment, will be afforded to individuals fairly and irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race including colour, ethnic or national origins and nationality, religion or belief or sexual orientation ("the protected characteristics"). We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of our communities and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. More information on what we are doing can be found here.

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