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Graduate / Junior Front End Developer

Job Reference: 051703
Date Posted: 16 May 2017
Employer: Element 78 Solutions Ltd
Location: Bristol, UK
Salary: £18,000 to £23,000
Sector: I.T. & Communications > Internet Multimedia Design, Internet Multimedia Development; Advert / Media / Entertainment > Agency Creative Services
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 02 June 2017

Job Description

We’re on the lookout for a bright, ambitious and motivated team player, with an unmatched passion for technology and the web, to join our team of front end developers.


Do you want to be part of a vibrant, flourishing digital agency, based in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter, and experienced in delivering and supporting all kinds of successful digital projects for a fantastic range of high-end clients?

Do you want to work for an agency that’s all about its enthusiastic and driven team, who have a passion for what they do and believe in having fun whilst they do it?

Do you want to join a company that offers the relaxed environment and big opportunities of an agency environment and the exciting challenges and high-profile projects of an experienced company that’s really going places?

Then we might be just what you’re looking for…


As a member of our front end development team, you’ll be working with and alongside your front end development colleagues, as well as directly with our back end, creative, and client service teams, to deliver an exciting variety of projects for a wide range of clients: from web applications, ecommerce and CMS-driven websites, to system integrations and mobile apps.

As a graduate / junior developer, your work will be integral to the development, implementation and ongoing support of our clients’ digital projects. We’ll expect you all the while to grasp every opportunity you get both to learn from those around you and to share your growing knowledge with them too, as you further your knowledge of best practice and evolving industry trends, standards and technologies.


We’re looking for someone who’ll fit right in with what we do and how we do it here at Element78.

As a graduate / junior developer, that means you’ll need to be: 

  • A bright spark: bringing enthusiasm and positivity to everything you do, and welcoming opportunities to push yourself, to learn along the way, and to share your learning with others.
  • A problem-solver: using your analytical and logical thinking to understand our clients’ needs, identify their problems and come up with dazzling digital solutions.
  • A little bit obsessive: paying attention to, and caring about, every little detail, to produce consistently great work.
  • A great communicator: using the right medium, in the right way, every time, and listening carefully and thoughtfully to others, to communicate clearly, assertively and professionally with clients and colleagues.
  • Organised: prioritising, juggling and balancing a varied workload to ensure that deadlines and expectations are consistently met.
  • Flexible: taking a positive approach to change by adapting what you do, how you do it and how you work with others.
  • Great to work with: a team player who communicates with honesty and respect, stays calm under pressure, takes responsibility for their work and knows how to have fun!

Ideally, we’d like you to be qualified to degree level, or equivalent: but what we most want is someone with a geeky passion for developing, and with the kind of knowledge of technology that your experience, either in education or in the workplace, will have given you.

As far as your current skills and experience go, this is what we’re looking for:


  • Some experience as a front end developer (either in the workplace, or through degree-level education)
  • Solid experience of:



o Javascript

  • A good working knowledge of:

o Cross platform bug fixing

o Javascript frameworks e.g. jQuery, Angular, Angular 2, ReactJS


  • A good working knowledge of:

o Front end syntax e.g. Webforms, Razor

o CMS e.g. Wordpress, Umbraco, Sitecore

o Web analytics and SEO e.g. Google Analytics

  • An awareness of:

o UI design

o UX concepts and theories


o Source Control Systems e.g. TFS, GIT

o Testing

o Documentation

o Javascript libraries e.g. Backbone, Underscore, Require o Server Side Patterns e.g. Grunt, Gulp, Yeoman


We’re a growing team with a wealth of experience behind us, and we pride ourselves on making sure that every member of the team knows how important they are. This means you can look forward to the kind of rewards, benefits and opportunities that will really make you feel valued. All that, plus a great place to work and a great bunch of people to work with!

Great rewards and benefits:

As well as paying you a competitive salary, we’ll make sure you’re well rewarded in all other kinds of ways, including:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (which goes up once you’ve been with us for 5 years).
  • Fair recompense for overtime: we don’t want it to happen very often, but if you do work overtime, we’ll never expect you to do it for nothing!
  • Pension scheme.
  • Cash plan healthcare scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Retail discount scheme.

Great opportunities:

We like to have fun, but we take the development of every Element78 team member very seriously: without you, we’re nothing! This means that you’ll have:

  • Full induction training when you join us.
  • Regular goal reviews and an annual appraisal, so we know we’re supporting your development needs.
  • Ongoing opportunities for in-house and external mentoring, training and development.
  • Monthly knowledge sharing sessions (with pizza!).
  • The chance to get really involved with, and learn from, the kind of meaty projects that, as an experienced agency with an impressive client list, we spend our time doing.

A great team to work with:

You’ll be joining a team of around 20 bright, creative, friendly people, and we all:

  • Have a geeky passion for what we do.
  • Are brilliant at having fun whilst we do it.
  • Are dedicated to playing our part in Element78’s continued growth and success.
  • Celebrate our successes together (this often involves cake and / or drinks at the local). 
  • Take it in turns to organise all sorts of monthly socials (and we mean all sorts: pub treasure hunts; quizzes; barbecues, horse-racing, poker and casino nights; ice-skating; school discos… you name it, we’ve probably done it!).

A great place to work:

You’ll be based in Bristol’s hip and happening creative quarter, Paintworks, where you’ll work in our modern, open plan studio and can benefit from:

  • As much free tea / coffee / soft drinks as you can handle.
  • Free fruit.
  • Desk beers on a Friday.
  • Monthly company breakfast meetings.
  • Bike park and showers.
  • Music while you work: everyone can (and does!) share their playlists!
  • Great places to eat and drink, on your doorstep.



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