Front End Developer

Role: Front End Developer

Start date: January 2022

Salary: Dependent on experience

 
 

ABOUT US:

The Flash Pack is a London based technical production studio. The company was born when two photographers set out to create a software platform to edit and share content from live events. 10 years on, our focus is building social first content experiences for brands and agencies activating in the UK and abroad.

 

We design moments people get excited about and use smart technology to capture and share them. We are known for our innovative approach to briefs, our ability to create striking creative content, and our expertise in delivering live amplification of this content both pre, during, and post-event.

 

We work with some of the world’s best creative agencies and also direct to brands. Our clients include Google, Apple, YouTube, Mastercard, Vogue, Cartier, Coca Cola, IWC, Vans and more.

 

ACCOLADES:

Small Agency Of The Year – Creativepool

Company of the year – IPM COGS

Camera Crew of The Year – BEConnected

Best Innovation – IPM COGS

 

THE ROLE:

Our product portfolio at The Flash Pack is varied, from in-house content capture tools to bespoke installations, to custom builds for broadcast and experiential activations, we create content in creative and innovative ways.

As Front End Developer you will be part of the team responsible for developing that product portfolio, taking inspiration from technology that is used in the film and photography industries to produce intuitive interfaces for software tools that are used in the field and at the studio. In addition you will assist in the delivery of customised interfaces for specific events.

As Front End Developer you will design and own the front end architecture of new products, mainly using Vue.js. You will be working closely with our Back End Developer, collaborating in authoring data structures and interfacing with REST and Web Socket based APIs. you will write clean, modular and well documented code.

You will be skilled at translating creative briefs and technical requirements, confident in contributing your own ideas and creative in finding solutions to design challenges. You will assist in scoping works, managing schedules and updating the team on progress.

You will be an excellent communicator making technical considerations easy to understand for a non-technical audience. When asked questions about functionality and feasibility you will be helpful and understanding and solutions focused. You will train our staff in the use of the software you create and keep up-to-date documentation.

A portion of this role you will assist in the delivery of customising end user facing interfaces and custom user journeys on a project by project basis according to our end clients needs. You will be able to translate design templates into functioning HTML/CSS/JS. When necessary this task may have to be completed in the field and you will be comfortable working in an event production environment on site, under pressure to tight deadlines. Other instances will require remote working and on rare occasions out-of-hours support for which there is a recompense and toil scheme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to apply and develop their skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You must be comfortable with a fast-moving workload, adapting to change and have excellent multi-tasking skills, with the ability to turn projects around quickly, whilst delivering to the highest possible standards.

You will be at least aware of GDPR and willing to learn the principles so that our software is compliant and assists in integrating with end clients’ secured data systems.

 
 

KEY SKILLS

Highly proficient in HTML/CSS/JS, Vue.js or similar

Highly skilled in visual prototyping and design

Excited about the challenges of creating complex UI components that borrow from film and photography editing software

Experienced in creating technical specifications

Adheres to web standards, usability & best practices

Adept at scoping & estimating for front-end development tasks

Capable at delivering team progress reviews

Has strong programming skills and logical approach to problem solving

Experienced with Git version control

Passionate about film-making or photography

Interested in new technologies, development techniques, and upcoming trends

Has previous experience of working with back end developers

Excellent communication & influencing skills at all levels

Capable in an event production environment

Ideally is comfortable with linux and command line tools

Experience with Amazon AWS is a bonus

Knowledge of Python / Flask is a bonus

3+ years experience minimum

 

APPLY

In the first instance candidates should email hello@itstheflashpack.com with a copy of their CV and cover letter.

We regret to advise that due to the high volume of responses received, candidates without experience as outlined above, will not be considered suitable and will therefore not be contacted.

So, why come and work for us?

Well, if we haven’t floated your boat already, and taking a look at the work we deliver didn’t get you all weak at the knees, here are some other reasons why you might want to join us.

We have fun. This industry is hard work – demanding clients and long hours, but we like to think we’re pretty good at having fun whilst we do it. Our staff retention rates are testament to that.

We are fair. Working at the weekend? Don’t get any time off back for your hard work? We don’t expect you to give us your life. Why would we? Work an hour at the weekend, get it back in lieu at a time that suits you.

We are flexible. Our systems have been set up to allow our team to work from home when they can.

We are ambitious. Independently owned and run, with big dreams, we have a clear plan in place and are focused on making it happen.

We are honest. Open door policy to management for the entire team, so no one is left wondering. We respect and value our staff and feel honesty is always the best policy.

We are innovative. Constantly pushing boundaries and leaders in our field, we often create first to market products and experiences that simply haven’t been seen before.