Full-Stack Developer (Go, Ruby, Typescript) | Tech Product | “Fully Remote” | £80,000

Lewis Hollings are working on a unique opportunity to hire a team of “Fully Remote” Full-Stack Developers into a UK based technology company.

Our client currently has 15/20 Software Engineers all based around Europe working towards and delivering high-volume, scalable mission-critical web applications for a list of high-profile clients.
Working closely with Lewis Hollings they are keen to add at least 3 new Engineers to the team ASAP.
The stack is varied and modern. With the main application primarily built with Ruby, TypeScript and Go. Prior experience with these is nice to have but not necessarily essential.
We are ultimately looking for excellent craftsman & women who love to code, will test their own work and want to solve tech challenges using the best solutions available.
What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Collaborate with a team of developers to craft high-quality software customers enjoy using.
  • Contribute to both backend infrastructure and web frontend responsibilities.
  • Participate in the design process of every feature you work on – from brainstorming to prototyping to reviews and polish.
  • Review code submissions from other engineers and be open to having your own work critiqued – we encourage our team to work together and trust that you can lean on each other’s strengths.
  • Mentor and guide other engineers.
This role requires an expert, you’ll need to demonstrate a proven track record of architecting, developing and deploying high-volume, scalable, multi-tenant, mission-critical web applications but if that is you and you like the idea of being a major part of a growing business while working remotely please get n touch ASAP.
Call 07858973473
Email: Jordan@lewishollings.com

Full Stack Drupal/React Developer | online publisher | London | £60,000

Full Stack Drupal/React Developer | online publisher | London | £60,000

Lewis Hollings working with a global online publisher of legal and business information to hire a Full-Stack Drupal/React Developer role with experience in Drupal 8/7 module development and React framework. 

As a Full-Stack Developer your key tasks will include: 

  • Understanding and contributing to business requirements
  • Highlighting tech challenges & problem-solving. 
  • Creating future tech strategy
  • Maintaining existing products sites built-in Drupal7, Drupal8, React 
  • Implement new functionalities to improve the existing platforms and site features. 

Key Tasks:

  • Write/maintain custom modules/hooks in Drupal 8/7, ReactJs and React Hooks for the existing product sites
  • Keep all the product sites updated with regular Drupal core and contributed module updates and security features
  • Write new and update existing SASS files, jquery, javascript to improve the codebase
  • Propose and write new custom modules and theme template files to meet the business requirements and befitting the existing code base
  • Fix bugs/issues identified on all product sites hosted on AWS platform
  • Understand existing AWS configuration and propose the best approach to make the most of the AWS services in order to improve the site performance, security features, code deployment, database backup and recovery
  • Ensure best practice and coding standards in the existing codebase and encourage team for unit testing
  • Provide technical assistance to support and fix day to day in-house IT issues when appropriate.
  • Maintain existing codebase for Drupal integration with third-party services and API that is in use which includes Pardot as Marketing automation tool, Salesforce as CRM, RESTful web services Ensure a satisfactory level of documentation for new functionality and usage, appropriate comments in the codebase and git commits for future reference

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 module/theme development
  • ElasticSearch – Drupal/AWS 
  • ReactJs & React Hooks
  • GraphQL & Apollo Client
  • HTML5, LESS/SASS,Gulp, JavaScript, ES6
  • RESTful web services
  • Git, Gitflow & Gitlab
  • NPM 

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • DevOps skills – maintain ubuntu dev server
  • Write shell/php scripts for spinning dev environments, edit configuration/settings files for code deployment
  • AWS Configuration and Hosting platform

If this sounds like an interesting new challenge, please get in touch ASAP! Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

Lewis Hollings is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

 

Is The Office Really Dead?

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“Digital Nomad” “Gig Economy” “100% Remote” “WFH” are all phrases I see and hear every day. Everyone seems to want to be their own boss and nobody wants to go to the office anymore.

I’ve been a “stand-alone” recruiter on and off for 10 years, I personally miss having and seeing colleagues every single day and find it tough! I’ll admit that at times I’m lonely. I miss the banter, the camaraderie, the learning and even the politics and bitching that comes with having colleagues & teammates that you see in an office for 8 hours 5 days per week.

Candidates tell me that they are more productive when they work from home and they work longer hours. I must be doing it wrong because I don’t, I get asked to do the school run, I run an errand, my wife wants to chat or even “pop to IKEA”!

I appreciate it will vary greatly from position to position but is remote working actually better for business or is it just fashionable right now?

Does it really improve mental health? Looking at my own experience, I think my mental health has suffered.

Can anyone share real results where they have achieved more while working in the local Costa or from a hot desk compared to going to the office?

Are you a business owner who has recently implemented a WFH policy? Are you pleased with the results so far?

I’d love to hear your views, opinions and stories – Is The Office Really Dead?

Senior Frontend Engineer | Tech Product | London | £70,000+

Senior Frontend Engineer | Tech Product | London | £70,000+

We’re looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer with excellent Javascript skills to join an internationally diverse, sociable, dynamic team with a clear vision and strategy.

You’ll join the Product and Engineering team where every decision made is with the customer at its core. You’ll be expected to constantly ask yourself, ‘will our clients benefit from this?’

As a Senior Frontend Engineer you’ll need commercial experience with the following technologies:

  • Javascript
  • React
  • Jest & TDD
  • Chrome Dev Tools
  • CSS 3
  • HTML 5
  • Git
  • npm / yarn
  • Webpack

Would be great if you had an interest in or are familiar with:

  • React Hooks
  • Typescript
  • React Testing Library, Cypress
  • Storybook
  • GraphQL, Apollo

You’ll be responsible for ensuring our client continue to deliver a world-class user experience for their customer’s, other key responsibilities might include :

  • implementing prototypes to ensure a fast feedback loop when collaborating with designers, product managers and customers
  • managing and maintaining our UI component library
  • managing our styling architecture
  • collaborate with design on ideation and redesign of components
  • pairing with our engineering team
  • interested in transitioning your design-oriented background towards a more engineering focussed role

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced business with lots of room for creative freedom. They offer flexible working, including parent-friendly working hours, flexible hours, working from home days and £1000 annual self-development budget. 

If this sounds a great to you as it does to me, please get in touch ASAP! Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

LHR – Lewis Hollings Recruitment is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

Front-end Developer (Angular) | eCommerce | London | c£70,000

Front-end Developer (Angular) | eCommerce | London | c£70,000

Are you looking for the opportunity to join a great business and make your mark, helping to take an already leading eCommerce site to the next level? 

We’re looking for a Front End Developer to join a fantastic technology team. 

You’ll work with an Angular 7 codebase, utilising Typescript, Pug, SCSS, Jest (for Unit/Integration tests), Cypress (E2E tests) & AWS, backend by APIs to our Ruby on Rails platform. 

The technology team complete many projects such as UI/UX improvements. CMS management, performance improvements, deeper analytics and integration of the latest SEO and testing techniques. Alongside developing for our three international sites, you’ll be able to work with other teams – from building Slack bots, using serverless technologies, infrastructure, integrations into other systems and playing with the cutting edge tech during our regular hack-days. We love to share our ideas on our blog and at meetups/conferences. 

We are looking for someone with a passion for frontend technologies coupled with at least 2 years commercial experience using Angular (4+ or JS), TypeScript, and previous experience of bringing user-centred product design into production. 

You’ll need knowledge of current and emerging front end technologies, in particular, single-page applications, gained as a frontend (or full-stack) developer, ideally on a customer-facing product. 

The role will involve working with RESTful APIs and ideally, you have contributed to the design of new APIs. 

You’ll be able to demonstrate how you can build great user experiences, favouring simple and easy-to-use UIs, and take a mobile-centric approach that stretches beyond responsive design to concerns such as performance and scale-ability. 

This role represents a fantastic opportunity for you to play a leading part in delivering the product and technology roadmap, and ensuring optimum technical approaches are chosen. This will mean writing, reviewing and supporting code, taking ideas from requirements to production code, and being responsible for quality at every step along the way, whether it’s testability, UX or architecture. 

If you are a Front-end Developer with Angular skills and experience who would thrive in an informal, startup environment where everyone is friendly and sociable, with regular company-wide events and you like the sound of working with developers of all skill levels, using code reviews, pair programming and other techniques to improve the team as a whole then please get in touch ASAP! 

Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

LHR – Lewis Hollings Recruitment is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

Javascript (Angular) Developer | First of Their Kind Products | London | £70,000+

Javascript (Angular) Developer | First of Their Kind Products | London | £70,000+

We’re hiring a permanent Javascript Developer specifically with expert Angular skills to join and existing tech team to help build brand new applications that are genuinely cutting edge in the industry – Providing products and capabilities not previously seen in this sector.

As a Senior Angular Developer, you’ll work on a responsive, web application using the latest Angular version, written in Typescript, and focus on typing code. You’ll practice continuous integration, write clean, maintainable, consistent code, with a big emphasis on testing, quality and communication.

Job Objectives:

  • Work closely with the front-end team lead and commit to improving the code base
  • Work closely with other developers and contribute to the team dynamic
  • Work closely with the design team to create high quality user experiences and interactions
  • Work closely with our backend team to define data structures and contracts and API interactions
  • Collaboratively improve the Agile processes within the team – be a positive voice

Skills Required:

  • Experience of Angular and Typescript
  • Experience in RxJS observables
  • Experience in writing test in Jasmine/Karma/Protractor
  • Experience in writing SCSS skills without reliance on a framework – we love Flexbox!
  • Experience in an Agile environment
  • Experience in CI/CD

Nice To Have Skills

  • Experience with Angular Material
  • Experience with NgRx state management
  • Pact Contract Testing
  • Highcharts
  • TDD/BDD background
  • Nx Workspace

We are looking for a strong communicator who is open, honest, collaborative and willing to continue to learn.  If this sounds like you please get in touch ASAP. Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

Lewis Hollings Recruitment is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.

 

Front-End Developer – React.JS | E-Commerce | London | £75,000+

Front-End Developer – React.JS. E-Commerce. London. £75,000+

We are working on a great opportunity for a Front-End Developer with React.JS skills to work with a well established and forward-thinking e-commerce platform who are renowned for building state-of-the-art digital experiences for customers all over the world.

This really is a unique opportunity to be part of something new, help build something special from scratch, feel the energy of a small agile team coupled with the financial resources of an industry leader.

As an experienced Front-End Developer, you will work in multi-functional agile teams, using modern JavaScript frameworks with a key focus on React.JS and Redux.JS technologies. 

Teamwork and idea-sharing are key here and you will be tasked with frequently pairing with technical and non-technical team members to design and develop high quality scalable and maintainable solutions.

You will need:

  • Experience of developing user-facing web applications for commercial organisations.
  • A strong background in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Considerable experience with modern JavaScript frameworks such as React.js 
  • Experience of working in active agile teams 

Nice to have

  • Experience with UI/UX design and user testing. 
  • Mobile development 
  • E-commerce experience

Do you want to be a key figure and help shape & build the future of our business? If so, please send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com ASAP

 

Contract React Developer. E-Commerce. London. £500+ p/d

Contract React Developer. E-Commerce. London. £500+ p/d

LHR is working with a fantastic business with an immediate opportunity for an experienced and talented Front End Developer, specialising in React, to work building a brand new consumer-facing website for one of the UK’s leading E-Commerce brands.

As part of a cross-functional development team, you’ll be tasked with putting to use your expert knowledge of React & Redux to help create a first-class web platform that will play a part in processing millions of transactions every month.

The best candidates will lead by example through clean, maintainable code and displaying knowledge of best software practices, as well as helping those around them continue to improve and learn.

This is an initial 4-month contract, based in central London. We expect to pay around £500 per day.

Required skills:

  • A deep level of expertise in React with Redux
  • Expert level of HTML5, CSS3 knowledge Demonstrable history of developing commercially used UIs
  • Understanding of Agile principles TDD, BDD knowledge

Please apply now for more information by calling Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

PHP Developer. Contract, Central London. £400 p/d 

PHP Developer. Contract, Central London. £400 p/d 

We are working with a well known .Com to hire a professional & enthusiastic PHP Contractor on an initial 6-month contract.

The best candidates will have experience working on a large scale, long term projects, as well as smaller projects, you’ll also be comfortable in a team and working independently. 

As an experienced PHP Developer, you’ll get the opportunity to assist the team with brand new greenfield projects as well as other key projects & builds during this very busy time for the company.

Based in modern offices in central London with some WFH possibilities this is a great contract opportunity for the right person.

Key skills & Requirements :

• Excellent Commercial PHP experience

• Strong Laravel knowledge

• Good REST API experience

• OOP with design patterns

• Agile experience

We expect to pay around £400 p/d for an initial 6-month contract with a very good chance of extension and an immediate start available.

Contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com for more information

Contract VS Permanent

Contract VS Permanent

Does this sound familiar?

You have been looking for a permanent developer for the last 2 months, you haven’t seen many promising perm CV’s, you’ve been messed around by the good ones you have seen, spent hour’s talking to recruiters both internal and external, only to end up without a new developer and now you’ve lost ground on a number of important projects. Maybe the current team are being overworked and getting frustrated too? 

I have a solution.

To take on a contractor on a day rate contract costs on par, sometimes less, than hiring on a permanent employee, plus you won’t lose 3 months of your life, your current team or any ground on that vital project! 🙂

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: £375 per day

Permanent: £55,000 per annum

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Employers NI 13.8%

Permanent: Employers NI 13.8% – (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Employees NI 12%

Permanent: Employees NI 12% – (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Finder’s Fee (Zero)

Permanent: Finder’s Fee Avg 20% (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Avg 28 days holidays per annum

Permanent: Avg 28 days holidays per annum (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Avg Sick days 10 days per annum

Permanent: Avg Sick days 10 days per annum (You pay)

Contract: Total cost: £82,500 per annum                                                   

Permanent: Total Cost: £80,190

(This figure does not include further costs associated with company perks ie; pensions, laptops, healthcare, bonus, training course etc.)

Additional benefits

  • Many contractors prefer longer contracts. If anything it will be your permanent candidates that are leaving to go contracting.
  • No recruitment finder’s fee. If a permanent member decides to leave (after the rebate) the fee is lost – (£11,000)
  • Contractors bring vast knowledge and experience to you and the team. Contractors are able to hit the ground running and do not take as much time or hand-holding to get up to scratch on your systems as maybe as a permanent developer would.
  • Contractors work on a day rate so their work mentality is to work at their full potential from day 1.
  • Flexible Notice periods and end dates on contract.

I have been placing Product & Engineering contractors for over 16 years, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch call 07858 973 473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

References received by contractors can be found here: Hiring Contractors? Looking for a Contract role?