We're currently looking for a design-friendly front-end developer with demonstrable skills in pattern-based prototyping and production.
Your role as a design engineer is essential in helping us articulate design intent for our clients through:
Depending on your prior experience and seniority, it would also be advantageous for candidates to be able to demonstrate the following skills:
We’re looking for self-driven, adaptable and bold individuals who thrive on the freedom and trust to do the work they love in the way they like. If you strive to do some of the most fulfilling work of your career, in a culture free from bureaucratic constraints, Clearleft may be the ideal place for you.
You're able to adapt and flex to the situation at hand, in order to tackle exciting front-end challenges with the latest advances in web development, putting user experience over developer experience. You don’t use technology for technology's sake and are open to using new methods, frameworks and tools that benefit users and clients.
You insist on a deeper understanding of the problem before rushing into solutions, even if that sometimes means starting out with ‘just enough’. You focus on the needs of the people using the products and services you’re developing or prototyping, but are also able to understand the complexity involved in balancing them with the client’s organisational goals or technical constraints.
You’re happy to jump in feet-first, trialling new ideas and approaches with a growth mindset. If you don’t get things right the first time, you’re resilient, and progressive about learning and adapting for the next time around. You can manage your own time and are flexible; you recognise that each project is different and unique in its own right. You're able to work effectively with various roles in a fast-paced design studio that includes design, events, research, operations, strategy and other developers.
You understand the benefits of making complex ideas simple through diagrams, concept maps, sketches or other visual thinking techniques. You enjoy working through ideas with clients and colleagues, but you’re also hands-on enough to help bring those ideas into reality.
You understand that success can often rest on the quality of communication. You prefer discussion over emails and documents. You pride yourself on expressing your ideas clearly and with a strong sense of purpose that encourages trust from your colleagues and clients, whether that’s a conversation around a whiteboard, an innovative prototype or selecting the right framework for a project.
You do your best work collaborating within cross–functional teams and know that shared understanding is the critical factor in achieving a successful outcome. You instinctively share your ideas with colleagues and peers, and love to see them adapt and evolve as a result of constructive criticism.
You know the best way to tackle complex problems is by remaining adaptable. You understand and respect the differences between the various research, design or development methodologies (such as Lean or Agile), while not following any practice unthinkingly. You have an array of techniques to draw upon, but focus on the outcomes of your work, rather than fetishise how it’s delivered.
We hire for culture add, not culture fit. We encourage everyone to bring their own unique character to the team, feeling free to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Hiring people from diverse backgrounds enriches the team's values and the work we do, helping make us greater than the sum of our parts.
If the above resonates with you, we should get together for a chat.
If so, please send a short email and your résumé or CV to email@example.com, telling us why you’re right for this role.
Application deadline: 21 August 2021
We look forward to hearing from you.