Frontend Developer - Glasgow/Dunbartonshire

£30,000K - £40,000K DOE - IT
Ref: 210 Date Posted: Monday 19 Aug 2019
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Creative Freedom?


A Frontend Developer who wants to join “the most exciting young creative agency in Scotland, if not the UK”?


Bright Signals


In the short time they've been around Bright Signals have won clients like Bowmore, Jura, STV, Channel 4 and most recently the world’s biggest arts festival - The Edinburgh Fringe (that's 6 in a row now)! They have also picked up Scotland’s most coveted digital marketing award 3 times in the past 4 years!


They are disruptive, innovative and growing, fast.


What's on offer?

They offer an attractive benefits package, a common sense and flexible(ish) approach to working hours and home-working and a great location (in the heart of Glasgow’s Finnieston). But most of all, a brilliant team of colleagues who’ll have your back, make you laugh daily, and help you produce work that you are immensely proud of.


Everyone at Bright Signals gets half a day every week to spend on personal ideas and projects, but further time is available to learn new skills as and when they’re required for a specific project. Not sure how to interface a brainwave-sensing EEG headset with Google Chrome? It’s ok, neither did they a few months ago.


So, who would fit the bill?

A frontend developer who has experience of server-side technologies like PHP, WordPress and MySQL would be advantageous, but it's more important that the successful candidate excels at building great website front ends that work efficiently and accessibly across the full range of modern desktop and mobile browsers.

We support frontend developers who have a curious mind and willingness to learn new skills – although you may not have these skills right now, you’ll probably need to learn some Python, React Native and HTML5 game development on the job. You’ll also need to work with some physical computing platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi and gain a rudimentary understanding of basic circuits and IO.

The successful frontend developer will work alongside our existing in-house team of web and app developers, interfacing with our design team to ensure that our sites look great and perform well.


So, who are Bright Signals and what do they do?

The talented production team consists of around ten folk – an interesting mix of designers, animators, developers and electronics engineers. Within this team, your time will be split between two distinct types of work: building web sites and special projects.

On the web side of things, which equates to around 70%, you’ll be working on some of the UK’s leading consumer brands. The sites are typically bespoke builds using Wordpress, Craft, Drupal or Symfony in the back end.

On the special projects side Bright Signals have incredible variety – everything from developing VR apps to building physical arcade machines. They use a wide variety of technologies including React Native, Python, OpenCV and Arduino.

You've probably heard of a few things they've built:


  • Passport to Jura
  • Heverlee Sjoelen
  • Scrum and Have a Try
  • Edinburgh Fringe


Bright Signals have been appointed as the lead creative agency for the Edinburgh Fringe for the next three years. They're doing everything from designing the cover of the Fringe programme to building games and interactive machines for them. 


  • European Supermarket e-commerce

Currently in the process of building a full e-commerce solution for a European supermarket chain. This will include a lot of bespoke functionality including home delivery, click-and-collect ordering and full multi-lingual support.


This is an outstanding opportunity for a developer to join a world class team, to grow and to shape your working life in a way that just isn’t possible in most corporate cultures.


Sound ideal? 


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