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Ask Front End Developers what's on their mind, and the answer is: code. They make the two-dimensional multi-dimensional and really fun to experience. They are able to walk the line between code junkie and artist and make beautiful unions between form and function. The partnership Front End Developers enjoy with Back End Developers is a match made in cyber-heaven. In the infinite time and space of the web and cloud, server-side meets database and application engineering to create the digital innovations and interactive events we've come to expect and even crave.

Tasks Include;
  • Work as a senior front end Developer within a team of coders (BAE and/or client) occasionally taking on a lead role, own specific work areas and coach others when needed.
  • Review front end coding requirements. Provide feedback on front end coding standards, accessibility and other technical standards
  • Liaise with back end coders to design end-to-end technical solutions
  • Take ownership of one or more areas of work including planning, identifying risks and regular reports to the project manager. On very small engagements, they may be expected to assume the duties of a PM if one is not provided.
  • Apply BAE standard UCD approaches as well as broader BAE methodologies on client engagements with assistance / direction from senior management, and takes the lead in specific areas.
  • Write pure, standards-compliant code
  • Work closely with web and mobile designers and translate their designs into websites, apps, and interactive experiences
  • Test, debug, and build code that works across multiple browsers and digital platforms
  • Possess expertise in HTML and HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, and other coding modalities
  • Optimise UI for mobile devices and small-scale screens
  • Have extensive knowledge of WML, W3C, and WAP standards
  • Use their expertise with HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, XML, to develop high-quality mobile experiences
  • Design and produce native mobile apps
  • Develop database-driven applications
  • Ensure cross-platform usability across smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
  • Use external APIs to generate quality applications
  • Exhibit a deep passion for refined, simple design and creating products with high supportability and extensibility
  • Possess knowledge of Photoshop and other creative tools
  • Have a good knowledge of both waterfall and agile development approaches.
  • A good understanding of design and user experience principles
  • Relevant degree or Masters, in a related Engineering or Software discipline
  • Experience of dealing with cross-browser compatibility requirements
  • Understanding of mobile development best practices (e.g. responsive design, graceful degradation etc.)
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team and learn from colleagues
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Awareness of mobile technologies: iOS, Android, Windows Phone an advantage
  • Experience with at least one web application framework e.g Angular, React, Ember, Backbone etc.
  • Experience building reusable/modular JavaScript components
  • A good understanding of SEO and Web Analytics
  • Data visualisation with Canvas or SVG
  • Experience with server side JavaScript (Node)
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.
Division overview: Capabilities
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.
As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Developer
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