Digital Careers

The Organisation:

Digital Careers, part of the Digital Recruitment Company is currently working with a global investment management organisation who have operations in 20 countries and manage £1Trillion worth of assets for clients. They have over 7,000 employees and are looking to grow the digital distribution which has brought CRM, marketing and tech together.

The Role:

My client is looking for a highly experienced Senior Front-End Developer to help them build the next generation of web services, applications and innovations. They are looking for a HTML, CSS and JavaScript specialist with a mind-set that is proactive and promotes speed-to-market.

The responsibilities of the role:

  • To work with all team members of Digital Distribution to deliver on new initiatives as well as some legacy work
  • Manage a team of three budding front-end developers to ensure:
    • Their skills are developed regularly
    • They are testing new initiatives
    • You are departing your wisdom, knowledge and experience of Front-end-development onto them
  • To develop a new pipeline of tests to ensure we are being progressive in our approach to front-end
  • To work and support the inbound marketing team to turn visitors into leads (or to increase interaction on web pages)
  • To ensure that everything we do achieves the following:
    • Is integrated into the new platform (Adobe Experience Manager)
    • Everything you do has a measurable output (leads, CTA clicks or sales)
    • Is progressive
    • You are using experience from outside our industry (we do not want the same-old-same only investment management web practices)
  • Help us to focus on our goals
    • Generating leads or sales
    • Generating our own sales
    • Doing things quickly (speed-to-market)
  • Act as a champion to promote our mind-set
    • Speed-to-market
    • Being positive
    • Fostering change
    • Being different from financial services
    • Having an attitude of “I can do anything with code”

Experience and skills:

  • Impeccable HTML and CSS skills
  • Advanced JavaScript web development skills
  • Lots of experience working within the Angular and React frameworks
  • Experience working with RESTful API development and consumption
  • Relevant experience executing on front-end development initiatives that integrated into the Adobe Experience Manager platform (you must have working experience within Adobe Experience Manager)
  • You can work in an agile project environment however also to a more fluid lab style environment where creativity guides the process (and not user stories)
  • Previous experience working as a front-end developer in the retail sector for example John Lewis or another FMGC brand. Important to note here that we are not looking for individuals experienced in financial services
  • You will have demonstrable experience leveraging websites to generate leads or to achieve a focused online goal such as call-to-action clicks, online form submissions etc…
  • You will have experience and impeccable knowledge of how to properly integrate Google Analytics for example using the Google event tracking code for button clicks and document downloads etc
  • Demonstrable creative skills. We don’t want robots, we want people who are not afraid to do something a little different to let the statistics speak for themselves
  • You will be an expert at identifying and executing conversion rate optimisation initiatives to increase online goal conversions (you will also have a solid understanding of A&B testing)
  • Experience building front end experiences to engage and harvest traffic from key online channels such as PPC, Google Display, LinkedIn, Email and other key online channels
  • Experience working to support inbound marketing teams
  • A solid understanding and proven strong experience on how Marketing Automation and Lead scoring is used by inbound marketing teams to generate leads
  • Team management experience, this job is 80% hands-on and 20% team management


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