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Welcome to our current career opportunities within the Kelda Group, this includes vacancies within Yorkshire Water, Loop and Kelda Water Services.

Lead Front End Developer

Apply now Job no: 494291
Work type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire
Categories: Information Technology

Salary up to 46K per annum (dependent on experience) + attractive pension + quarterly performance related bonus + 25 days holiday + free parking + subsidised gym membership

The role is based at our Head Office in Bradford

What will the role involve ?

Your role will report to the Digital Development Manager and be responsible for the delivery of engaging and customer focused websites to meet Kelda’s immediate and strategic needs.

You will be working collaboratively with our in-house designers, back end developers and product owners to create world-class products using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You will strive to enhance how users see and interact with websites in any modern browser. You will work closely with server-side development teams to create complex, responsive and interactive websites using RESTful Services and APIs.

You will be required to make amendments to live websites which will vary from small changes to major changes and embark on full redesigns. The role requires enhancement of websites and optimisation of code for the best user experience including adaptation for new user interaction technologies.

You will maintain software workflow management using node.js/npm, Grunt/Gulp and Bower to deliver content with SEO principles in mind to optimise page builds. The content you create will be tested by you during development for usability and pick up fixing any bugs as and when they occur. Working with revision control systems such as GIT is essential when working as part of a high functioning team.
What skills are we looking for ?


  • A minimum of 5 years’ commercial experience.
  • Vanilla JavaScript experience (preferably ES6)
  • Expert level HTML 5 and CSS3, including SASS
  • Experience working with RESTful Services and APIs
  • Track record building responsive, mobile first user interfaces
  • Ability to write cross-browser compatible code and be familiar with optimisation techniques
  • Comfortable with task runners such as Grunt or Gulp
  • Familiar with version control using Git
  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills


  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • ECMAScript 6 (ES6) knowledge
  • Good graphic design skills and be proficient with Photoshop
  • Experience with JavaScript Frameworks such as React/Redux
  • Node.js
  • Familiarity with Umbraco CMS

What's in it for you ?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process and attach your CV and covering letter outlining how your skills match the role

Please note applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Advert Closes: 1 October 2017

Interviews: To be confirmed

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.


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