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Front-End Developer


Chaptr is looking for a middleweight Front-End Developer (with 3+ years experience) to join its creative team in Southampton full-time.

We want someone unique, someone who:

  • Is excited about turning outstanding designs into award-winning websites by working closely with our awesome designers
  • Is inspired by working with global brands and ambitious startups, and ready to take project ownership
  • Is proactive, has an analytical brain and thrives on technical challenges (with a positive attitude)
  • Is conscientious, organised, ready to obsess over detail to produce high-quality products, and let nothing fall through the cracks
  • Is able to work independently and is a first-class team player, respectful and able to meet challenging deadlines with a smile (and roll with the punches when things change)
  • Is willing to embrace and learn new technologies
  • Loves communicating with clients and attending meetings with enthusiasm and authority
  • Has high standards, is ready to challenge and influence trends, but isn’t arrogant or  pretentious
  • Values a relaxed, friendly and supportive working culture with zero politics
  • Is driven to progress and create standards that help take Chaptr to the next level
  • Has a love of graphic design, art, and wider culture

Required Skills

  • A semantic and SEO friendly approach to markup using HTML5 
  • Understanding of CSS pre-processing platforms such as SASS/LESS
  • Strong grasp of new CSS layout modules including flex and grid
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Must know the intricacies of the WordPress platform and be able to utilise its core functionality to integrate a bespoke front end theme with a bespoke WordPress editing experience. This includes the use of Advanced Custom Fields, understanding of the templating structure, Gravity Forms, custom post types and taxonomies, and other standard WordPress functions. 
  • Strong grasp of vanilla JS and jQuery
  • Required technologies: HTML5, SASS/LESS/CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Understanding of the latest and legacy browser capabilities including mobile 
  • Proficient with UX, SEO and Security web design best practise

Desirable Skills

  • Familiar with Craft and Shopify CMS and its core functionality 
  • Familiar with the use of design tools such as Figma or Sketch and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Using GIT, API’s testing methodologies and creating documentation
  • The deployment and management of Ubuntu Apache web servers using Vesta and other internal systems and the configuration of DNS records, SSL certificates and other relevant web-based system administration tasks 
  • Monitoring and fixing website issues and working with APIs e.g. Microsoft Dynamics, crons and other bespoke integrations
  • Managing WordPress updates for client websites including general maintenance
  • Good understanding of advanced JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS/ReactJS

If you're still reading, nodding and thinking “yep, that's me” then we want to hear from you. Please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected], telling us:

  • Why you want to work for Chaptr
  • 5 interesting things about yourself
  • The song you’d choose if you could only listen to one song ever again (just a bit of fun!)
  • Where we can find your portfolio


Please, no recruitment agencies.