Front-End Discipline Lead

Your reason for being here…

Everyone here at DRPG has a purpose, and yours is to grab the baton and set the highest of standards for our cutting-edge digital experiences.

 The way you roll…

You are passionate about creating cool digital things with a cracking eye for detail and a hefty amount of pride in what you do. Teamwork makes the dream work, and to help further this amazing team, you’re ravenous for new skills and professional development.

Positivity is a power of yours that leaves on-lookers envious, because challenging situations are a breeze and your multi-tasking skills could get you far on a talent show. Your interpersonal skills are something to be proud of, as is your ability to work with and communicate digital solutions to non-IT personnel. With all these superpowers under your cape, you’ll certainly have no problem acting on our ‘anything’s possible’ philosophy here at DRPG.

How you make it all possible…

  • Leading the direction and collaboratively setting the standards of front-end across the digital department
  • Technical leadership delivering multiple projects
  • Playing a key part in gathering and estimating requirements
  • Providing consultancy and innovative solutions to problems
  • Estimating and creating technical requirements from client briefs
  • Developing small interactive components for responsive applications using JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Mentoring less experienced members of the team

What’s in your toolbox…

  • Complete comfort when it comes to writing clean performant JavaScript and TypeScript using one or more major JavaScript frameworks such as React or VueJS
  • A super-solid understanding of core React concepts such as functional components, routing, life-cycle events, advanced hooks, mounting and props
  • A fabulous familiarity with other JavaScript libraries, such as ThreeJS
  • Impressive experience writing tests for your code with frameworks like Jest or Cyprus
  • An unbeatable understanding of bundling tools such as NPM, Yarn, Webpack and Babel
  • Exceptional experience working with inhouse standards and linting for consistency
  • Enviable understanding of less/sass
  • Remarkably knowledgeable on both common CSS frameworks, such as Bootstrap,
  • Git, GitLab and CI/CD, as well as cross-browser compatibility issues and workarounds
  • Impressive familiarity with profiling and debugging tools

Get to know us…

We’re one of the most unexpectedly all-round capable communications agencies that’s been on the go for years – ever since our head honcho set up shop in a shed back in 1980, in fact.

Since then, we’ve made it our mission to make anything possible for our many and varied clients, putting our creative flair into delivering strategic communication campaigns, digital solutions, film and videos, events, exhibitions, and a whole lot more in between. We’ve grown a lot, but we’ve kept everything that made us great, back from the very day we first started out. Our global HQ and largest studios are smack bang in the middle of the UK and well worth a visit to see for yourself!

Hang on, there’s more…

The role will be based primarily in Hartlebury or Manchester offices but there will be times when you’ll need to work from our other offices and undertake other related commercial duties both in the UK and overseas. Flexibility is key!

We’re a friendly team. We really, really welcome anyone who wants to become part of a brilliant company. If you’re passionate with a cracking drive to deliver on our ‘anything’s possible’ mindset, we’d love to hear from you!

DRPG is an equal opportunities employer

Data Security (not super exciting, but necessary)

At all times you must work within the guidelines set out in the DRPG Information Security Policy and your Employee Confidentiality Agreement. Failure to do so may be treated as gross misconduct.

You must also work within the guidelines set out in DRPG’s Health & Safety Policy and Team Handbook.