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Front End Developer - Magento


  • Undisclosed
  • Category: Digital, E-Commerce, Mobile/App, Project Management, Public Relations/Communications, Social Media, User Experience, Web Development/Technical, Web Trafficking   |
  • Contract: Contract   |
  • Posted: 25 November 2021   |
  • Reference: 1395579236


About Us

We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us.

Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.

About the role

We are looking for a Front End Developer with Magento experience to work on the Museum's public-facing digital experiences!

What will you be doing?

Forming part of the software developer pool in Technology Solutions, you will work in a new cross-departmental e-commerce product team, inside the iconic Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London. The product team consists of developers, UX and digital designers, product managers and digital content managers. You will be expected to work closely within your product team and other departments across the Museum.

You will primarily be focused on developing the Natural History Museum's Magento online shop, , but may also work on other websites, web apps and customer interfaces with your Product team.

In addition to product work the development team also regularly work on technical improvements for our multiple codebases, and you will be able to contribute to these.

Both the development and digital product teams are growing - and learning - and we would love for you to join us on our journey. We're looking for proactivity, collaboration, new ideas and opinions.

This role is an 18-month Fixed Term Contract.

What are we looking for?

  • Demonstrable experience in developing public-facing websites or applications.
  • Strong front-end development skills (HTML5, PHP, CSS3 and JavaScript), including experience in implementing responsive designs and using CSS pre-processors such as Sass or LESS.
  • Exposure to the Magento 2 front-end stack, including layout XML, RequireJS AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition) architecture and KnockoutJS template bindings.
  • Some experience developing and maintaining the front-end of custom Magento 2 modules and themes.
  • Good experience integrating front-end and back-end codebases, working with RESTful API's and data manipulation.
  • A good understanding of web performance, accessibility and web security best practices.
  • A good understanding of build tools and package managers such as Composer, NPM, Grunt, Gulp or Webpack.
  • Experience using Git for version control.
  • Experience working with and developing for a range of different systems, platforms, devices and technologies, including Content Management Systems.
  • A good understanding of designing and building for user needs.

You may also...

  • Have experience and interest in using JavaScript frameworks and technologies such as React or VueJS and JavaScript templating languages.
  • Have some experience working with enterprise Content Management Systems, such as Adobe AEM.
  • Have experience working in an Agile/Lean environment (stand-ups, pair-programming, code reviews).
  • Have interest or experience working with JavaScript testing frameworks (such as Jest and Cypress).
  • Have an interest in UX and an understanding of visual design.

Offering up to £45,000 per annum, dependent of experience

Please note that we are reviewing applications as they are received and reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for applications once we have received a number of suitable candidates. With this in mind, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.


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Natural History Museum

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