FT.com Developer – Job Description

The FT is currently working on the next generation of its FT.com website, called Next FT – a node.js based suite of microservices orchestrated to form the user-interface to our journalism.

Responsibilities

  • JavaScript, CSS and HTML development for new product features.
  • Writing and integrating with server-side APIs.
  • Liaising with product owners, UX and designers to help shape the user experience.
  • Managing the lifecycle of a feature – from design to build to deployment.
  • Contributing to the company-wide frameworks.

Skills & Requirements

Required

  • Highly capable in JavaScript programming.
  • Knowledge of a variety of software design patterns, such as factory, observer, module, pubsub, closure, async, promises etc
  • Some server-side development experience (Eg, node.js, python, java…).
  • Working knowledge of Linux command line tools and version control concepts.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the current state of ES6 and ES7 development
  • Experience with version control and front-end build tools (Sass, babel, grunt etc.).
  • Web accessibility knowledge
  • An understanding of design and UX principles.

About Financial Times

We think the Financial Times is a great place to work – we have a technical stack that is cutting edge, our product development methodologies are very current, our engineers are free to choose the tools they need and are able to influence the development process. Importantly, we ensure staff also have the ability to achieve a good work life balance.

Application

Send a brief email with a link to an online CV or PDF attachment to Laura Carvajal.