Front End Javascript Developer

Gaddesden Place, Hemel Hempstead, our country mansion HQ 20 miles north of London
Competitive salary dependent on experience, plus benefits incl private medical insurance
06 Dec 2017
20 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We’re building something very special and for this we need very special developers who like a challenge. See for details. You will be part of a new distributed team, building a new slick product, using the very latest, state of the art web technologies.

We are looking for an experienced front-end JavaScript developer to work on the creation of ground-breaking, cloud-based applications.

If you have the right skills and the determination to succeed, this is your opportunity to work on a product that will be used by millions of people, and to contribute to the most amazing, slickest, web-based creative tool being developed today.

About Xara
Xara started developing software in 1981 and established itself as one of the most recognized brands in the UK. Xara has pioneered many technologies taken for granted nowadays. From developing the world’s first check-as-you-type spell checker to award winning desktop-publishing software to the first drawing software to provide real-time anti-aliasing and transparency control, Xara continues to innovate and develop leading edge software products. Now we have embarked on completely transforming the way content is created within businesses.


Candidates must possess the following attributes:-

  • First and foremost you will be a very strong Javascript developer, with a thorough knowledge of HTML5 and CSS and with a passion for new technology. Please do not apply if you are not very strong in all these skills. 
  • Flexible, determined, with a ‘can do’ attitude and great attention to detail and quality. 
  • Always learning quickly and able to adapt to new technologies.
  • Work well in collaboration with other smart developers, but you’re also ready and able to focus single-mindedly on a problem and crack it yourself. 
  • Knowledgeable about how to write code that is testable and reliable.
  • An IT or Science degree or equivalent.

Also desirable:

  • Knowledge of graphics, document or photo applications, or of graphical data formats, would be an advantage. As would knowledge of other web technologies on the server and in the browser.

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