The purpose of this role is to provide first class project delivery in relation to front-end development projects on our main company website. Working within a small team, making a big impact in a nationally recognised retail brand, this is a great opportunity for an experienced front-end developer to make their mark, with potential for future career progression. This is a full time role, based in Accrington, Lancashire (although colleagues are working remotely under the current government restrictions). Some remote working will be possible when 'office life' resumes.
Maintain and improve the front end of the website.
Optimise pages & applications for maximum speed.
Design web design systems that help develop cross platform experiences.
Setup & deployment of A/B & MVT Tests & setup of website tags.
Collaborate with IT teams and external partners in extending the platform when required.
Write functional requirements and guides.
Version control & maintenance of front end code, management of dev environments (Collab with Business Applications).
Collaborate on front end deployment pipelines (Collab with Business Applications).
Where possible assist in test automation of front end (Collab with Testing).
Stay up to date on latest emerging technologies.
No ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to finding the perfect sleep experience for customers and that’s why at Bensons for Beds we put Sleep Wellness™ at the heart of everything we do. With nearly 70 years of retail and 100 years of manufacturing experience in sourcing the best quality beds, frames and mattresses, at Bensons we understand how to design the perfect, tailored sleep experience.
We have 190+ locations across our retail, manufacturing, distribution and HQ support sites, employing c 1800 colleagues. Under new ownership of Alteri Investors we have an ambitious 3 year plan to grow the business further and achieve our mission of becoming the market leading bed retailer with a strong omnichannel presence.
To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with the following in their skill set:
Proven experience as a Front-end Developer.
Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3 etc.
Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms such as LESS or SASS.
Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
In depth understanding of web development processes. (Design, development & deployment)
Assisting in building technical SEO components.
Experience with ecommerce and CMS systems.
In return for your contribution to the team and company's performance, we offer a competitive base salary of between £40-45k p.a. (depending on experience), plus hybrid working to share your time between the Accrington office and home.
In addition to that we offer you all these extra benefits:
- Employee discount scheme for Bensons products
- ‘Perks’ discounts from numerous high street and online retailers and service providers to save you money on your everyday purchases and bigger expenses such as holidays and travel, electrical goods, motoring and leisure products etc.
- Pension scheme – provided by Legal & General
- Healthshield cashback options for Health and wellbeing services (dental, optical, virtual GP, other hospital services and more)
Access to Retail Trust services (guidance and support on retail issues, mental health, wellbeing & financial topics)
Learning and development programmes to gain new knowledge and skills
Career progression – access to internal opportunities to build your career within Bensons for Beds
- Long service awards and ‘Love to Shop’ voucher rewards to spend as you like
28 days holiday, rising to 31 after 2 years’ service
(*qualifying periods apply)
If the above sounds like you and you're keen to join a great business where you're able to make a real difference to our online presence - apply now to join us!
There is a brief online application process to complete, to tell us about yourself, upload a CV and confirm your eligibility. We’ll reply to you asap!