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Senior Front End Engineer

Senior Front End Engineer

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United Kingdom-London

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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


Economist Digital is the world’s foremost destination for intelligent analysis, debate, and community on the global agenda. Our strategy incorporates a multi-threaded approach to content delivery to our readers and community through traditional print media,, mobile web, and mobile applications to meet our ambitious targets for traffic, revenue and profit. We have an exciting opportunity available at Economist Digital for a well-qualified individual to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to engage with one of the most respected brands in media, journalism, and publishing to help drive success and innovation in the digital realm, particularly in the native/web apps and mobile web arena.


In this role you would be expected to:
  • Build great websites and web applications for a wide variety of platforms and audiences
  • Be involved in building UIs, working on rendering or animation performance, or creating component-based code forwards compatible with Web Components
  • Use appropriate design patterns and a well planned architecture to create testable, maintainable, forward-looking code
  • Work on raw Javascript programming (without dependence on any framework or toolset)


You will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate efficiently and directly with business stakeholders or peers
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Creative thinking ability – always focusing on innovative, but measurable client solutions and problem solving thinking
  • Knowledge of a variety of software design patterns, such as factory, observer, module, pubsub, closure, async, promises etc.
  • Excellent understanding of Performance Optimization
  • Working knowledge of Linux command line tools and version control concept
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript frameworks: React.js
  • Experience of Component-based architecture

Experience, skills and professional attributes


To succeed in this role you must have:

  • Solid experience as full stack developer
  • Excellent knowledge of Javascript, HTML5, CSS3
  • Excellent knowledge with NodeJs and React.js
  • Experience in development principles and practices
  • Knowledge of Isomorphic javascript approach
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Knowledge of the current state of ES6 and ES7 development
  • Experience using Git, JavaScript frameworks (Angular, Knockout, Backbone)
  • One or more of the following skills would be a bonus:

         - Knowledge of Golang

         - Familiarity with microservices architecture design patterns


The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.