Front end developer

This is one of a number of contract roles I’m hiring for on the Kent coast (less than an hour from London by high speed rail).

Saga is one of the UK’s most recognised and trusted brands, with a heritage dating back 60 years. Today we’re embarking on a bold journey to transform our business for the digital age.

Our customers are aged over 50 and have a range of confidence levels when using digital services, which creates an unusual and rewarding design challenge.

You’ll be joining the recently established Group Digital team, tasked with defining and implementing a digital strategy at a traditional company, and providing central leadership to align our divisions around a shared vision.

The ideal candidate will be creative and empathetic, with strong interpersonal skills. You will also have the talent to deliver simplified and engaging online experiences suited to Saga’s audience.

You’ll be working with skilled teams to design, prototype and build multi-channel services and content which make the lives of retired people better.

Your day to day

  • You’ll be building responsive web pages and navigation systems which work well for users on various devices and with various levels of web experience
  • You’ll contribute to strategic decisions with the rest of the Group Digital team
  • You’ll give and solicit feedback from others on the team in order to continually raise our bar for quality
  • You’ll partner with PMs, developers, designers, researchers and content producers to take concepts through to release and beyond

Required experience

  • HTML, CSS, some JavaScript
  • Media queries / responsive layout
  • Accessibility
  • Creating building prototypes, building production-ready websites
  • Problem solving
  • Good written and face-to-face communication skills

Saga Group

Saga provides cruises and holidays, home and motor insurance, savings and share dealing, as well Saga Magazine, the UK’s best selling monthly subscription magazine.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

To apply

Please email or message @paulannett on Twitter.

You must be able to work in the UK, and in the Saga office (with a sea view!) for most of the time, with the option to work at home a day a week.