Frontend Developer

London, UK

Our mission and vision

Thomsons Online Benefits is Changing Benefits. For Good. Our unique and innovative SaaS platform takes employee engagement to a whole new level. We are fast paced, ambitious, people focused and on a journey to dominate the global benefits market.

We are in the midst of one of the most exciting times in the company’s history and while we are already recognised as the global leader in our industry, we will not become complacent. We continue to work to revolutionise the market and our PINK people are what makes this possible. We are passionately committed to going the extra mile for our clients, partners and people. Our values to ‘be brilliant together’, ‘maximise potential’ and to ‘challenge everything, deliver excellence’ are part of our unique culture. This is the PINK glue that binds us.

It is time for Thomsons Online Benefits to continue its success. We truly believe that using our platform and products can impact and improve people’s lives. In fact, nearly 2 million people are already using our platform (Darwin). That’s a lot of people enjoying their flexible benefits!


About the team: 

The Technology department as a whole stretches across the UK, Romania and Singapore. Our technology drives our business and so our software engineering department is of extreme importance to the success of our company and our clients. We are looking for a passionate, talented Senior Front-end software engineer to join our diverse, driven and fun team


The role and your mission:

  • Designing, developing and maintaining our Darwin™ software platform.

  • Ensuring you and others continuously improve by proposing and then implementing new designs and engineering practices that make your team more effective.

  • Tracking the progress you are making towards the wider goals of your team, and transparently communicating it to your team and management.

  • Providing guidance and insight on development techniques and methodologies.

  • Coaching and mentoring team members.


What skills and values you will bring:

  • Solid commercial experience with at least 3 years in large scale application development.

  • Extensive front-end development, using the latest web technologies, to create user-friendly and accessible user experiences.

  • Designing and developing systems that are maintainable, scalable, extensible, reliable and secure.

  • Leading teams and projects.

  • Working in multi-disciplined teams including Quality Engineers, Business Analysts and UX designers.

Understanding of:

  • Object-Oriented Programming (SOLID) fundamentals.

  • Common design patterns.

  • Debugging and general problem solving.

  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) fundamentals.

  • Agile development methodology along with full software development life cycle experience.

  • Proactive communication and cross-group collaboration.

  • Web performance, accessibility and security.

  • HTTP(S) and other common communication protocols.

  • RESTful APIs.

Demonstrable experience:

  • C# .Net

  • HTML & CSS

  • JavaScript frameworks (Angular, React).

  • Web API

  • Basic concept of relational database

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.

Desired experience in:

  • LESS or SASS

  • TypeScript

  • ASP.Net

  • MVC

  • Visual Studio

  • WCF

  • Experience in UI testing tools framework

  • Source Control (Git, TFS)


Our PINK benefits and culture:

  • An opportunity to work in a fast growing, innovative company with lots of room for progression
  • A fail-friendly environment that encourages learning and initiative
  • Flexible working options (when applicable)
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Weekly health and fitness classes
  • Matching charity contributions, charity days off and Pay it Forward charity challenge
  • A flexible reimbursement account for you to spend on the things that matter to you
  • Pension, Life and Medical Insurance

So if you like the look of what you see, and think you could be the perfect fit for us, then take the leap and apply today! Go on, what are you waiting for?