We Are Black Swan Data

Black Swan are looking for a Lead Front End Developer to join our Development team! 

Black Swan Avionics is the world’s leading provider of in-flight entertainment (IFE) technology to the airline industry. More than 70 airlines already fly with our software, significantly the world’s entire top 10, including Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates.

We focus on improving the IFE passenger experience through personalisation, offering a whole new world of seat-back entertainment systems, pairing with mobile devices and enabling internet connections while passengers are in the air. Our technical expertise brings these innovative experiences to life and captivates millions of passengers every year, whilst they travel around the globe.

Innovation has been a challenge for the avionics industry due to strict regulations, but this is rapidly changing with an ever-increasing number of planes now connected to the web. In-flight entertainment is one of the final untapped spaces where user-experience, advertising, data and applications have not yet matured, and we are working hard to capitalise on those opportunities.

There are exciting times ahead in the world of in-flight entertainment and Black Swan!!

Bringing together a passionate and talented team combining skills in software engineering, data science, design, product innovation and marketing, Black Swan thrives on innovating. Launched in 2011, today we employ 260 people worldwide across offices in the UK, USA, Hungary and South Africa

Welcome to the Front End Development Team

As a Lead Front End Developer, you will be responsible for leading, mentoring and inspiring a development team; establishing the technical vision within the team and aiding them in reaching that goal.  You will ensure that work is properly delegated to team members to maximize potential and improve output efficiency.  You will also form the primary communication conduit between the business/project management and the development team, ensuring that business / technical requirements are well understood, and any impediments and risk are raised as soon as possible to mitigate risk.

Your Candidate Profile

We are looking for a Lead Front Developer to our London office with the following skills and experience:

  • Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • proven experience or familiarity of leading development teams
  • Experience of leading a project
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with a high degree of flexibility and fluidity and to have an objective focused and positive approach, and be comfortable working independently, be self-motivated and self-driven
  • Possesses good business acumen and sound judgment. Be entrepreneurial, with a collaborative, supportive and team-based approach. Eager to provide insight to and receive feedback.
  • Interact with the client
  • Interact with Design team to review and provide feedback on user interface designs.
  • Collaborate with server side developers
  • At least 5+ years of commercial experience
  • Angular 5 experience.
  • Deep understanding of TypeScript and JavaScript language
  • Extensive knowledge of object-oriented programming, design patterns, data structures, best practices.
  • Experience with TDD/BDD
  • UX and visual design skills
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML5, CSS, LESS, SASS
  • Knowledge of GIT or other Source Code control systems

 

What makes a ‘Swan’?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan’s DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.

We have making a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.

  • We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty
  • We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it
  • We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes
  • We listen more than we talk
  • think 10% crazy is just about right!
  • Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it

What We Offer

Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest

Talented Teams We ensure we have the best talent in the market – We are hire the best of the best as a swan you are exposed to highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world. We have 8 offices across 4 countries!

Career Development – Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan’s projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.

Working environment -  Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable: Daily supply of the all the snacks you can eat in our all- day kitchens, Fridays Wobbly trolley - (check them out on our Instagram page!) , Monthly Breakfast courtesy of Black Swan.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you?

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