Formidable is an engineering + design consultancy and open source software organisation, specialising in React, React Native, GraphQL, Node, and the architecture of large-scale JavaScript applications. We are a team of consultants working together to find holistic and sustainable solutions to challenging problems for our clients. We build products for some of the world’s biggest companies while helping their internal teams develop the skillset to create and maintain thoughtful and scalable systems.

Do you love writing code, but also love design? Do you enjoy deep customer research and understanding users’ needs, emotions, and behaviours to inform experience design strategies?  Do you enjoy being responsible for building products from ideation through design, to front-end development? 
 
We are growing our team and looking for a hybrid developer designer who leans more towards product design and enjoys producing production-grade code and user-centric design.   We are in search of a mid-level design-technologist to help us realise product vision. You will work closely with project managers, engineers as well as the design team to meticulously deliver ideas into production   
 
This role is a Formidable full-time position for residents of the UK.
 
You're a great fit if you have: 
  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience designing and developing consumer and/or enterprise applications.
  • Expert knowledge of industry-standard design tools such as Sketch, Figma, and Abstract
  • Please include URLs for an online portfolio showing your high quality, thoughtful UI, and UX work.  
 
You will be responsible for:
  • Acting as a bridge between design and development, with an understanding of both technical specificities as well as design rigour.
  • Development of UI components.
  • Helping set and defend best practice design standards across web and mobile patterns to ensure the user is at the core of everything we do.
  • Collaborating with the team on project objectives, client requirements, content strategy, process flows, and user interfaces for multiple client projects
  • Bringing and implementing the newest in web design trends and emerging practices to make sure Formidable is always at the forefront.
  • Working with the development team to ensure the designs are accurately implemented
  • Communicating the benefits of technical solutions to non-technical project stakeholders effectively
  • Development in the creation of novel visualisations and develop new techniques for improving the interactivity of the application

Qualifications:

  • Strong design and UX experience with proven ability to deliver great experiences –this is also a hands-on coding role and the right candidate will spend time designing the interface as well as building it.
  • 2+ years of experience building modular JavaScript single-page applications with ReactJS
  • Ability to translate and create wireframes, mockups, and visual design assets into engaging and user-friendly web experiences using CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • Well versed in technologies like React, Javascript, Typescript, and techniques for creating great UI architecture and engineering
  • Breadth and depth across 2 of these 3 categories: product thinking, interaction design, and visual design.
  • Highly organised, strong attention to detail, excellent verbal, and written communication skills. 

About us: 

How do we work?

Our consultants act as an extension of our customer’s team, embedding themselves in the environment, and adapting to our clients’ requirements and challenges, so they can develop a truly impactful and innovative solution.

We take a lot of pride in both the work we do and how we do it. We love trying new approaches, challenging the norm, and we’ll never stop striving to be at our technical best. It comes naturally to both our team and the community we work within to help each other’s growth, share and elevate ideas, and meaningfully collaborate as much as possible. Our people are more than the sum of their parts.

That’s why you’ll get an unusual amount of autonomy — you’re here because you’re brilliant, so we trust you to do your role in a way that works for you. Our high-trust culture is one of the things that makes us so successful, so you do you and we’ll be over here, listening and providing support where needed.

Life at Formidable

We are proud of the culture we have built and truly believe that work should be a place where you come to grow, be challenged, build relationships and have fun.When people from varied backgrounds and experiences come together, the greatest outcomes are the result. We believe people are at their best when they have what they need, so we made Formidable a place where all can feel welcomed, supported, and heard

At Formidable we value

Inclusion: Come as you are. You are safe here.

Autonomy: We trust you to make good decisions and get your work done.

Craft: Level up. We’re always working to improve ourselves through practice, peer review, teamwork, and communication

Salary

As a true example of how Formidable believes in equity and transparency, we have an “Open Pay” system that is linked to our career ladder. Depending on experience, the salary for this role likely would fall between £60-80k, depending on experience.

Inclusion is one of our core values. We don’t discriminate by race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are not offering UK visa sponsorship at this time and hence, unfortunately, require our candidates that they have the right to work in the UK without visa sponsorship.

What We Offer Our UK Employees

  • Holiday - It is important to us that you take some time for yourself to do the things you love, recharge and refresh, so we offer a holiday allowance of 25 days + bank holidays + Christmas closure (usually 4 days).

  • Flexible working - We are a fully flexible working company and support people working from home and remotely when traveling - this means you can pretty much work from anywhere and set your own hours. We only ask that you are available for team and client meetings and can dial in from wherever you are if you are working remotely that day.

  • Travel cards - London travel can be costly so transport to the office is on us! We will provide you with an annual Oyster card for the zone you live in or a monthly travel allowance if you live outside of London and use public transport to get to the office.

  • Pensions - We want you to feel like working at Formidable is contributing to your future, not just your career, so we will match 4% of your employee contribution with 4% to your pension.

  • Private medical insurance - We like to do what we can to give our Formidables peace of mind internally and externally, so we provide full private MHD [medical history disregarded] cover with AXA PPP, including dental and optician add-ons (this can be extended to spouses and children too and Formidable will pay 75% of their premiums), as well as life cover & critical illness cover.

  • Home office stipend - Upon joining Formidable as a permanent employee, you will have access to a stipend of £/€1,750 to help provide a comfortable working space at home.

  • Health & wellness bonus - Health and wellness can come in all different forms so to support you in choosing what works, we give you an annual £1,250 bonus to spend on what is right for you.

  • Inter-office travel - We like our Formidables to get to know each other properly; what better way than a trip to visit and work with other teams around the globe? We will give you £850 annually to cover your travel and accommodation so you can go and work in one of our other locations and get to know the team better. (Pending COVID-19 restrictions)

  • Open source - We have incredible access to a wider community of coding specialists who are as passionate about Open Source as we are + an internal ‘Sauce Program’ that enables you to earn extra money for any extra OSS hours you put in.

  • Training & development - You’ll receive unparalleled support from your peers + an all-you-can-eat professional development budget to ensure you can access all that you need to keep growing in your role and leveling up.

  • Collaboration & exposure - We work in a collaborative environment that leads to continuous, organic personal development. You’ll also have exposure to a wide variety of customers, from scale-ups to Fortune 100s.

  • Giving back - We also love to give back to our community - so if you give to charity and want to set this up through payroll giving, we will match your contributions by up to £1000 a year.

  • Feeling peckish? Us too, which is why we have catered team lunches twice a week + a fully stocked office of snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. (Pending COVID-19 restrictions)

  • Visiting HQ - Formidable was launched in Seattle so once a year we all descend on Formidable HQ for FormidaGathering - it’s quite a week away!

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