Senior Full Stack Web Developer | Frontend Focus

Reporting to: Digital Director

Tiny Spark is a digital agency within the Istoria Group. We offer a fantastic collaborative spirit and the shared ambition to make our clients’ brands more visible, more relevant and more compelling to their customers.



The role is for a full stack developer, however with a focus on Front End development. As the team will initially be small, knowledge will be shared around the team, ensuring everyone has sight of each other’s roles and responsibilities.

Would you like to join a newly created digital development and experiences team within the events industry? This is a unique opportunity to become part of a newly formed core development team to both create new web-based sites and products and support the wider team within the world of digital. Have you ever had to fight against the war of technical debt? Here you will find none; instead only fresh off-the-press new digital projects to keep yourself busy and engaged.

This new department will be the technical knowledge and development hub of the wider business, providing advice and services within the group, with any array of different project types and lengths; keeping the work varied and interesting.

The role is based in Bristol, with a requirement to attend the office twice a week, working remotely the rest of the time.


Key Responsibilities

This unique opportunity offers a proven developer the chance to work in a newly formed development team and play a vital role in helping to shape the future direction of the business.

  • Utilise your experience and insight to assist driving the strategic technical vision of the group and maximise the digital experience of customer projects

  • Responsible for understanding the customer requirement and architect the most appropriate technical response

  • Confident communicating with internal teams and clients to elicit clearly defined requirements and convert these into robust technical solutions

  • Experienced in helping produce technical specifications, documentation and accurately estimating the time required for the build

  • Confident contribution to testing strategies and providing high-quality user training

  • Experienced in producing high-quality code, demonstrating commercial awareness

  • Ready to operate as technical lead on projects and day to day management of the technical team and making sure the technical outputs align to project requirements

  • Confident in contributing to proposals

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of digital – including emerging technology, innovation and delivery tools

Experience & Skills

Core skills:

  • Clean HTML5 output production

  • CSS3 production through SCSS / SASS

  • Knowledge of jQuery, native JS and other JS solutions

  • Knowledge of bootstrap and other open-source responsive frameworks

  • Mobile first, responsive site production

  • React or another front-end JS frontend library

  • Experience of Barba, ThreeJS and GSAP (Greensock javascript animation platform)

  • Understand JSON / XML being able to integrate an API feed into a build

  • Production of CSS & JS transitions; parallax, video overlays, CSS animation etc.

  • PHP7+ experience, to hook front end production into backend systems

  • Local development and git knowledge

  • Experience of using JIRA / Confluence

  • Experience of receiving designs via Figma, Adobe Xd, Zeplin or a similar design tools. Experience of manipulating SVGs in Adobe Illustrator is advantageous

  • Code best practices for organic SEO optimisation


Desirable skills:

  • WordPress theme production

  • WordPress plugin production

  • API feed production

  • GTM and event tracking / reporting

  • GA dashboard custom reports

  • Node.js & NPM experience

  • AJAX / Asynchronous content updates

  • Social Media integration / Open Graph meta tagging


Back up skills / eager to learn:

  • Server set up and monitoring

  • CI / CD pipeline set up

  • Docker or another container-based deployment methodology

  • AWS / Lightsail experience

  • Ubuntu 18.04 +

  • Nginx


The Rewards

  • 25 days’ holiday (not including Bank holidays)

  • Additional ‘floating’ holidays

  • Company pension scheme

  • Life Assurance policy

  • Discretionary annual bonus of up to 10% of salary

  • Positive working policy, including flexible hours and weekly personal training sessions

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Company Christmas Closure



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