Front-end Developer


6 months ago

08/15/2019 10:21:23

Job type: Full-time

Category: Software Development

We’re looking for a Front-end Developer with 3+ years experience.

Since we set out in 2012, Etch has worked with dozens of Startups and Multinational companies to design and engineer Software. We establish long-term relationships with clients to help them improve and maintain their online services.

Our Team


We’re taking on more challenging projects and want to scale-up from a Trio to a Quartette. Plus we’ll be able to arrange that table tennis doubles match, at last!


We only work on about six products a year, which allows us to give projects our full focus and build a stronger understanding of the problem we’re solving.


Canterbury (near London) is our hometown, but we’re a distributed team so you can work from anywhere. We arrange quarterly meet-ups to bring everyone together and hangout for a few days.

Your Role

  • You’ll be creating, documenting and integrating awesome UI components. We work on a range of projects from standalone component libraries to full-stack isomorphic SSR React builds (that’s a mouthful!).

  • Etch’s UI libraries are handed over to client development teams to integrate into their apps. You’ll be supporting their teams and documenting your components so they become fully self serve.

  • On our full-stack builds, you’ll be working with Jim, Gav and Josh to create awesome products used by thousands of people.

You love

  • Writing component focused SCSS/CSS

  • Creating components in React/Angular

  • Writing robust, maintainable, code

  • Supporting your work during integration with client dev teams

  • Geeking out on performance

  • Sweating the details

  • Immediate projects you’ll be working on

  • A React design system

  • An Angular component library

  • A React/Redux/Express full-stack build

  • A React/Apollo/GraphQL/Express full-stack build

  • In a typical day you’ll be

  • Having standups on slack

  • Building/documenting components

  • Talking to clients on Basecamp

  • Supporting client dev teams

  • Tweaking performance

  • Writing articles about your experience/skills

Tools & Services we use

We know developers like to use the shiniest toys. We try to pick the best tools and services in the business to keep your workflow as slick as possible.

  • Slack

  • Trello

  • Github

  • Heroku

  • Travis

  • Codacy

  • Snyk

Bonus skills

  • Redux

  • GraphQL

  • Webpack setup

  • UI Design

  • An eye for good UX

  • Node.js on the server

  • CI/CD

  • Unit testing

  • Integration testing

  • Visual regression testing

  • Scoping and proposal writing

  • A love for BBQ

  • Excellent taste in gifs


  • Workspace budget (enough for a shiny new MacBook)

  • Conference trips and meet-ups

  • 4 day week summer hours in June, July, and August

  • 20 days holiday a year (increasing with tenure)

  • A week off at Christmas

  • Annual bonus

  • Paid sabbaticals

  • Workplace pension

  • Full-time remote working

  • Flexible hours


  • Position: Front-end Developer.

  • Contract: Permanent, Full-time, 40 hours per week.

  • Starting salary: £25-35K depending on experience.

  • Location: You can work from anywhere, but if you’re a train-ride from London, it’s a huge bonus.

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