Lead javascript developer


We’re looking for a talented, driven and experienced Lead JavaScript Developer to join our team in London.

About us

We are experts in mobile technology for retailers, delivering smarter ways to connect and engage with their customers and employees through mobile, to drive value through better customer experience and increased revenues. As the strategic mobile technology partner for some of the leading names in retail, Red Ant consults, defines, implements and supports mobile commerce and retail app strategies.

About you

As a leading provider of mobile retail technology from in-store operations and clienteling to app commerce and sales staff training, Red Ant requires lead developers with vision and commitment who can help us shape the future of the industry. You will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing technical development, architecture and code quality for our JavaScript projects, playing a key part in delivering high-quality multi-device, omnichannel projects for our clients.

As well as having first-class technical skills, you will be:

  • An ambitious and driven individual, determined to work hard to succeed
  • Comfortable with cutting edge technology and multi-device development as well as business as usual tasks
  • Someone with a curious mind and a passion for learning, always pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver better products for our clients
  • Known for your impeccable attention to detail

Key responsibilities

As Lead JavaScript developer working on high-profile projects for some of the biggest household names in retail, we expect you to:

  • Ensure good coding practice throughout the team through regular code review and pair programming, comfortable with explaining and documenting your methods and choices
  • Be able to respond to time-critical issues with a cool head, and help define ongoing continuous integration and monitoring to catch problems before they happen
  • Have an open mind and be technology agnostic, always ready to test out several different solutions to find the best fit for the problem
  • Be pragmatic, understanding how to balance great software with delivering on time. If there’s a better way to build something, you’ll find it
  • Work with ground-breaking technologies like IBM Watson and our own Red.js Framework

Skills and experience

  • Extensive experience in developing modern web apps across a range of platforms and languages
  • Solid experience of technically managing a development team
  • Good communication skills including authoring documentation
  • Strong academic background (CS Degree) and mastery of development fundamentals
  • Experience of Node.js and client-side MVC frameworks (Backbone, Angular etc)
  • Knowledge of a variety of mainstream languages and platforms in a business context - retail-specific experience would be a plus


DOE plus benefits


If you’re interested in applying, or know anyone who might be, please send a CV to careers@redant.com and we’ll get in touch.