Web Developer

£400 - £445 per day
23 Jan 2017
20 Feb 2017
Craig Warren
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type


The Financial Times is looking for a Web Developer to join their 350+ people technology team.

The FT is currently working on the next generation of its FT.com website, called Next FT - a node.js based suite of microservices orchestrated to form the user-interface to our journalism.

We are making it personalised, linked data powered and responsive - why don't you come and help us?

We are looking for people who want to help us make world-class websites and services that help our readers find and enjoy globally respected content from the Financial Times.

What it's like to work for us...

Our department spans all areas of technology including software development, quality assurance, integration, operational support, IT governance, programme/project management & customer/supplier management.

We ensure engineers have the tools they need - people are free to choose the OS and device type that suits them, and we encourage exploration of new tools and techniques. We believe in multi-disciplined co-located teams empowered to choose their own development methodologies. Most teams choose to practise continuous delivery.

We run regular 48 hour hack days which all employees are able to participate in. We also use a variation on hackdays at the inception of projects, called "quickstarts", and actively encourage attendance and participation at external events and conferences.

We have an emerging web technologies team called FT Labs. We experiment with exciting new web technologies to bring the world's finest journalism to new platforms, technologies and channels.


  • JavaScript, CSS and HTML development for new product features.
  • Writing and integrating with server-side APIs.
  • Liaising with product owners, UX and designers to help shape the user experience.
  • Managing the lifecycle of a feature - from design to build to deployment.
  • Contributing to the company-wide frameworks.



  • Highly capable in JavaScript programming.
  • Knowledge of a variety of software design patterns, such as factory, observer, module, pubsub, closure, async, promises etc
  • Excellent quality of written and spoken English.
  • Some server-side development experience (Eg, node.js, python, java...).
  • Working knowledge of Linux command line tools and version control concepts.


  • Knowledge of the current state of ES6 and ES7 development
  • Experience with version control and front-end build tools (Sass, babel, grunt etc.).
  • An understanding of design and UX principles.

If this role is of interest to you, please submit your CV at your earliest convenience.

Lorien Resourcing is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy.

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