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We're looking for front end developers to join us in our office in central Bristol, developing web tools and apps for huge audiences. Our clients include Google, YouTube, Skype, PayPal and other agencies such as BBH and Mother.

This role will see you leading the technical aspects of a project with our friendly, expert team. The workload will sometimes be hectic, but the atmosphere is cheerful and proactive. We want to put you and your team in a position to write and deploy the best code that you can.

There are plenty of technical acronyms in here, but fundamentally we're looking for intelligent people who have an eagerness to learn new things, and the communication skills to be able to explain them to humans such as project managers and our clients.

As well as the technical knowledge, we need people that get it - people who can figure things out by themselves but know when to yell for help. Cutting down and simplifying complex problems with interfaces which make them appear straightforward.


You should probably know about...

  • Architecting and developing complex JavaScript-powered applications
  • Working closely with backend developers and UX designers
  • Javascript frameworks & libraries such as AngularJS or Backbone.js
  • Semantically marked up HTML
  • CSS, including LESS & SASS
  • git
  • Template engines such as Django, Jinja, or Smarty

We also like talking to people who enjoy...

  • Working in an agency environment
  • JavaScript unit testing tools
  • Development & consumption of HTTP APIs
  • Internationalisation
  • Google Apps & APIs
  • Use of PaaS, such as Google App Engine, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk, or Windows Azure
  • noSQL & SQL databases

In return you'll get...

  • Free lunch, drinks and snacks
  • A fun and supportive, developer-focussed working environment

Applying

Feel free to apply with a cover letter and CV, but what we would really like to see is some code you've written. A GitHub or Bitbucket URL is ideal. Please let us know whether a freelance or fulltime position is preferable, too.

If we like what we see we'll get back to you quickly to arrange to have a cup of tea and a chat.

jobs+fe-brs@p.ota.to

Agencies:

Please don't call. If (one day) we need you, we'll be in touch.

We will not engage with cold-calling or emailing agencies in any way.

Skills & Requirements

  • Google Apps & APIs
  • Javascript frameworks & libraries such as AngularJS or Backbone.js
  • Semantically marked up HTML
  • CSS, including LESS & SASS
  • git
  • Template engines such as Django, Jinja, or Smarty
  • Use of PaaS, such as Google App Engine, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk, or Windows Azure
  • noSQL & SQL databases

About Potato

Potato was founded in 2010 by veteran developer Jason Cartwright and long-time business partner Luke Guttridge.

Focussing on the development of complex, scalable web applications, Potato work often sits at the heart of influential marketing campaigns. Clients include Google, YouTube, News International, PayPal and other agencies such as BBH & Mother.

Headquartered in London, Potato also maintains offices in Bristol and Amsterdam, servicing clients across Europe and North America.

A profitable, privately-owned business, Potato currently employs over 60 full-time employees and freelancers.

Joel Test score: 10 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?
  • Do you have a bug database?
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  • Do you have a spec?
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  • Do you have testers?
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  • Do you do hallway usability testing?
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