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React Native Front End Developer

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Cold Banana have hit the ground running with the start of our 6th year of trading. Our vision is to be one of the best .Net agencies in the South, building indepth solutions for our clients to make it a better experience for their customers.


Who are Cold Banana?


We are an award winning company, only 5 years old but over 20 staff, who all want to develop great technology for us all to use. Our work involves charities, financial institutions and the public services. We are proud to be part of the evolution of what we use on a daily basis online for the better. We’re a company that truly values our employees - you’re our most valuable asset.

Our Native React Developer will be working on a wide variety of projects, from websites, apps, system applications and more - using modern JavaScript frameworks and a mixture of persistence technologies.


The Role

  • Willingness to learn new languages and technologies
  • Keep abreast of latest and emerging technologies
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Ability to self manage
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team with other professionals such as back-end developers and web designers
  • Produce clean, efficient, testable code using modern web technologies.
  • Adhere to organisational policies, standards and best practices in application development, documentation, and maintenance that support industry best practices and project approaches
  • Design and develop mobile friendly applications
  • Analyse web applications and perform improvements for SEO and Accessibility.
  • Collaborate with designers, developers and product owners in order to build interactive and scalable sites/software.
  • Review and refactor code.
  • Build, develop and maintain frontend toolsets (Webpack, Gulp, etc.)
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software.
  • Communicate with the internal team to help clarify development tasks and attend quoting meetings when required.


Required Tech Stack

  • HTML
  • React Native & Redux
  • Javascript/Typescript
  • GIT


Required Experience

  • 2+ years of experience building commercial cross-platform applications with React Native
  • 2+ years of experience with JavaScript (ES6), CSS (SASS or eq.)
  • 2+ years of experience with markup languages
  • Working with mobile hardware (GPS, camera, gyroscope etc)
  • Operating databases and data caching processes
  • Commercial experience with using RESTful APIs
  • Deploying to App Store and Google Play marketplaces
  • Excellent knowledge of browser troubleshooting and debugging practices and techniques
  • Knowledgeable concerning clean code, secure coding practices, design patterns, code smells, refactoring, etc.
  • Aptitude with code authoring tools
  • Aptitude with GIT version control
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude.


What can we offer you

  • A competitive salary based on your experience
  • Long term progression plan
  • 28 days holiday (this includes bank holidays)
  • Additional day holiday for every year you are with us
  • Additional day for your Birthday
  • Annual profit based bonus
  • Regular team socials
  • Bike to work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Additional Company Pension
  • Free Friday breakfast
  • Pension Scheme
  • Continued personal development
  • Relaxed office environment


Preferred Qualifications

BA in Computer Science or similar relevant field.


3+ Years of IT Work Experience.

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