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Lead Front-end Developer

Support Office»Digital


Job Reference: 2 3 0 9 4 0 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Welcome to the team – an exciting team within Boots UK which is at the heart of our growth plans as more customers look to us for online help, advice and shopping inspiration, as well as of course the best Boots products, prices and offers. As customers are changing, so are we: focusing on really understanding our customers’ needs and making the most of our great products and services to optimise the online shopping experience and drive growth.

We’re looking for a Lead Front-end Developer with strong coding experience (ideally you would have a handle of HTML5, SCSS, Git, JavaScript) to work in our lightweight, front-end engineering team. This role would also support the wider Digital Experience and digital teams to land exciting projects and develop key campaigns, using digital design and our content management system (CMS) to deliver assets/pages for and Our focus is to deliver the best customer experience to support our trading and marketing plans.

Your responsibilities
  • Develop and enable front-end development solutions for UK and ROI sites
  • Deliver innovative, solutions for marketing campaign and trading projects
  • Work cross-functionally with the Digital teams and key stakeholders to manage end to end asset and page production
  • Ensure assets are in line with our digital style guide and the Boots brand, and fully integrated with marketing campaigns
  • Build and maintain high performing components across the site
  • Report back on how components are performing through Google Analytics

Our ideal candidate
  • Minimum of 3-5 years commercial experience, ideally within high-traffic, ecommerce websites
  • Strong understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Git/Bitbucket and API’s
  • Must have experience with schema markup and building single page web applications
  • Working knowledge of modern frameworks like React or Vue is a bonus
  • Working knowledge of the latest web standards + accessibility, and browser / device support + page performance
  • Experience with working in a variety of different CMS systems and Google Tag Manager/Analytics
  • Proficient in problem solving, bug fixing and being able to spot potential issues in advance
  • High attention to detail with the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment

Why join the Boots Digital Experience Team?
Being at the heart of Boots’ online proposition, you will have the opportunity to work with numerous stakeholders and industry experts across the business. You will develop expertise in the end to end digital journey, building excellent foundations for career progression. The team you will work with are hard-working, innovative and supportive, creating an environment where successes are celebrated, and boundaries are pushed.
Every day is different, with a wide variety of projects from Boots Health Hub to on-site beauty tools coming through the Digital Experience team – and we care about creating opportunities for everyone. With digital becoming a more important part of the business than ever, this is the time to join the team and create a real difference on our sites.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This role requires occasionally working outside normal offices hours. This typically involves working from 5am a few times a month to support major launches, and occasional weekend/overnight working during peak trading periods. In general, you will be expected to be flexible with your working hours to meet business and customer needs.

Our benefits
  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Flexible benefits scheme including discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes, holiday buying and much more.
We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility). Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots
We're always looking for people who care; people who go the extra mile to change things for the better. You'll be joining a company that is evolving and always looking to improve. We foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we can change for the better. To find out more about life and careers at Boots, click here.

What's next
We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.

This role requires the successful candidate to complete a Pre-employment check after receiving an offer. Depending on your location you will be asked to submit either a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service), PVG (Protection of Vulnerable groups) or an Access NI Check. Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis.

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