Frontend Magento Developer at Wunderman Thompson, Watford, £Contract Rate

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  • Watford WD17, UK
  • Nov 19, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description


Front-end developer with Magento experience required to join our customer experience team here in Watford


Key Responsibilities:

  • Create prototypes and production-ready XHTML/CSS /JS for a greenfield Magento 2 E-commerce website
  • Working within an agile team, contributing to daily stand-ups, sprint planning and estimations
  • Contributing to the team’s focus to maintain Front End Quality through participating in coding reviews and adhering to Wunderman Thompson Commerce coding standards including those of Accessibility
  • Stay current with evolving standards and technologies, learning new skills as needed


Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win – we win!

The techy bit….we need you to be really great at:

  • Mastery of hand-coded XHTML and CSS, adhering to W3C coding standards. Table-free layouts; semantic mark-up; standards enthusiast.
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript (native) and JavaScript Libraries including jQuery

Magento and/or Magento 2 experience highly desirable

  • Commercial knowledge of JS Frameworks such as React and/or Angular, advantageous
  • Knockout.JS and any experience working on a PHP platform essential for this role
  • Bootstrap Responsive Design experience
  • SASS and/or LESS methodologies
  • GIT Version Control
  • Experience of working within an Agile working environment
  • Great attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Good understanding/awareness of Usability, Accessibility
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Solid information, interaction, and visual design skills
  • Willingness to contribute to both large, complex projects and smaller tasks as directed.
  • Ability to work quickly and manage multiple projects and timelines.

If you know some of this even better!

  • Experience creating site architecture diagrams, UX wireframes, process flows.
  • Experience designing for dynamic and template-driven sites.
  • Creative, yet meticulous.
  • Experience of industry standard vector & bitmap graphics packages.
  • Experience of working with CMS platforms such as AEM or Sitecore
  • Experience of working on Java projects would be extremely advantageous
  • Experience with Grunt/Bower
  • Previous exposure to Dojo JS framework and/or working with IBM WebSphere Commerce
  • TDD/BDD methodologies using Unit Testing frameworks (eg Jasmine/Karma)
  • Commercial experience of SPA and/or PWA applications
  • Working with Pattern Libraries and/or Atomic Design methodology


Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a new global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.

How? By creating outstanding websites and inspired shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We’re an inclusive group of more than 1350 thinkers and doers from WPP’s leading commerce agencies: Salmon, POSSIBLE Commerce and Gorilla Group alongside two Amazon specialists - all under the world-renowned Wunderman brand. Our reputation is based on having the best the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready sites, solutions and services. When our clients win – we win.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other cool agency offices in Central London, we’ve got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia.

As our business grows internationally, we’re seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best eCommerce sites and experiences in the world.