Front End Developer at Springbok AI, London, £Contractor Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Mar 26, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Front End Developer - Contractor Role
About Us

Springbok AI is a London-based boutique Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning and Data Science) consultancy, founded in 2017.

Our mission is to create a world in which people and companies work smarter. We work at the intersection of cutting-edge research, data and business challenges to make Artificial Intelligence tangible and genuinely useful. We specialise in Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning for Image Analysis, meaning we work with language, video and image-based data to enable our clients to work smarter and build a competitive edge. We design, develop and deploy intelligent software into our clients' systems at global companies like Flutter, Henkel and Hogan Lovells. The tools we build deliver insights for better decision-making, generate next-level efficiencies and unlock new revenue opportunities for our clients.

Our team consists of data scientists and PhDs from world-leading universities. The combination of our diverse backgrounds (Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Engineering, Psychology, Business and others) and our ability to draw from the latest findings in scientific research enables us to offer cutting-edge solutions to our clients.

Find out more about what it 's like to work at Springbok here!
What we are looking for:
We are looking for an experienced Front End Developer, Contractor role to produce scalable software solutions. You'll be part of a cross-functional team that's responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

We 're looking for a developer who is very comfortable with modern Javascript frameworks for web development (particularly React) but is also open to doing full-stack work such as writing backend APIs (we mostly use Python), setting up CI pipelines and potentially working with infrastructure (we use AWS). Developers wear many hats and no one is pigeon-holed into one particular role. If you would prefer to stick with just the frontend, that 's fine too. Additional experience with browser extensions, visual design and UX will be great assets.

If you're also familiar with Agile methodologies and a great team player, we'd like to meet you.

You 'll love working on our team if you enjoy advocating for and driving change as well as creating features or projects that solve a business challenge. You 'll be part of an innovative team that specializes in using the latest AI technologies to provide world-class solutions to challenging and emerging business needs. Our technical & business solutions are fairly diverse. As such, you 'll work on projects that range from digital messaging platforms to artificial intelligence and machine learning-based software.
*What you'll be doing:

  • Work with development teams and product managers to design and architect software solutions
  • Contribute to the design of client-side and server-side architecture
  • Build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design
  • Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications
  • Write effective APIs
  • Test software to ensure correctness and reliability
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
  • Create security and data protection settings
  • Build features and applications with a mobile responsive and accessible design
  • Write technical documentation
  • Work with data scientists and analysts to improve software
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field

About you:

  • Proven experience as a Front End Developer or similar role
  • Experience developing desktop and mobile applications
  • Writing production-grade, effective code on the front-end
  • Participating in the design and creation of scalable software
  • Appreciation for clean and well-documented code
  • Familiarity with common tech stacks
  • Testing and fixing bugs or other coding issues, including writing unit & integration tests
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Great attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Proficiency with Git
  • Amazing team player with a focus on the customer
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and communicate progress and expected milestones
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, time-management, and process management skills

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3+ years of work experience as a Front End Developer
  • Knowledge of modern Javascript and libraries (particularly React)
  • Thorough appreciation of user experience design

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g. Apache) and UI/UX design
  • Familiarity with development of browser extensions is a plus
  • Experience with one or more of the following: continuous integration/deployment, container technologies (Docker/Kubernetes), Cloud services & networking, secure coding practices, data visualisation & dashboarding (Tableau, D3.js), product strategy

Springbok AI is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to growing in an inclusive manner. We want to augment our team with talented, compassionate people irrespective of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Expected start date: 01/04/2021

Job Type: Contract


  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home

Work remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process