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Senior Frontend Software Developer (JavaScript/AWS) – (Contract – Inside IR35)

  • JavaScript


  • JavaScript
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • AWS: Networking, EC2, Elasticache, CloudFormation
  • CI/CD pipelines: Jenkins
  • Git
  • Jira
  • Desirable: Java

Location – Manchester (Hybrid) 2 days a week in the office

eligibility to work in UK

Job description

As a Senior Software Developer, ideally with expertise in the media sector, you will play an essential role as part of a team delivering and integrating software to form a complete service. You are an experienced developer who works with minimal support and can influence and mentor others. You will:

  • help set direction and embed good practice within teams
  • make decisions based on research
  • plan and lead development on sets of related stories, working with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built
  • have an understanding of the whole system
  • teach and mentor others

Key Skills and Responsibilities

Accessibility: build user interfaces that meet a predefined set of standards. Offer recommendations on the best tools and methods to use when accessibility testing. Champion accessibility to internal stakeholders. Offer design feedback to mitigate the risk of failing accessibility testing

Communicating information: work collaboratively in a group and build relationships with others. Identify issues through Agile ‘health checks’ and work with others to address them. Manage stakeholder expectations. Be flexible and capable of proactive and reactive communication. Host or moderate difficult discussions within the team or with senior stakeholders

Community collaboration: work collaboratively in a group, actively networking with others. Adapt feedback to ensure it’s effective and lasting. Use your initiative to identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them. Identify issues through Agile ‘health checks’ with the team, and help to stimulate the right responses

Leadership and guidance: understand the impact of decisions and can make decisions characterised by different levels of risk and complexity. Resolve technical disputes between wider peers and indirect stakeholders, taking into account all views and opinions. Make decisions characterised by medium levels of risk and complexity, and can recommend decisions as risk and complexity increase. Contribute to best practice guidelines

Modern standards approach: competently apply a modern standards approach and guide others to do so.

Programming and build: collaborate with others when necessary to review specifications.

Use the agreed specifications to build, test and document user interfaces of medium to high complexity, using the right standards and tools

Prototyping: approach prototyping as a team activity, actively soliciting prototypes and testing with others. Establish design patterns and iterate them. Use a variety of prototyping methods and choose the most appropriate

Strategic thinking: define strategies and policies, providing guidance to others on working in the strategic context. Evaluate current strategies to ensure business requirements are being met and exceeded where possible

Systems design: translate agreed designs into working user interfaces following modern standards. Manage and document technical complexity to make sure work is easily maintained and reusable. Work with well-understood technology and can identify appropriate patterns to make effective use of technologies’ best features

Systems integration: define the static assets build. Co-ordinate all aspects of the integration and take responsibility for the tests around the user interface. Configure the part of the system that uses the network and test that it works as expected

User focus (frontend developer): collaborate with user researchers and interaction designers to represent user needs internally. Explain the difference between user needs and the desires of the user. You champion user research to focus on all users. Effectively prioritise and define approaches to understand the user story, guiding others to do so. Offer recommendations on the best tools and methods to use

Web performance optimisation: identify and fix web performance issues. Collect data from various tools to monitor and fix web performance issues. Understand that poor web performance has a negative effect on user experience. Offer guidance on the best tools and methods to use


  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field or similar work based experience.
  • Proven experience as a Senior Software Developer ideally with a focus on media-related projects
  • Very good working knowledge of standard software development frameworks, techniques and methodologies
  • Experience with providing coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, contributing to the development of business scenarios
  • Knowledge of software development tools and technologies
  • You are flexible and curious in your approach
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

About Spyrosoft

Spyrosoft is an authentic, cutting-edge software engineering company, established in 2016. In 2021 and 2022, we were among the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, according to the Financial Times. We were founded by a group of tech experts with established backgrounds in software engineering, who created an ‘engineer-to-engineer’ workplace, powered by enthusiasm, fairness and authentic relationships. Having a unique offering, which bridge the gap between technology and business, we specialise in technology solutions for industry 4.0, automotive, geospatial, healthcare & life sciences, employee experience & education and financial services industries.


More reasons to work with us



• Monthly office meetings, with lunch on us!
• 4 x seasonal events (Summer/ Christmas party etc.)
• Regular low-key social events
• Opportunities to travel to our overseas offices and meet international colleagues
• Brand new fully serviced office with sky lounge, break out areas and gym

All of the above is optional; you can come along if you want to!



• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes


Flexible working

• We operate hybrid working for most roles allowing for flexibility and a mix of home and office working


Private health insurance

Keep your health in check with easy access to medical professionals.


Internal initiatives

Take part in our knowledge-sharing meetups organised by and for tech enthusiasts.


Training budget

Use your personal training budget to gain new skills and knowledge.


Top-of-the-line equipment

We provide the equipment that best suits your needs and the requirements of your role.


Work from home or the office

Depending on the position, you can work remotely, from the office or in a hybrid model.

Recruitment process

It only takes a few steps

Different roles have different requirements, so the recruitment process depends on the specific position you are applying for.


Checking your CV

We read every resume we receive carefully. If you meet our requirements, we will call you to learn more about your expertise and needs.

Evaluating your qualifications

After an initial phone call, we check your skills with a task related to your position and provide you with feedback afterwards.

Making an appointment

The next step is a meeting at our office or online, where you can learn more about the team and our work culture from a Spyrosoft manager and/or partner.

Getting the answer

At Spyrosoft, we contact every person participating in the recruitment process. Upon acceptance, we will provide a list of the next steps.

Meet the recruiter

Ola Surmińska Spyrosoft

Building a new team is a puzzle, there’s no room for mistakes.

Aleksandra Surminska

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Meet the recruiter

Joanna Bęben Spyrosoft

At Spyrosoft, it is up to you which direction your skills will develop in and what your career path will look like.

Joanna Beben

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Meet the recruiter

Justyna Kasperska Spyrosoft

I always look at the recruitment processes from the candidate's perspective, because at Spyrosoft Group we care about your success!

Justyna Kasperska

IT Recruiter

Meet the recruiter

Paulina Darnowska Spyrosoft

Submitted application is the very beginning of your adventure at Spyrosoft. We support you at its every stage.

Paulina Darnowska

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Meet the recruiter

Katarzyna Franczek Spyrosoft

At Spyrosoft, we’re always working as a team. The success of the whole company depends on finding the right people.

Katarzyna Fraczek

Lead Recruitment Coordinator



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