30 November 2018

Kew, London

£30,000 - £34,660 p/a + benefits 


Job description

The National Archives (TNA) is looking for an experienced user interface developer with strong design skills to help create outstanding digital services for users (including the public, students, government departments and academic researchers). This is a key element of an ambitious vision to transform TNA's digital services, ensure the public record thrives and survives and open up access to 900 years of British history. 

About the role 

TNA's digital strategy sets out the ambition to transform into an archive that is digital by instinct and design, embracing disruptive innovation to re-invent what it means to be an archive in the digital age. 

TNA has a track record of delivering high quality, innovative and ambitious digital services to diverse audiences. You will be part of a creative, motivated team which embraces challenge and looks for opportunities to do things differently. Plans include creating a new service to open up access to one of the largest and most diverse digital archives in the world and enabling a steady flow of new records into the archive so that they survive now and for future generations. 

About you 

You will have excellent front-end development skills, and a passion for usability and accessibility. You will thrive working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and will enjoy the challenge of creating rich, user-focused interfaces for The National Archives’ core audience groups: the public, students, academic researchers and staff in government departments. 

This is an opportunity to work with committed and talented developers, designers, archivists and researchers who share a vision of creating high quality digital services for a range of audiences.

Full Job Description. 

Essential Sift Criteria 

  • Portfolio of successfully completed user interface development projects, produced in a professional environment for multi-device use. You should be able to take ideas from concept to execution. 
  • Excellent skills across modern front end development technologies - HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (ES.next) – libraries and tooling 
  • Solid understanding of browser and platform compatibility, accessibility considerations (WCAG) and experience of developing rich applications that work across older (IE8+) and less featured browsers while using progressive enhancement to leverage JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 support in newer browsers 

At Interview you will also be assessed against the following criteria: 

  • Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you must be a confident and persuasive communicator and good team player 
  • Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others and be open to code review and constructive criticism. 
  • The ability to work on your own initiative, manage own workload, meet tight deadlines and make decisions. 

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