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Design System Front End Developer at PeopleDoc

Location: Paris / Remote (France, Spain, Germany, UK)

At PeopleDoc we are in the process of rolling out new user interfaces across our solutions. To support this, we have spent the last 3+ years building, validating and deploying a design system of components and design patterns.

In this role, you will work closely with designers and other developers to improve the design system in response to real world feedback and requirements.  You will work primarily in JavaScript, writing some HTML and CSS as required.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Convert existing HTML/CSS/JS components into WebComponents , using stencil.js
  • Maintain and improve the design system toolchain
  • Develop new components in response to feedback/briefs from UX designers and product owners.
  • Improve, extend and refactor existing components in line with design,  development and accessibility best practices
  • Improve the documentation and organisation of the design system
  • Review the code of your colleagues
  • Help the team automate and scale by writing automation scripts and tools

Competencies required:

You will have:

  • Knowledge or experience of consuming or building design systems
  • Good JavaScript knowledge, including:
    • A good understanding of web components – how to build them, their advantages, limitations and disadvantages
    • Experience building or improving project toolchains
    • Vanilla JS knowledge
  • Understanding of accessibility best practices and how to apply them
  • Knowledge of GIT or equivalent
  • Experience participating in and contributing to code review
  • A high attention to detail
  • English language skills. As a team we communicate in English, so it’s essential that you can express yourself in both written and spoken English.
  • Well developed time and task management skills, with the ability to prioritise your workload in line with business objectives

It would be a bonus if you also have:

  • Good knowledge of HTML and CSS, including:
    • An understanding of HTML semantics
    • Knowledge of CSS methodologies (BEM, SMACSS etc.) and why they are important
    • Proficiency in CSS preprocessors (we use SASS)
    • Experience working with new CSS techniques (flexbox, grid, etc.)
  • Experience working within an agile development environment
  • French language skills – the main office is located in Paris and most employees are French speakers

Formal educational qualifications in computer science are viewed favourably, but not essential. More important is your proven capacity to solve problems and deliver excellent code.

Typical Interview Process:

  • If your application is selected, a Recruiter will reach out to schedule a phone screen with them.
  • If selected to move forward, you will complete a HackerRank Coding Assessment.
  • If you pass, you will either move forward to a technical phone call for an additional screening, OR directly to an onsite interview.
  • Offer stage.

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