Lead Software Engineer - Front End

Location Manchester
Discipline: Retail Banking
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Zoe Gilbert

Contact email: careers@co-operativebank.co.uk
Job ref: 007622
Published: about 2 months ago

Lead Software Engineer – Front End

Balloon Street, Manchester 

Band C 

35 hours per week, full time  


We are the bank for people with purpose.  The only bank born from the co-operative movement 145 years ago.  We believe in the power of 'we' and putting values and ethics first.  We are looking for talented colleagues who want to make their next career move in a bank that celebrates community spirit.  And did we mention we are award winning?  Year on year award winners for our products, our customer service and our dedication to communities.  What's not to love!


Why we need you 

As a Lead Software Engineer/Front End Developer at the Bank, you will be working within our one of our Digital Scrum teams and have a clear focus and responsibility for innovation and building our mobile applications, on line banking services and websites.


You will be building client-side applications that provides our customers with the services they need, when they need it. With a consistent customer focus, you will help evolve our client-side applications to meet customer’s needs and adapt to industry changes.


We’re on an exciting journey to become the UK’s best ethical, digital bank and you could be part of the team that makes that happen!


Who Are We Looking For? 

We are looking for a strong front-end software engineer that can help drive our technology choices and direction. We want an enthusiastic Agile advocate with a passion for learning who is equally happy hands-on with code or mentoring junior team members.

Your focus will be predominantly on front-end development but a broader understanding of the full software stack and the ability to assist the back-end specialists when needed would be advantageous.


Knowledge, Skills required: 

  • Strong JavaScript exposure (vanilla JS, prototypes, React JS, Angular)
  • Strong HTML and CSS (inc practica knowledge of SASS/LESS)
  • Solid understanding of Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Exposure to front-end test automation (Jasmine, Selenium etc)
  • To understand front-end build tools (NPM, Grunt, Gulp)
  • Skilled within code and artefact repositories (Github, SVN, Artifactory, Nexus)
  • Content Management and Delivery
  • Substantial appreciation of web application development processes
  • Strong object-oriented programming knowledge and knowledge of good design patterns
  • Track record of successful software delivery
  • Experience working in an Agile/DevOps software development environment


What You Can Expect From Us: 

  • 27 days holiday at start, rising to 30 days
  • Agile working including opportunity to work from home
  • Competitive pension / income protection / life assurance
  • 2 paid days for volunteering per year
  • Positive working environment in contemporary offices centrally located in Manchester
  • Strong career path within Financial Services
  • Family friendly policies and supportive working environment
  • Recognition scheme and a culture in which we celebrate success
  • Colleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity within our Bank.

Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.


As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal and financial checks.