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twentysix Digital
Leeds, Manchester, Working from home
Competitive plus excellent benefits

26 is the visionary agency. We use intelligence and imagination to help brands create experiences that deeply connect with their customers, deliver powerful results, and accelerate their position in the digital-first world. As one of the leading digital agencies in the UK, we have big ideas and the skills to make these a reality for our clients.

We’ve spent the past 17 years at the forefront of innovation and we’re shaping the digital future. We work with ground-breaking start-ups and global scale enterprises, counting the likes of Fortnum & Mason, GHD, Wilko, Asda Money and Arla Foods amongst our clients.

The work we do spans every corner of the digital world; from data and research to digital strategy. From digital experiences to media campaigns.

We are looking for a  Senior Front End Developer. The role will be to play a major part in the design, implementation, and support of enterprise level project builds. You will be a dynamic and forward-thinking individual who has a very keen eye for detail having had exposure to working with Experience Design teams collaboratively.

They will provide a level of seniority on client projects across agile delivery teams within a modern technology stack and will be working in a varied and autonomous role primarily developing the Front-End using React and TypeScript as well as HTML and CSS (SCSS).

This role is best for an ambitious mid-level who has peaked in their current role ready for a step up or a seasoned senior who has a thirst for driving value and positive change across a development team.

Our Development team are a close-nit bunch offering investment for the right candidate helping set a trajectory for long term growth and progression.

Based in our Leeds or Manchester city centre office (hybrid and flexible working) both offices offer inspiring state-of-the­-art working environment and facilities, along with support and focused learning and development opportunities surrounded by a diverse, innovative, and creative bunch who love to share knowledge and skills helping to generate bold ideas that push the possibilities of the digital landscape.


What you'll be doing


  • Provide mentorship to other team members
  • A proven record of JavaScript experience and demonstrative ability
  • Knowledge of existing frameworks with real life experience
  • A Strong understanding of modern JavaScript (ES6+)
  • Extensive coding experience with good Front-End skills (CSS, HTML, accessibility, and performance)
  • Has experience of the modern JAMstack approach including server side rendered techniques
  • Knowledge of node.js along with build tools such as Webpack and Gulp
  • Has a track record of providing solutions focused on business value
  • Experienced in agile and lean delivery methodologies
  • Good communication skills
  • Well versed in creating clear and understandable technical specifications and documentation
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of industry experts and leaders in the field



What you need


Knowledge, Technology & Qualifications:          

  • Extensive professional experience in a related role or technology stack
  • Able to work from written specifications to produce appropriate solutions
  • Experience using issue tracking software such as JIRA
  • Able to work to a deadline and delegate tasks for junior / mid-level developers
  • Experience of working with CMS platforms such as Optimizely, Umbraco or is desirable
  • Experience of working within team coding standards


Skills or Competences

  • Lead by example and encourage others to effectively communicate with not only the development team but the rest of the business too about best practices to promote a common understanding of technologies that are right for twentysix
  • Be a mentor to more junior members of the team
  • Code reviews
  • To identify future developments, methodologies, and new libraries which we may wish to integrate into our stack
  • Help define best practises for integrating and developing within a framework. With key considerations given to performance, linting, and code structure
  • Be an advocate for JavaScript within the agency and be able to present new ideas and methodologies confidentially
  • Contribute to the research and review of the platforms and services the agency offers, providing recommendations and guidance to ensure the agency is offering the most appropriate and best solutions to our clients
  • Assist in the creation of functional and technical specifications ensuring requirements are appropriate, captured and documented sufficiently
  • Assist in project estimation activities and review estimations from team members
  • Provide recommendations on platforms and services on client solutions
  • Integrate testing automation within JavaScript for continued improvement and monitoring
  • Support the agencies security strategies by following all published policies and procedures and reporting incidents as and when they are witnessed around the agency



  • Good client interpersonal skills
  • Good internal interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passionate and motivated to work on any client
  • Quality checking own work



Why be a 26er?


We are not just a group of people who work at the same place. We are a team who work collaboratively towards a common goal with our clients and with each other.


Being a 26er is about being part of a team who strive for excellence and support each other to work to the best of our ability; together we achieve great things. We have high expectations, and we give a lot in return, here are some of the amazing benefits we offer -  


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Annual bonus
  • Career development
  • Training and professional development
  • Outstanding private healthcare package for you and your family
  • Enhanced holidays of 25 days plus bank holiday rising with service (plus an extra day for your birthday and Christmas eve)
  • Employee assistance programme with access to mental health support and online GP
  • Wellbeing activities such as morning meditation and yoga
  • Perkbox
  • Weekly food and drink treats
  • Social events a-plenty
  • £1000 direct application bonus* (when quoting code DAF23)


*By applying direct you will qualify for a bonus of up to £1000 when you pass your probation. To qualify for this, you must include the code DAF23 in your covering letter.


We welcome applications from previous candidates and pride ourselves of on our values with equality at the core. We do this by hiring and developing a diverse mix of talented people that contribute to our success. Creating a culture of equality isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing. Diverse companies are more innovative and successful. We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

If you require any of this information or an application form in an alternative format, or you would simply like to discuss the role, please contact our Talent Manager, Alexis Beach.


We are shaping the digital future. Be part of our team. Be part of what comes next.


Notice to Recruitment Professionals

Please do not contact us regarding this role. While we respect that many companies do need recruitment agencies, we do not at the moment, and we are happiest recruiting for ourselves. Any resume submitted to us before any agreement with us will be deemed the sole property of twentysix, and in the event of a candidate being hired outside of an agreement, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.