aNobii was founded in 2006 by Greg Sung a Hong-Kong-based entrepreneur with a passion for books. The company was acquired in 2010 by a UK start up company who have secured backing from investors led by HMV Group (owner of HMV, Waterstone’s and 50% of 7digital). HarperCollins, Penguin and The Random House Group are also supporting the company.
JOB TITLE: FRONT END DEVELOPER @ ANOBII
This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting new UK digital venture. Anobii (www.anobii.com) operates in one of the fastest-evolving digital media sectors and is on track for launch a brand new platform for the discovery, purchase and consumption of ebooks in the first half of 2011. The business has a unique proposition within its sector that harnesses the power of social networking within a large, passionate and growing community, combined with an innovative approach to e-commerce.
The company offers a range of innovative products and services, accessible via the web, Apple, Android and other applications, and a range of devices including smartphones and tablet devices. The company is well-funded and is in the early stages of creating a complete ecosystem, utilising the latest modular, API-based technologies. Content, sourced from the community and external partners, and data play a critical role in enabling users to discover, engage, purchase and share the product.
The backers of Anobii include HMV, Random House, Penguin, HarperCollins.
Purpose of the job
Work from a combination of wireframes, full page designs and a comprehensive style guide to produce fully functional web pages/web applications
Work closely with back end PHP development team to integrate pages with our MVC architecture + API back end
Help to create a maintainable template structure with appropriate page, CSS and JS architecture
Champion high-quality semantic markup and adherence to web standards
Demonstrable real-world experience of the following essential:
Expert-level HTML + CSS, including exposure to HTML 5 and CSS 3
Standards compliance and accessibility
Working on significant size site builds with multiple front-end developers
Front end performance optimisation
Photoshop or equivalent tool as required for application/extension of existing designs
Mobile web development experience (at least Android + Safari)
Version control systems (ideally Git or equivalent) + basic familiarity with LAMP-stack toolset
Unit testing/Selenium experience a bonus
Pixel-level attention to detail
High-quality engineering approach
Ability to work well in a team environment
Ability to communicate with other employees in the company in both technical and non-technical roles, across different locations and timezones
Ability to collaborate with third party partners
To be conscious of the requirement for on-going security and to apply it as appropriate
If you are interest, send your CV at email@example.com. The office is based in Central London (Clerkenwell).