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Software Engineer - Front End (0381)

  • Location:

dnata Travel Group, part of the Emirates Group, includes the brands of Gold Medal, Netflights, Travelbag, Travel Republic, and Sunmaster. These brands are based at offices across the UK including Preston (Leyland), Kingston-upon-Thames, Chester and Halifax.

We are now recruiting for a Front-End Engineer who is technology and user experience driven, to work within our team of developers at our office in Leyland.  In this role, you will work closely with product/programme management, infrastructure, architecture and UX teams, to deliver high quality robust solutions within agreed timeframes.

As a Front-End Engineer, you will have a good working knowledge in browser and device capabilities, client-side frameworks.  You need to be good communicator, with the ability to interface with non-technical teams and influence UX and design decisions and be experienced at working within a fast paced, agile environment and comfortable with cross functional team structures.

Our Engineering Team is responsible for the growth and evolution of in-house developed travel platforms and integrate with several 3rd party platforms. These platforms are being developed and rolled out across multiple brands, departments, and teams within dnata Travel group.

You will be joining a smart, experienced, fast-moving team working in an agile environment, who continue to explore new technologies, tools & techniques to both grow the platforms and to service the growing needs of the business that the platforms support.

To be considered for this role, we need you to have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in IT or related subject


  • CSS and HTML across all major versions.
  • React JS.
  • TypeScript
  • Umbraco (Desirable)
  • Good understanding of CSS pre-processors such as SASS or LESS.
  • Good understanding of responsive frameworks and their pro and cons. Bootstrap and MaterializeCSS being pre-requisites.
  • Fluent in Javascript and derived libraries.
  • Cross browser and device quirks. Good understanding of browser version capabilities. 
  • Optimising web page delivery for speed and user experience. Understanding of performance techniques: bundling, delayed asset loading and CDN techniques.
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, networking, browser fundamentals, javascript.
  • Experience with workflows that support continuous delivery (agile, CI/CD, feature flags etc).
  • Working within an agile environment.
  • Source control including GIT and Mercurial.
  • Azure

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills.
  • Front end web development to an advanced level.
  • Good planning skills.

Please click on the full job description below for more information.

Our state of the art flagship office is based in Leyland, only 10 minutes’ drive from junction 29 of the M6.

Our employees enjoy many benefits including life assurance, pension scheme, travel discounts and industry/social events, on-site free car parking, on-site restaurant and break-out area with free wifi.


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Lancaster House, Centurion Way, Leyland, Lancashire, UK, PR26 6TX
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