Senior Front-End Developer

  • Job Reference: 00005212-1
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Rail Safety and Standards Board
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  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


The role will perform front-end design and development activities to help deliver a great user experience to those engaging with RSSBs digital platforms.  You will be a hands-on developer of front-end components for our Sitecore website, which primarily covers users accessing technical content produced by RSSB.  You will also design and build interactive data visualisations, with a keen interest on how we can use interactive web components to deliver compelling and engaging stories.  Beyond our website, you be involved in the development of custom user interface components for our data collection and decision support tools.


The role is part of the digital architecture and engineering function, which is a multi-disciplinary team covering development of our digital platforms.


  • Develop reusable front end components, such as for website navigation, content delivery or interactive data stories.
  • Design and implement intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs.
  • Ensure components and visuals deliver engaging digital user journeys, including understanding how users are engaging with our existing digital content & platforms.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to design well-engineered solutions that effectively integrate front- and back-end components.
  • Create prototypes & diagrams/wireframes, as well developing complete solutions, judging when each is required.
  • Identify frameworks or approaches that would increase our capabilities or offer more efficient delivery, influencing our technology roadmap.
  • Collaborate with teammates and product delivery managers to prepare the backlog of features and stories for upcoming development sprints.



  • Experience with front-end languages: HTML5 / CSS3 / SCSS / SASS / JavaScript (including d3.js) / Liquid, and build tools, eg gulp.
  • Experience with prototype and design tools, eg Figma or Invision.
  • Experience with responsive web design and frameworks.
  • Experience using RESTful APIs.
  • Experience with the software development lifecycle, code versioning with Git, and Azure DevOps
  • Support the capture of business requirements and translate requirements into designs.
  • Communicate effectively and share thoughts and ideas through methods appropriate to the audience.
  • Adapt and respond effectively when embracing new opportunities, change and in navigating uncertainty.
  • Actively contribute as part of a team and work towards achieving team goals and outcomes.
  • Take responsibility and demonstrate accountability in completing tasks and achieving objectives, actively seeking to resolve problems and identify opportunities.
  • Committed to customer service and placing customer satisfaction at the heart of our success to ensure we deliver against our shared goals.
  • Can work collaboratively within an evolving industry, gaining stakeholder confidence through understanding their goals and motivations and demonstrating credibility as an expert.
  • Make timely, informed decisions taking account of the benefits and constraints involved.


  • Experience with scripting languages: Python, PowerShell & C#
  • Knowledge of the Sitecore application architecture
  • Knowledge of Power Pages sites


We are committed to investing in our staff and offer formal and informal learning opportunities for development.


We value diversity and equal opportunities in employment and are committed to creating a workplace which is inclusive to everyone. As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, we encourage candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria, to apply for our jobs. If you have applied under the Disability Confident Scheme, please let us know in advance by emailing vacancies@RSSB.CO.UK


If you require any reasonable adjustments with respect to our selection process including information in an alternative format, please contact us at


We understand the importance of work-life balance and we offer our staff the flexibility to work within our core hours and the option to vary their location between both the office and home. If you are looking for further flexibility, speak to us at interview stage so that we can consider your request.


We value our staff and we offer a competitive benefits package to ensure our staff can achieve their best throughout their journey with us. This includes 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays); a holiday buy and sell scheme; private medical and dental cover; a season ticket loan and travel subsidy; access to a cycle to work scheme; volunteer leave; a performance related bonus and pension.