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Front End Developer


Salary: £40k – £55k DOE

Reports to: 

Lead Developer


Dev office in Bournemouth (hybrid). Some overseas travel may be required.

Job Description:

First impressions are crucial. The web team own McKenzie Intelligence Services data platform and public website, and are responsible for a lot of people’s first impressions of the brand. Their job is to create fresh, immersive and captivating experiences that communicate our data to our clients. To engage users no matter who they are or what they need from us.

We’ve built an awesome platform but need to grow our team and add more skillsets in order to achieve our vision: one that is visually stunning, performant, accessible and technically correct at every level. We have a long way to go, so we need your help to build the culture of collaboration, continual improvement and engineering excellence that will get us there.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Frontend Developer with experience programming with Typescript and React, and who understands the importance of unit-testing their code. We are looking for someone who worked with or has taken an interest in Typescript and has experience integrating with the backend, whether with REST or another specification.

You’ll need a sharp eye for good user-interface design and a passion for working with stakeholders to achieve the look and feel they want! But most importantly you’ll need to be someone who is a good team player and keen to contribute and to learn.

Areas of Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all tasks are completed as planned and executed to the highest level of quality and efficiency
  • Be an active contributor to the team – attend brainstorms, contribute to the discussions and share ideas
  • Work collaboratively with the Product and Intelligence teams. Ensure all new UX / Design brief is fully understood, technically assessed and signed-off for your project before development
  • Provide accurate estimates on requirements
  • Produce clean, efficient, tested code
Skill Sets and Experience:
Essential Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years commercial experience
  • Razor-sharp frontend skills
  • An advocate for clean, well-tested, maintainable code
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Responsive web design
  • ES6+ JavaScript
  • Agile
  • GIT
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to changes
  • Portfolio containing at least one project in one of the essential languages.
  • Able to professionally communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven experience of working in a team environment supporting and working with other colleagues and management

Bonus Skills:

  • Unit Testing
  • UX/UI
  • Accessibility
  • OOP
  • Node.js
  • Excellent telephone/video call manner, comfortable speaking in any situation
  • Experience with React Native
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize working hours while operating remotely
  • GIS (Web, QGIS, or ArcGIS)
  • GeoServer
  • STEM/Environmental Science/Social Science degree.

Character and Quality traits:

Character Traits:

  • Curious/inquisitive
  • Initiative (self starter)
  • Happy to work on big projects


  • Articulate – clear, concise and logical in both writing and speech
  • Creative and intelligent
  • Accurate and precise
  • Trust’s others in a team

Company Overview:

MIS aggregate and analyse space, air and ground based sensors to provide a timely, robust and holistic view of global events. As the winner of the 2018 British Claims Award for Outstanding Achievement of the Year, we combine machine learning algorithms with over 100 years of military-trained damage assessment expertise to deliver timely and actionable intelligence to global insurance markets. Our military heritage drives our sense of urgency and means we understand what has to be done during major catastrophes, ensuring customers get what they need – on time, every time.  We are proudly the owner of a cross market SaaS solution, adopted by key players in the (Re)insurance industry. We have been serving the insurance market since 2016;  recent technological advances means our product is on the desktops of many claims and underwriting staff across the industry and we are looking for new talent to augment the teams delivering this high quality analysis. 

MIS is a proudly and defiantly diverse employer. We only care that you are a good human, who is amazing at your job, who is interested and interesting, who wants to do truly transformational work. We don’t care about gender identity, sexual preference, skin colour, able-bodied-ness, marital status or otherwise of our team members. We just want to work with the best.

Company Benefits:

  • 20 days annual leave PLUS 8 UK bank holidays PLUS 3 days Christmas stand down
  • £10 Wednesday Lunch Club allowance
  • Competitive Maternity/Paternity Policy
  • Sick pay beyond SSP
  • Training budget each year for formal courses or any learning & development (training courses, talks, books, etc.)
  • Regular team socials
  • Flexible hybrid working: potential for fully remote, occasional office travel may be required
If you feel like you’d be a good fit for this role, please send a CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an indication of the areas of activity and can be amended at any time in response to the changing needs of the organisation.


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