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Advertiser: WA Consultants

Job Title: Web Platform Architect
Rate:£55K to £70K Per Year    Benefits: Amazing Benefits and Fabulous Bonus
Description: My client is the world leader in consumer technology, electronics and mobile communications.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join my clients Open Source Team with a focus on Web Platform engineering and development within the Open Source community.

About the role:

My clients Open Source Group helps to guide the company in effectively contributing to, consuming, and collaborating with open source software and communities. They provide advocacy on behalf of the company in external OS communities.

My client also helps to develop a consistent OS strategy and governance policy for the enterprise at large.
The team consists of people from a range of open source communities who provide internal leadership, guidance, and development expertise to my client, in addition to making contributions back to the communities the company relies on.

The Web Platform Architect within my clients Open Source Group, will also work within different Open Source communities on Web platform related technologies (such as JavaScript) also participate in technical committees and working groups to bring the Web platform forward, such as new development language features.

In this role you will design and implement solutions which accommodate my client as well as the Open Source community you work with.

Main responsibilities

• Work in different Open Source projects and communities on Javascript & Web technology
• Develop, architect and contribute into software projects to a great quality standard (i.e. write code)
• Participating in technical committees and workgroups (such as in W3C) on behalf of my client and to aid the OSS community
• Provide advice and project proposals to higher management regarding industry trends

Skills and experience

• Proven experience in Web & Javascript development and architecture
• A good understanding & experience of the Web development & Open Source software landscapes
• Engaging directly with Open Source communities and internal customers to facilitate development of OSS projects and utilisation of these projects in the product lifecycle
• A good level of interpersonal and communication skills to be able to communicate with a wide range of people from engineering to management.
• Work as a member of a team, encouraging team building, motivation and cultivate team relations.
• Proficiency in Open Source development tools like git, build systems and collaboration tools.
• Some experience with the Javascript ecosystem such as node.js, NodeRed, Jerryscript etc...

Beneficial bonus skills - but NOT essential:

• Involvement with Open Source communities and/or Web & Javascript standards groups
• Familiarity with Web & Open Source development workflows, processes & tools
• Prior experience working in distributed teams on different timezones and different cultural backgrounds
• Enjoy writing/blogging about the work you do and presenting about it on conferences
• Some direct experience with one of the projects under the JS Foundation (
• Working to implement diversity and inclusion policy within a team, online community or open source environment

This is really interesting and unique role and would be an amazing opportunity with a brilliant company. If you would like to know more, please apply below!

WA Consultants is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as described within The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
Skills Required: Open Source Group, OSS, Web, platform, JavaScript, OS, committees, development, architecture, produc
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:     Duration:
Contact: TJ Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01392 666060 Contact Fax: 01392 666061
Reference: TJ-WEBPLAT Added: 06-11-2017
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