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Front-end developer with accessibility experience

Help us build the future of reading!

Jellybooks is looking for an experienced JavaScript and front-end developer who understands and is skilled at designing for diverse accessibility requirements.

Two years ago, our multi-national team created the Jellybooks Cloud Reader. Since then we have worked with publishers and bookshops across Europe to bring simple, one-click, file-free reading to readers across the world.

A major initiative we are launching in Janaury 2021 is a national, cross-industry platform for ebook excerpts and audiobook snippets allowing British and Irish bookshops and publishers to embed the first five to twenty percent of a book in websites, emails, and social media posts.

Jellybooksis also working on open access challenges for textbooks, early testing and reviews of newly published titles, marketing and retail challenges in bookselling and much more. We have a passion for using data to create better experiences for readers.

The new team member will help us take the Jellybooks Cloud Reader to the next level: improved functionality, offline reading and better support for diverse accessibility requirements.

This is a remote position but the candidate must be a UK-resident for tax purposes with the right to work in the UK, because this position is supported by public funds. We are unable to sponsor a work visa or support relocation to the UK.

Required skills

  • Knowledge of UI patterns and accessible components
  • Deep mastery of JavaScript
  • TypeScript a plus, but can be “learn as you go”
  • Passion for web performance and familiarity with Progressive Web Apps
  • Ability to undertake accessibility testing (automated tools such as Axe, manually using screen readers, navigating with keyboard or touch gestures, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Github, node.js/npm, build tools (webpack, babel), automated testing (mocha, chai, JSDOM…), code reviews, etc.
  • Experience with web security policies a plus (same-origin, content security policies, etc.)
  • Eager to learn ebook idiosyncrasies and tackle their specific challenges
  • Past experience with designing for accessibility and eager to research accessibility in the context of reading (readability, legibility, user preferences, dyslexia, etc.)
  • Independent but doesn’t hesitate to ask for help/clarifications when needed

Experience

  • Prior experience designing and developing for accessibility on the web highly desirable
  • Several years of front-end development experience

Applying

Please send your CV and a brief note why you are a good match for the position to jobs@jellybooks.com. Kindly include links to previous work (Github, links to products you helped develop, etc.), as well. Also please let us know what your availability might be - the sooner, the better.

Background Reading

Jellybooks Cloud Reader Examples

Principals only. No recruiters please. We will not respond to agency or recruiter pitches.

This position is supported by public funding from Innovate UK and Arts Council England.