October 21, 2009 will

Talented front-end developer job for Web 2.0 company in Oxford

The company I work for, 2Degrees, is looking for a front-end developer to join our team.

A smiling monkey

Are you a CSS monkey?

We need a CSS monkey with a good working knowledge of browser quirks and the ability to get even IE6 looking good (although you don't have to like it). It would help if you don't run away screaming from Javascript and can play well with the code monkeys.

More details are below. Email the address at the bottom of the job description, and mention this blog!

Job Description

Would you like to do something genuinely useful with your client side development skills - UI, XHTML, CSS (JavaScript, AJAX)

2degrees is an exciting, fast-paced, well-funded Web2.0 environmental networking business based in Oxford.

We're looking for a top-notch client-side developer eager to work with our talented team to evolve our django-based Web2.0 application to meet the demands of our members and corporate partners (Cisco, EDF, British Gas, IBM)

2degrees’ purpose is to accelerate the speed at which businesses are able to implement sustainability and carbon reduction strategies on a global scale. Our members include sustainability professionals from companies such as HSBC, Coca-Cola, BASF, Sony, Marks & Spencer, BP, Shell, Eurostar, Sainsbury’s, Hewlett Packard, Royal Mail.

The Role:

You will be integral to the team and the ongoing development of our product’s user interface. You will be at the forefront of the action, working directly to build the features that our users need.

Our regular release schedule means that your new features will be rolled out rapidly, for consumption by an appreciative user base.

Is this the role for you? Yes, if you:

  • Love solving problems independently or as a member of a talented team

  • Are completely fluent in HTML/XHTML/CSS

  • Develop clean and valid markup

  • Are a wizard at cross-browser compatibility issues - particularly IE6!!

  • Are familiar with JavaScript, particularly the jQuery library (this is a bonus)

  • Are a proficient user of the graphics programs (Photoshop) you need to get the job done (this is not a high-level design job, but use of graphics tools is an essential part of the job).

  • Want to work in a fast-paced environment where you have to be a flexible thinker to get the job done.

  • Are focused on solving problems and don't give up until you've fixed them

  • Have an eye for detail and the little tweaks that make the difference between a shoddy and a great UI.

  • Enjoy working in a tight-knit team of like-minded individuals

  • Are driven to continually improve the way that we/you work.


  • The ability to contribute to and shape a really great user experience

  • A nice office full of people who are free to be themselves

  • Managers and business people who appreciate technical staff

  • A competitive salary

To apply:

Send us your CV and tell us about some of the things that you have been doing. Email jobs[at]2degreesnetwork[dot]com and we’ll be back in touch.

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John Kavanagh
Must also have awesome hair and have a strong sense of humour.
Richard Fletcher
I thought “code monkey” is a term of derision?
Will McGugan
Richard, It is. It's like the N word. You can only call someone a code monkey, if you are a code monkey.

code monkey
Ash Matadeen
Will, could you please confirm that this is the correct email address? My email to jobs2degreesnetworkcom is bouncing back. (I have replaced the @ and the .)


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Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 User unknown (state 14).
Will McGugan
Not sure why thats not working. I'll ask tomorrow. In the meantime change ‘jobs’ to ‘jamestarin’.
Ash Matadeen
Thanks Will. That seems to have worked. :)