Laughable Job Spec

The client located in cloud cuckoo land.


  • Development of existing and greenfield web-based business applications and consumer applications
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert and point of reference to other developers across the business
  • Helping to foster development and testing best practices
  • Providing technical support to internal stakeholders

Skills & Experience

  • Significant amount of experience in developing component-based web apps and UIs
  • Expert in all aspects of browser-based JavaScript (ES5) – must be able to speak intelligently about concepts such as “this”, closures, lexical scoping, call-backs, XHR, DOM, global pollution, design patterns
  • Appreciation of modern ES6 approaches – classes, modules, arrow functions, template literals etc.
  • Appreciation of TypeScript
  • Expert in with at least one modern front-end platform (e.g. Angular, React)
  • Node/NPM as part of dev workflow
  • Build tools (webpack, gulp etc.)
  • Version control
  • AngularJS 1.5+
  • CSS pre-processors (LESS, SASS)
  • Canvas / FabricJS
  • Agile / Scrum
  • Azure DevOps / Team Foundation Server


  • Determined, proactive and confident personality
  • Willingness and hunger to learn and develop
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to change in a dynamic environment

Mobile App Development

Mobile app development is the act or process by which a mobile app is developed for mobile devices, such as personal digital assistantsenterprise digital assistants or mobile phones. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing platforms, or delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing (e.g., JavaScript) to provide an “application-like” experience within a Web browser. Application software developers also must consider a long array of screen sizes, hardware specifications, and configurations because of intense competition in mobile software and changes within each of the platforms. Mobile app development has been steadily growing, in revenues and jobs created. A 2013 analyst report estimates there are 529,000 direct app economy jobs within the EU 28 members, 60% of which are mobile app developers.

As part of the development process, mobile user interface (UI) design is also essential in the creation of mobile apps. Mobile UI considers constraints, contexts, screen, input, and mobility as outlines for design. The user is often the focus of interaction with their device, and the interface entails components of both hardware and software. User input allows for the users to manipulate a system, and device’s output allows the system to indicate the effects of the users’ manipulation. Mobile UI design constraints include limited attention and form factors, such as a mobile device’s screen size for a user’s hand(s). Mobile UI contexts signal cues from user activity, such as location and scheduling that can be shown from user interactions within a mobile app. Overall, mobile UI design’s goal is mainly for an understandable, user-friendly interface. The UI of mobile apps should: consider users’ limited attention, minimize keystrokes, and be task-oriented with a minimum set of functions. This functionality is supported by mobile enterprise application platforms or integrated development environments (IDEs).

Mobile UIs, or front-ends, rely on mobile back-ends to support access to enterprise systems. The mobile back-end facilitates data routing, security, authentication, authorization, working off-line, and service orchestration. This functionality is supported by a mix of middleware components including mobile app server, mobile backend as a service (MBaaS), and service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure.

Mobile app development is becoming more critical for many businesses with more than 3 billion people worldwide using smartphones, more than 1.5 billion using tablets as of 2019. Users, on average, spend 90% of their mobile time in apps and there are more than 700 million apps downloads from various app stores