Remote: Contract Senior Frontend Engineer

Published date Posted on StackOverFlow on Oct 08, 2021 (15 d ago)

6 month full-time contract, option to extend to 12 months. Remote, Ireland and UK.

The Sensible Code Company uses modern software techniques to transform the processing and publication of data and statistics.

Over 10 years ago, we created ScraperWiki: one of the first collaborative in-browser coding environments focused on scraping and wrangling messy data.

We run which has converted over 100 million pages of PDF files to clean tabular data for its thousands of users.

Most recently, we’ve built Cantabular: a software framework for the protection and publication of statistical data. We’ve just used it to republish the 1911 Ireland census and the Office for National Statistics are using it to automate much of the dissemination for the 2021 England and Wales census.

We’re a friendly, supportive and experienced remote team focused on delivering high quality software. We’ve been working remotely as a company since 2018 and collaborate using Slack, Trello, GSuite and GitHub.

About this role

We’re looking for a contract senior frontend software engineer to help us work on our product Cantabular.

You'll be:

  • Building new features and make other improvements to our existing user interfaces using vanilla TypeScript, Sass and Go templates

  • Leading the development of larger features on our roadmap such as map-based interactions or data visualisation, potentially using a framework such as Svelte, React or Vue

  • Writing readable, maintainable and well-tested code

  • Collaborating with a committed team of developers and designers to maintain a high standard of software development


  • Rock-solid understanding of the core JavaScript language, HTML5 and CSS3

  • 5+ years of experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, build tools and testing approaches

  • Ability to plan, iterate and ship ideas quickly

  • Great written and verbal communication skills

Bonus points if:

We don’t expect the successful candidate to have all of these things, but please mention any that apply. If you have other relevant expertise or experience let us know.

  • Experience building accessible, progressively-enhanced user interfaces

  • Experience building interactive visualisations with D3, Svelte or other libraries and frameworks

  • Interest in or experience with user interface design

  • Interest in data science, statistics or machine learning

Pay and benefits:

  • Competitive day rate: £350-£400 per day

  • Flexible: flexible working times to support a healthy work/life balance

  • Location: you can be located anywhere in Ireland & UK

How to apply:

Email quoting scjob28 in the subject line with the following information

  • Cover letter: tell us a bit about why you’re interested in this role

  • CV or resume: your professional experience

  • Your telephone number

No agencies please.

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