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UX developer with a passion for accessibility

Help us build the future of reading and better support the creative industries!

Jellybooks is looking for an experienced user experience (UX) developer with experience designing and coding 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 2021 is to equip independent bookshops and publishers with digital tools that help readers discover and explore new books. The foundation for this initiative is a national, cross-industry platform for ebook excerpts and audiobook snippets (“look-inside”) allowing bookshops and publishers to embed the first five to twenty percent of a book in websites, emails, and social media posts.

Jellybooks also works on open access (OA) 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 experience for readers and publishers to the next level: better user experience across touch-points, better data visualisations for readers and publishers boards, and a better reading experience for our Jellybooks Cloud Reader.

This is a remote position, and we greatly welcome applications from developers who live and work beyond London. However, 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 not able to sponsor a work visa or support relocation to the UK. 

Required skills and capabilities

  • Knowledge of UI patterns and accessible components.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and essential JavaScript.
  • Ability to understand customer needs and produce functional, consistent, and easy-to-use interfaces.
  • Ability to undertake accessibility testing based on detailed processes.
  • Passion for web performance.
  • Familiarity with source code management, preferably git & Github.
  • 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

We don’t expect the candidate to cover all of the below, but we do expected mastery of at least two of these areas:

  • Several years of experience with user experience design and front-end development  including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding experience.
  • Prior experience designing and developing for accessibility, including familiarity with WAI-ARIA and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Experience with data visualisation, ideally using D3.js.
  • Experience coding in plain-vanilla JavaScript (JS) itself, not just frameworks
  • Experience editing/maintaining UX items within an existing web application framework, such as Ruby-on-Rails, Django, ASP.net, etc.

Applying

Please send your CV and a brief note why you are a good match for the position to [email protected] 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.