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Front-end Developer

Galway, Ireland
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Based in Galway since 2015, Black Pug Studio is a multicultural creative agency crafting unique experiences through technology and design. We provide premium quality Web Design, Web Development, Communication & Localization services.

We are looking for a qualified Front-end developer to join our creative team. You will be responsible for building the “client-side” of our web and mobile applications. You should be able to translate our company and customer needs into functional and appealing interactive applications.

If you’re interested in creating a user-friendly environment by writing code and moving forward in your career, then this job is for you. We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional curious about new digital technologies and who aspires to combine usability with visual design.

You should also be interested in back-end technologies and understand the intricate nature of the back-end/front-end relationship. Interactions with APIs, WebSocket technology, and other forms of interaction with the back-end should be something that you are familiar with.

Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring a great user experience.


  • Use front-end frameworks such as React, React Native, VueJS, and Angular to create user-friendly web/mobile applications
  • Maintain and improve existing codebases
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed
  • Design and integrate web & mobile-based features
  • Collaborate with back-end developers and designers to improve the usability
  • Get feedback from, and build solutions for users and customers
  • Write functional requirement documents and guides
  • Create prototypes and proof of concept for upcoming features/products
  • Assist back-end developers with coding and troubleshooting
  • Audit and test the applications using test frameworks (unitary and end-to-end tests)
  • Ensure the visual consistency between designs provided by the creative team and the technical integration in the applications
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies


  • Proven work experience as a Front-end developer
  • Hands-on experience with front-end frameworks
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript, TypeScript, and CSS
  • Experience with REST & GraphQL APIs
  • Familiarity with WebSocket technology
  • In-depth understanding of the development process (design, development, and deployment)
  • A good understanding of UI and UX principles
  • Knowledge of SEO principles
  • Experience with software like AdobeXD, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, content management systems, and customer relationship management solutions
  • An ability to perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field


  • Knowledge of additional programming languages (Python, C++, Objective-C, Java, Swift)
  • UI/UX design skills
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms and their products (GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • Experience with third-party services (Mailchimp, Stripe, Mailgun, Social media APIs, Salesforce)
  • Familiarity with the Blockchain technology
  • Understanding of technologies such as RTC, streaming, on-device machine learning
  • Advanced animation skills using JS/TS libraries combined with CSS


  • Resume
  • Cover letter


  • Contract type: 3-month fixed-term contract renewable
  • Salary: Based on experience
  • Location: Mainly on-site with possible remote work

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