React Developer

We are currently in the process of migrating our existing Windows Forms based client into the web. Whilst the existing functionality must be migrated the front-end web application will be largely green field in terms of UI design and build.

We are looking for an experienced Front End Web Developer to join our existing team of developers to hit the ground running. As a front-end developer, you will be working with product owners and our UI/UX team to deliver our main application.

Hours of work: Flexitime available, core hours of 10am – 3pm Monday – Friday must be worked, and you must work 37.5 hours per week.


Key Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with vanilla JavaScript or JavaScript frameworks (ReactJS, AngularJS, VueJS)
  • We use ReactJS with Typescript so experience here is a bonus but appreciate the other frameworks are transferable
  • Excellent knowledge and skill with CSS and Styling frameworks such as Styled Components, Bootstrap, Foundation, Semantic UI, Material UI etc
  • Experience working with version control systems (GIT, SVN, Mercurial)
  • We use GIT provided by Azure DevOps (previously VSTS/TFS)
  • Experience with front end build tools such as Webpack, Gulp, Grunt
  • Experience with NPM and Nodejs tooling
  • Must be comfortable working with REST API’s
  • Experience writing testable code with unit tests and working in a test-driven manner using JavaScript test frameworks (MochaJS, JEST, Puppeteer)

The ideal candidate will have (by no means essential):

  • Experience with TypeScript
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced AGILE team with experience working in Sprints
  • Experience developing NodeJS server-side applications
  • Experience working with and developing GraphQL API’s
  • Architecting enterprise applications
  • Experience working with CI/CD tooling building deployment pipelines with Jenkins, VSTS, TFS, Azure DevOps, Octopus Deploy
  • Experience with containers Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience or interest in working with server-side technologies (ASP.NET Core etc) and architecture


In return, we will provide:

  • Hybrid working with offices available in York if you want to come in. You need to work from the office two days per month with one day being our mandatory Thursday which is the last Thursday before payday.
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • A positive, collaborative working environment
  • Quarterly socials
  • Holidays starting at 25 days, increasing up to 30 days, 1 day for each year of service
  • Vitality Health
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Pension scheme (4% employer contribution)
  • Modern working facilities
  • Pool/ Table Tennis available in the office
  • On-site parking
  • Pizza Thursdays on the last Thursday of the month
  • Cycle to Work Scheme


About Optix:

Optix is the leading provider of business management software for Opticians in the UK. Our goal is to fulfil all our customer’s technology needs and deliver great software that enables opticians to run profitable businesses and provide excellent clinical care.


This includes the management of clinical processes, sensitive patient data, and integrating with complex medical equipment: alongside delivering comprehensive marketing, stock management, business intelligence, and financial management features.


We are trusted by hundreds of Opticians across the country, from small independent practices to large multi-nationals. Our success has been built on word-of-mouth from our extremely satisfied client base: we employ no salespeople and focus solely on developing quality products that sell themselves.


We work in a collaborative team where everyone’s input is welcomed and encouraged. As a member of our development team, you will also be expected to contribute towards the improvement of our organisation by proactively driving improvements in architecture, design, process, tooling, and strategy.


We value and encourage continual personal development within our teams and love learning new tech and are always on the lookout for better ways of doing things. We also provide training opportunities to help you improve your skills.


Interview Process:

  1. Depending on the role a technical test may be issued
  2. A video or face-to-face interview (preferred) which will be a mix of competency and technical questioning


Diversity Statement:

Optix Software Ltd is committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of our work. We are committed to treating all colleagues equally regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief. We are committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of our work.


How to Apply:

If you would like to be considered please send an updated copy of your CV to


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