Front-End Developer

  • Closing date 29 Nov 2019


We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic software developer with artistic flair and excellent web development skills to join our software team and build the next generation web interface for our industry-leading all-optical network switch.




About the Role


HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world leader in the design and manufacture of energy-efficient, all-optical switching solutions that connect optical fibres directly to make networks more flexible, agile and reliable. 




We sell the largest all-optical switch on the market with up to 384 fibre connections and our users need efficient workflows to configure, monitor and manage these network elements.  Your challenge will be to design the next generation of web interface to meet our customers’ needs, presenting information and actions in a clear, intuitive and elegant way.




This is a new and exciting role where you will need to work independently within our embedded software team, collaborating closely with our Back-End developers.  You’ll design, implement and maintain the web application and appropriate software tests.




About You


By way of background you will need to have the following:-


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Proven track record of having successfully delivered development projects
  • The following skills are essential:
    • JavaScript, preferably React JS
    • HTML
    • CSS / SASS
    • Git


  • Ideally you’ll also have exposure to:


    • OWASP
    • Photoshop
    • JavaScript Test Framework eg JEST
    • Responsive Web Design for Industrial Applications
    • CI




You’ll be keen to show us your portfolio and able to explain your contribution to each project.




You’ll also need to be a strong team player with the ability to concisely communicate your ideas.




About Polatis


We offer a friendly and informal work environment in a prime location on the Cambridge Science Park, a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme, plus a range of benefits including private health care, a generous non-contributory pension scheme, health shield cash back plan, and cycle to work scheme.




Join a World Class Team


HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance all-optical cross-connect solutions for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test.  Our dependable, field-proven DirectLight™ SDN-enabled optical circuit switch technology delivers outstanding performance and reliability to provide dynamic fibre layer connectivity for mission-critical applications in telecommunications, data centre, government, test and video networks.  For more information, please visit


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