Front End Software Developer

Reporting to: Software Development Team Manager

Belfast, UK, Full Time.

Company background

Firemelon is the UK leading provider of software solutions to the Travel and Pet Insurance sectors. Through our flagship Magenta system, we provide a platform to sell policies via call centre, direct websites and price comparison sites. Firemelon have a wide range of clients in the UK and worldwide from small brokers to large blue-chip organisations.

In today’s fast-paced world, new technologies and disruptive change create exciting opportunities to work diversely, identifying and creating new ways of working more effectively and enhance the high quality service we provide.

The Ideal Person

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven, creative and resourceful Software Developer with 2+ years post-graduate experience to join a growing development team. With a focus on the front end, the ideal candidate will work on public facing websites for global brands. You will work closely with our experienced development team on various projects, developing client-side using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop and maintain multiple eCommerce websites
  2. Integrate new designs into existing website frameworks
  3. Implement the UI for new features following designs taken from the client
  4. Create and maintain a library of JQuery and C# components to be used across the suite of web applications
  5. Stay on top of the best technologies and trends to feed into the future roadmap of Firemelon web development
  6. Focus on performance and security, striving to make improvements not only to new and existing websites, but also to the development process
  7. Work closely with the development, QA, and project management teams.

Essential Criteria

  • 2+ years professional experience in Web Development using MVC, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5 and CSS
  • Strong knowledge of C# with the ability to write well-structured, maintainable code
  • Experience integrating with RESTful APIs and WCF Services
  • An understanding of the importance of cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility and responsive CSS design
  • Excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Familiarity with GIT and Azure DevOps
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, with a focus on quality
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable Criteria:

  • Familiarity with JIRA to manage projects
  • Microsoft Certification
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure PaaS
  • Knowledge and use of Performance Testing tools
  • An understanding of Http Security Headers


To attract the very best talent, we offer a great package and numerous benefits, including:

  • Hybrid Working (3 days office, 2 days working from home)
  • Flexible Working
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Company Pension
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement
  • Private Healthcare and Wellbeing Membership
  • Annual and Mid-Term Performance Reviews
  • Social and Team Events
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Paid Lunch Hour


Firemelon is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Based in central Belfast.

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