Front End Developer - £50,000 - £60,000

At Digital 51 we like to partner with purpose driven organisations, but that purpose is not purely limited to humans for us. Purpose can also exist for more than one thing within an organisation.

There is no better example of this than the partnership I would like to tell you about on this page; Different Dog.

Welcome to the world of Different Dog!

Purpose 1. Different Dog is on a mission to improve the quality and life, diet, and more for all dogs.

Purpose 2. Different Dog wants to build a Development team which is constantly learning, evolving, and innovating. This is your chance to learn Node for example in a real world experience.

Right now they are looking to add to their Development team, as the business grows, and embarks on a brilliant Tech journey..

Who are Different Dog? 

A business which was setup with a simple goal; to change dogs lives, providing real food, for real animals. A small business with big ambitions is the perfect description for Different Dog.

How do you come in to this? How does technology come into that?

Different Dog is a subscription based business who are on a mission. That mission?  To evolve and enhanced the technical underpinning of the business in 2022.

This is your chance to join a business which combines purpose, with e-commerce, who are now looking to build a completely new digital offering.

The business now has the foundations of a great 3 person Technology team in place. They are looking for the fourth (maybe you) to join them. A Full Stack Developer who is front leaning, or a front end Developer who would like to learn all things Node.

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The Company & The Role

Different Dog are looking for a Front-End React Developer who wants to learn Node.

Working in exclusive partnership, Digital 51 are tasked with finding a Developer who has a passion for Development, wants to work autonomously, and wants to create impact.

 You will work very closely with the Tech Lead, Senior Tech Advisor, & Product Manager, in one of the most impactful positions in the business; building a business defining website.

 Different Dog in their history have had 3 iterations of a website; a Magento site, a Ruby site, and their current no-code site. All prevous sites have been outsourced managed by agencies, and now this function is in-house. Now it’s time to super-charge that offering and build someone future proof. That’s where you come in.

You will use the latest technologies to ensure the Different Dog technical offering can scale with the increasingly fast growth of the business.

Check out the video below where you will hear Dean Barrow Tech Lead of Different Dog tell Simon Brown of Digital 51 why he is excited by this opportunity from a Tech perspective, and why he joined Different Dog.

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Working as a part of Agile development team to produce high quality software.
  • Manage and maintain CI/CD pipeline.

  • Troubleshoot, debug and fix issues.

  • Write technical documentation.

  • Contribute to standups, retros, planning and reviews.

  • Provide advice and guidance to other team member.

  • Write and maintain component tests.

  • Write well-structured, reliable, efficient and easily maintainable code following industry best standards.

  • Work closely with leadership to create world class systems and customer experience.

The Successful Candidate

  • Demonstrable experience of a passion and history working in JavaScript web technologies with demonstrable experience with ReactJS.
  • We are looking for either a Full Stack Developer with or a Front End React Developer that would like to learn Node, and has demonstrable skills in this area are needed.
  • Experience writing production-grade front and back end code that follows industry best practice in terms of code structure and style (e.g. ES6.)
  • Nice to have someone experienced working with serverless/microservices based infrastructure.
  • Experience building and working with REST APIs.
  • Experience in version control systems (e.g. Git.)


Salary of £50,000 – £60,000 per year.

Fully REMOTE working.

Supported Development in learning and working with Node.Js

Employee discount.

28 days holiday per year.

Flexible working hours.

Different dog working in partnership

In 2021 Different Dog launched an exciting partnership with Charlie Oscar, a brand known for their passion for digital native brands.

This partnership is a demonstration of the scale of potential which Different Dog as a business represent. 

Next steps ...

To find out more about this fantastic opportunity, in an exciting and growing purpose driven business, click below and Simon Brown of Digital 51 would love to tell you more!