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Technical Jobs

Our niche is technical experts who specialise in IT and digital projects, across multiple platforms and technology stacks. From front end, server side and full stack developers, plus those building native apps, to tech architects, business intelligence, testing and QA experts, not to mention DevOps, tech PMs and tech directors. 

Latest technical jobs

Contract Node Developer

Online retail

£400–£500/day (3-6 months)

Futureheads have partnered up with a growing online start-up which began in 2015 which was set up by the founders of Europe's largest app commerce business. They believe that millions of retail associates in stores worldwide are disconnected from E-commerce. Their team is on a mission to change...

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Front End Developer

AI Start-Up

£45,000–£65,000

Futureheads are partnered exclusively with an AI start-up who have revolutionised how businesses build and deploy Artificial Intelligence. They have created their own high-level language for data  science, which in 30 lines of code can accomplish results that Facebook’s research labs...

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Front End Developer

Start Up

£40,000–£60,000

Futureheads are partnered exclusively with a health tech AI start-up who are looking for a Front End Developer to help them achieve their roadmap over the next 12 months, in making their application award winning. Through AI, their core product is used to understand how the brain and body are...

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Senior Engineer (Python)

Start-Up

£50,000–£65,000

Futureheads have partnered with a Fintech start-up based in central London who’s core product is a current account that takes automates accounting and tax. Designed for freelancers, self-employed people and small business owners the product is giving time and taking away stress from thousands...

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Platform Operations Engineer

Established Media and Publishing Brand

£60,000–£70,000

Platform Operations Engineer - London - Competitive + company benefits Are you passionate about innovation and automation? Do you prefer to think smart than work unnecessarily hard? Are you a supporter of a technological change and progress? If the answer to the above questions is YES we...

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Head of Engineering

Start-up

£80,000–£110,000

Head of Engineering / Technical Lead We have a unique and exciting opportunity with an early startup based in central London who are funded by a recognised UK brand. They are in the process of locationg a suitable Head of Engineering / Techincal Lead to grow their product offering from the ground...

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QA Engineer

Online property

£40,000–£60,000

Futureheads is partnered with a well-established household name within the digital industry in finding them two mid-weight QA Engineers.  This is a truly unique opportunity to work with one of the biggest home-grown web brands in the UK whose traffic levels are surpassed only by Facebook,...

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Front End Developer

Start Up

£40,000–£60,000

We are partnered exclusively with an automotive start-up who are evolving how cars are bought and sold online - making the process less of a headache for everyone involved. We are looking to hire two front end developers to join their newly renovated office in Soho. The founders background is very...

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Team Lead - WordPress

Full Service Digital Agency

£50,000–£65,000

Futureheads have partnered with a full-service digital agency who are specialists within the luxury market. Working with high end hospitality and fashion clients, they help define their market position, expand their brand and create customer-focused websites and mobile applications. We are looking...

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Frequently asked questions

What does a front end developer do?

A front end developer is responsible for building the user-facing part of a website, app or software programme.

They use a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript to implement a design and engineer the parts the user sees and interacts with.

There are lots of programming languages and frameworks used in front-end development, including React, React Native Angular.js, Vue.js and Node.js.

What are employers looking for on a front end developer’s CV?

Most look at your technical skills first. Highlight the core languages, tools and frameworks you specialise in and give an overview of previous projects.

If you’re a front-end developer who boasts a ‘good eye for design’, producing a clean and visually striking CV will help back this up.   

What is the typical contract day rate for a front end developer?

Contractors should have solid experience and on this basis can charge £350 a day and above.

The rates available will vary widely based on the scope of the project, and the skills and responsibilities required.

Mid-weight |  £350 - £450

Senior |  £450 - £550 

Lead |  £550+

What is the typical permanent salary for a front end developer?

Experience, responsibilities, skills, JavaScript ability and the industry you’re in will all impact on your salary.

Different employers expect different things from a front-end developer. A mid-level developer in one company might be managing junior team members. Another might only have management responsibilities at senior level. Meanwhile, one company might see four years’ experience as mid-level; another might consider this senior-level.

A front end developer can expect to earn:​

Junior |  £20,000 - 35,000

Mid-weight | £35,000 - 50,000

Senior |  £50,000 - 65,000

Lead |  £65,000 +

What does a back end developer do?

A back end web developer is responsible for building the server-side part of a website, app or software programme. Back-end developers use programming languages like Java, Node, PHP, Python and C# to build an application. They will use tools like NoSQL, Postgres, MySQL and SQL Server to manage data and deliver it to the user. 

What are employers looking for on a back end developer’s CV?

It is important to talk about the core languages, tools and frameworks you have worked with. But what employers are really interested in is the context of how you’ve used these technologies in your previous projects, and your experience in solving different kinds of problems.​

Software development requires great attention to detail, so make sure your spelling, grammar and formatting are all correct and consistent.

What is the typical permanent salary for a back end developer?

There are lots of factors that will influence your salary, including experience, the technical stack you’re using, and the industry you’re in. It’s also worth noting that different companies measure back end developers in different ways. For example, one company might see four years’ experience as a mid-level; another might consider this senior-level.

As a guide, a back end developer can expect to earn:

Junior |  £25,000 - 35,000

Mid-weight | £35,000 - 55,000

Senior |  £55,000 - 70,000

Lead |  £70,000 +

What is the typical contract day rate for a back end developer?

Contractors should have solid experience and on this basis can charge £350 a day and above.

The rates available will vary widely based on the scope of the project, and the skills and responsibilities required.

Mid-weight |  £350 - £450

Senior |  £450 - £550

Lead |  £550+

Do I need a qualification to become a developer?

There are no qualifications required to be a developer. Natural ability, good communication skills and work experience will be what most employers look for.

However, there are some companies that may favour candidates with a formal education in subjects like computer science or software engineering.