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Lead JavaScript Developer

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🇬🇧 Oxford

Two simple questions:

  • Do you have significant commercial experience developing web applications in Vue.js?
  • Are you passionate about quality code and testing methodologies?

We are looking for someone like you to become our all-new Lead JavaScript Developer and join our passionate and talented Web team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.

The role:

The Lead JavaScript Developer will be responsible for securing and enhancing our mobile-friendly web applications built on VueJS. Taking a degree of ownership and working with the existing team to take our apps to the next level of reliability and functionality. You will work closely with publishing and marketing stakeholders to agree development priorities and work with other parts of the web team to improve build processes, code reusability and automated testing coverage. As part of the Web team, you will play a key role in streamlining and unifying the customer experience across platforms.

The successful applicant will have considerable experience in front-end web applications. You will be able lead the development of Rebellion’s Mobile applications and mentor junior team members.


  • Enhancing and maintaining the existing Comic Reader mobile apps
  • Actively participating in architecture development, planning and build for new projects and features
  • Reviewing peer code and proactively adding issues and improvements to the development backlog
  • Working with the DevOps engineers to improve the level of automation in the existing build and deployment processes
  • Work to project deadlines and pro-actively communicate actual and potential issues and progress blockers
  • Mentor other team members and foster a positive team culture



  • 5+ years’ experience in a front-end development role
  • Experienced building robust and reliable JavaScript MPAs (VueJS experience desirable)
  • Experience with JavaScript testing frameworks (ideally Jest)
  • Able to produce and maintain high quality code
  • Outstanding analytical skills and ability to communicate any problems and solutions encountered
  • Approachable and able to teach and assist other team members
  • Good time-management, self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Able to work on your own initiative and within a team environment


  • Experience of Cordova/PhoneGap
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience of leading team stand-ups, code reviews and retrospective

Rebellion is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is also one of Europe’s biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. Our Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 35 million players worldwide. The Zombie Army franchise is a spine-chilling zombie shooter, and the soon-to-be released Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind!

And those are just the projects you know about – there are loads more!

We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We would like to invite all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity and beyond because we believe a representative team makes better games and provides a better working life.


  • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus: Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries