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Front End Developer

Music Vine is looking for a Front End Developer.

About Music Vine & Uppbeat

A Leeds-based start-up launched in 2015, Music Vine has built a reputation as one of the worlds leading music licensing platforms for video professionals. At the heart of the company is a mission to democratise music licensing, providing productions of all scales with access to world-class music, while operating a model that is fair for artists.

In January 2021, Music Vine launched a brand new platform, Uppbeat, which is poised to revolutionise how YouTubers and other content creators access music, while enabling musicians to earn from a booming untapped market.

Job Details

Uppbeat has experienced rapid growth since its launch, and as such we are looking for an experienced front-end developer to join us and help keep the momentum going!

The front-ends of our Music Vine and Uppbeat platforms are built in React JS, using API calls from our back end systems. Were looking for an experienced front-end developer to join us in creating new pages and site features.

Were seeking someone who is confident working to specifications provided by our designers, and who has a passion for coding beautiful and functional user experiences that scale between mobile and desktop browsing.

So if you have excellent coding skills, thrive on solving technical challenges and like the idea of leaving your mark on the technology of a rapidly growing music platform, then we want to hear from you!


  • Develop front-end features, pages and improvements across both the Uppbeat and Music Vine products in a secure, well-tested, and performant way.
  • Ensure new front-end features & pages accurately reflect designs provided, and are effectively optimised across all supported browsers & devices.
  • Conduct ongoing reviews & liaise with testing personnel to ensure the front-end of the sites are stable, well-optimised and secure.
  • Coordinate with the development & product team to identify and address UI, performance and optimisation problems.
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices. Maintain & advocate these standards via code review.
  • Recognise impediments to our efficiency as a team (“technical debt”), propose and implement solutions.
  • Ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members.

Experience & Skills

Significant professional experience working with the following are crucial:

  • React JS
  • SASS
  • Version control systems (e.g Git)

We are also looking for:

  • Experience with webpack (advantageous)
  • Experience with development tools such as NPM and Gulp
  • Experience with Google APIs, including YouTube and Sign In
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards
  • A keen eye for detail in ensuring new features & pages accurately reflect designs.
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers, and clear status updates.

Why Work at Music Vine?

  • Be part of an industry-shaping company which is revolutionising the way content creators access music.
  • Be part of a vibrant, dynamic team with a friendly ethos and great work ethic.
  • Have an impact! At a startup, every team-member counts. Enjoy the opportunity to contribute directly & help shape the company’s journey.
  • Scope for growth. We are a company with ambitious plans – that means plenty of opportunity for career progression and personal growth.
  • Work with flexibility. We operate flexi-time and will only require partial hours to be worked in the office.
  • Whether it’s Friday drinks, quarterly meals on the company or a Christmas outing, we work hard but make sure to enjoy ourselves along the way!

28 days annual leave + bank holidays.

Closing date for applications is 4 March 2022.

How To Apply

You can apply via our Talent team at Graft Talent who we work in partnership with:

Please send your CV to:




Graft Talent will get back to you to discuss the opportunity. There will be an initial telephone screen to get to know you better and to discuss your career ambitions as well as why Music Vine appeals to you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply on company website

7 Park Row

07421 904 933

Job Vitals

Type: Full Time

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000

Reference Number: 115495

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