Centrica • United Kingdom

Front-end Developer - React/NextJs

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

An opportunity to play your part – Playing a pinnacle part within our Net Zero Team, your core role involves developing and managing front-end code using Next.js and TypeScript. Operating in an agile setup, you'll conduct code reviews, write tests, and optimise existing features. Beyond this, you'll assist in new projects, contribute to coding standards, and provide guidance to junior colleagues. Additional duties include supporting new initiatives, shaping coding standards, and mentoring junior team members.

Location: UK (talk to us about flexible working)

The day to day –

  • Assist in solution architecting and breaking down complex tasks.
  • Participate in refining and scoping upcoming sprint work.
  • Conduct spikes/investigations into innovative technologies for future project viability.
  • Accountable for timely delivery of assigned tickets.
  • Ensure teammates' work meets code quality standards through reviews.
  • Ensure contributions to releases are performant and issue-free.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from other teams, particularly product, to address issues and new developments.
  • Coordinate with other business teams for integrations, ensuring alignment of teams and APIs.
  • Work with the Service Management team to investigate and resolve customer issues.
  • Mentor junior team members, providing assistance with tasks and problem-solving.

About you

  • Proficiency in object-oriented language, design patterns, and multi-threaded development.
  • Experience in using ReactJS, HTML, CSS with exposure to JavaScript framework.
  • Knowledge of TypeScript.
  • Experience with Git or other Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCSs).
  • Familiarity with test frameworks like Jest and Cypress.
  • Background in working within an agile/SCRUM environment.
  • Experience in designing robust and highly scalable systems.

What’s in it for you –

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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