Optimisation Developer


Job Details


Bus Head Office - Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Up to £30,000 per annum

Closing Date

29/05/2022 16:00

Join us on the Journey...

Working with the Analytics and Optimisation Manager and the Optimisation Analyst within the wider Digital team you will develop, build and run AB and multivariate tests across our UK websites.

We work with Oracle Maxymiser, who provide our multivariate testing tool. You will become an expert in this tool, learning to use their javascript API to produce complex tests across our websites.

Your day to day work could be as simple as building a new landing page for an email campaign or as complex as changing the logic and presentation of our angular booking app. You must be a talented front end developer with a real thirst for new and varied coding challenges and an ability to work on projects independently. Through testing you will learn what works and what doesn’t work on an eCommerce website and be able to formulate your own ideas and hypotheses for future tests.

As well as this you will be able to support on ad hoc tasks and projects such as developing javascript tags for use in google tag manager, using google apps script to develop automated reporting tools and supporting our web development team in more traditional front end development.

This is a new role at National Express, and as such you will become an integral part of our Digital team. This role is based at our office in Digbeth with the option for flexible working (1+ days in the office) or full time office based. The majority of the team choose a flexible approach, working around 2 days in the office.

This role is ideal if you are a front end developer with strong JS, CSS and HTML experience and are looking for a new and different challenge within a thriving eCommerce environment. You will work on varied and interesting projects, and be given the opportunity to grow your knowledge and gain new skills.

To succeed in this role, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Front end web development skills – Highly proficient with HTML, CSS and vanilla Javascript
  • Experience of working independently as well as within a small team to varied and challenging objectives.
  • A passion for new challenges and learning new skills.

Key aspects of the role

  • Support the Analytics and Optimisation Manager and Optimisation Analyst in the development of test designs and feasibility.
  • Building test content to specification on a variety of pages, including within an angular single page application.
  • Testing and quality assurance of new test builds.
  • Working with external agency to develop knowledge, troubleshoot and monitor tests.
  • Working closely with the web development team & eCommerce team to share knowledge on test changes as well as providing ad hoc project support as required.

Key Requirements

  • Front end development experience within a commercial website.
  • Excellent HTML, CSS and Javascript skills.
  • Experience of working on projects independently.
  • A general “can do” attitude with an enthusiasm for new challenges and learning new skills.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
  • Experience of AB and multivariate testing (in particular using the Oracle Maxymiser platform).
  • Working knowledge of Angular 12.
  • Experience of Google Apps Script.

Things to note...

At National Express, we are really proud of our health and safety record and as a result, we operate a Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

As part of your initial assessment, we will complete Drug and Alcohol testing and you may be subject to random tests during your employment.



Your place in our world

Analytics and Optimisation Manager
Optimisation Developer