Senior Front End Developer

Pixel Union | Americas Only

Date listed

3 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

Remote

Yes

Employees

11-50

Total Funding

$12.0 million

Glassdoor Rating

3/5 (5 reviews)

About the role:

Pixel Union is looking for an experienced front-end developer to join our Agency team. Agency Developers bring our custom projects to life, working closely with the design team to produce best-in-class digital experiences. We're looking for someone who has an eye for the little details that can make or break a stand out UX. Developers play an active role in projects, both internal and client-facing and help shape our coding standards and best practices so that we can continue to deliver the best quality code to our clients.

Success in the role requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability, a passion for both the practice and the principles of development, a deep knowledge of front-end development technologies, and a desire to work closely with designers and back end developers on the team to ensure every project lives up to Pixel Union’s reputation for industry-leading quality.

All code at Pixel Union is peer-reviewed, and we look for developers who are able to clearly explain their technical choices. We encourage consistent and readable code, with a focus on maintainability.

As a Pixel Union dev, you'll...
  • Develop front-end code for Pixel Union’s custom Shopify projects, based on the design requirements and project brief
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Organize and manage personal tasks on assigned projects
  • Integrate and collaborate with back-end developers as project complexity dictates
  • Ability and interest in learning new technologies and techniques
  • Happy to align with shared coding standards, and eager to help shape future best practices
  • Constantly seeking new ways to improve the development process, and able to share new knowledge with the team
  • Comfortable collaborating with a design team and providing input on proposed features
  • Interface with external development groups and 3rd party platforms, as needed
  • Contribute to internal projects and planning discussions
  • Develop reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Develop documentation for code standards, and workflows
  • Nurture our junior development team members with coaching, support and insight

You'll use your skills and experience in...
  • 2 years of hands-on developing Shopify projects (custom themes, apps)
  • Skilled with HTML, CSS/SCSS and JavaScript/ES6
  • Version control (Git)
  • JavaScript UI libraries such as React, Vue.js, or Angular a plus
  • Written and verbal communication and ability to accurately estimate tasks, and not afraid to flag issues early
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and self-management
  • Attention to detail when replicating design while maintaining development best practices
  • Recognizing development patterns in order to write more efficient/functional code
  • Managing multiple projects with strict deadlines
  • Familiarity with design tools such as Figma and InVision
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Sharing your passion about technology

If you have these skills that's a huge plus!
  • Desire to learn the Liquid (Shopify) templating language and master the Shopify & Shopify Plus platform
  • Experience with BigCommerce, Wordpress, Netlify, Gatsby, and React

Please include a cover letter with your application – we’d love to better understand your background and experiences. We value diverse perspectives and believe that skills are transferable! 

Benefits:


We are a company built on creativity, teamwork and employee well-being. We work hard, push our limits, and enjoy ourselves around fun, good people on challenging and rewarding tasks. 

Some of our perks include:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity for growth as the company grows
  • Exposure and learning across teams and services
  • Health benefits and RRSP matching
  • Company-sponsored fitness allowance
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Flexible work schedule and remote-friendly culture and systems

We bring passion and energy to our work, and believe that work should be rewarding, interesting, and come at a sustainable pace. Our team members can be found across Canada, the U.S. and the UK, and are well-adapted to working from home and the remote lifestyle. As long as you have a strong internet connection, you’ll be all set to join this dynamic team!

Please note that due to the nature of client-facing work in an Agency setting, we will be filling this position within the Americas (maximum four hour time difference from Pacific Time). We look forward to hearing from you!

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