Software Engineer (Frontend Javascript, Customer – Facing)

Position Purpose:

You need to be strong in both root cause analysis and driving to action – in other words, you need to be a thinker and a doer, and doing doesn’t happen only during work hours. You need to be passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience. And, because they operate in a fast-growing, quick-moving environment, they’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, thrives under change, and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster. You will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for the company. In short, they need you to think like an owner of the business.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience as a Front End Developer writing code
  • Very proficient in coding plain JavaScript from scratch
  • Understands inheritance in Javascript and advanced javascript techniques
  • Appreciation and understanding of object oriented programming concepts
  • Solid experience writing performant frontend code based on MVC JavaScript Frameworks (React is preferred, but AngularJS, Meteor, Backbone, etc. are a good start)
  • Experience in XHTML, Html5, CSS and taking high definition designs/PSD’s and producing fast efficient HTML, Css and Javascript
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Knowledge and experience cross browser and cross device compatible solutions including for mobile
  • Should have experience with CSS precompilers such as Less or Sass
  • You should love doing this kind of stuff! Not afraid to try new things just to see how they work. Able to evaluate and learn new libraries, frameworks, concepts to validate whether they might be of value to our team
  • Willing and able to mentor others.
  • Experience using a source control solution such as Git

Role/Responsibilities:

You’re a passionate skilled JavaScript engineer, and will be part of a team responsible for the development of our customer facing mobile and desktop websites. You have thorough understanding and experience with JavaScript coding and related frameworks and tools, html & CSS ,web architecture, various caching layers and communication protocols between the different components.

You will:

  • Help design, develop and refine new features
  • Locate and resolve bugs and crashes
  • Brainstorm new ideas and concepts
  • Work with teammates on design, code reviews, and estimation

You’re expected to:

  • Be accountable
  • Creative
  • Solution-based
  • Flexible
  • And take pride in your work

Your primary focus will be to implement front-end javascript coding at a senior level with a focus on performance, maintainability and testable code.

Your main duties will include creating modules and components and coupling them together into a functional site. The design will be delivered to you, but you will work closely with the designers and back-end developers, and communicate primarily with the API using standard methods, as well as be expected to make modifications to the existing PHP code.

Desirable Skills

  • 3 year computer science degree (or equivalent)
  • PHP experience very desireable
  • Linux experience
  • React JS experience
  • BackBone JS experience
  • Experience writing front-end unit tests
  • Full stack experience of any sort is a huge plus!
  • Has worked within an agile development team using scrum / kanban
  • Experience producing responsive html designs
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