Front End Developer – Shopify

DESCRIPTION
Hi there! We’re looking for a Front End Shopify Developer to join the Alt & Dot team. Want to watch your code directly impact a merchant’s sales and conversions? Enjoy bringing designs to life with pixel perfect code and carefully crafted liquid snippets? Read on.

About You

  • You love code. You enjoy transforming ideas into pragmatic code. You take pride in shipping code that is concise, readable, and standards-compliant.
  • You love great UX. While you spend most of your time developing, you know your work is about more than the code. You keep the user experience in mind with an eye for design and empathy for the end user.
  • You love learning new things. You’re excited by new technology and love that your work affords the opportunity for continuous learning. You’re always eager to explore a new language or framework, or to pick up a new hobby outside of the office.
  • You love helping others. You’re an excellent (and patient) communicator, keen to share your knowledge and put your expertise to use to help teammates, clients, and the community at large.

About Alt & Dot
Operating with Canadian politeness, a New York work ethic, and a splash of California fun, we’re a small remote team crafting Shopify solutions for ecommerce merchants.

Founded in NYC by a Canadian developer and a Californian designer, we believe the client relationship should be about more than just pixels and code. We pride ourselves on partnering with clients to deliver solutions that solve actual problems, create real opportunities, and bring true value to their businesses.

We offer strategy, design, and development services and enjoy collaborative, ongoing relationships with our clients. We grow by helping them grow.

We’re excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, religion, nationality, sex, physical or mental disability, or age. We believe, when we work together with different views, experiences, and ideas, we can do amazing things.

Our team is fully remote and stays in touch primarily via Slack and weekly stands-ups over Zoom.

About the Role
This is a contract-to-hire position, hours are flexible.

Things you’ll do…

  • Empower clients to grow their businesses through thoughtful implementation
  • Develop new ecommerce websites on the Shopify platform
  • Implement new features or help improve UI/UX on existing shops
  • Collaborate with the team to transform requirements into robust solutions
  • Bring mockups and designs to life with pixel perfect implementation
  • Optimize sites for desktop, mobile and various browsers

Things we’ll do for you…

  • Offer performance incentives for meeting individual and company goals.
  • Encourage continuous learning with a curiosity stipend.
  • Equip you with the software needed to excel in your role.
  • Sponsor biannual retreats and/or conferences for you to meet your colleagues face-to-face.

REQUIREMENTS
You’ll succeed with…

  • Native-level English fluency
  • 2+ years experience in Shopify web development
  • Required Expertise: Liquid, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Javascript
  • Preferred Expertise: AJAX, JSON, Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, Node.js
  • Demonstrated ability to transform designs (e.g. Sketch, Figma, PSDs) into pixel perfect code
  • An understanding of cross-browser compatibility and responsive design
  • Ability to self-manage with excellent time management and communication skills

You’ll excel with…

  • Knowledge of Git or other version control systems
  • Familiarity with performance optimization, SEO and data-driven product development
  • Experience with Shopify API and SDKs

How to Apply
Complete your application below. We’ve included a few questions that we would normally ask at the start of an interview. This helps us get to know you a bit better and expedite the interview process. Be sure to answer each question for your application to be considered. Creativity in your application is both welcome and encouraged. 🙂

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