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Front End Developer

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Pixel Union is looking for an experienced front-end developer to join our team in Victoria or Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Pixel Union's 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.

What you'll do:

  • 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

To succeed in this role, you'll have most of the following:

  • 2 years of hands-on experience developing Shopify projects (custom themes, apps)
  • 6+ Years of relevant work experience
  • Desire to learn the Liquid (Shopify) templating language and master the Shopify & Shopify Plus platform
  • Skilled with HTML, CSS/SCSS and JavaScript/ES6
  • Familiar with using version control (Git)
  • Familiarity with JavaScript UI libraries such as React, Vue.js, or Angular a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to accurately estimate tasks, and not afraid to flag issues early
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Strong self-management practices
  • Attention to detail when replicating design while maintaining development best practices
  • Ability to recognize development patterns in order to write more efficient/functional code
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with strict deadlines, and remain calm under pressure
  • Familiarity with design tools such as Figma, InVision, Zeppelin
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Passionate about technology
  • Great attitude, patience and focus
  • Experience with WordPress a bonus

Posted: October 12, 2018
Closes: December 11, 2018
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Build exceptional things at Pixel Union We provide products and services for eCommerce merchants to help them build, launch, and grow their online shops. Building the most usable, beautiful, and p...