Front-End Engineer

Technology Las Vegas, Nevada

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The front-end team at Zappos (aka FEZ) is a close-knit group of developers who work to make sure the website is maintainable, speedy, and stable. We are always looking for new ways to make things better for our customers, so you will always have lots of interesting problems to solve.

We're looking for a highly skilled Front-End Engineer who truly cares about web standards. You will have strong experience with semantic HTML and CSS, extensive knowledge of native JavaScript, and familiarity with JavaScript frameworks like React, Redux, Mustache, etc. We work with a lot of *nix-based technologies, so experience with shell scripting and GNU tools will be very beneficial, too. 


What you'll be doing:

  • Semantic HTML and CSS coding for assigned projects
  • Utilizing native JavaScript to build interactive and accessible UIs
  • Working with JSX and templating languages like Freemarker, JSP, Mustache, and Handlebars
  • Collaborating with diverse teams to plan, prototype, and build new features
  • Willing to relocate to the Las Vegas area


What you'll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Web Development, Computer Science, or combined equivalent of education and/or experience is required
  • Ability to create layouts using advanced and semantic HTML5 and CSS3
  • Extensive knowledge of native JavaScript
  • Experience with object-oriented JavaScript
  • Experience with JavaScript performance and optimization
  • Extensive use of APIs and understanding of HTTP and REST architecture
  • Strong web portfolio required** (showcasing the aforementioned skills)
  • Comfortable working in a *nix environment and using GNU tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exemplify our company Core Values
  • Must be a team player and open to change
  • Fun and friendly attitude
  • Hobbit-like accuracy with a Nerf gun


We’ll be super excited if you have:

  • Experience with React and/or Redux
  • Experience with SASS or other CSS pre-processors
  • Experience with version control such as Git
  • Experience with server-side scripting languages like Node.js, Python, or Ruby
  • Experience with Freemarker or JSP templating
  • Experience with AWS
  • 3+ years eCommerce experience with a larger retailer


What you didn't know about the team:

Beyond all the technology, FEZ tries to blaze the trail of what it means to be a family and drive culture in a place where the bar is already set high.  We like to occasionally take time during the workday for team outings both locally (e.g. escape rooms, board game cafes, arcades) and further afield (e.g. Zion National Park, Magic Mountain, the San Diego Zoo). Sometimes we just grab a conference room and watch a movie while we work.


What we need from you:

Along with your resume, please provide a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the company and this position. In the cover letter, please tell us what your favorite HTML tag or CSS property is and why you find it the most exciting. Also, please include an online portfolio showcasing the projects you’ve developed – this is very important! Without a portfolio, your application may not be considered. Please show off those awesome skills you have – we wanna see them!

Did you take a break from the professional world to pursue other priorities? Is your web portfolio a bit outdated?  Do you want to get back to using your technical skills?  If you are an experienced, Front-end Engineer eager to return to your technical career after a break please do apply! We’d love to get the right candidate ramped up and comfortable with current best practices and tools.

If you fit this description, you might be the person we are looking for!  However, if you are not sure this is the role for you, don’t dismiss it!  Just contact us and ask, we are more than happy to give you more information and make sure you feel comfortable in applying for the role.

This is a position for someone that is passionate about modern front-end web development. While we will consider all qualified candidates, this is not a position for back-end developers that happen to know some front-end coding. We have plenty of other great Engineering positions for you to apply to!

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