Senior Front-End Engineer

Technology Las Vegas, Nevada


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The front-end team at Zappos (a.k.a. FEZ) is a close-knit group of developers looking for a highly skilled front-end engineer who truly cares about web standards. We work to make sure Zappos.com 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.

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Building interactive and accessible UIs for Zappos.com using HTML, CSS, JS, and other web technologies.
  • Collaborating with diverse teams to plan, prototype, build, and maintain new features.
  • Exemplifying our company Core Values.

 

What you need:

  • Minimum 4 years of hands on front-end development experience.
  • Expertise with semantic HTML.
  • Experience creating advanced layouts using CSS.
  • Extensive knowledge of native JavaScript especially in regard to performance and optimization.
  • Experience with version control (e.g Git).
  • Extensive use of APIs and understanding of HTTP and REST architecture.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong web portfolio or showcase of code (e.g. GitHub, GitLab). *
  • Willingness to relocate to the Las Vegas area.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Web Development, Computer Science, or combined equivalent of education and/or experience.

 

What will really excite us:

  • Expertise with React, Redux, JSX, SASS (or other CSS preprocessors).
  • Knowledgeable with server-side scripting languages like Node.js, Python, or Ruby.
  • Comfortability working in a *nix environment and using GNU tools.
  • Exposure to AWS.
  • 3+ years e-commerce experience with a large 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.

 

* Without a portfolio or showcase of code, your application may not be considered. Please show off those awesome skills you have – we wanna see them!

 

What else we’ll consider:

If you are an experienced front-end engineer who took a break from the professional world and is eager to get back at it, please apply! We’d love to get the right candidate ramped up and comfortable with current best practices and tools.

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