Front End Engineer- Shopify

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 our websites are 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 is adaptable to work on a wide variety of projects and platforms.  This position will be providing customization and maintenance to a Shopify storefront in the short term, and eventually assisting with the migration into internally developed Zappos technology stacks.

The ideal candidate would have experience working with UX mocks and business stakeholders to bring redesigns to life, and delivering results with minimal project management. Shopify API and template customization experience preferred.

What you'll be doing:

  • Building interactive and accessible UIs for Zappos.com using HTML, CSS, JS, and other web technologies.
  • Collaborating with UX team and business users to plan, prototype, and build new features in a Shopify site
  • Exemplifying our company Core Values.

What you need:

  • 2+ years of hands on front-end development experience
  • Extensive use of APIs and understanding of HTTP and REST architecture (Shopify preferred)
  • Expertise with semantic HTML.
  • Experience creating advanced layouts using CSS.
  • Experience with templating languages (Liquid, Freemarker, JSP)
  • Extensive knowledge of native JavaScript especially in regard to performance and optimization.
  • Experience with version control (e.g Git).
  • 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.

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