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Interactive Developer

Technology | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

Overview

Elevate is looking for an interactive developer to join our team building e-commerce and content management systems used by premium level global brands. The hired individual will primarily be tasked with front-end javascript development, but also have responsibilities that get into back-end coding and knowledge of particular platforms and tools.

The ideal candidate will have 5-8+ years experience of strong front-end development and a strong knowledge of back-end technologies and systems.  You’ll work closely with visual designers, UX designers, and other developers.

Required Expertise

  • Advanced expertise understanding of JavaScript, its quirks, and workarounds.

  • Expertise in developing for e-commerce platforms. (bonus if you have worked with Shopify Plus, Magento, or Salesforce Commerce Cloud).

  • Expertise in developing for content management systems (bonus if you have worked with Craft CMS, Statamic, or similar system).

  • Expertise in developing and testing across multiple browsers, platforms, etc.

  • Expertise in responsive web development, fluid layouts and mobile device optimizations.

  • Expertise working in technical team environments and processes.

  • Expertise working with 3rd-party API integrations (our clients tap into a lot of third parties for implementation and skinning).

Specific Skills

  • Knowledge with back-end technology stacks (PHP, MySQL, Nginx, Apache).

  • Excellent skills understanding valid, standards-compliant HTML5 and CSS3 techniques.

  • Experience optimizing front-end performance, by coding practices and tools.

  • Expertise with module builders and task runners (Webpack, Gulp).

  • Expertise with CSS pre and post processors (Sass, PostCSS, etc)

  • Expertise with the Git version control system.

  • Must understand accessibility and security compliance.

  • Bonus, if you are familiar with Docker.

  • Bonus, you have a strong knowledge of command line (bash, zsh, etc).

  • Bonus, if you are proficient in MacOS (most of our tools, licenses, and processes are mac only).  Drink the Kool-Aid™.

Attributes

  • Extreme passion for detail and technology.

  • Must appreciate good design and know when something feels out of place.

  • Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills.

  • Communicative and clear under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people.

  • Strong time management and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced and dynamically changing environment.

  • Self-motivated, can work without supervision and be proactive in solving a challenge.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately estimate and scope development work.

  • Approach technical challenges with an open mind and desire to innovate.

Education

Bachelor's degree in related field (preferred).

About Elevate

Elevate is a privately held, Chicago-headquartered agency offering digital commerce design and development for some of the most well recognized brands in the US.

We offer competitive compensation perks including:

  • Subsidized Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • 401K Plan

  • Pre-tax Transportation Benefit

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Term Life and LTD Benefit

  • 15 days paid vacation in your first year

  • Paid Volunteer Time off

  • Flexplace work option

  • Summer hour Fridays

  • A casual and fun work environment

Please visit us at www.elevatedigitalcommerce.com