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Web Developer

Digital | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Threadless is made up of creatives from all over the world who come together to make great art.

We started with just tees, but tons of products make great canvases. While we work with partners to find these canvases for our artists, it’s our community who makes and picks the best art for us to offer. Whether it’s voted-on art at or designs artists choose to include on their very own Artist Shops, when you buy from us, you support great art. The weird art. The geeky art. The beautiful art.

Threadless. Make Great Together


About This Role:

The Threadless Digital team is building the world's best platforms for artists to share and sell their art. We are growing and adding an additional web developer to our eight-person team. We work in an open and casual office that's in the center of Chicago's thriving West Loop neighborhood.

Threadless is a Python shop. We're using Django with and for our Artist Shops platform. Our API is built on top of the Flask framework. To handle our asynchronous work, we have a distributed task queue system which has been built with Celery. We're an agile team that's focused on enhancing and our growing Artist Shops platform. Our technology helps hundreds of thousands of artists create and sell amazing products to millions of people.

If you're interested in coding, solving problems, collaborating, learning, and building kick ass products then we'd love to hear from you.



·         Experience building or modifying a website

·         Knowledge of Python, Django, and JavaScript

·         Basic familiarity with open source web development frameworks

·         Desire to grow your skills and learn from other Digital team members

·         Live in the Chicagoland area and are able to work at our West Loop office


Bonus Points For:

·         Experience with other Python frameworks, specifically Flask and Celery

·         Interest or experience in both the front end and back end web technologies

·         Interest or experience using and building APIs

·         Understanding of source control technology. We use git

·         Any contributions to open source projects

·         Basic knowledge of Amazon Web Services, or other cloud hosting services

·         Love of software engineering practices like: test driven development, continuous integration, pair programming, and code reviews

·         Examples of launched projects



·      Full benefits package and matching 401k plan

·      Unlimited vacation policy and flexible schedules

·      Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

·      Access to conferences and continued education

·      Tons of free Threadless merchandise

·      Work in a casual environment with talented, innovative people

·      Canine co-workers, table tennis, foosball, bottomless LaCroix, endless snacks and catered Monday breakfasts 

·      Fitness program reimbursements

·      Mass transit benefits