Front End Developer

Posted/Last Revised: 3rd Feb, 2019

  • Company/Organization
  • Overhaul
  • Website
  • overhaulmedia.com
  • Location
  • Edmonton AB
  • Salary
  • Let's talk
  • Educational Req.
  • We hire fit and culture > experience > education.

  • Contact Name
  • Mathew Janzen
  • Contact Phone
  • (780) 758-8642
  • Contact Email
  • matt@overhaulmedia.com
  • Closing Date
  • Apr. 1, 2019

Description

We’re a small but growing digital and creative studio in Edmonton, AB looking for an ambitious web developer to join the team. We work primarily on WordPress, Shopify and branding projects. Occasionally more custom or static sites but nothing crazy.

We’re looking for someone who can either work with us full time, 40 hours per week or part time if that’s more your speed right now. Full time is typically 9-5, we offer flex hours and work from home options once you prove yourself.

YOU SPEND SOMETHING LIKE 25% OF YOUR ENTIRE LIFE AT WORK SO ONE OF OUR GOALS HERE IS TO MAKE THIS PLACE AWESOME. HELP US DO IT.

ARE YOU THE PERSON WE’RE LOOKING FOR?

Want to be one of the core team of individuals who make up a business?

Thrive on fast paced environment with always changing scenarios?

You work best in small teams or independently.

You want to learn, try new things and grow your skills.

You have a good sense of design and an eye for the details.

A desire to create best-in-class products using bleeding-edge web technologies.

High level of self-management and organizational skills

 

Do you possess the following? 

At least 3 years experience writing code.

Experience with RWD, BEM, OOP and cross-browser testing.

Experience with PHP/MySQL backends (especially WordPress).

Experience with git.

Experience with task runners and dependency managers (Grunt/Gulp/LESS/SASS/SCSS).

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery – (obviously right?).

A desire to create modular, reusable and maintainable code.

Ability to write JavaScript without a library if necessary.

YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS

You will be working very closely with the Overhaul team to dream up and implement innovative solutions for our wide range of clients across multiple industries.

You will be coding WordPress & Shopify themes using our framework (that you will eventually own part of).

Update existing codebases/sites and contribute to projects coded by a team.

Contributing to the overall development-direction of the company through monthly dev-meetings.

Test websites for speed, code and visual errors (QA).

Use graphics programs (Sketch primarily but occasionally photoshop & illustrator) to review and extract assets for processing (compression, etc.) and development.

Responsible for using documentation to ensure that project specs are always adhered to.

 

AFTER THAT..

Everything in the first six months, plus more of the following:

Give feedback on mockups and site architecture from a development perspective in preparation for development or estimating.

Plan the development strategy, quality assurance, timelines and action items for the team.

Test websites for speed, code and visual errors.

Eventually we will be creating a lead-developer role who would be responsible for making all development-related decisions for the company. Including; onboarding new development team members, mentoring team members, reviews and more.

Extra Points for

  • Photoshop skills
  • Vue/Laravel/other framework experience
  • ASCII art skills
  • Familiarity with usability & UX design best practices
  • SEO best practices