Shopify Front-End Developer - Full Time

Remote - North America preferred

Career track: Front-End Development Lead

Position Overview

Arq Design Studio needs a front-end web dynamo to assist with ongoing work with a female founded studio! Arq services Shopify clients needing custom solutions and semi-custom themes.

You can read more about the company, it's founder, and ethos here.

We won't accept inquiries from overseas development agencies.

This is a remote position, but candidates within Canada or able to work during North America time zones would be preferred.

We are a company that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA+, neuro-divergent and those who hold marginalized identities not listed to apply, even if you don’t think you fit 100% of the criteria.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Full custom Shopify website development from the design handoff through completion
  • Using HTML/CSS/JavaScript to build Themes
  • Create fully custom sections in Shopify using JSON Schema
  • Working within time constraints to deliver project requirements
  • Identifying and communicating any issues with the project scope/timeline
  • Expanding functionality on multiple Shopify stores
  • Researching and developing new features (i.e. app solutions to support business requirements)
  • Identifying opportunities to create positive user experiences
  • Strategically scoping projects to put together estimates that match project budgets
  • Maintaining functionality on retainer clients’ Shopify websites and troubleshooting issues that arise
  • Developing documentation of theme developments and maintaining themes based on Shopify partner standards
  • Documenting and keeping track of code updates across our remote team
  • Communicating regularly with other team members regarding project updates and other questions
  • Presenting documented ideas and suggestions to clients
  • Sending Loom videos after project completion with a walkthrough showing clients how to use their websites

As you can tell, we're very detail oriented and want someone who values the same for a high-touch client experience.

Qualifications

You are:

  • Self motivated, creative and self-directed.
  • Able to set aside 5-8 dedicated working hours a week to communicate and coordinate with your team during regular EST business hours.
  • You have the ability to jump on calls to give consultation on client facing calls as needed (1-3 times a month).
  • Curious and tenacious, strives to continually learning and improving in the craft of development.
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Friendly and personable, able to ask the right questions.

You NEED to:

  • Have a good understanding of mobile-first RWD
  • Have a solid understanding, or willingness to learn the Shopify platform.
  • Know when it’s the right time for you to ask for support if you’ve hit a block
  • Be curious and tenacious – you are constantly learning about your craft and looking to improve
  • Love the idea of working with a variety of different clients
  • Be excited about working with clients who consider themselves disruptors of their industries – our clients are focused on giving back and treating their people and their clients right
  • Have real expertise in JS/Scss and other front-end technologies
  • Be well versed in RWD techniques and mobile performance
  • Write well-structured (vanilla) JavaScript
  • Be able to track your time spent on projects

This could be you if :

  • You have 2+ years of web development experience
  • You have direct Shopify experience
  • You know how to code in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • You LOVE to code – you’re excited to continue to learn and do amazing things with your work
  • You love to problem solve and come up with unique solutions  
  • You like the idea of working on specific days for 8-hour shifts (i.e. M/W/F schedule)
  • You want to make money while working with companies you believe in and are excited about

Compensation/Rate

Competitive salary or hourly rate, negotiable depending on experience.
Typical Jr Dev 34-50/hour, Sr, 50-65/hour, lead, 65+/hour.

This is a contract position and does not include benefits, education or training - but we will move the right person to full time with benefits in early 2022.

If you’ve read this far & this sounds like you, click here to submit your application!

Process

We are accepting initial applications from now until Thursday, January 30th at midnight. Please note we accept applications on a rolling basis and the sooner you apply, the more likely your application is to be considered!

We are a company that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA+ and those who hold marginalized identities not listed to apply, even if you don’t think you fit 100% of the criteria.

If you’ve been chosen to move forward to the interview, you’ll be notified shortly after your application is received. If you don’t hear from us, thank you so much for applying and we will keep your application for consideration in the future!

We’ll assess the top candidates in the following weeks (depending on how many applicants we have). If chosen, we’ll invite you to an interview.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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