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Front-End Web Developer (Shopify & WordPress)


Taylor & Pond is seeking an ambitious, multi-faceted web developer who is highly skilled with front-end HTML/CSS/JS, the Shopify and WordPress platforms, and works well in a fast-paced team environment. The ideal candidate is someone who not only has a solid foundation of core front-end programming skills and back-end knowledge, but also someone who has a passion for creating innovative, engaging web user experiences and has an eye for good design. If you strive to make your code as beautiful as the website designs themselves, we are looking for you!

Multi-tasking, attention to detail, and an understanding of urgency is required, as our level of customer service is a key competitive advantage. This position will never be dull, and while you will mostly be focusing on front-end development, you will also be responsible for the backend setup, configuration, and coding when required to implement a website feature.

The successful candidate will be a passionate, out-of-the-box thinker who strives for excellence and welcomes challenges of all forms. You will report directly to the Director of Technology and be a collaborative team member across all departments in the company. You will be expected to actively and regularly participate in brainstorm sessions and contribute to creative ideation to drive brand strategy and brand value for our clients. You will execute your duties efficiently and successfully under the guidance of the Director of Technology and alongside the Web Development team according to client needs and those of the agency as a whole.

Your Day to Day:

  • Regularly and proactively communicate with the Web Development team on the status of your projects, tasks, priorities, deadlines, and issues
  • Develop responsive HTML and CSS that looks great on all devices, given mobile and desktop designs
  • Develop and update HTML emails that look great on all email clients
  • Update existing website content, adding new types of templates, pages, and functionality
  • Research, integrate, and customize third-party services, plugins, and apps that solve problems for our clients
  • Troubleshoot and fix website issues, e.g. cross-browser styling issues or broken functionality
  • Analyze user data via Google Analytics and other tools to make recommendations on optimizations
  • Complete development tasks with an eye for design, requiring minimal rounds of QA revisions

Job Requirements:

  • Expert with HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Very familiar with Shopify (Liquid), WordPress (PHP), Git, JSON, REST APIs
  • Experience developing themes and functionality for Shopify, WordPress, WooCommerce sites
  • Experience developing custom WordPress and/or Shopify themes from scratch
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of SEO principles and how to implement them
  • Strong understanding of web accessibility requirements (ADA/WCAG 2.0)
  • Familiar with web UX & UI best practices and the importance of the user journey
  • Exemplary communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Comfortable using command line development tools
  • Experience in writing semantic HTML that is optimized for both accessibility and SEO
  • Experience developing cross-browser compatible, responsive websites optimized for screens/devices of all sizes (and able to reliably resolve cross-browser compatibility issues)
  • Experience working with pre-built WordPress and/or Shopify templates, customizing and building on top of them
  • Experience using industry-standard design tools and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Sketch, Figma, etc. and developing responsive implementations of design comps
  • Impeccable attention to detail – every pixel matters
  • Creative thinking skills and a good eye for layout and design
  • Ability to understand, discuss, and adhere to technical requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both in a team and individually, and take a proactive approach to your work
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills using outside the box thinking
  • Strong conceptual and creative skills and ability to brainstorm individually and collaboratively
  • Ability to manage working on several projects, teams, and manage client demands at once
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and deep sense of ownership and pride in everything that you do
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously while also knowing when to ask for help

Experience in the Following Preferred:

  • Experience with Shopify Plus-specific features, including Shopify Scripts and Shopify Flow
  • Experience developing custom WordPress plugins or Shopify apps
  • Experience with updating and configuring DNS, hosting, CDNs, caching, etc.
  • Experience coding HTML emails
  • Experience with Google Analytics and ability to analyze and give suggestions on site optimization
  • Familiar with implementing custom Google Analytics tracking events

To be considered, you must email the following to techjobs@taylorpond.com:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio link or file with recent work examples


About Taylor & Pond

Taylor & Pond is a 360 full-service digital agency headquartered in San Diego, CA with an office location opening in Miami, FL and significant presence in New York and Los Angeles. We provide vacation time, paid health care, matching retirement contributions, and much more. We are focused on the beauty industry and being the best agency in the world.

This position is full-time and salaried and you must be authorized to work in the US. Tell us about yourself and why you think you are the perfect fit for our dynamic and exceptional team! Email techjobs@taylorpond.com with your resume and cover letter, and three reasons why you want to work at Taylor & Pond.


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