Junior Front-End Developer

We are looking for a talented junior Front-End Developer to join our team in this full-time, remote position. You’re a great fit for this role if:

• You’re a self-starter with a thirst for learning, and thrive when facing and solving new problems every day.
• You enjoy working with others as much as you do on your own, and value collaborating with designers, marketers, and managers to bring client projects to life.
• You have a keen eye for design details and functionality, and love working on cool, creative projects.
• You understand the importance of great user experience and make it your mission to advocate for it.
• You’re always polishing your skills and learning new techniques, and appreciate feedback and critiques.


What You’ll Do:

You’ll work with the lead developer to manage build out for digital initiatives, including websites and emails for client and internal agency work. Day-to-day you’ll might be expected to:

• Deliver fully developed and responsive web pages based on provided mockup or reference designs, down to the details
• Setup and manage e-commerce site content
• Optimize website speeds and reduce load times
• Write organized well-structured code
• Debug SEO issues and errors
• Setup and build e-commerce and marketing integrations with third-party plugins
• Create reusable components that are built with highly customizable and easy to edit fields through specific CMS platforms (ex: Shopify, WordPress, HubSpot, etc.)
• Basic knowledge of WCAG 2.0 compliance standards
• Manage DNS Records
• Take on special projects as necessary


All While:

• Keeping up with fast-paced client needs and deadlines
• Developing a deeper understanding of client goals and providing design and functionality recommendations
• Understanding brand and digital compliance guidelines and executing within those guidelines


What You’re Great At:

• Writing clean, efficient code, while adhering to web standards, best practices, and optimizing website performance
• Being self-motivated and resourceful, and proactive about learning new skills and technologies
• Managing your time, tasks, and priorities
• Building for the responsive web and all the quirks that come with it
• Adapting to new challenges, and finding multiple ways to solve problems
• Coding pixel-perfect websites across modern browsers and devices
• Writing scripts from scratch, and can easily explain how your code works to others
• Working in a team environment AND independently, and taking ownership of your work
• Communicating clearly and directly with all levels of personnel (in person, written, or over the phone), and you’re able to build strong and effective relationships quickly in a remote environment



• 2+ years of demonstrated experience working with HTML5, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript
• Ability to write HTML/CSS that exactly matches a design layout, and bring it to life in accordance with requirements
• Experience with mobile-first responsive web development
• Must have a public portfolio to showcase examples of your work
• Expertise or certification in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe XD, Photoshop and /or Illustrator
• Strong proficiency in digital design and HTML5 / CSS
• Comfort in working with PHP, JavaScript, and JQuery
• “Mobile first” design mentality
• Solid understanding of web and mobile standards, including responsive design and UX
• General Understanding of how sites interact with databases (MySQL)
• Understanding of cross-browser/device compatibility issues and solutions
• Ability to troubleshoot code effectively working with back-end developer for solutions to any bugs


Nice to Have:

• Experience with a CMS or e-commerce platform
• Ability to mentor other front-end developers from a technical perspective
• Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
• 1+ years of full-stack or front-end experience
• Experience building Shopify themes and customizing existing themes
• Experience collaborating closely with marketing and design teams
• E-commerce experience
• WordPress and Shopify experience
• Entrepreneurial minded
• Understanding of SEO fundamentals


Black Dog Designs, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Getting Started.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, and you are getting pumped up reading this, please respond using the contact information below and include your application, brief summary about yourself, and a portfolio of your work. Please provide us a tentative schedule that you are able to work (including days and hours) so that we can take this into account and make it work for your schedule. This is a remote position.