Junior Front-End Developer

Pixelcabin · Aug 17th 2018

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Headquarters: London URL: https://pixelcabin.io

About Pixelcabin

Pixelcabin is an agile web development agency, focusing on e-commerce solutions for a wide range of companies. We work closely with Shopify expanding the native functionality with bespoke Rails apps that leverage Shopify’s extensive API, as well as building fully-custom front-end experiences. We are a core Partner of Shopify, with advance access to upcoming APIs and features, and are always looking to push the boundaries of what companies understand Shopify being able to achieve.

Our team is small with steady growth and fully distributed, and working remotely has been part of our DNA since Day 1. This means you will find a great remote working environment focused around making your day-to-day enjoyable and efficient, both through excellent tooling (Slack, Rubymine), and a remote-only culture.

As part of a remote team, we encourage finding a setup that provides both the work productivity and lifestyle that suits everyone, even if that is something completely different for each person. Without geographic constraints, time and location can be flexible to fit around each team member’s needs.

As our clients are also remote, we occasionally travel to spend time embedded in their offices, and this can also provide time as a team to come together. Outside of these trips, we also organise an annual meetup to bring everyone together for a few days to get away from our desks, bridge the remote-working gap, and plan for the future direction of the company - this year the team came together for a week in Hong Kong, whilst previous years have included California and Miami.

The company has evolved around a few core principles: quality over quantity, under-promise and over-deliver, and taking pride in your work. We take on projects that will present new problems for us to solve, and get excited about elegant solutions to complex challenges. Most importantly, we want to invest in our team - we encourage continuous learning and development and aim for a high degree of code-review as part of the day-to-day experience.

About you

We are seeking a junior front-end developer with a keen eye for UI and UX design to help us grow our team. You will be exposed to a variety of different web apps and e-commerce front-end builds (predominantly on the Shopify platform), and given ownership of some upcoming projects currently in the planning stage.

An ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated, able to take initiative in solving problems, and someone that can take ownership of projects, without needing to be micromanaged.

You will need to be comfortable translating wireframes into a highly intuitive interface, whilst being able to suggest and implement UX improvements in an agile way as you build and receive feedback from the team and stakeholders. Working as part of a remote team has many great advantages, however you will be expected to be able to communicate clearly with the team over a variety of different mediums (including daily video calls, demoing wireframes via Invision, etc), take a task through to completion, and be comfortable with raising issues or questions along the way.

As a remote team across time zones, we have a flexible approach to work schedule, however we would usually expect you to cross at least 5 hours of 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday GMT+0 during your first year of working with us.

We favour a CS background over any specific language or technology skills, but as part of this we would expect a foundational understanding in HTML, Javascript, Scss / Sass, the modern web and Git.

Required knowledge and experience

  • Familiarity with Javascript, writing semantic markup and using a preprocessor such as Sass, as well as proficiency with Git
  • Some experience working with Grunt / Gulp workflows
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English
  • Exceedingly detail-oriented – for you, a UI build is not complete until it looks pixel perfect
  • Deliver readable, well-documented and efficient code
  • Naturally organized and self-directed

Desirable knowledge and experience

  • Experience with the Shopify platform
  • Experience with writing in ES6 syntax and using Webpack
  • Contributions to open-source projects
  • Some experience with Ruby on Rails and / or React

Salaries and Perks

  • You can work from anywhere that enables you to have 5 working hours fall within a UK working day (8am-6pm)
  • Starting salary £25k - £32k
  • Flexible workspace allowance
  • Professional Development allowance
  • Team retreats in a different global location each year - suggestions open for 2019!
  • A brand new laptop — developers usually use Macbook Pros, or Dell XPS 13s (feel free to ask for what allows you to do your job best)
  • 30 days holiday

Pixelcabin is committed to building a culturally diverse company, and we value a broad set of opinions in our team. As we grow, we are looking to build a team with a range of viewpoints at its core, and we encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

To apply: Please send all applications to jobs@pixelcabin.io, including your Github, LinkedIn, and any other relevant links. The email body should include cover letter content, with a CV as an attachment (only required if no LinkedIn). The subject of your email should be ‘2018 Junior Front End Developer Application’. Application emails without this subject will be automatically screened-out and not read. Direct applicants only, no recruitment or developer agencies please.

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