What we're looking for

We are looking for a front-end web developer to join us in creating interfaces for enterprise level e-commerce and marketing clients. Our ideal candidate has a passion for the work they produce, a drive to grow their knowledge through code-reviews and industry research, and the ability to solution and communicate technical challenges. You will work closely with a team of strategists, designers, and developers to produce online experiences that are user-focused, fully-tested, well-documented, performant, and written with reuse and maintainability in mind.

Note: we’re only pursuing candidates with existing paperwork to legally work in Canada and are available to work on site at our downtown Vancouver office.

What you’ll do

  • Implement responsive web-based user experiences using HTML, CSS, JavaScript or other related technologies based on provided design mockups.
  • Write clean semantic code, emphasizing performance and usability.
  • Identify reusable patterns by writing and leveraging component-based code.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional design, UX, development, and strategy teams.
  • Stay up to date on current and future front-end web development technologies, specifications, and frameworks and make recommendations on when they are appropriate to use.
  • Perform cross-device QA testing and patching to support multiple browsers, screen sizes, and device types.
  • Execute other development tasks as defined from time to time.

Who we're looking for

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

  • Have a degree in computer science, diploma from a technical college in web development, or related work experience (2+ years).
  • Have a solid understanding of modern front-end development techniques (progressive enhancement, mobile-first development) and cross-browser/platform challenges and solutions.
  • Are experienced with component-based or “atomic design” principles.
  • Are experienced with MVC, including templating languages (Twig, Liquid, or similar).
  • Knowledgeable about code versioning with Git and comfortable developing work on branches and submitting pull-requests.
  • Can comfortably use and configure the CMS for projects you develop (WordPress, Shopify, or similar).
  • Experienced with agile working sprints and daily project stand-ups.

SKILLS

  • Able to strategize rapidly and are comfortable presenting your knowledge and ideas to others.
  • Willing to negotiate an “ideal solution” that finds compromises between requirements, budget, user experience, and best practices.
  • Openly share your passion for development in both your coding ability and personality–we love a good lunch & learn.
  • Actively contribute to ways we can improve the lives of our clients and team.

TOOLS

  • Proficient in configuring linters & code standardizers in your IDE of choice (Sublime Text, Atom, VS Code).
  • Familiar with basic terminal commands and script tools (Git, NPM, Grunt, or similar).
  • Experience with project tracking tools as a core part of your workflow (Trello, JIRA, FogBugz, or similar).

Bonus points (not essential)

  • Have experience in ecommerce, notably Shopify.
  • Passionate about design, user experience, quality assurance, accessibility, performance, servers, or other related field.
  • Regularly attend or have given a talk to a local meetup.

Perks at iamota

In addition to working with the smart and passionate people that make up the iamota team, we offer a competitive compensation package, top-tier benefits and countless perks like extended holidays. No one likes to work on their birthday – at iamota it’s a mandatory day off. As a member of the team, you’ll be working in a casual atmosphere punctuated by Friday summer hours, animated gifs, conversational #hashtags, breakout nerf basketball tournaments, and you’ll be situated in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown.

How to apply

If you think we’re a perfect match, please email careers@iamota.com including:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter, including reference to a recent technical accomplishment you take pride in
  • Link to your portfolio, relevant code samples and/or your Git repository

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. No recruiters, agencies or phone calls, please.