We’re looking for a Front End Developer to join our team. More specifically, we’re looking for someone who is comfortable taking design mockups and replicating them with code.
Before you apply to any of our open positions, here are a few things that you should know about us. That is, assuming you don’t want to bomb your interview.
We are a distributed company.
Everyone works remotely: Some from home, shared offices or co-working spaces. You don’t have to worry about the time or cost of a commute, nor do you have to be tied to a specific location for work. We aim to give you a lot of freedom, which means you need to be responsible and self-motivated.
Things move quickly.
There will be times when you’re asked to work on several different accounts in a day. While we understand the value of taking time to focus, you need to be able to shift into overdrive when things get hectic. If you currently work for the government, a nonprofit, an association, a government contractor, or a college or university, we will move much faster than the pace to which you’re accustomed.
You’ll need self-discipline.
We’re not micro-managers, and no one will be looking over your shoulder to make sure you do your work. Unless you count the mini spy cameras we secretly install in everyone’s work space. (Just kidding… Or am I?) We’re all part of a team and we trust that everyone will do what is expected.
You’ll find it challenging and rewarding.
Our work isn’t easy, our industry is competitive, and our technology is constantly changing. That means we’re always learning, growing, and adapting on both personal and professional levels. Even when things get hairy, when you see the impact you have, you’ll find the reward is more than just the financial element (though that’s pretty sweet, too).
You’ll make a difference.
We strongly believe our work is about more than just the strategic or technical things we do. It’s about how we can help our clients make the world a better place. You’ll be making a difference on a large scale and influencing the growth of the team. You can even choose which projects you’ll work on.
You get unlimited vacation and sick days.
Yes, really. That means no worrying about counting available days because, as a close-knit team, everyone helps to cover for everyone else. As long as your work isn’t negatively impacted, you have free rein. Oh, and you’ll also get a full-time salary and be eligible for bonuses.
You get a great winter break.
In addition to taking off all federal holidays, we close for most of the week of Thanksgiving, and for two to three weeks over the holidays at the end of the year. On average, our employees get around six to eight weeks off per year.
Front End Developer
We’re looking for a Front End Developer to join our team. More specifically, we’re looking for someone who is comfortable taking design mockups and replicating them with code. Often, this code is in the form of a custom WordPress theme.
You’ll be working closely with our production team, including design staff and developers, to build cool stuff for our clients. Speaking of clients, most of ours are companies, organizations and people who we feel are making a positive impact in the world. So if you’re interested in doing rewarding work that you can be proud of, we just might be the right place for you.
Here’s the kind of stuff you’ll do:
- Develop new user-facing layouts and features
- Build reusable code and libraries for future use
- Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
- Optimize code for maximum speed and scalability
- Collaborate with other team members
- Provide strategic recommendations for design implementation
In order to be great at this job, you’ll need:
- Strong skills with HTML5 and CSS3
- Experience working with responsive frameworks, like Bootstrap or Foundation
- The ability to build custom WordPress themes and strong familiarity with concepts such as custom post types and custom fields
- A general understanding of SEO
- Familiarity with Photoshop and Adobe Creative Cloud
Ideally, you’ll also have a decent aesthetic eye and be comfortable elaborating on design concepts, style tiles, and general branding to create derivative layouts and interface elements without explicit design instruction.
Have we scared you away yet?
No? OK, great. Because we have exciting news:
In exchange for your services, you’ll be rewarded with a flexible work schedule, the option to telecommute as you’d like, competitive pay, unlimited leave, as well as participation in our annual shutdown (often two weeks off, sometimes more, at the end of the year). Plus, we celebrate most federal holidays by not working. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll be spending your time making things that actually matter.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line “Make It Count” and be sure to include a link to your portfolio and/or GitHub.