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Zoro

Zoro is hiring a

Front End Developer

  • Chicago, IL
  • full-time

In the past seven years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000 square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 250+ working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 2,000,000 unique products.

Description:

The Front End Developer creates interactive interfaces for Web, Mobile, Social, and Rich Internet Applications. Work on small to large interactive projects in a fast-paced environment to build high-volume and high-quality online experiences.

Take on new development initiatives and platform enhancements on zoro.com, focusing on front-end development and client-side interactions using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related technologies.

Zoro US, has offices in Buffalo Grove and Downtown Chicago. This position is based in our Downtown Chicago but the employee must be able to complete initial training in Buffalo Grove

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with creative designers & development team to turn their vision into functional website features.

  • Work in collaboration with server-side developers to ensure proper implementation of website data and functionality.

  • Help manage projects through the design, development and QA processes.

  • Interact closely with other development teams to provide the best overall technical solution to meet product requirements.

  • Develop estimates and participate in scheduling and prioritization of project tasks.

  • Generate and maintain front-end code (HTML / CSS / JavaScript frameworks like Angular, Vue, Ember, etc.)

  • Work to improve site performance.

  • Develop and maintain reusable code libraries.

  • Accurately estimate and track your time across simultaneous projects.

  • Learn and adapt to new software/hardware technology and incorporate into production process.

  • Collaborate on new design concepts.

  • Make coding and technology decisions.

  • Translate concepts into code.

  • Help determine which technology to use.

Qualifications:

  • 5-7+ Years’ experience with HTML, CSS and modern JavaScript frameworks

  • Expert in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES2015+, and jQuery.

  • Expert in one or more modern web application frameworks like Vue.js, React, or Angular2 (Vue.js experience is strongly preferred).

  • Familiar with SASS or other CSS preprocessors like Less & Stylus.

  • Familiar with JavaScript transpilers such as Babel or Typescript.

  • Experience with Git.

  • Single Page Applications experience.

  • Familiar with NodeJS and/or Django backend environments.

  • Experience with builder tools such as NPM, JSPM, Webpack & Gulp.

  • Basic understanding of interaction design and user-centered design methods & practices.

  • Strong experience in creating responsive layouts.

  • Experience with and integrating Web Services / External APIs.

  • Familiarity with web application architecture and design patterns.

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in the web development community.

  • Ability to create clean, precise browser-compatible code.

  • Enjoy working closely with others, and respectful of other perspectives.

  • Expert conflict resolution skills and being able to negotiate with stakeholders.

  • Willingness to switch gears quickly and be flexible to work on concurrent projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the Agile development methodology.
  • Degree in Computer Science or related area a plus.
  • Graduate degree is a plus

Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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