Junior front-end developer


About Pixelcabin

Pixelcabin is an agile web development agency, focusing on ecommerce solutions for a wide range of companies. We work closely with Shopify building polished front-end experiences for our clients, and expanding the native Shopify functionality with bespoke Rails apps that leverage Shopify’s extensive API. We are a core Partner of Shopify, with advance access to upcoming APIs and features, allowing our projects to deliver cutting-edge solutions.

Our team is small and fully distributed, and working remotely has been part of our DNA since Day 1, meaning you’ll find a great remote working environment focused around making your day-to-day enjoyable and efficient, using tools like Slack for communication, Github for code, Rubymine IDE, Pivotal Tracker for project management, amongst many others. 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 us as a team time 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 - our last meetup was in California, fresh off the back of the annual Shopify Unite conference.

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 problems. 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
  • Naturally organized and self-directed

Desirable knowledge and experience

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

Salaries and Perks

  • Starting salary £25k - £32k
  • Flexible workspace allowance
  • Professional Development allowance
  • Team retreats in a different global location each year - Hong Kong for April 2018!

Pixelcabin is committed to being a culturally diverse team, and we value a broad set of opinions and perspectives. As we grow, we strive to build a company with a broad set of viewpoints at its core, and we encourage applications from female and minority candidates.