Frontend Web Design/Developer (Shopify, eComm)

Arbuckle Media is a digital agency with our ear to the ground, raising businesses up using powerful creative and smart branding executions. We’re small but mighty, and looking to grow our family. We live and breathe emerging tech, and we are always looking for the next opportunity for our clients to succeed.

We’re a small company offering:

Multi-channel Shopify implementations
Web design and development for ecommerce-based experiences
Brand strategy and execution
Email marketing strategy + support
Client-focused training on e-commerce tools
Copywriting and editing for the web
Photography and video production
Shopify POS setup support
Analytics and reporting
About You & Your Position
Arbuckle Media is seeking to recruit a Junior Web Developer to help build Shopify and other leading platform ecommerce websites for our client. The successful candidate will embrace modern web UI/UX standards, performance expectations, while being an engaged member of a multi-disciplinary project delivery team. If this sounds like the opportunity for experience and growth you are looking for, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

This is a salaried full-time position. Digital agency experience, and experience working directly with Shopify is not required, but you must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby. This can be self directed study, bootcamps, or from a post-secondary institution. Candidates with Git repositories showing their work are strongly preferred. We will consider candidates available for remote work within Canada.

Salary based on experience
Unlimited vacation days plus 13 stat holidays (we’re looking for performance and not looking to micromanage your life!)
Employer-sponsored life, disability, health, and dental plan (including online healthcare access)
Fun, challenging projects for interesting clients focused on growth
A team of smart, hard-working people who know how to have fun too
We invest in our team and aim to provide anything you need to expand and nurture your skills including training and equipment. We also reward talent and leadership skills, with a clear promotion path for those who excel.
Role & Responsibilities
Develop new custom Shopify themes and websites for our ecommerce clients
Maintain existing Shopify themes and websites we developed
Implement customizations to pre-built Shopify themes from other developers
Develop custom solutions for navigation and filtering products based on tags
Testing and bug fixes in collaboration with the project delivery team
Migrate data from one ecommerce store to another
Participate in scoping, client meetings, and project meetings to support the project leader and delivery
Collaborating with other team members to create content for clients’ websites that adheres to SEO best practices
Required Skills
Excellence with HTML5 and CSS
Using CSS preprocessors like Sass
Experience with Shopify’s Liquid templating language
Competence with JavaScript (modern vanilla JavaScript, not just frameworks)
Solid understanding of why and how to separate content from style and behaviour in a web page
Implementing responsive (and fast!) web designs with modern standards for HTML5 and CSS
Knowledge of using SVG graphics in websites
Use of web fonts
Browser and performance testing/optimizing with tools like Chrome Developer Tools, Lighthouse, and Shopify performance reports
Use version control systems like Git and develop as part of a team
Ability to fit in with our team and collaborate with experts in other disciplines to deliver impressive projects
Experience and comfort level in the command shell
Producing code that is maintainable
Work full-time, Monday to Friday, with some after-hours or weekend work support (like fixes, launches, etc.) as needed
Experience developing ecommerce sites with one or more of: Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, React.js, WebGL, Shopify APIs, Shopify Plus Cart Scripts
Communication with clients and internal team
Assist project leader in planning and running website builds and data migrations
Documenting development plans as tasks in project plans and feature backlogs
To set expectations for a great fit, you’ll be:

Self-driven and able to self-manage time around a flexible schedule;
Able to work remotely, both securely and privately (to ensure security of data transfer and client service communications);
Excellent at time management in order to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort;
Able to take constructive feedback, and provide constructive feedback to others, both internally and externally, where required;
Able to deliver excellent client service and communication skills both written and verbal
exceed expectations and go the extra mile for both internal and external clients and partners. Expects personal and team performance to be the best.
Attentive to detail, and not let important details slip through the cracks, excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Able to work efficiently with little supervision;
Curious and takes ownership of your role;
Adaptable: adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change, often in ambiguity. Seeks out opportunities for development.
Be grounded: able to work in an environment where humor plays an important role in regulating the tone of our workday.
Understands that our client’s aren’t perfect: our smaller clients often need to be spoken to in plain-language, and the ability to service them and translate to a language that they understand is imperative.
Ability to stay calm in challenging situations and under pressure
Ability to set expectations and deliver information in a positive and articulate way
Be able to fluently communicate and write in French and/or Spanish, or have another marketable language fluency/fluencies;
Experience migrating an online-store from one platform to another;
Experience working with Google workspace an asset;
Experience working within a startup environment or small (under 10 person) team an asset;
Knowledge of multiple online e-commerce platforms;
Experience with requirements gathering and scoping professional web development work for client projects
Search engine optimization experience and adherence to industry best practices an asset;
Relevant post-secondary education is an asset;
Relevant professional development is an asset;

To Apply
Send us:

A resume and/or portfolio that captures your related work experience;
A cover letter, including desired salary expectations;
Please submit all of the above to work@arbuckle.media with the job title (“Junior Frontend Web Developer (Shopify, eComm)”) in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Arbuckle Media

Arbuckle Media is a social media-focused digital agency with our ear to the ground, raising businesses up using powerful social media creative campaigns and smart branding executions. We partner with clients to drive their business outcomes with video production, media planning & distribution, influencer marketing and everything in between.  We’re small but mighty, and looking to grow our family. We live and breathe emerging tech, and we are always looking for the next opportunity for our clients to succeed.