Front End Developer
Founded in 1999, and still privately held today, we are a technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, simpler and empowered home improvement industry.
We love the people we work with and the culture we’ve built. For us, curiosity is a mindset that sees a problem as the start of a great solution.
We believe the best learning and greatest discoveries come from trying, even if you fail. We love that we aren’t perfect, but every day we are trying to get better at what we do.
If you have built a career by translating functional requirements and wire-frames into inspiring, intuitive interfaces. You are an entrepreneur at heart and what floats your boat is finding ways to create an exceptional customer experience that is reflective of who we are and what makes home renovation and buying online simple.
As a Front-End Developer you will use your killer combination of front-end programming, collaboration, and communication skills to contribute to an ecommerce platform and applications.
You thrive in a high growth organization, which takes learning seriously and cares truly, madly, and deeply about our customers, suppliers and our team.
We’re going places. Join us.
What You’ll Do :
Develop and maintain applications for performance and web standards
Work closely with Product Manager on interpreting functional requirements
Identify technical constraints early on in the project and be able to suggest workarounds
Focus on scalability, flexible design, and maintainability
Test, debug, perform QA and optimize code for performance, maintainability and standards
Implement and develop client-side components to web standards and best practices
Investigate and learn new web technologies
Audit existing code and make optimization recommendations
Assist current team in enhancing the front-end architecture and implementation
What you Need to Know
Experience with React
Knowledge of E-Commerce systems and Search and Navigation Solutions.
Good understanding of cross-browser / cross-platform issues and web standards
Knowledge of SASS, RESTful services, MVC
Knowledge of unit testing
Experience with Gatsby, GraphQL is an asset.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate technical
Comfortable consuming 3rd party APIs
SEO experience is an asset
Mobile development experience an asset
High levels of integrity and a commitment to do what you say you are going to do
A desire to learn and continuously improve
What You Must Have
High level of trust and a commitment to doing what you say you are going to do
An obsession for delighting customers
A passionate drive to deliver results and constantly raise the bar
An entrepreneurial spirit that embraces change and challenges with enthusiasm
Ability and desire to be scrappy, move fast and operate effectively in a rapidly changing environment
Innate motivation to learn and continuously develop yourself
High degree of empathy and the ability to see other’s perspective
Commitment to fearless communication
Founded in 1999, BuildDirect is the innovative marketplace for purchasing and selling quality home improvement & flooring materials online.
BuildDirect co-founders wanted to simplify the home improvement industry and give the power of choice back to the homeowner and home improvement professional.
They wanted to provide those seeking to build or improve homes with an online marketplace to access the flooring products they want, at the prices they’d love, delivered on time directly to their doorstep. And today we do just that.
Servicing North America, BuildDirect connects homeowners and home improvement professionals with sellers around the world, creating a much simpler and trusted shopping experience.
The platform offers Pro’s and Homeowners the ability to purchase various volumes of flooring products direct from Sellers.
This keeps costs low, often up to half the price found at big box stores or specialty retailers, and provides efficient direct-to-home (or jobsite) shipping of those products.
Office located in the heart of the growing tech area of downtown Vancouver, with 360-degree views of the city, easy access to public transit, near 100’s of restaurants & bars, and onsite ping pong
Weekly fresh fruit deliveries and unlimited fresh coffee & tea
Newly renovated onsite gym, lockers, and bike storage
Employee stock options
Extended health benefits (i.e., naturopath, massage therapy, acupuncture)
Annual learning benefit
Regular company-wide & team events
A culture of talented people, that like to have fun!