Front End Developer

To apply, email us at jobs@pepperlane.co. Please include a code sample along with your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Company

At Pepperlane, we’re building a platform to help moms launch and grow successful service businesses.

We provide a supportive community, online and in-person events, and step-by-step training to help moms build independent businesses that fit their lives, and help them get their businesses online via our member marketplace.

Our vision is to offer a complete platform to run a successful micro-business: step-by-step guides to getting started in high-demand industries, simple, automatic lead management, and tools that provide personalized recommendations about where and how members can market their businesses to their network, Pepperlane’s audience and beyond.

Team

We’re a small team of tech industry veterans from high-growth companies with high valuations and/or successful exits to IPO or acquisition. Most of us are also parents, and all of us have lives and interests outside of work. (Read more about our team and how we got started.)

We’re working hard to create a path to success for entrepreneurial moms because we believe in both the enormity of the mission and the untapped business opportunity.

About the Front End Developer role

We’re looking for a Front End Web Developer who is excited to bring new features and great UX designs to life in our responsive Rails application. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

TECHNOLOGIES
Ruby on Rails
Javascript
Vue.js (Currently; open to using other JS frameworks)
HTML5 / CSS Preprocessors

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Product, UX and back end development team to deliver new features that look great and are easy to use

  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use

  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability

  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3

  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS

  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery

  • Good understanding of at least one popular Javascript framework, such as React.js, Angular.js, etc.

  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX

  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.

  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.

  • Loves to stay on top of ever-changing front end development technologies and standards in order to make informed decisions about which technologies to employ

  • Willing to work onsite at our Somerville, MA office at least 3 days per week. (Only local candidates will be considered for this position)

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary + equity

  • Health insurance

  • Flexible vacation & sick time

  • Family-friendly schedule flexibility

  • Somerville, MA office conveniently located right in Davis Square (Red Line)

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY

Customer needs come first
We find creative solutions and sweat the details to create a great experience for our customers.

We’re scrappy, not sloppy
We might build lightweight prototypes to validate ideas quickly, but we build lasting solutions once we’ve validated that we’re heading in the right direction.

We don’t reinvent the wheel
We focus on building the features that will differentiate us and integrate with point solutions for the rest.

We move fast, but we don’t break stuff.
That’s why we use GitHub, Travis and Heroku to create a lightweight build-test-release process that allows us to deploy with ease to our staging environment and with confidence to production.

How to apply

We're excited to meet you and see examples of your work! Please email us at jobs@pepperlane.co to let us know why you'd be a great fit for this role, and include a code sample along with your resume or LinkedIn profile.