We're Hiring! Front End Developer with CMS Experience

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Sandstorm Design is seeking a Front End / User Interface Developer with skills in either Drupal or WordPress to join our team!

The Front End Developer is responsible for the front-end/presentation layer and UI development for website and web application projects; utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, SCSS, Twig, and other relevant programming languages. The successful candidate has a passion for building user-friendly experiences and creating elegant and dynamic UIs for the web.

You’ll work in a fun, energetic environment that builds careers and makes news. Founded in 1998 by a successful female entrepreneur, Sandstorm has earned nationwide recognition for being an industry leader and sustaining a track record of satisfied clients.

If this sounds like the right fit, apply online or email your cover letter and resume to jobs@sandstormdesign.com. If it’s not quite right for you, please share this opportunity with someone in your network.

Skills & Requirements

Required experience:

  • Strong understanding of HTML and CSS - Minimum of 2 years experience
  • Strong understanding of Javascript, including jQuery experience - Minimum of 1 year experience
  • Strong understanding of web standards, cross-browser and cross-platform development techniques
  • Strong understanding of developing for responsive design projects
  • Experience in theme and plugin creation in WordPress; or theme and module development in Drupal (in PHP)
  • Familiarity with SASS/SCSS or LESS
  • Experience with Twig templating
  • Front-end frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation
  • MVC Javascript framework like Angular or React
  • Familiarity with creative design tools like InVision, Sketch, or Photoshop
  • Git, including an understanding of Git workflows
  • Concurrent versioning systems like GitHub or BitBucket
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to excellence, usability, and coding standards
  • Intense attention to detail

Nice to have experience:

  • Familiarity with other open-source CMS tools or frameworks
  • Familiarity with AJAX, XML, and JSON
  • Familiarity with Grunt, Gulp, and similar tools
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as EmberJS, AngularJS, BackboneJS, etc.
  • Twig, Handlebars, or other Front-end templating framework
  • Facebook and other social media integration
  • SQL, MySQL, or other databases
  • Apache and/or Microsoft IIS experience
  • Understanding of server configurations (LAMP, LEMP, etc.)
  • Bash or other shell scripting languages
  • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails, and/or ASP.NET

Why join Sandstorm?

Our team is constantly evolving and growing both as employees and as professionals in our industry. Our culture is grounded in our three core values:

  1. Be Curious – Continuous, collaborative improvement is fundamental.
  2. Warrior Spirit – We are a team and in it together. Persevere!
  3. Having FUN! – Showcased by our monthly “You Rocks!” and annual events like Halloween costume contests & guacamole contests, plus other random Super Secret Sandstorm events!

Design the life you want, and build a career with us! We have amazing benefits too: 100% remote and/or hybrid work options, 4% match in your 401K, $50/month contribution into your HSA, great hours for work/life balance, paid volunteer days, paid floating holidays, and your birthday is a day off here!

Application Details
Please submit a link to your LinkedIn profile and/or a PDF of your resume. 

US citizens or green cardholders only.

No recruiters, please.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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