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Front-end Web Developer

Front-end Web Developer

Alison thacker
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Elkfox are a Shopify Plus agency, specialising in designing, architecting and building bespoke eCommerce solutions for enterprise clients.

Applying best practice principles to all facets of our work, we create stunning digital commerce experiences; from designing and developing eCommerce stores for startups, to building custom in-store apps for major department stores.

We’ve worked with brands all over the world including; Harry Potter, Warner Bros, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Star Wars, Merchline, Foster the People, Dude Perfect, Grizzly Bear.

We are looking for a new team member with a strong passion for web development. Our ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills and a strong understating of both code production and design aesthetics. Interest and experience with full stack development concepts is a big plus.

Working closely in a fast paced, collaborative environment, you will be required to share ideas and use creative thinking to solve technical problems. The projects you will be working on will be varied in scope and complexity.

What we're looking for

  • Passion for front-end development
  • Interest in full stack development
  • An interest in problem solving
  • An understanding of design aesthetics, and how this impacts user experience
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • You will care about detail and the end result
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and work with new technology

What you'll be working on

  • Scoping new projects
  • Translating Sketch mockups into existing or new websites utilising HTML, CSS & Javascript
  • Developing custom Shopify themes and UIs
  • Making customisations to existing eCommerce themes and UIs
  • Cross browser and device compatibility testing
  • Custom HTML, CSS and Javascript framework development
  • App development

Required skills

  • A mastery of Javascript (vanilla, jQuery & JSON)
  • Experience with Node.js (Gulp, React, Vue.js or Angular)
  • A solid grasp on front end templating engines such as Handlebars or Mustache
  • A drive to further your skills in new templating languages
  • Working knowledge of HTML markup structure
  • Ability to get stylish with CSS/SASS/SCSS
  • Proficiency in GIT/Version Control
  • Able to work confidently within the terminal
  • Understanding of cross browser compatibility, best practices and responsive development
  • A hunger for clean, modular code
  • Previous experience with website front-end development
  • Great communicator, comfortable working in a close-knit team environment
  • A burning desire to improve the online shopping experience for all
  • Commitment to contributing to open source projects
  • Proficiency with Mac and iOS hardware


Desirable skills

  • Prior experience with the Shopify platform (or other e-commerce solutions)
  • Experience with Liquid, Theme Kit or Shopify Slate
  • Experience with Ruby and/or other back end languages such as Python
  • Experience working within an agency environment
  • Experience with Rest and GraphQL APIs
  • Previous experience with back-end development
  • Experience with Heroku and other cloud platforms


Please note: we will not be responding to recruitment companies

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Online Media

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Information Technology
  • Design

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