Front-end developer w/ great design skills

at Helix Sleep in New York

Helix Sleep is a brand that is changing the way people sleep. We are an ecommerce company offering personalized, made to order mattresses at value driven prices. We base our product designs on cutting edge biomechanics and ergonomics research, and our products are made from the highest quality materials in the USA.

Our custom built ecommerce platform is our direct channel to our customers. Equal parts education, experience, and experimentation, our web app is anything but your standard online store. As we prepare to launch, we’re adding key members to our team who can own, architect and expand key pieces of our app. We’re looking for someone who gets out of bed in the morning excited about helping people sleep better every night and building the Helix Sleep platform by day.

Role and Responsibilities:
• Act as a technical lead and source of expertise within the company, owning all aspects of the customer web experience
• Work closely with the founding team and our design partners to help guide and develop website features
• Build and maintain our client facing interfaces as well as the underlying JavaScript code

Values and Beliefs:
You’re excited about building systems that are fun and easy to use and about architecting features that surprise and delight our users. Testing our proprietary personalization questionnaire, running experiments to boost customer satisfaction and conversion, and making sure our orders are handled quickly and effectively are problems you’ll tackle daily. You’re ready to learn new techniques and languages to solve problems and you’re comfortable shipping code every day.

Background and Experience:
• Experience building beautiful and functional interfaces for a consumer web property
• Extremely comfortable taking designs and transforming them to semantic and concise HTML and CSS
• Must have - Excellent working knowledge of both vanilla JavaScript and at least one framework (we use Ember.js)
• Nice to have – Experience working with PHP or other server side language (we use the Laravel framework)
• Ability to prioritize coding tasks and ship code quickly and regularly
• Superb communication skills and patience with others
• A nagging sense that everything could be juuuuust a little bit prettier if you made a few tweaks
• General awesomeness and a sense of humor; appreciation of high quality sleep products

Compensation and perks:
We offer competitive start-up rates with access to a senior leadership team, as well as nap time, free coffee, and beer on tap.

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Published at 30 Jun 2015
Expires on 30 Dec 2015
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