Bukwild is a boutique studio comprised of hands-on experts that deliver world-class digital experiences for branded DTC commerce and innovators in B2B. We believe you can deliver world-class craft from team members who are supported, honored and encouraged to find the right balance of work life and real life. We maintain a very collaborative culture where our teams in project management, design, and development work closely with our clients. Our 20 years of experience has led us to a distinctly user-first approach: we believe that when digital teams intentionally prioritize UX outcomes as related to business goals, it will ultimately yield stronger connections between brands and their consumers.
About the position
Bukwild is hiring a Front-End Developer who will be responsible for building websites and components based on designs produced by Bukwild’s in house design team. An ideal candidate will have experience in advertising or marketing, where more effort is spent on aesthetics rather than implementing complex functionality.
Some of the stacks you’ll touch at Bukwild are:
- Vue.js + Nuxt - Typically SSGed on Netlify (aka JAMStack)
- Shopify - Both conventional themes and custom (headless) storefronts
- Wordpress - Typically conventional themes
- React - A la carte components as well as Next.js builds
Common project types you will work on are:
- Creative marketing sites for mid-sized brands
- Direct-to-consumer ecommerce sites for brands
- New features and performance optimization for retained clients
You will be part of a team of 7 other developers within a company that staffs all the roles that allow Bukwild to function as a full service, interactive agency: designers, strategists, copywriters, producers, and many other roles. The majority of our staff resides in and around our headquarters in Sacramento, CA though we also have many, vital remote employees. We strive to keep meetings to a minimum while having enough structure to foster collaboration and keep projects on the rails. We believe strongly in taking pride in what you do, seeking excellence, while not sacrificing what matter most — you, your family, or your personal adventures.
You are expected to be someone who works well with others, can talk directly to clients, and can self-manage on projects where you may be the only developer. You will work on creative projects where you are expected to speak up when you see room for improvement, implement rich transitions and animations of your own devising, and, above all, execute builds that match and improve upon source designs. You should have an eye for aesthetics that demands the correction of too-wide padding, inconsistent font sizing, and scaled-up images. We want you to propose new technologies we should adopt and help us keep afoot with best practices of our industry. You should enjoy teaching others and sharing knowledge with the rest of the team including contributing to our open source packages. We challenge you to suggest and implement organizational changes that will increase your happiness.
- Experience with Vue or React
- Dependable ability to take designs and turn them into responsive, unbreakable HTML and CSS that look as good as the source material
- Ability to provide accurate time estimates
- Instinctual tidiness that leads to refactoring in order to reduce repetition, improve reusability, and make cleaner prop APIs
- Passion to spend the extra time building transition animations for state changes
- A positive attitude, a friendly demeanor, a sense of humor, and an interest in working with others
- Must be authorized for employment in the US
Nice to Have:
- Experience with Pug, Stylus, or Coffeescript
- Experience with GraphQL
- Experience writing Lambdas or other server-side Functions
- Experience with PHP, Node, Laravel, Wordpress, or any backend languages
- Full medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life insurance
- Generous PTO
- Generous work/life flexibility
- Bimonthly department checkins, quarterly reviews & yearly merit-based raises
- Office located in Sacramento, CA
- Remote (US only) positions available
Thank you for your interest!