Know of any great front-end Web developers out there? We’re always growing and we need to add one to our team. Please let them know about this opportunity!
Front-End Developer with Rails Experience
Do you have a passion for coding beautiful interfaces? Do you get excited about Responsive Design? Do you want your work to touch millions of people from over 180 countries? Then we’re looking for you!
Edison Nation is seeking a passionate, talented and self-motivated front-end Web developer with excellent communications skills and the ability to excel in a fast-moving, creative environment. The desires to teach and learn in an ego-free environment and a good sense of humor are critical. You must have experience working on Rails.
A little about us
We own innovation. And we’re bringing it to the world through our online community. Did you catch Everyday Edisons on PBS or Hulu last night? That’s our television show. It’s about us and members of our site. It airs in over 60 countries around the World. Are you sick of the late-night ads for Gyro Bowl, Mr. Steamy, Emery Cat or Hot Huez yet? Those are all ours, too. So is that new Kathy Ireland Stemáge collection. We’re taking over the world as the online engine that brings consumer-driven innovation to market. And we want you to help lead us into the future.
Charlotte or anywhere
We’re located in beautiful Charlotte, NC. If you are here – or would like to relocate here – that’s fantastic. If you’re more the telecommuting type and already love the city you’re in, we’ll consider a telecommuting position for the right candidate – half of our team works remotely. We use Google Hangouts and 37 Signals’ suite of products to keep the team connected, regardless of location. In addition to having the team connected via Campfire at all times, we have a daily 15-minute standup at 2pm EST to keep everybody up to date and from going stir crazy at home.
A look around the office
Note: click the photos above to view an around-the-office gallery from a previous post.
More about you
You should be comfortable working on large web applications. You should understand the ins and outs of working with dev, staging and production servers with multiple developers. You must have an extremely high attention to detail and the ability to deliver consistently while working independently and without constant supervision – although the rest of our tech team is always willing and ready to jump in and help when you need it.
Day-to-day, you will use your excellent command of the latest Web standards such as HTML5, CSS3 and SASS to convert static designs or concepts into an exciting user experience. You don’t just “cut things up” but you translate concepts into a brilliant user experience and you’re not satisfied until it’s perfect – even on IE. You’re a self-motivator and you’re always on the lookout for opportunities to refactor code or our UI/UX to make it more elegant… and you don’t wait around for permission to make it happen. You’ll be the driving force behind the magic that makes people really enjoy using our site.
You will have experience working in Ruby on Rails environments. You will enjoy receiving free swag from our friends at GitHub. You will put an Octocat sticker on the bumper of your car/skateboard/bike/refrigerator/whatever.
You can work on our full technology stack and will have the ability to shift your focus – depending on your evolving interests – from front-end to back-end and vice-versa.
You will hold your own on a small team that is expected to always deliver. You’ll work with a front-end designer and several Rails developers. Your boss is awesome (he’s also writing this) and knows his most important job is to filter out the noise so you can stay focused.
You will be given the opportunity to drive the development direction by choosing the tools you feel best solve the everyday challenges of a quickly-growing site. We’re looking for someone we can trust to make important decisions and own them.
- Excellent knowledge of the latest in HTML, CSS and pre-processors
- Strong command of Web standards and cross-browser compatibility testing
- Familiar with responsive design strategies and tactics
- Über-high attention to detail
- At least 2 years of commercial development experience
- Know your way around Rails
- Be comfortable on the command line
- Familiar with git version control
- Excellent communication and writing skills
If you have the communication skills and maturity of a university graduate, we could care less where – or if – you went to school. On the other hand, if you went to a really nice school, we’ll make a point to sound impressed when you tell us about it. With the cost of higher education these days, it should at least get you something.
A little more about us
We’re profitable. We’re a startup of around 6 years but our sister company has been around for a decade. We have launched one international site and have another on the way this year, in addition to our first foray into an industry vertical with Edison Nation Medical. Our Web team is starting to grow pretty quickly.
Benefits & perks
- Salary based on experience
- Excellent healthcare/dental insurance
- Work with a diverse A-level team
- Enjoy training + conference budget
- Appear on our television show and your parents will finally understand what you do for a living!
- Free Coca-Cola Freestyle, Froyo, Espresso, coffee, popcorn & beer
Please send a very solid cover letter, a resume/cv if you have one, and URLs for your best sites/apps and GitHub account to webjobs at edisonnation dot com. Seriously, if you’ve got the skills, you’ll win or lose the job based on your cover letter so please take the time to tell us why you think you’re a great fit.
- No Recruiters
- No Contractors
- No Outsourcing Shops
If you are a recruiter, contractor or body shop, we’re just going to mark your email as spam if you send it to us. Your witty email isn’t going to change that, either. We’ll just figure out a way to click the spam button twice.