Excelerate America

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Front End Developer

  • Software Development
  • Full-time
  • Detroit, MI
  • Remote friendly

2021-05-03 15:12:21 UTC

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Detroit Preferred | Remote Considered | Contract or Full Time

Hi, I'm David, CPO and Partner at Excelerate America.

I'm looking for a Front End Developer to join our growing Product Development team. The candidate is a front-end magician who is hungry to make beautiful experiences through iteration and attention to detail.  They are also someone who loves to work with designers and full stack engineers, together making great products that scale, adapt and personalize.  

Our small team is fun-loving, highly effective, and passionate about growing small businesses and communities that are vibrant and sustainable.  We offer a range of opportunities to expand as a person and as an engineer so you can have an impact on our team, our collective of entrepreneurs, and your future. 

Start building tomorrow with us.  - David

As a Front End Developer at Excelerate America, you will…

  • Work with the EA Product team to develop front-end apps, landing pages and key conversion flows for our customers

  • Collaborate with the EA team to brainstorm new features, design the key elements and bring to life through prototyping and user testing

  • Have a blast working with a diverse team with various perspectives and skill sets and put users first in all our decisions

  • Bring UX designs to life by:

    • Converting Figma screens to ReactJS pages and components

    • Designing and maintaining an EA-styled UI Library 

    • Creating prototypes, apps, tools, widgets for our platform

    • Building Static sites, pages, and templates using GraphCMS or similar

  • Work with Design and QA to make sure every page and component looks and works as designed regardless of screen size or browser type

  • Hook up outside services needed for front-end experiences such as headless CMS and create templates for use by our content and marketing teams

We’re looking for someone who has ...

  • Designed and built Front-end experiences and launched them into the world 

  • 3+ years of cumulative experience developing outside of school

  • “Go-to” capability and understanding of Javascript and ReactJS framework

  • HTML & CSS Ninja skills translating design files in pixel perfect experiences

  • Worked with multi-disciplinary teams including UX/UI designers and understands the process of design iteration paired with development

  • A creative mindset in solving technical and non-technical problems 

  • A mix of experience with some of the following:

    • Web animation, bringing elements to life

    • Use of Figma to build out design components and layers based on a visual designers requirements

    • Understanding of key website design principles and SEO optimization

    • CMS platforms and building templates (particularly Headless)

  • Experience creating responsive web experiences with a mobile-first approach

  • An eye for good design and attention to detail

About Excelerate America

Something magical happens when people come together. So we’re building a collective of small business entrepreneurs powered by digital collaborations, group solutions programs, and diverse, connected networks. Engaging from anywhere, easily, they’ll transform their businesses into a mighty force for good.

Some of the Benefits at Excelerate America include:

  • 20 days PTO - we offer 20 vacation days (in addition to holidays and sick days) so that you can unwind, unplug, and recharge

  • 5 bonus PTO days between Christmas and New Year’s we call “Think Week”

  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance for you and your dependents

  • 401k with employee contributions matched 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5%

  • 12 weeks paid maternity leave

  • Discretionary end of year bonuses

  • Flexible schedule - for Detroit based Product team we work 3 days a week in our Techtown Detroit office and 2 days flexible/remote

  • 4-6 weeks fully remote mid Summer and Thanksgiving to the New Year to allow for added flexibility with family and travel

  • Technology and office supplies for your remote or in office needs

Join us!

Check out our careers page for more information about why you should come work with us! We are passionate about our core values of Spark Fun, Cultivate Creativity, Contribute with Purpose, Be Worthy of Trust, Connect with Compassion; and are looking for new coworkers to share and build that passion!

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Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 6 hours with Detroit, MI, USA
  • Must be a resident of United States