Aeolidia is looking for a Front End Web Developer to join our team! You might be the perfect fit for this part-time, remote contract position if you are an experienced front-end developer with solid Shopify ecommerce experience.
Aeolidia is a “one stop shop” design agency that develops brands and creates story-centered ecommerce websites for designers, artisans, and curators that have made it past the startup phase. We pair our custom strategic Shopify websites with analytical insights to continually optimize clients’ sites, resulting in significant growth to their online retail sales.
Our employees are directly responsible for empowering awesome business owners to succeed, and are challenged with meaningful work that improves their particular skills. If this all sounds excellent to you, please keep reading to see if we might be a match to work together!
A Bit About Us
Aeolidia is a graphic design and web development agency that has been working with designer and artisan businesses since 2004. We’re the preeminent design team in our creative niche, and we dig deep into strategy based on information we get from each client’s website analytics while also truly understanding the branding part of it. We deliver a gorgeous AND powerful site every time.
A designer or artist’s story should be compelling to customers. We focus on storytelling for brands. This is about each business’s “why” and what makes them unique and irreplaceable to their perfect customers. Since we do business naming, brand vision and voice, brand graphic identity, copywriting, and photography in-house, we have the capability to craft a cohesive story without losing anything along the way.
We are a remote team of overachievers, united in our common goal of taking creative businesses to the next level by paving the way toward substantial increases to online sales.
Now Let’s Talk About You
As a web developer for our clients, your work is vital in bringing our strategic design projects to life, and you will work closely with multiple designers and clients at a time to make sure the approved design is faithfully recreated on Shopify (and occasionally WordPress) with all planned features and functionality.
Here are just a few ways we see you being successful in the Front End Web Developer role with Aeolidia:
You’re a Diligent Achiever
You work smartly to deliver a truly top notch experience to your clients. You seek unique solutions, meet each deadline, and just plain get things done. You are a reliable go-getter.
Capable, persistent, and resourceful, you never despair when you hit a roadblock or need to figure out something new. You give it a try, do the research, try try again, ask for help, test it out, succeed, then consider it a learning experience and a new tool in your kit.
You’re a Curious Learner
You know it would be easy to keep doing what has worked in the past, but you also know that technology changes quickly, each business is different, and what works in one case won’t be the best solution in others.
You stay abreast of advancements in design, technology, and each specialty area in your role. You value being at the top of your game, even as things change. You have big ideas, and you’re eager to figure out how to do them.
You’re a Humble Expert
It’s important that each member of our team approaches the client relationship from the mindset of a “doctor”—using their years of expertise and insight to prescribe the right solution. This is in sharp contrast to the “waiter” mentality of taking orders and doing what is asked of us.
You remember that each client knows their business better than you do, and that you have a lot to learn from them. You strike the balance by being authoritative but cooperative and open-minded. You are experienced and your role is to help guide your client down the path to their goal.
You are highly collaborative and function well within a team. You feel comfortable asking for help and being open about what you don’t yet know. And, in turn, eagerly show up and share the special knowledge you do have without being arrogant about it. You also facilitate a team environment where each member feels the same.
You’re a Positive Ally
You anticipate your clients’ needs and concerns, and take an active role in making them feel comfortable with their brand, their technology, and their next steps.
When you see a problem you can solve or help with, you leap to action to make progress toward a solution. You take as much responsibility for client dissatisfaction as you can, knowing that you’re the one guiding the relationship and setting expectations.
You find solutions that are more than just acceptable, but something the client is happy with, and that keeps your relationship with them on a good track.
You’re a Creative Supporter
Your work is meaningful to you. Making a website and getting money is not the satisfying part. You’re in this to watch your clients exceed their goals and feel proud to have contributed.
You care about and believe in your clients’ businesses. You have a personal connection that makes the journeys of designer and artisan businesses meaningful to you.
You understand, you relate to, you value and respect each client and their business. With every step on their project, you are aiming to propel your client to where they want to be next.
A Day in the Life
Now that we’ve covered what it’s like to work with Aeolidia, let’s chat about what you would be doing on an average day. The part-time Front End Web Developer will begin by working approximately 15-20 hours per week coding websites for our clients. The hours and role could grow based on how well you do and the demand for development work we have in the future.
Front End Web Development responsibilities include consulting on strategy, features, and functionality during the planning stages of each project, sharing your knowledge and doing research as design progresses, then moving on to coding the site’s custom design theme in Shopify. Each site you create should be flexible, allow for growth, and empower the client to add, edit, and replace content on their own using product listings, pages, blog posts, theme sections, and section blocks.
As each site we make is custom to each client, you will build out functionality as needed, and create tutorials for the client to use the functionality. You will advise clients about related issues, such as their domain name, URL redirects, product reviews, and SEO concerns. You will communicate with each client in written messages in our project management software, on screenshare calls, by video, and in chat.
You will integrate apps and coordinate integrations with app developers. You will be responsible for your own site testing, as well as responding to issues sent by our Quality Assurance team and our clients during the browser testing phase.
Every position with Aeolidia is a remote one, meaning you get to work from wherever you are! There are no set schedules or hours. Flexible schedules that fit around your life are what we do best. However, of course we do expect all of our team members to meet their goals and project expectations, so we’ll have weekly meetings to check in on progress, celebrate successes and help clear roadblocks that have a tendency to pop up from time to time. We want to ensure you (and every team member at Aeolidia) have every chance to be successful in this role and we’re committed to doing our part to make sure you are.
You’re a Great Fit For Our Team If:
- You can commit to working 15-20 hours per week, and are interested in growing in the role.
- You have a reliable internet connection which allows you to work from anywhere.
- You’re a front-end developer with at least three (3) years of Shopify ecommerce experience.
- You have WordPress experience as well, and can ensure one seamless-looking site between the two software programs.
- You know how to code a website from a Sketch file, PSD file, AI file, or Zeplin. Really, really well.
- You know what makes a user-friendly, high-converting ecommerce experience.
- You are experienced using Git to push commits to a remote repository like Bitbucket or Github.
- You have a comprehensive understanding of theme sections and section blocks.
- You know the difference between a section and a snippet and which one is appropriate for your use case.
- You write well organized, well indented, and commented code that is easily read by other developers.
- You are familiar with and know how to use structured data and JSON-LD.
- You are a skilled communicator who works one-on-one with clients.
- You are able to express yourself clearly and cheerfully to non-technical people over email, video, and phone.
- You are skilled at giving clear tutorials and walk-through trainings.
- You are punctual to an extreme.
- You are excited to keep growing and learning best practices and new technologies.
- You’re not someone who settles for the status quo. You continuously look for ways to improve and streamline our processes.
- You’ve been in a web development role for at least ten (10) years.
- You hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field.
- You have experience working with ecommerce businesses.
- You’ve worked with and supported creative, small businesses.
Fun Perks to Look Forward To:
As part of the Aeolidia team, here are some benefits we will offer you:
- Flexible work schedule
- Remote work position
- Our virtual office is closed for two weeks during the winter holiday season
- Culture flexibility and freedom in decision making, problem solving, autonomous work environment, and ownership of your position and responsibilities
Flat per-project rates for this role will be based upon your experience and education.
Aeolidia is an equal opportunity employer. We believe diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences to be critical to our success and are passionate about creating a welcoming, supportive, and collaborative environment for all employees. All are encouraged to apply as we continue to grow a smart, hard-working, and diverse team who love working together to build something that matters.
How to Apply
Does this sound exactly like you? Then we’re looking forward to meeting you! Apply here: