JavaScript UI Engineer

Company Name ShopIgniter
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted Feb 02, 2012
Category Developer
Listing Type Jobs


ShopIgniter seeks a full-time UI Engineer that is an expert at understanding how to best use front-end technology to create defined software application user experiences. We are looking for a true front-end engineer, able to slice and dice PSDs in minutes and craft them into proper HTML5/CSS3 that become the front end experience of the SI platform. In addition, you will have the following skills:

HTML5/CSS3 - You can do cool things with HTML that were previously done through graphic hacks. No more rounded corners, drop-shadows or funky workarounds through jQuery and wacky CSS. Fast progressive downloads and reusable code that backend engineers can easily drop in and replicate. Your in-depth knowledge of modern browsers allows you to push the limits of what is possible.

jQuery - Solid knowledge of jQuery requires solid JavaScript skills. You have both. And more importantly, know when and how to implement great user experiences that use jQuery right. And no, we are not just talking about Lightbox here.

AJAX - You've built software application front-ends that use REST and AJAX calls to transform JSON into the DOM. The way of the future.

HTML5 Mobile Apps - You debate the pros/cons of Mobile JavaScript frameworks like Sencha Touch, jQuery Mobile and JQTouch. Not a requirement, but a huge plus.


  • Create standards-compliant HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript that takes the SI platform user experience to the next level.

  • Work closely with product design teams to refine the interaction experience of the SI platform.

  • Mentor other members of the engineering team on front end implementation best practices.

  • Assist QA and Customer Service efforts in resolving front-end issues with the SI platform, particularly around cross-browser compatibility.


  • 4 year degree preferred

  • 3+ years of software application development

  • Expert in HTML5/CSS3

  • Expert in JavaScript and jQuery a plus

  • Expert in Mobile-Optimized HTML5 and JavaScript a plus

ShopIgniter, a start-up located in Portland, OR, provides a next generation sCommerce platform for physical retail, branded website and social channels. No recruiters please.

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