Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, BuildDirect is the first technology platform for the home improvement industry. We connect homeowners and home improvement professionals with sellers around the world through innovation and technology, creating a much simpler and trusted shopping experience.
We are looking for an experienced full-stack web developer with a passion for coding the front-end.
You are an entrepreneur at heart and what floats your boat is finding ways to create an exceptional customer experience that is reflective of who we are and what makes home renovation and buying online simple.
As a Front-End Developer, you will use your combination of programming, design, collaboration, and communication skills to contribute to our eCommerce platform and applications. You thrive in an organization that takes learning seriously and cares deeply about our customers, suppliers and our team.
What You'll Do:
Work with user experience designers to develop and implement user interface components using React, HTML and CSS (SASS)
Test, debug, perform QA and optimize code for performance, maintainability and standards
Work with the product management team to interpret functional requirements
Implement best practices to ensure responsive, adaptive behaviour
Investigate and learn new web technologies
Audit existing code and make optimization recommendations
What you Need
Proficiency with React and related development tools
Knowledge of E-Commerce systems and Search and Navigation Solutions
Good understanding of cross-browser/cross-platform issues and web standards
Experience writing unit tests
Experience with GraphQL is a definite asset
Proficiency with AWS tools in general, and AWS Lambda / API Gateway would be important assets
Mobile development experience is an asset
Understanding of SEO principles
Strong written and verbal communication skills
What You Must Have
An obsession for delighting customers
An entrepreneurial spirit that embraces change and challenges with enthusiasm
A sense of ownership and a passionate drive to deliver results and constantly raise the bar
Ability and desire to be scrappy, move fast and operate effectively in a rapidly changing environment
Innate motivation to learn and continuously develop yourself
High degree of empathy and the ability to see other's perspective
Commitment to fearless communication
A desire to learn and continuously improve
Founded in 1999, BuildDirect is the innovative marketplace for purchasing and selling quality home improvement & flooring materials online. BuildDirect co-founders wanted to simplify the home improvement industry and give the power of choice back to the homeowner and home improvement professional. They wanted to provide those seeking to build or improve homes with an online marketplace to access the flooring products they want, at the prices they'd love, delivered on time directly to their doorstep. And today we do just that.
Servicing North America, BuildDirect connects homeowners and home improvement professionals with sellers around the world, creating a much simpler and trusted shopping experience. The platform offers Pro's and Homeowners the ability to purchase various volumes of flooring products direct from Sellers. This keeps costs low, often up to half the price found at big box stores or specialty retailers, and provides efficient direct-to-home (or jobsite) shipping of those products.
Office located in the heart of the growing tech area of downtown Vancouver, with 360-degree views of the city, easy access to public transit, near 100's of restaurants & bars, and onsite ping pong
Weekly fresh fruit deliveries and unlimited fresh coffee & tea
Newly renovated onsite gym, lockers, and bike storage
Employee stock options
Extended health benefits (i.e., naturopath, massage therapy, acupuncture)
Annual learning benefit
Regular company-wide & team events
A culture of talented people, that like to have fun!