Excelerate America

Front End Developer (Contract to Hire)

  • Software Development
  • Contract
  • Detroit, MI

2021-05-03 15:12:21 UTC

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Detroit Preferred | Remote Considered | Contract-to-Hire

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 as a contractor with the option to join. 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.  

The role will start with a contract position on a strategic project of ours, giving both an opportunity to see if this is a mutual match. Assuming we both are game, we would offer a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits that calibrates to your level.  

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 GatsbyJS 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

    • Static site generators like GatsbyJS

    • 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.

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 to build that energy.

How to apply

Apply at the link below and tell us why you're interested in the position. If the job posting is up we are still looking and recruiting on a rolling basis. But we are always looking for amazing people to join our cause and build our future.

Here's what you can expect from our hiring process (order is subject to change):

  1. 30 minute video call with David and Drew, to learn about EA and the project

  2. 60 minute video call with our Engineering Lead and fellow product member to review projects and understand your technical abilities.  

  3. 30-60 minutes to discussion project scope, budget and timing