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Lead Developer (Shopify)

at Verbal+Visual - Visit company website
New York, NY, USA, Remote Allowed
Job type
1 month ago

Job description


We are Verbal+Visual.

We craft considered e-commerce experiences for thoughtful brands. Brands that put people and product over profit and pollution. Brands that boldly tell their story, build community, and empower artisans. Brands that believe in the power of the collective. Together, we make commerce that matters.

The Role:

Verbal+Visual is seeking a thoughtful & collaborative Lead Developer. A Lead Developer at Verbal+Visual works as part of a team building world-class e-commerce websites and apps on the Shopify Plus platform. A Lead Developer at Verbal+Visual also works with Technology leadership to contribute to the overall success of the department.

You Will:

  • Partner with the V+V technology team on new e-commerce projects, from initial discovery and development phases through implementation, deployment, and optimization.
  • Maintain and enhance existing Shopify Plus e-commerce websites while adhering to best practices.
  • Design, code, and test applications and user interfaces.
  • Convert Sketch files into fully functioning e-commerce pages and components using Shopify Plus.
  • Work collaboratively with Creative, Product, and Production team members to provide technical solutions.
  • Turn complex problems and underspecified goals into achievable tasks for themselves and their team by creating structure and coordinating discussions to clarify the unclear.
  • Take time to understand the end-user(s) and form features to support their needs.
  • Work directly with clients, acting as strategic advisor and technology subject matter expert.
  • Constructively critique other team member’s code during code reviews and pair programming.
  • Learn continuously and collaborate with the technology leadership team, suggesting and implementing processes and documentation, including contributing to our code library.
  • Plan ahead and solve relevant issues proactively. Feels a sense of responsibility for themselves, the end product, our team, and our company.
  • Research cutting edge technologies to integrate into and iterate upon our existing tech stack.


  • 5+ years of professional web development experience
  • 1+ years of Shopify development highly preferred
  • Has successfully led a diverse, multifaceted team, communicating and negotiating internal and external expectations and timelines.
  • Ability to read and write modern vanilla JavaScript, semantic HTML, SASS, and Liquid. A background in CSS Animation (Interaction and Motion) and CSS principles such as BEM and OOCSS
  • Expertise in at least one modern JS framework (React, Vue, etc)
  • Experience working with APIs (RESTful or GraphQL)
  • Experience with QA testing and remediation
  • Knowledge of web accessibility best practices and optimization
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities within a very dynamic environment, work under pressure, solve problems, and deliver on required timelines
  • And above all else -- an excellent attitude and passion for web development!


All team members receive a robust benefits package which includes the following:

  • Health Insurance (partial coverage)
  • Dental Insurance (full coverage)
  • Vision (full coverage)
  • Retirement Package With Company Matching
  • 15 Total PTO Days
  • Two Full-Team Mental Health Weeks with the Company Closed (one summer, one winter)
  • Four & a half day work week (year round summer Fridays)
  • Weekly Team Gatherings
  • Bi-Annual Full Team Summits
  • & Much More!

* As an inclusive work environment, a degree from an accredited university is not required to apply for this position. We value your abilities to perform the aforementioned job functions listed above as a primary indicator of your qualification for this role.

** We’re a remote-first, office optional company. Our office is located in Brooklyn, New York.

*** No unsolicited 3rd party recruiter submissions please!

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