Freelance Shopify Front-End Developer


Location: Toronto, ON
Commitment: Contractor
Department: Development

Posted 2023-05-30

We are currently seeking a Freelance Shopify Front-End Developer whose primary purpose is to build and maintain Shopify sites, apps, and themes. This role reports to the Technical Director at Art & Science.

Inclusivity and accessibility:

Art & Science is an inclusive, diverse and accessible work environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, racialized people, Indigenous peoples, people from gender-diverse and sexually-diverse communities, people with disabilities (visible or non-visible), people of different religious backgrounds, people with family caregiving responsibilities and/or people with intersectional identities.

Who we are:

Art & Science is a full-service marketing agency with pillars in strategy, brand & communication, media & analytics and experiential marketing campaigns. With a ten-year, award-winning history working with some of the biggest brands in Canada, we continue to experience growth and success. At Art & Science, we pride ourselves on blending creativity with technology to produce incredible results for our clients. We are not only committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion but we walk the talk and have built a strong culture based on those values.

What you will do:

Build and maintain Shopify themes

You will be responsible for implementing designs as front-end code using Shopify’s Liquid templating language . You will follow Shopify theme development best practices, leveraging Shopify templates, sections, and blocks when appropriate. You will build themes with performance and accessibility (WCAG 2.1 AA) in mind. You may maintain legacy Shopify 1.0 themes as well as newer 2.0 themes. You may work with headless Shopify themes leveraging the Shopify API / GraphQL endpoints.

Integrate Shopify apps

You will work with a variety of Shopify apps as business needs require. Integrations may include loyalty programs, payment gateways, fulfillment services, marketing tools, and more.

Participate as a member of the team

You will be responsible for joining weekly or bi-weekly scrums, contributing to team discussions, participating on our shared project Slack channel, and welcome code reviews and QA remediations. You will work closely with a diverse group of individuals including the technical director, other developers, project managers, designers, and others as the needs of the project dictate.

About you:

You are passionate about Shopify

You are passionate about Shopify. You look forward to the next Shopify Unite conference and keep up to date with new features and functionality. You’re familiar with the Shopify app ecosystem and can pick through the noise to find that one perfect app to extend functionality.

You are passionate about front-end experience

As a front-end developer in the e-commerce space you know how important it is to optimize for fast load times, core web vital scores, and conversions. You leverage modern image formats, work to minimize code bloat, and know your DRY principles (and when to break them).

You pride yourself on your attention to detail when implementing designs, composing interactions, and animations.

You are self-directed and organized

As a successful freelance developer you aren’t just a great developer but also know how to keep your business relationships healthy. You can prepare estimates, flag issues ahead of time, join scrums, adapt/follow development workflows, proactively communicate, and submit timesheets and invoices on time.

Why work with us:

This is your opportunity to freelance for an agency with a heart, where the values of Diversity and Equity are a focus throughout the organization, and this extends to our freelancers.

To apply:

Interested freelancers are asked to use the link provided to access our job portal. Please include examples of your work by way of URLs or repositories.

Art & Science is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodations to job applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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