Front End Software Developer, Zoro Tools

| Northwest Suburbs

In the past seven years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000 square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 250+ working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 2,000,000 unique products.

The Front End Developer creates interactive interfaces for Web, Mobile, Social, and Rich Internet Applications.

Work on small to large interactive projects in a fast-paced environment to build high-volume and high-quality online experiences. 

Take on new development initiatives and platform enhancements on zoro.com, focusing on front-end development and client-side interactions using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related technologies.

Zoro US, has offices in Buffalo Grove and Downtown Chicago. This position is based in our Downtown Chicago but the employee must be able to complete initial training in Buffalo Grove

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with creative designers & development team to turn their vision into functional website features. 
  • Work in collaboration with server-side developers to ensure proper implementation of website data and functionality.
  • Help manage projects through the design, development and QA processes.
  • Interact closely with other development teams to provide the best overall technical solution to meet product requirements.
  • Develop estimates and participate in scheduling and prioritization of project tasks.
  • Generate and maintain front-end code (HTML / CSS / JavaScript frameworks like Angular, Vue, Ember, etc.)
  • Work to improve site performance.
  • Develop and maintain reusable code libraries.
  • Accurately estimate and track your time across simultaneous projects.
  • Learn and adapt to new software/hardware technology and incorporate into production process.
  • Collaborate on new design concepts.
  • Make coding and technology decisions.
  • Translate concepts into code.
  • Help determine which technology to use.

Qualifications:

5-7+ Years’ experience with HTML, CSS and modern JavaScript frameworks

  • Expert in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES2015+, and jQuery.
  • Expert in one or more modern web application frameworks like Vue.js, React, or Angular2 (Vue.js experience is strongly preferred).
  • Familiar with SASS or other CSS preprocessors like Less & Stylus.
  • Familiar with JavaScript transpilers such as Babel or Typescript.
  • Experience with Git.
  • Single Page Applications experience.
  • Familiar with NodeJS and/or Django backend environments.
  • Experience with builder tools such as NPM, JSPM, Webpack & Gulp.
  • Basic understanding of interaction design and user-centered design methods & practices.
  • Strong experience in creating responsive layouts.
  • Experience with and integrating Web Services / External APIs.
  • Familiarity with web application architecture and design patterns.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in the web development community.
  • Ability to create clean, precise browser-compatible code.
  • Enjoy working closely with others, and respectful of other perspectives.
  • Expert conflict resolution skills and being able to negotiate with stakeholders.
  • Willingness to switch gears quickly and be flexible to work on concurrent projects.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the Agile development methodology.
  • Degree in Computer Science or related area a plus.
  • Graduate degree is a plus

Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • DjangoFrameworks
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    • JIRAManagement

Location

One office is in River North (Chicago), a community blossoming with culture and nightlife, and the other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.

An Insider's view of Zoro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)

Adam

HR Leader

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Zoro offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Softball, bowling, and dragon boat racing team... yes, dragon boat racing!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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