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BigCommerce Technical Director

Company: Americaneagle.com
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Americaneagle.com is a family-owned web design, development, and digital marketing agency with a passionate belief in the power of technology to positively transform business practices. Our focus is on helping customers grow and achieve success in the digital space. We cover a variety of different industries, including eCommerce, associations & nonprofits, government, healthcare, sports & entertainment, transportation, and more. The company was recently named by Built in Chicago as one of the best places to work and to Inc.com's list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies for the past eight years.Americaneagle.com provides its employees with an energetic work environment and opportunities to further develop their skills. Our dedication to grow our development team is how we can produce excellent sites and applications to our clients. We do all of this while maintaining a family value focus and push for good work-life balance.Responsibilities:

  • Oversee our BigCommerce team, while still contributing and being hands on for certain projects
  • Act as a subject matter expert in BigCommerce, specializing in all facets of the platform
  • Be on the front lines with other Front End Developers building out custom-tailored BigCommerce themes, altering pre-existing templates, and complex custom solutions
  • Help mentor and guide other Front End Developers in best practices, including code reviews and technical ownership, to ensure high quality work of all developers
  • Collaborate closely Project Managers, other Technical Leads, and clients to architect and craft BigCommerce websites
  • Review designs and approaches for best practices in UX
  • Create compelling solutions and functionality that inspire users and meet business goals
  • Understanding business needs that drive technical project requirements
  • Stay current on developing technologies and properly utilize them in your workRequirements:
    • Minimum 10 years of experience in front-end technology
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in BigCommerce website development
    • Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS nuances and proper semantics
    • Expert skillset in JavaScript
    • Solid understanding of progressive enhancement, responsive design, accessibility and best UX/UI practices
    • Strong knowledge of the BigCommerce platform
    • An expertise in BigCommerce theme development and customization
    • Expert level knowledge of BigCommerce Stencil framework (handlebars, front matters etc)
    • Comfortability working with graphQL, Storefront APIs and Stencil util-APIs
    • Ability to work within a team environment where design and production are a collaborative effort
    • Solid understanding of the WCAG specification and accessibility approaches
    • Experienced in handling REST APIs
    • Background in page speed and rendering efficiency testing and remediation
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with team members and clients
    • Experience working within a source control environment (e.g. Git)
    • Superb troubleshooting & debugging skills
    • Able to work effectively in a fluid, fast-paced environment
    • Must be self-driven to stay up-to-date on the trends and techniques in a changing industry
    • Experience with ReactJS/VueJS is a plus
    • Ability and commitment to training, mentoring, and working with other designers and developers
    • Experience in working on PWA projects is a plus
    • A great attention to detail and be highly organized
    • BigCommerce page builder experience / custom widget developmentAmericaneagle.com provides its employees with an energetic work environment and opportunities to further develop their skills. Our dedication to growing our development team is how we can produce excellent sites and applications for our clients. We do all of this while maintaining a family value focus and pushing for a good work-life balance. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package.

Keywords: Americaneagle.com, Des Plaines , BigCommerce Technical Director, IT / Software / Systems , Des Plaines, Illinois

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