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Front End Designer

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    PR, Marketing & Digital

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    Kelly Howe

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    209 758 4300

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    22 days ago

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Front End Designer/Developer - eCommerce
Global Music Brand
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This global music powerhouse are seeking a front end designer / developer to support the eCommerce team with all front-end design and store build operations. You will create stores for label and eComm managers and work with international teams, whilst working to test and support development releases on my clients eComm platform that powers hundreds of artists stores. Using your eComm UX & design skills you will build out mobile first eComm experiences for their artists and retail brands that help to deliver engaging front end experiences that in turn help eCommerce conversions.

Duties will include:
· Manage eCommerce store build process from initial brief through to design and build.
· Design and build e-Commerce stores to a high standard, pushing UI / UX best practice where required.
· Manage work flows and briefs and oversee the store build / briefing process.
· Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Sketch or similar, with excellent conceptual design skills.
· Ensure timely supply of store builds to meet scheduled store launch dates.
· Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and execute tasks with accuracy in a high-pressure, fast-paced agile environment and prioritise a busy workload.
· Maintain a schedule of work to ensure that work is completed within the requested time frame.
· Ad hoc creation of web banners and creative assets (Ads, store imagery) for retail brands and artist stores.

Web Development
· Excellent HTML/CSS/JS knowledge.
· Strong proficiency in modern design patterns.
· Implementing mobile first, responsive web design principles.
· Work with the team to research requirements and if required write specifications for technical implementation and support UAT.
· General code and feature maintenance - Issue tracking and improvements to existing store features.
· Platform developments - Working closely with the team to collectively find solutions for business requirements.
· Experience creating and editing themes
· Comfortable with version control, issue trackers and project management tools

Essential Additional Skills
· Liaise and build good working relationships with all internal and external contacts
· Provide support and training to store managers / stakeholders on store building procedures and advice on best practice and develop relevant documentation resources as required.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to understand, explain and communicate technical concepts to various business units.
· Customer-first mentality with ability to empathise and create customer loyalty
· Support the store operations team in production launches and daily troubleshooting.
· Solid grounding on common front-end design & development patterns and best practices.
· Collaborate with store manager/developer and develop performance optimizations, improve UX and accessibility.
· Experience creating and editing themes and/or sites for platforms like Shopify with a good knowledge of webstore CMS and actions.
· Experience of using a CSS style editor to theme template or handling code updates with store and template code.

Desirable Additional Skills
· Knowledge of Shopify and its templating language (Liquid) to design and build ecomm themes, build new feature sets and interfaces
· Knowledge of APIs, webhooks, and general data transfer approaches
· Demonstrable eCommerce platform front end experience.
· A good understanding of SEO and page optimisation.
· Understanding of DNS, being able to support senior devs with managing store domain operations (DNS updates, SSL orders and installation).
· Working knowledge of ecommerce technology landscape and associated stacks (shopping cart, API integrations, OMS, IMS, WMS, credit card processing, digital distribution etc.)

Technical experience
· Commercial experience coding modern HTML, CSS & Javascript and good understanding of modern design patterns
· High level proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Sketch or similar, with excellent conceptual digital design skills
· Experience with version control systems (Bitbucket/GitHub), issue trackers and project management tools
· Shopify theme development & liquid templating language (desirable)
· Project mgmt tool experience and working in an agile way with Kanban method / framework.

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