Location: Remote Type: Contract is Six Month (potential for FT hire) Reports to: CEO Hours: Part-Time (Project Based)
What This Position Is All About
The Software Engineer is responsible for the overall engineering direction of the company with the goal of successfully managing projects from a timing and budgeting perspective. They maintain a singular focus on our digital presence from a technical perspective by fully understanding when to code from scratch and when to integrate a prebuilt solution. The Folklore is currently operating on Shopify. The software engineer will develop highly scalable and light weight applications that create a rich and responsive customer experience for desktop, tablets and mobile devices. We are seeking an Engineer who has a successful history of analysis, design and implementation in a business critical environment.
The software engineer will collaborate directly with The Folklore Operations and E-commerce teams in order to execute both website build and steady-state maintenance work.
Who You Are
You get things done by engaging in high level teamwork and flexing your interpersonal skills
You are a respected and proven thought leader with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering results within a large complex organization.
A natural problem-solver, who is also intuitively analytical and creative
A scrapy but long-term thinker who is able to establish best practices which are scalable. The Folklore is a startup company who is seeking an engineering leader who isn’t afraid to be hands on.
Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders.
You Also Have
Bachelor degree with a concentration in software engineering (preferred), or related field
5+ years of software engineering/developer experience (post degree)
2+ years experience working within the Shopify platform
3+ years of performance testing, improve page load speed, optimize pages in the web development industry ideally in the retail space.
Hands on experience with debugging and issue resolution.
Experience with highly scalable, high performance, 100% stable web applications.
Web experience in retail or other customer facing web applications is a strong plus.
Experience integrating third-party apps
Familiarity with SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Excellent time management, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills
Translating static mockups into working interactive experiences
A History of successful delivery of Direct to Consumer e-commerce ventures.
Flexibility and adaptability in regards to learning and understanding new technologies.
Skills in negotiating an "ideal solution" that finds compromises between requirements, budget, user experience, and best practices.
Must be able to deploy new code to production servers safely and efficiently.
Solid knowledge of IT Methodologies and Software Development Lifecycle for information systems development, testing principles, project methodologies and practices.
Agile development methodology a must
As The Software Engineer, You Will
Participating in requirements gathering discussions
Assessing the impact of new features on existing infrastructure
Providing long term solutions and short term options for common maintenance requests
Building out custom Shopify theme and/or modifying pre-existing themes.
Implementing company-specific integrations
Setting and documenting technical procedures and best practices
Write and troubleshoot Liquid templates and Shopify Scripts; experience with REST and GraphQL APIs
Your Life And Career At The Folklore
Be part of a world-class startup team
Think and act like an owner- operator!
Potential for a rewarding career advancement opportunities post contract
A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
Flexible work schedule to include remote
If you believe you’ll be a great fit for The Folklore, please be sure to include links to your work as well as some examples of the code referenced on your resume. Candidates will be asked to submit a small coding test followed by an interview. Our goal is to find a candidate who can grow with us.