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Careers at Able Sense

Frontend Web Developer (Shopify)

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada . full-time . September 9, 2020


We are hiring a Web Developer with 5+ years experience to build Shopify ecommerce websites for our clients in North America. The successful candidate will embrace modern web standards, performance, while being an engaged member of a multi-disciplinary project delivery team. If this sounds like the next step for you, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
This is a salaried full-time position. Digital agency experience, and experience working with Shopify is required, but other ecommerce experience is also valued. We will consider candidates interested in relocating to Halifax, Nova Scotia – and remote work within Canada.
Able Sense is full service ecommerce agency helping merchants grow with Shopify Plus. We are a fully-integrated team offering:
  • Ecommerce strategy and action plans
  • Multi-channel Shopify implementations
  • Brand strategy and execution
  • Email marketing
  • Custom Shopify app development
  • Training
  • Web design and development for Shopify ecommerce
  • Copywriting and editing for the web
  • Photography and video production
  • Shopify POS setup
  • Analytics
  • Growth and optimization retainers


  • Salary based on experience
  • 15 vacation days plus 13 stat holidays
  • 4 extra-long weekends
  • Employer sponsored life, disability, health, and dental plan
  • Fun, challenging projects for interesting clients focused on growth
  • An inspiring, comfortable and social office in Halifax
  • A team of smart, hard-working people who know how to have fun too
  • Quarterly Shopify meetups where you will have an opportunity to present
  • Free coffee and tea
  • We invest in our team and aim to provide anything you need to expand and nurture your skills including training and equipment. We also reward talent and leadership skills, with a clear promotion path for those who excel.

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Position Overview

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop new custom Shopify themes and websites for our ecommerce clients
  • Maintain existing Shopify themes and websites we developed
  • Implement customizations to pre-built Shopify themes from other developers
  • Develop custom solutions for navigation and filtering products based on tags
  • Testing and bug fixes in collaboration with the project delivery team
  • Develop custom user experiences such as: 3D + AR
  • Migrate data from one ecommerce store to another
  • Participate in scoping, client meetings, and project meetings to support the project leader and delivery team
  • Work full-time, Monday to Friday, at Able Sense Media’s offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia or remote within Canada

Required Skills and Experience
  • Excellence with HTML5 and CSS (this is the single most important part of the job)
  • Using CSS pre-processors like Sass
  • Competence with JavaScript (modern vanilla JavaScript, not just frameworks)
  • Experience with Shopify's Liquid templating language
  • Solid understanding of why and how to separate content from style and behaviour in a web page
  • Implementing responsive (and fast!) web designs with modern standards for HTML5 and CSS
  • Knowledge of using SVG graphics in websites
  • Use of web fonts
  • Browser and performance testing/optimizing with tools like Chrome Developer Tools, Lighthouse, and Shopify performance reports
  • Use version control systems like Git and develop as part of a team
  • Ability to fit in with our team and collaborate with experts in other disciplines to deliver impressive projects
  • Experience and comfort level in the command shell
  • Producing code that is maintainable
  • Experience developing ecommerce sites with one or more of: Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, React.js, WebGL, Shopify APIs, Shopify Plus Cart Scripts
  • Communication with clients and internal team
  • Assist project leader in planning and running website builds and data migrations
  • Documenting development plans as tasks in project plans and feature backlogs

Extras in your favour

  • Experience migrating an online-store from one platform to another
  • Knowledge of multiple online e-commerce platforms
  • Text processing programs used in *nix scripts, like: sed, awk, grep, tr
  • Scripting languages like Ruby, Python, or PERL
  • Relational databases and SQL (MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL)
  • WebGL with Three.js and/or Augmented Reality ("AR") implementations of 3D models for ecommerce
  • Experience with requirements gathering and scoping professional web development work for client projects
  • Show us live Shopify stores you developed, and include your Lighthouse report for the home page, collection page, and product detail page.
  • Show us your profile and any non-confidential commit log on GitHub or another source code management platform
  • Show us anything you have developed on the web that displays your relevant skills, or just creativity and excellence at web development in general: hobby site, enterprise web application, CodePen, etc


$70,000.00 - $90,000.00

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