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    Mid-level Developer

    We look to work with talented developers and the most passionate creators in the industry. If you think that you might fit that bill, please keep reading.


    Emerson Stone is a product-focused design agency in Boulder, Colorado. Through strong partnerships with our clients, we create beautiful brands and lasting digital applications used by millions of people around the world.

    The mid-level web developer is a contract-to-hire position and will involve both server-side and client-side programming. Acting as the bridge between the backend and front-end team, your responsibilities will focus on implementing complex features into new or existing code-bases, by writing clean and simple code. You will be a part of a tight-knit team that strives to create quality digital experiences and is constantly challenging themselves to improve. If we have a good working relationship, there is potential for the position to turn into a full-time position in the future.

    A typical day at Emerson Stone involves fresh brewed coffee, reviewing assigned tasks with the dev team, and jumping into code. We work closely between designers and developers, reviewing and testing new features as often as we can. We often act as an in-house product team for our clients which means we work hard to reach deadlines, and jump between a multitude of projects. You will be exposed to new problems, different code-bases, and varying toolsets that you will need to get comfortable jumping between. Our lean approach to web development means your work will have a significant impact on the business and the work that we produce.

    Links to previous work, a GitHub account or portfolio site, as well as a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for the agency will be required for your application. Sorry, no recruiters.


    Write clean and easily navigable code

    Implement new features into existing code-bases, fix bugs, iterate on existing features

    Review code written by other engineers

    Learn new technologies and platforms (Laravel, Heroku, Vagrant, Webpack, HubSpot, Wordpress, Middleman, CraftCMS, etc.)

    Required Qualification

    3+ years professional backend web development work

    Ability to quickly understand and work with code having a high degree of inherent complexity

    Practical experience with MV* architecture, unidirectional data flow, and minimal class/object interfaces

    Experience working with version control tools such as git

    The ability to communicate effectively with designers, engineers, and project managers

    Experience with standard web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and familiarity with the command line.

    Full-time positions include

    Stipend for educational materials

    Medical, dental and vision health insurance

    Cell phone plan

    The best coffee money can buy


    Please be sure to attach a resumé or portfolio to your email along with any relevant links that you’d like us to look at in considering you for the position. Thank you for your interest.

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