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SMAKK Studios is a boutique creative agency with a remote-first culture and use-as-you-like office space in NYC. Our studio is looking for a Senior Developer to add to our growing team. Our team culture is laid-back and fun, but our team is very seriously dedicated to creating leading-edge, highly creative work for our clients.

Why work with us?

We’re lucky to have a truly diverse range of projects and clients we love, meaning there are always new and different projects to challenge our team. We work with clients that are large and small, but never boring.


As Senior Developer, you would be responsible for the execution, management, completion, Q/A and successful delivery of development projects, primarily on Shopify and Shopify Plus. You’ll work with the SMAKK team and directly with our clients to meet the objectives and goals of each project on-time and on-budget as well as champion quality and integrity of the end result.

In this position you will act as a continuously growing web development expert, enthusiastic problem solver, and creative digital strategist. As a technical expert and in-house development practitioner this role plays a pivotal role in the success of all our web engagements. Your daily tasks will include:

  • Developing and managing the development project plans for custom Shopify builds

  • Overseeing and mentoring a team of two developers (one mid-level, one junior)

  • Collaborating with ecommerce strategists, UX designers and digital project managers

  • Manage Q/A for all web projects, drive project launches with attention to technical best practices

  • Train client admins on CMS platforms

  • Write and maintain documentation 

  • Provide post-launch support and proactively identify opportunities and deliver improvements

  • Participate and lead post-project reviews

Check these boxes:

  • 3+ years of ecommerce web development experience

  • 3 or more Shopify Plus project implementation experience

  • Expert understanding of Shopify - both the platform itself and its ecosystem of apps

  • Expert in Shopify Liquid template language

  • Expert in vetting Shopify Apps and integrations against technical requirements and business use cases

  • Experience in Shopify Theme development

  • Proven knowledge with Storefront API

  • Background in Product modeling and configuration via Shopify Admin

  • Understanding of Product, Discounts, Orders and customizations

  • Experience with Shopify instance management and configuration

  • Knowledge in data migration and synchronization betweens Shopify instances

  • Experience with code version/ branching tools like Git/SVN

  • Able to hand-code semantic HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript

  • Understanding of most up to date JS scripts and libraries (React is a plus)

  • Good knowledge in AJAX/JQuery

  • Usage of Shopify CLI and GitHub integration for theme code management

  • Prior experience with product/Customer/Order Import Export management

  • Solid knowledge of performance improvement best practices

  • Ability to understand and document project requirements and dependencies

  • Understanding of connecting business and functional requirements

  • Expert level understanding of technical best practices for web including SEO best practices and developing for ADA compliance

  • Strong understanding of cross browser compatibility issues

  • Experience in a website production environment, preferably in an agency setting

Nice to have:

  • Working knowledge in Custom Shopify App development

  • Expert in Shopify APIs

  • Experience with Headless architecture, including Gatsby, Contentful, Next.js, etc.

  • Experience and passion for mentoring junior developers

  • Experience with Asana for task and project management

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