Senior Front End Developer

  • New York, New York, United States
  • Engineering

About Proper Cloth:

Proper Cloth is a fast-growing New York based start-up that is changing the way men buy clothes online.  Custom fit, made to order dress shirts are our specialty and we're committed to being the absolute best at what we do.  With a combination of web-technology, statistical based sizing algorithms and a completly rethought supply chain, we're working to solve the fit problem and make shopping online easy and fun. Proper Cloth makes it easy for for customers to order high quality dress shirts custom made to their unique size and style preferences online.  And we're creating a menswear lifestyle brand that stands for quality, service, timeless design and perfect fit. 

Proper Cloth has been featured by Esquire Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Journal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and many others.  We've been called GQ's "Favorite Online Custom Shirtmaker".  We have thousands of existing clients, with the potential to scale to millions. 


Do you want to help define the culture, tooling, and standards of a growing world-class engineering team? Do you want to make an impact from day one? Would you rather join a growing company with enormous room for growth and help figure it out rather than follow in someone else’s path? If so, Proper Cloth may be the perfect place for you.  

We’re continually improving our website and ecommerce platform, looking for ways to make things more beautiful, functional and easy to understand.  We're looking for an expert web developer to join our team and help accelerate our progress. In this position you’ll be turning wireframes into functional web pages and applications. You'll be helping us design and run A/B tests on various parts of the user experience, optimize pages for speed, quickly implement slick promotional pages and improve backend admin functionality.  You'll be helping us simplify our style guide and css, make adjustments for search engine optimization, implement automated testing, and generally just get done what needs to get done.

This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing startup. You will contribute to the success of the company with your skills, and will also be given opportunities to grow your skills in other areas such as back-end development, devops/system administration.

About you:

  • You want to work in a fast-paced environment as a key contributor
  • You love to constantly improve and challenge yourself
  • You have at least 3 years experience focused on developing fast, usable and scalable software
  • You are adaptable; as a startup that is growing incredibly fast, things change at any given moment
  • You are passionate about web technologies and keeping up-to-date with new tools and techniques
  • You have a good sense of design and love perfecting the little details
  • You are hungry for success and will tirelessly push yourself to becoming the absolute best front end developer you can be

What we need you to do:

  • Collaborate on designing and building new features for the Proper Cloth platform (consumer facing, back-office tools, automation)
  • Create front-end standards and reusable components across the entire Proper Cloth platform
  • Ensure cross-browser/cross-device compatibility and responsiveness
  • Test, test and retest.  Make sure everything we deploy is perfect
  • Help manage our style guide and CSS and ensure everything looks perfect in all cases
  • Bring startup enthusiasm and energy :)

What you have:

  • Very strong Javascript skills, along with a deep understanding of JavaScript design patterns and frameworks
  • Experience with semantic HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experience with building web, mobile and responsive user-interfaces
  • Experience in server-side templating using PHP or similar languages
  • An eye for excellent UI and UX

Experience that would make you an even better candidate:

  • Bootstrap or similar CSS framework
  • Experience with SEO and Google Analytics
  • AngularJS, Backbone.js or similar front-end frameworks

Please include your GitHub profile and/or code samples with your application.

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