Job Title:         Front-End Developer

Experience:    At least 7 years of relevant work, including web development

Status:             St. Louis location, Full time w/benefits

What We Do Here

MarketPlace is a smart, fast-growing, tight-knit, hard-working team of marketing strategists, designers, content creators, and dog people who work together to cultivate meaningful nutrition and pet brands. Think human-grade dog treats, upcycled grains, and paleo peanut butters. But also think trending proteins and global flavors and fats and oils and bakery equipment. We partner with all types of business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies to develop brand identities, websites, ads, packaging, and other strategic creative.

We see opportunity, and through research, strategy, writing, design, technology, video, and photography, we make it happen for our partners. Our mission is to learn from the world and each other and apply critical thinking toward achieving world-class results. We’re passionate about the work that we do, and we’re looking for a full-time, in-house developer to join our team and help us accomplish these tasks as our development lead.

Founded by two nutrition business leaders, results-driven work is baked into our DNA. We’re headquartered in the heart of Saint Louis’ SOHA district with a team that reflects the friendly, optimistic, and health-minded values of our clients and our brand. Our second (satellite) location is in the even sunnier town of Huntington Beach in Orange County, CA.

What You’d Love About Working Here

  • Independence in how you execute your work. While there’s no shortage of creative and strategic collaboration, you’d have the opportunity and responsibility to own development best practices and influence processes
  • Participating in collaborative ideation with a team of talented, bright creatives and strategists to create solutions that help clients achieve business and brand goals
  • Developing well-designed, well-thought websites of varying sizes and complexities
  • The challenge of coming up with solutions—including and beyond traditional development work—that effectively address client challenges and opportunities
  • Being a long-term and instrumental part of a boutique-sized business (currently ~25 people) that’s solid and growing

What You’d Need to Bring Here

  • Expert level knowledge of HTML5, CSS (Sass) and JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Proficiency in WordPress and common plugins
  • Solid working knowledge of LAMP stack
  • Strong knowledge of Google Analytics, Tag Manager, and other analytics tools
  • Proficient with database Management (MySQL, MSSQL, etc.)
  • Experience with
    • Various CMS and eCommerce solutions: Drupal, Joomla!, Shopify, Stripe, Magento, WooCommerce, etc.
    • HubSpot, Salesforce, Pardot, and other CRM-related integration
    • Developing custom web applications
  • Working knowledge of Ruby, JSON
  • Responsive design and development best practices
  • A highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated approach to tasks
  • A drive to constantly be working to expand your knowledge and skillset

What You’d Be Doing Here

  • Developing brand websites like this
  • Building custom knowledge databases
  • Creating custom sample request systems
  • Developing digital tools that support lead nurturing campaigns
  • Formulating ideas and programs, then collaborating with strategists, designers, videographers, and writers to bring them to fruition

Why It’s Awesome to Work Here

  • 401(k) (Roth 401[k] Option) with up to 4% employer match
  • Discretionary annual profit sharing through 401k program
  • Paid time off + 12 paid holidays
  • Employer supported health/dental/life insurance options
  • Spot bonuses and annual performance bonuses
  • Career development and opportunities for growth
  • State of the art, well-appointed offices equipped with
    • Modern furniture, sit/stand desks, meeting spaces
    • Sometimes too much natural light
    • Two fully equipped employee kitchens
    • Coffee & espresso from our favorite regional roasters
    • Private rooftop deck overlooking the city for meetings, work, or to enjoy coffee or lunch
  • Dog friendly office with friendly office dogs
  • Easily accessible SOHA neighborhood location close to
    • Great restaurants, microbreweries, and coffee shops (steps to Ted Drewes, Donut Drive-In, and Blueprint; quick drive to the Hill, Maplewood, Tower Grove South)
    • Beautiful parks (steps to Francis Park, quick drive to Lindenwood, Tower Grove, and Willmore Parks)
  • Casual attire and regular business hours
  • Fitness membership reimbursement
  • Free parking

Thank you in advance for taking time to consider applying. We can’t respond to every application, unfortunately, but we promise that if we think there’s a potential for a fit, we’ll be in touch.

To apply, mail your resume, 2-3 website examples from your portfolio, and links to your LinkedIn and GitHub accounts (if you have them) to careers@market-pl.com

No relo.  No third-party candidates.

SO WHAT’S NEXT?

WE’RE READY TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS. Let’s talk.