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UI Developer at BuildDirect
Vancouver, CA
As a member of our UX team at BuildDirect, you work with a multi-disciplinary group of bright and motivated people. You will work closely with designers to implement user interface features and improvements that will be used by millions of customers.

You and your team operate autonomously to solve real customer problems with smart and innovative solutions, end to end. You own your product architecture, implementation, deployment and operations. You are empowered and accountable for its full life cycle. You measure success and its impact with data collected from our platform. You will use modern software engineering approaches like micro services, cloud deployment and auto scaling, continuous and iterative software delivery, and data driven decision-making.

We are equally obsessed with hiring great colleagues as with building great software.

Some of the awesome things UX are working on

An analytics dashboard which tells suppliers and manufacturers where the demand for their products is and how to optimize that demand
A new product search for home owners, built on top of GroupBy which has machine learning capabilities to optimize search results to the needs of the home owner
A shipping engine which can optimize shipping costs and routing based on location of the customer and our various warehouses, at a scale of millions of pounds every month
Design Center, a design tool which allows homeowners to create room designs in seconds and to visualize products in 3D
A shopping cart for heavy goods which builds trust, ease of purchase and scale for millions of users every month
A unique review and ratings engine which captures user feedback and enables the community to drive buying decisions from it
Examples of the experience and people we love here

Experience in full cycle software development with front-end development emphasis
Strong proficiency in front-end coding (JavaScript, CSS, HTML)
Experience with React JS and Angular JS
Exposure to web patterns like micro services, REST API’s, TDD or test automation
Excellent debugging and troubleshooting ability
You have an extraordinary sense of ownership and passion for writing clean, testable code
You have experience as a Front-End Developer including complex and interactive interfaces, modern front-end technologies and frameworks
Working closely with designers to write code for UI features & improvements
Develop code for a design system that allows for a unified user experience across all our products, expanding and refining our existing UI guidelines
Bachelor in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
What is BuildDirect’s mission?

BuildDirect is a technology company, building an open platform for the home improvement industry connecting consumers, manufacturers and logistics partners to transform the home improvement industry.

BuildDirect by the numbers

Founded in 1999 in beautiful Vancouver. Today near 300 employees with more than 100 in the Technology groups in Vancouver, Waterloo and Bangalore. Every month 2.5 million homeowners visit BuildDirect and we ship eight million pounds of products over a distance of about six million miles. Learn more at https://www.builddirect.com/welcome

BuildDirect benefits

Unlimited paid vacation
Learning Fund, or the “Learn Something New” benefit – use it to learn anything, getting better every day means constantly learning.
Stock options
Free weekly yoga class, fresh organic fruit, and onsite gym/lockers/bike storage
A fabulous office in downtown Vancouver with penthouse patios and mountain views
It’s not all work and no play! We have socials every Friday afternoon in our lounge so you can connect with your teammates and relax and wind down at the end of the week