New Theory is a creative web agency that pushes design and technology for a shared, frictionless future. We collaborate closely with our clients to provide the digital strategy, user experience design, and custom web development services they need to meet their business objectives. Our team specializes in B2B e-commerce and nonprofit marketing websites. Together we bring an expertise for creating a successful experience for users, launching a new product line, and entering new markets.

A bit about the job

We are seeking an individual contributor, Senior Web Developer who specializes in Magento, to join our distributed team. The position will start on a 20+ hour per week contract, with an opportunity for the role to grow into a full-time position. To be successful in this role, you should have extensive experience building web pages from scratch and in-depth knowledge of Magento, JavaScript, and PHP. You will work with a team (Creative Director, Designers, PM, Strategist and Developers) in support of clients for large (full, custom website builds) and small (integrations, bug fixes, patch consulting and configuration) needs. Past experience with an agency is preferred.

Further, as an agency supporting corporations in their public and private activities, we feel we play an important role in these activities. We believe that too frequently the actions of corporations disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Your responsibilities

  • At the start of new projects, senior web developers will sometimes meet with clients or account managers to determine requirements for new sites/tools. This requires active listening skills, as this information is used to create an estimate for the project cost.
  • Identifying user and system requirements for new websites or web tools
  • Balancing budget needs when approaching a task: framework versus custom build? Off-the-shelf plugin or custom plugin?
  • Work with Designers to perfect site aesthetics and required functionality
  • Employing development tools such as Magento, JavaScript, PHP, CSS/Sass, staging/production environments, version control with git, etc
  • Run functionality testings and debug code, catching mistkaes, then testing again
  • Juggling 10+ projects in various states of completion and budgets
  • Communicates directly with clients when needed for development requests to get clarity, achieve scope and estimate time needed.
  • Be available a minimum of 20 hours per week for communication via Slack, Zoom and TeamWork with the rest of the New Theory team for questions and requests.
  • Work within TeamWork for client and team communication.
  • Gracefully accept feedback
  • Diligently communicate project status and adhere to agreed-upon deadlines and budgets.

Our requirements

  • 4+ years experience and proven track record as Front End Engineer, Web Developer, UI Developer or similar role, demonstrated with a portfolio of work
  • High level of experience building custom themes in Magento and familiarity with Magento coding standards
  • Ability to code pixel-perfect, responsive CSS3-based layouts
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • 100% comfortable with semantic HTML, CSS, SASS, JavaScript
  • RESTful API usage and specification
  • Regular use of git for version control
  • Familiarity working with a web server, ftp, and terminal/SSH
  • Familiar with software development lifecycle
  • Cross browser testing experience
  • Familiar with design principles and usability for mobile and web-based front end engineering
  • Ability to learn new technologies and software as necessary
  • Understanding of DNS principles as related to launching and migrating websites and their services
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to take direction, remain organized, communicate effectively and work autonomously
  • Ability to gracefully receive constructive feedback
  • Self-directed, curious, motivated, and resourceful in a fast paced environment

The perks

  • 100% remote position for a nationally distributed team
  • Competitive compensation
  • Upward mobility in a rapidly growing agency with the possibility of this position transitioning into a full-time, W2 position with retirement, continuing education, and PTO benefits

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $60.00 - $80.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule


  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Front-end development: 2 years (Preferred)
  • CSS: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Angular: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Work Location: Remote

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