Front-end Developer REMOTEPERMANENT

Job Description

Cosmic is looking to add an outstanding Front-End Developer to join our team in Santa Cruz, CA. We are open to remote employees, but will prioritize local applicants. We seek that rare someone with a strong understanding of developing for the web who also has a careful eye for design.

Must Haves

  • Extensive knowledge of HTML/Sass(SCSS)/JS
  • Exceptional ability to translate designs into semantic, accessible front-end code
  • Strong understanding of modern web technologies and workflows
  • Strong understanding of mobile & responsive design & development practices
  • Solid understanding of GitHub/Version Control and working with a team of developers
  • Solid understanding and appreciation for color, typography, and composition
  • Ability to work directly with designers to implement designs and provide design feedback if necessary
  • Solid understanding of designing in the browser
  • Ability to explain your technical recommendations to other team members, Creative Director, and clients
  • Solid understanding integrating front-end code with CMS’s (ex: Craft CMS, Expression Engine, Wordpress)
  • Ability to work in an iterative and flexible environment
  • Good communication skills, a positive attitude, enjoy working in a central, visible downtown location with an open studio space
  • Enjoy in-person collaboration and respectful of other team members opinions and perspectives
  • A self-starting attitude with the ability to thrive in a nonhierarchical and self-directed organization
  • Ability to dive in and learn new things and find solutions to technical problems
  • You’ve got to be into beautiful design and awesome user experiences to be a good fit

Nice To Haves

  • Experience with modern front-end javascript platforms (node.js, angular.js, etc.)
  • Experience with modern backend languages (Rails, Python, etc.)
  • A deeper understanding of web / UI design.
  • Experience (1-2 years) in either a creative agency or the internal development department of an established company
  • Direct Experience with Craft CMS
  • An appreciation of music, art, the great outdoors, and good food is a plus

Perks & Benefits

  • We work a 4-day work week. Enjoy 3-day weekends every week.
  • 401k Plan + employer contributions after a year on the job
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Paid Holidays include most major holidays
  • The Studio closes for the last two weeks of the year as an additional long paid holiday
  • Studio located in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Beer from local breweries on tap
  • Join a humble, collaborative team with a flat hierarchy

Community Involvement

  • We’re helping to shape the local design, tech, and coworking communities
  • We host monthly events related to design, tech and our local clients, paired with local brewers and vineyards
  • We rotate through who gets a turn at hosting, so you’ve got to be okay with mingling and representing Cosmic with crowds of 200+

What We’re All About

Cosmic is a full-service creative agency powered by designers, developers, storytellers, and strategists who create strategically-focused brands, websites, and applications.

How to Apply

Please send a link to your recent work, resume, or GitHub profile and your preferred salary range to

Contact Info

  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Phone Number: 831-600-7780
  • Email Address:
  Posted February 3, 2017