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Shopify Developer

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Job Description

Please note that we are not currently actively hiring for this role, but we are happy to review your application for future consideration!

Hidey-ho, neighbors!  Tako Agency (a fast-growing, fully remote agency with a US based leadership team) is looking for an experienced Shopify Developer to join our team!  We are devoted to building beautiful, high quality Shopify sites and related custom apps for our clients. Our team is tightly knit, positive, and supportive, and team members have plenty of chances to grow.


Disclaimer: At Tako Agency we know workplace diversity at all levels strengthens us. We have a zero-tolerance policy for toxic BS like gender bias, racism, et al, in any form. If that works for you gives you moves like Jagger, we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for candidates that can commit to regular full-time (35+ hours per week) or part-time (20-25 hours per week) work, in either the Eastern Standard Timezone (EST) or Pacific Standard Timezone (PST).


EXPERTISE IN:
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Javascript libraries (eg: jQuery)
  • JSON
  • Strong knowledge of the Shopify platform as a whole
  • Expertise in Shopify theme development and customization
  • Strong understanding of responsive web design techniques


YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
  • Developing eCommerce sites and custom themes on Shopify, bringing our designs to life in a responsive, intuitive way
  • Migrating websites from other eCommerce platforms to Shopify
  • Extending Shopify’s functionalities using storefront APIs, liquid programming, meta fields, etc.
  • Integrating third-party apps and, and possibly building custom microservices
  • Working with version control systems such as Gitlab
  • Handling multiple projects at the same time, sometimes on tight deadlines
  • Producing high-quality work with a strong focus on detail
  • Thoroughly QA work prior to submission
  • Documenting your work in clear, concise language that’s easy to follow and understand
  • Working with the project management team and other developers to scope complex projects and custom builds

Requirements

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 3 years experience in development, with at least one year working within the Shopify ecosystem specifically.


EXPERTISE IN:
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Javascript libraries (eg: jQuery)
  • JSON
  • Strong knowledge of the Shopify platform as a whole
  • Expertise in Shopify theme development and customization
  • Strong understanding of responsive web design techniques


PREFERRED, BUT NOT NECESSARY:
  • Experience in AJAX, Ruby, Python, MySQL, or other programming languages
  • Expert-level knowledge of Shopify Liquid templating language
  • Proficiency with various Shopify JS APIs (Storefront, AJAX Cart, Sections, etc)
  • Experience with the subscription app ReCharge


STRONG CANDIDATES WILL ALSO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Able to work on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Great attention to detail and organized
  • Committed problem solver, who won’t give up at the first sign of a challenge. Our leadership team will happily do our best to give you everything you need to succeed, but we will expect that you do your best to think critically, ask questions (proactively searching for answers on your own first), take notes, and show initiative every step of the way.
  • Fast learner
  • Excellent written English


Interested in learning more? Please apply, and in your cover letter, include your answers to the following question:
  • What is your favorite taco filling?
Cover letters/introductions that don’t include this answer will be ignored. It demonstrates a lack of attention to detail, which is an important quality in a Tako team member. Thanks very much! We’re looking forward to hearing from ya.
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Project Manager

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Please note that we are not currently actively hiring for this role, but we are happy to review your application for future consideration!

Tako Agency is a full-service, fully-remote Shopify agency made up of dedicated, creative, dynamic individuals.

We are currently seeking a full-time (30-40 hrs/week) Project Manager (PM) to work in tandem with our development and leadership teams to deliver high-quality, solution-oriented work.

The Job

Disclaimer: At Tako Agency we know workplace diversity at all levels strengthens us. We have a zero-tolerance policy for toxic BS like gender bias, racism, et al, in any form. If that works for you gives you moves like Jagger, we’d love to hear from you!

FIRST THINGS FIRST
If you don’t have a background in eCommerce/tech/development, that’s OK! We strongly believe that the right person is not always the mOsT qUaLiFiEd one in terms of professional history.

Still, the learning curve may be quite steep. Our leadership team will happily do our best to give you everything you need to succeed, but we will expect that you do your best to think critically, ask questions (proactively searching for answers on your own first), take notes, and show initiative every step of the way. If you’re the right person for this role, you’ll be proactive about learning everything you need to know to be successful in it.


A LITTLE ABOUT YOU
  • You want to challenge yourself (even when no one is making you). You have a knack for spotting opportunities for improvement and then taking the initiative to make those improvements. The happiest and most successful people at Tako are super-owners of their work. Bad days, good days, we ultimately love what we do--we care about our clients, invest ourselves in them, and want to see them succeed -- and are willing to go the extra mile to make that happen.
  • You’re creative. Tako Agency is not an assembly line. Things move very quickly and there are not many mundane, repetitive tasks. We have a very diverse clientele and our projects reflect that. The ability to quickly synthesize information and dynamically concoct solutions on the fly will serve you very well around here!
  • You’ve got grit. You are a person who knows that getting what you want takes work--sometimes more than you anticipate. We trust that if you choose to be a part of the Tako team, you want to be here and take what we’re doing seriously. That means you don’t just give up when faced with something hard or annoying, and are (at some level) excited by beating complex problems to a fucking pulp.
  • You’re a solutions-oriented problem solver, who won’t give up at the first obstacle (or second, or third…). 80% of project management is just two things: being organized and solving problems. PMs work directly with clients and the leadership team to devise solutions to their problems, not only at the beginning of the project but throughout. Own your work and show your problem solving flair. (We know you’ve got it!)
  • You’re a team player. Yeah, this one’s always on these damn job descriptions, but it’s crucial! Especially on a small, diverse team like ours, it’s important that you are not only willing to work collaboratively, but also exhibit emotional intelligence in your interactions with others. It also means you’re willing to do more than your “fair share” on occasion so colleagues can take time off, knowing they’ll be there to have your back in the exact same way when you peace out for England or Portugal or wherever.
  • You’re a good communicator. Being a PM means it’s your responsibility to understand the client’s story and be able to translate it to the development team in a way they’ll understand (and vice versa). Copying and pasting whatever the client said in an email directly into an Asana task is not going to cut it -- you need to know how to provide context, distill what they’re saying down to what they really mean, and outline any potential roadblocks you see.
  • You can take (and dish) constructive criticism. We all need to be checked by an objective perspective from time to time. We’re looking for someone who can accept constructive criticism and discuss opportunities for improvement. On the flipside, it’s important that our PMs are prepared to fairly, but firmly, hold team members accountable--for meeting deadlines, communicating effectively, and delivering complete, excellent work.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING (A NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST)
  • Day-to-day management of the development team, including check-ins and standups
  • Management of Asana tasks throughout the development process, from assignment to delivery
  • Communicating with the client via Zendesk tickets and video chats, with appropriate documentation
  • Managing the client relationship with finesse, carefully managing their expectations, and communicating proactively (and helpfully; imagine it’s your Mom running her business)
  • Capacity planning
  • Reviewing reporting daily to monitor budget usage
  • Establishing milestones and deadlines for the project, and keeping everyone on track to meet them
  • Triaging bugs and client issues as they come in
  • QAing the developer’s work where appropriate

TL;DR you own the project from start to finish.

You’ll work with the leadership to properly scope the project at the beginning, and then you’ll be given all the resources and support you need to see it through pretty much on your own.

Most PMs manage 4-5 projects at a time, each in different stages of intensity and with different deadlines.


PERKS OF BEING A TEAM TAKO PM
  • Fair, competitive pay--with generous raises and bonuses, where applicable
  • Work from anywhere, on PST
  • Strong emphasis on work-life balance (mental health is wealth, y’all)
  • Plenty of growth opportunities, including paid learning (plus, we always strive to hire from within wherever possible)
  • One paid mental health day per month (after three months of employment) plus a bonus day when a project ships
  • Profit sharing on the project’s budget when it ships, subject to performance
  • A company culture that encourages transparency, open communication, and fun

NOT NECESSARY, BUT HELPFUL
  • Familiarity with eCommerce, Shopify and its most popular apps (ReCharge, Klaviyo, Yotpo), and basic knowledge of development practices/jargon
  • Previous PM experience
  • Familiarity with any of these platforms:

    Slack
    Asana
    Zendesk
    Hubstaff
    Google Drive/Meet
    Figma
If this sounds like your perfect match, we can’t wait to meet you! Please submit a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please tell us 1) your MBTI personality type (if you don’t know it, take the test for free at www.16personalities.com) and why or why not you agree with that result.

Looking forward to chatting!

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Experienced eCommerce Writer

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Job Description

Please note that we are not currently actively hiring for this role, but we are happy to review your application for future consideration!

ABOUT US
Tako Agency is a full-service Shopify agency whose mission is to support small and medium-sized companies in developing and scaling their Shopify businesses.

Our blog, the Tako Stand, is an extension of our commitment to setting our clients up for success by way of digestible education, unwavering support, and good humor.

THE ROLE
As a Tako Stand writer, you will be responsible for reliably submitting cohesive, well-researched, and properly cited blog posts of 1,500 to 1,800 words. The candidate best suited to this role will have current, comprehensive knowledge of eCommerce, the web design and development world, of-the-moment digital marketing best practices, and – duh – Shopify. You should also know that, although we require writers to use American English grammar and spelling, we will die on the hill of the Oxford comma. (Seriously. We love them.)

Requirements

  • Exceptional written communication (in native-level English)
  • Experience with Google Docs
  • Experience in Google Docs
  • Ability to adapt writing voice to match the Tako brand (we are extremely snarky but, like…still professional)
  • Commitment to turning assignments in on time and ability to proactively communicate if you believe you won’t be able to make a deadline*

  • *For real -- we understand that sometimes life happens and we can almost always adjust expectations to match current circumstances but *only if we know wtf is going on*. We expect our writers to meet their due dates. If you are not able to meet a deadline, we want to know why – and in advance, whenever possible.


Not Necessary, But Helpful:

  • Experience with Asana
  • A sarcastic sense of humor

Payment for writers and editors is on a per-word basis by default, but we are open to hearing you out if you’re accustomed to a different structure. Our proposed rate starts at $0.20 (20 cents) per word and we are prepared to offer up to $0.30 per word for a candidate that really blows us away. :)

If this sounds like your perfect match, we can’t wait to meet you!

If you have a resume, please send it along. Submitting a resume is optional because we know not all great writers/editors have a laundry list of past work and we believe we’ll miss out on a lot of great talent if we are sticklers for resumes. Whether or not you choose to send a resume, *please do submit a cover letter*. Somewhere in your letter, please tell us about your favorite book, movie, or musical artist/band, and why it’s/they’re important to you.

Looking forward to chatting!
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