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HTML Email Developer

Traction has a track record of creating impact for brands through content and experiences designed for the needs of today’s digital consumer. We believe that today, everything is interactive. We work with some of the world’s most recognized brands, from giant innovators to upstart trailblazers. We have received Small or Independent Agency of the Year recognition from publications like Ad Age, iMedia and the BMA for the past four years in a row. We are a full-service, digitally focused, hard-working, hard-playing, fiercely independent agency still on the rise after 15 years…and we’re looking for a talented HTML Email Developer to help ensure that growth continues.

We are not just looking for an exceptional coder. We are looking for someone who has the ability to learn quickly with a keen eye for exacting, pixel-perfect detail.  If you are a self-starter looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team and a worldwide brand, let’s talk.


  • Produce modern HTML email from design comps, ensuring exceptionally high quality
  • Ensure rendering consistency of email campaigns in webmail and app-based email clients (Gmail,, iOS Mail, Windows Mail, etc.)
  • Manage the email send process using a proprietary email broadcast system
  • Optimize graphic elements for desktop and mobile devices
  • Work effectively and efficiently with the project managers, web developers, QA testers, and designers


  • Knowledge of HTML email-rendering bugs and workarounds
  • Ability to hand-code HTML
  • Experience with SASS, but also able to hand-code CSS
  • Experience with version control systems such as GIT and/or Subversion
  • Exceptionally high attention to detail, maintaining design integrity during the build process
  • Familiarity with W3C Standards and Specifications
  • General proficiency in Photoshop
  • Some JavaScript skills
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to clearly and professionally interact with clients

Extra Credit:

  • Skills in advanced SASS, JavaScript, Node, or familiarity with Unix Shell
  • Experience with internationalization of web content or email
  • Knowledge of accessibility specifications

The position is full time and is primarily based onsite at our client’s Sunnyvale office (shuttle from various Bay Area locations available), with occasional time (typically one or two days per month) at our San Francisco office.


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