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Front-end/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.

The job:

Traction is looking for a hybrid Front-end/Email Developer to join our team in Sunnyvale. You will sit as part of our on-site team we have created with our client, the world's leading technology company. It’s here you will create and own leading projects as you drive a team forward and lead discussions with clear and effective communication. 

You’ll not just code but this opportunity will see you play an integral role as you develop and lead advancing UI development projects and email development. You don’t have to come with a digital agency background but you will understand how a start-up or mid-sized company operates working a single product.

What you'll (mostly) do:

  • Advanced, scalable JavaScript application development
  • Work with developers, designers, and project leaders to ensure code quality and design fidelity
  • Develop and optimize build tools and development systems to support ongoing projects
  • 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
  • What you'll (mostly) bring:
  • Advanced JavaScript knowledge, with both open-source and proprietary libraries
  • Experience developing complex single-page JavaScript/AJAX interfaces.
  • Experience with frameworks such as React, AngularJS, Backbone, etc.
  • Experience using and writing templates (Handlebars, Mustache, etc)
  • Comfortable with package managers such as NPM, Gulp, or Grunt
  • Extensive experience debugging cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility issues
  • High attention to detail to maintain design integrity throughout the build process
  • Adherence to W3C standards and specifications
  • Proficiency in version control systems such as Subversion and Git
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to clearly and professionally interact with clients
  • Demonstrable expertise in developing email designed to render well on desktop and mobile devices
  • Familiarity with HTML email-rendering bugs and workarounds
  • Experience with tools such as Email on Acid and Litmus
  • Experience with SASS, but also able to hand-code CSS


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

Extra Credit:

  • Experience with Vue.js 
  • Experience in Photoshop

Our humblebrag:   
Join an award-winning, digitally-focused, full-service, independent agency staffed by a bunch of folks who love what they do and do what they love. Still on the rise after 17 years of success, you’ll enjoy a satisfying suite of benefits, as well as the chance to work on the world's most well-know brand.

Will you accept our mission?   
Traction is dedicated to creating meaningful advertising, branding, and experiences for our clients and their consumers. In order to accomplish this, we have fostered a culture rooted in autonomy, empowerment, collaboration, and—occasionally—mischief. We believe that great work is spontaneous, and the best ideas come from a diverse team of creatively-minded individuals. Our goal is to be an agency where the journey getting there is as great as the work itself, and we’re looking for the right people to help us do it.

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