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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.

The job:

Traction is looking for an HTML Email Developer. 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! 

The position is full time and is based onsite with our client, the world's leading technology company, in Sunnyvale, CA (shuttle from various Bay Area locations available). Only locale SF Bay Area candidates will be considered (no relocation offered). 

What you'll (mostly) do:

  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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

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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