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HTML Email Developer

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 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.

The ideal candidate will...

  • 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

What you’ll get:

You’ll join a full-service, awarding winning, digitally focused, independent agency who are hard-working and hard-playing and is still on the rise after 17 years not to mention providing you with a wide range of employee benefits and the chance to work with some of the world’s leading brands from giant innovators to start-up trailblazer.

About Us:

Wicked sharp. A little offbeat. Never boring. Traction is an award-winning interactive agency that creates branding, advertising, and digital work. We fully engage every medium necessary to transform human behavior into consumer action. We are building something special and have the momentum, client base, and reputation to do great things. We are looking for exceptional individuals who are excited to be part of that mission to join our team.

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