Junior Sitecore Developer
Are you a Sitecore hotshot? Do you enjoy collaborating with other developers to find creative solutions to technical challenges? Are you comfortable working in a small shop where everyone pitches in on everything from strategy to QA? Do you like dad jokes?
You may have just found your dream job.
We’re looking for a Junior Sitecore Developer to join our growing team and help us build comprehensive and innovative websites using Sitecore and the Experience Platform.
Our ideal candidate for this role is more than just a great developer. It’s a person who is passionate about the decisions they make, motivated to deliver work on tight deadlines, and capable of bringing valuable ideas to every stage of the development process. We’re looking for someone who is willing to try new things and is not afraid to fail. The person in this position
will not only collaborate with developers on our team, they’ll work directly with our clients and should be able to explain difficult concepts like a human. We also hope you’ll add to our dank memes stash on Slack.
Who are we? We’re Interactive Strategies, a well-respected digital agency in downtown Washington, DC, known for our deep strategic thinking. We work with many meaningful and high-profile clients to create integrated, comprehensive web experiences that span across channels (web, mobile and social). Innovation is at the core of everything we do, from our colleague relationships to our client work – and not just for the sake of innovation, but to elevate the end users’ experience and exceed our clients’ goals.
We all pitch in on everything around here, even loading the breakroom dishwasher. But as a Junior Sitecore Developer, you’ll be responsible for:
- Developing and implementing complex websites using Sitecore CMS.
- Finding creative, elegant solutions to technical challenges.
- Meeting requirements in a variety of ways and making development decisions based on client needs.
- Conducting performance tests when developing.
- Providing rock solid estimates because you know how long something will really take.
- Integrating third party APIs into a CMS.
We care more about your talent and passion than your years of experience, but you should have:
- 3-5 years experience working with Sitecore.
- Experience upgrading sites from Sitecore 6 or 7 to Sitecore 8 or 9 or above.
- Sitecore Certification is not required, but it would move you to the top of the list.
- Knowledge of Helix design principle.
- Experience working with TDS or Unicorn.
- Some experience dabbling in front-end development and writing Sass.
- Knowledge of Solr and Coveo search. Coveo certification is a plus.
- Experience with Sitecore Commerce.
- Experience developing web applications using the Microsoft stack (SQL Server, IIS, .NET framework, ASP.NET, MVC, C#).
- Some knowledge of SXA would be helpful.
- Experience with SCRUM/Agile, Lean, and Waterfall development methodologies
- Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD) with VSTS, TeamCity, Atlassian or similar.
- You must have complete and ready-to-share code samples from tasks you fought (and won!).
- Prior consulting and/or Digital Agency experience preferred
- We’d prefer you work in our DC office, but working remotely is a possibility.
Qualities you bring to the table...
- Strategic. You understand that comprehensive digital experiences are rooted in deep research and a thoughtful strategy.
- Creative. You’re a problem solver who can produce elegant solutions to technical challenges that wow our clients.
- Intuitive. You're someone with that canny ability to always think one step ahead and see where the world is headed.
- Confident. You're friendly, professional and poised, whether you're brainstorming with our team, running meetings or making client presentations.
- Passionate. You love what you do, give everything you've got and are continually seeking ways to grow in your craft.
- Friendly. You work well with the team and appreciate feedback. You contribute ideas in a positive manner. You’re also a great listener.
We allow our employees creative freedom. We treat them with respect. We value their opinions. In that spirit, we offer the following benefits:
- Full health and dental insurance in a PPO plan
- Profit sharing
- 3+ weeks of vacation/sick time from day one; 4+ weeks after year 3
- Short-term and long-term disability
- 401-k with 3% employer match
- 3% new business bonus
- Flexible schedules and work from home days