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Front-End Web Developer

Vans k

Costa Mesa, CA | Onsite or Remote Possible

Jul 31
Job Description

Vans: Be a Part of the Original
“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van Doren
Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by five values:
1. We are determined.
2. We are connected to our consumers and to each other.
3. We are inclusive.
4. We are expressive and fun.
5. And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, one of the world’s largest apparel and footwear companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. As we continue to expand, VF and Vans take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individual’s pursuit of growth to achieve future goals driven by our brand purpose.

Our purpose to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture is fostered through inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate an environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Front-End Web Developer: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family
Our purpose is to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture by celebrating and encouraging the Off the Wall attitude that comes from expressing your true self through our four pillars: music, art, street culture, and action sports. As a Front-End Web Developer, you are responsible for creating impactful experiences throughout the various pages on the Vans website. To do so, you will collaborate with a team of creatives, interactive designers, and other developers to define and implement exciting and dynamic functionality to our pages using the latest web technologies. If this role is exactly what you are looking for, then bring your ambitions and talents here where you will be immersed into the action sports youth culture movement.

How You Will Make a Difference:
1. Responsible for the translation of visual and written designs into optimized and working code to create a best in-class user experience.
2. Responsible for the implementation of robust client-side solutions, as well as best practices and standards in web development.
3. Responsible for performing QA to ensure cross-browser and device functionality.
4. Your diverse experiences and background enable you to provide a unique perspective to fuel our global growth. Additionally, you are inclusive and value differing points of view.
5. Push the boundaries of what is possible on the web by vetting and deploying projects with new and emerging web technologies.

Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 2+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:
• A Bachelor’s degree in a relative field (computer science, web design, etc), or an equivalent
combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and
abilities.
Skills:
• Expert knowledge in foundational web development (HTML, CSS)
• Expert knowledge of the DOM and element manipulation
• Strong knowledge of vanilla JavaScript
• Strong debugging techniques with tools such as Chrome/Safari Dev Tools
• Familiarity with CSS preprocessors (SASS, LESS), task runners (Gulp, Grunt), Pug, jQuery,
and TypeScript
• Familiarity with animation technologies such as GreenSock and CSS animations
• Familiarity of RESTful APIs and working with databases
• Familiarity of reusable components and single page applications using modern frameworks
such as Vue, React, or Angular
• Ability and willingness to adapt and learn new technologies

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
• Travel required – approximately 5-10%
• Willing and able to work additional hours when needed
• Bend, lift, open, and move products and related office items varying in weight from 1 to
25lbs, depending on need

Vans

OUR BRAND
Vans is “Off The Wall”.

To us, “Off The Wall” is a state of mind. It means thinking differently and embracing creative self-expression. It’s choosing your own line on your board and in your life. Vans has over 50 years of connecting to youth culture and we continue to advocate for action sports while recognizing the global “Off The Wall” connection between our brand and art, music, and street culture enthusiasts.

Sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices, Vans has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concessions, and partnership doors. Given this amazing platform to connect with consumers, we're constantly looking for better and more creative ways to amplify the brand's in-store presence.

At Vans, providing consumer-focused product is essential. And among perhaps one of the most discerning critics there is - the world's youth - the continued relevance and authenticity of our product, be it performance-based or fashion-forward, must be in the right balance at all times. From weatherizing the head-to-toe collections to enhancing the durability of the performance-based footwear, Vans is elevating the level of quality and technology and enabling active consumers everywhere to enjoy Vans through all four seasons.

We believe it’s important to deliver more than just great products. Vans supports creative self-expression through action sports and youth culture by promoting the sports, music, art and lifestyles that matter most to us.

With an established regional to global path to pro, the Vans athlete programs foster and promote some of the most talented and creative skaters, surfers, BMX’ers, and snowboarders in the world.

As a cultural leader in action sports, Vans provides and supports innovative platforms for creative expression like the Vans Park Series, Vans Pool Party, Vans BMX Pro Cup, Vans Duct Tape Invitational and festival, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, and the Vans Hi-Standard Series.

Vans also provides many platforms to elevate musicians and artists through immersive House of Vans locations, Sidestripe Sessions, and pop-up experiences and art programs like Vans Custom Culture that are all aimed at enabling and inspiring creativity in young people around the world.

From our humble beginnings in Southern California, Vans has grown beyond a small family owned shoe company into a brand who stands for so much more. Today we are part of a global movement - reaching from Barcelona to Beijing, Sao Paulo to Sydney, Huntington Beach to New York City – and we are committed to enabling and inspiring creative self-expression and the “Off The Wall” youth culture the world over.