Company Description

McFadyen Digital is the leading advisor and implementer of e-commerce marketplace solutions.  During 15 years of implementing marketplaces, we’ve built dozens of platforms that cumulatively generate billions of dollars of GMV.  We’re honored to have served 10% of the Fortune 500.  Over 250 global brands like ABB, AB InBev, ACCO, Albertsons, American Red Cross, American Eagle Outfitters, US Army, US Agriculture Dept, (and many more letters in the alphabet) have entrusted their digital transformations to McFadyen. We operate global offices across the US, Brazil, and India. McFadyen Digital has been a trusted employer for over 35 years and believes that people are the most important part of our company.  We’re proud of our Great Place to Work certification.   

Learn more about us at our website:  

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and experienced Software Architect with a strong focus on front-end development. This role is ideal for someone passionate about designing scalable, high-performance web applications using the latest technologies in JavaScript and front-end frameworks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and architect robust front-end solutions that align with our business goals.
  • Lead and mentor a team of developers in implementing architectural designs.
  • Stay abreast of emerging front-end technologies and integrate them into our projects where appropriate.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including UX/UI designers, to create seamless and responsive user experiences.
  • Conduct code reviews and ensure adherence to best practices in front-end development.
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Contribute to the development of internal tools and reusable code libraries.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Software Architect, focusing on front-end technologies.
  • Expertise in JavaScript:
    • Deep understanding of core JavaScript concepts, including ES6+ features.
    • Proficiency in handling asynchronous requests, promises, and callbacks.
    • Experience with JavaScript testing frameworks (e.g., Jest, Mocha).
  • Advanced Knowledge of Modern Frameworks:
    • React:
      • Expert in React fundamentals, including components, hooks, and state management using Redux or Context API.
      • Experience with React Router for single-page applications.
      • Familiarity with server-side rendering concepts and frameworks like Next.js.
    • Angular:
      • Proficient in Angular architecture, including modules, components, and services.
      • Experience with Angular Material for UI components.
      • Understanding of RxJS and observables for asynchronous programming.
    • Vue.js:
      • In-depth knowledge of Vue.js ecosystem, including Vue CLI, Vuex, and Vue Router.
      • Experience with component-based architecture and single-file components.
      • Familiarity with Vue.js reactivity system and composition API.
  • Web Markup and Styling:
    • Strong understanding of HTML5 and semantic markup.
    • Advanced CSS3 skills, including Flexbox, Grid, animations, and media queries.
    • Experience with CSS preprocessors like SASS or LESS.
    • Understanding of CSS methodologies like BEM or SMACSS.
  • Front-End Build Tools and Version Control:
    • Proficiency with front-end build tools, such as Webpack, Rollup, or Parcel.
    • Experience with version control systems, particularly Git.
    • Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) practices.
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility and Optimization:
    • Expertise in ensuring compatibility across different browsers and devices.
    • Experience in optimizing web applications for speed and performance.
    • Knowledge of web performance profiling tools and techniques.
  • Responsive and Adaptive Design:
    • Strong experience in creating responsive web designs and progressive web applications
    • Understanding of mobile-first design principles and adaptive layouts.
  • Understanding of SEO Principles:
    • Familiarity with SEO best practices for front-end development.
    • Experience in optimizing web applications for search engine visibility.

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of SEO principles.
  • Familiarity with back-end languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, Java) is a plus.
Additional Information

What we can offer you

  • A career with thought leaders who literally wrote the book on Marketplace Best Practices
  • A career in the fast-paced world of retail eCommerce, digital marketplaces and platform businesses
  • A career with first-movers who are deploying new business models and strategies worldwide
  • A career in a flat management structure without a rigid hierarchy and bureaucracy
  • A career in a culture that rewards creativity and innovation, risk-taking and teamwork

Building a great company culture is a top priority for McFadyen Digital.  We try to provide the best environment possible for team members – one that treats people the way they want to be treated. Culture Index is one of our tools for enhancing our enjoyable and productive people-focused environment.  In order to be considered for this position, please follow this link to fill out a short Culture Index survey Please use as many descriptors as possible that pertain to you. There are no right or wrong answers.   

Our Core Values: Client Focus, Owning the Outcome, Adaptable, Caring

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McFadyen’s goal is to ensure that our clients are able to maximize the return on their technology investment by providing better service to their clients, partners and internal teams. At McFadyen we truly believe our employees are our most valuable asset. Across our locations in the US, Brazil and India, we offer a world class work culture that enables top notch delivery for some of the world’s most influential companies.   
McFadyen Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. 

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