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Front End Developer

Chicago, IL | Technology

Job Description

IT | Chicago, Illinois

Sittercity is hiring due to the growth of our spirited, entrepreneurial company.  We are embracing changes as we speak to better serve families of those who use us! 

Founded in 2001, Sittercity enriches the lives of children and seniors by helping people connect with amazing caregivers safely, quickly, and efficiently.  We thrive in creating the world’s largest, most trusted network of family care solutions through our software venues. 

It’s that simple on the outside but a bit complex within.  That’s where you fit into the picture!  If you have experience building highly engaging web apps, and if you like your jQuery mobile, your CSS Sass(y), and have Backbone(.js), read on!

What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Building high quality front-end interfaces that are maintainable and scalable.
  • Working with our creative types (those guys!) and back-end developers (like us!) to ensure seamless integration and timely execution.
  • Collaborate with our creative and product teams to inform design decisions while articulating technical considerations.
  • Establishing and documenting progressive standards for front-end development.

What Skills We Are Looking For:

  • Motivation to make a difference
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up/entrepreneurial environment
  • Knowledge of how to build high performance, sematic HTML and efficient CSS inheritance
  • The ability to turn intricate designs into elegant, cross-browser code
  • Proven ability to work in an Agile collaborative environment
  • Experience crating mobile optimized web sites
  • Knowledge of how to test code using automated testing frameworks
  • A process improvement aptitude with solutions to improve
  • Curiosity and the ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Team collaboration and good interpersonal skills – even with our CEO


  • Source control experience; Git preferredRuby on Rails experience
  • iOS and Android native applications
  • College degree preferred

Office Attire & Perks:

  • Innovative, interested in you
  • Casual and fun environment
  • Great benefits package
  • Health, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k)
  • Competitive time off policies
  • Food, healthy snacks throughout the day
  • Pingpong, yoga, pilates and on-site fitness 
  • 2012 Recipient of Work-Life Seal of Distinction Award from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress
  • Work at home every Friday
  • Company events and outings
  • Much more


Sittercity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.  We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law.  Sittercity participates in E-Verify and conducts background checks on all employees.





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