Front-End Developer [Contract]

20+ hrs/wk | 3 months | Start Date: Immediate

Agritecture is a global, urban agriculture consulting firm based in Brooklyn, NY. Through feasibility studies and other service offerings, we provide our clients with the tools, data, knowledge, and network to ensure their success.

The Position

Agritecture is seeking a part-time (20 hr/wk) to full-time (40 hr/wk) contract-based developer to serve as our lead front-end, starting as early as August 1. This person will work closely with the rest of our team (graphic designer, UI-UX, back-end developer, data analyst, and product manager) to launch a new digital product.

We expect the scope of this work to last 3 months. Opportunity to continue working beyond this point will be dependent upon performance and initial success of the product. Some work can be completed remotely but we will give priority to candidates who can work from our Brooklyn office at least 2x per week.

Candidate should be comfortable with the following:

  • Translating high-fidelity mock-ups into HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Experience developing responsive websites and Wordpress themes

  • Experience integrating Wordpress with custom MySQL databases and making calls to REST APIs

  • Final Deliverables

    • Custom Wordpress* site and theme development

    • Front-end pattern library for extension of MVP to future product iterations “Nice-to-Haves” (in order of priority)

  • “Nice-to-Haves” (in order of priority)

    • Experience with front-end design frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, jQuery, etc.)

    • Experience with front-end JavaScript framework (ReactJS, Angular, etc.)

    • Experience with user authentication (Firebase or other service)

    • Familiarity with Google Cloud Services, AppEngine, CloudSQL

    • Previous start-up / product experience

*Note: we could be open to other frameworks; Wordpress is the frontrunner because of its built-in user permissions, use of PHP / MySQL, user-friendly admin controls, and ease of deployment. If a candidate is familiar with other frameworks like Laravel or Drupal that deliver a similar user experience to Wordpress, that may work.

Who You Are

You embody most if not all of the following core characteristics we look for in any candidate:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset -- willingness to step outside your comfort zone and embrace small challenges that arise

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Team-first mentality

  • Careful attention to detail

Why It Matters

Urban farming is growing worldwide - and for good reason, given conventional agriculture’s multitude of negative externalities. Through our popular blog & social media, event production, and consulting services, Agritecture has contributed key thought leadership to the industry for the last 5+ years.

Now, having amassed a large audience and expansive dataset, we are aiming to democratize access to our suite of data-driven solutions for emerging urban farmers. Through this approach, we believe we can inspire entrepreneurs around the world to build feasible urban farms and grow food for a more resilient future.

To Apply

Email ricky@agritecture.com with:

  • Subject line: “Agritecture Front-End Candidate”

  • Portfolio / display of relevant work experience

  • A brief explanation as to why you’re a fit for this role (3 sentences or less)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug 1.