Frontend Web Developer

Development · Remote, London, City of
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Highly competitive salary DOE

About By Association Only (BAO)

BAO is a globally award-winning Shopify Plus eCommerce agency based in the UK. We’re a senior team of designers, developers and marketers that are committed to exceptional standards in eCommerce. We work explicitly with Shopify Plus merchants - generally in the fashion, cosmetics and luxury goods sectors for brands all over the world in competitive global markets.

We work in a studio where independence, autonomy and doing the right thing is at the centre of everything we do. As an agency we’re on a mission to work with the worlds most ambitious eCommerce brands and we do this in an environment that is smart, open, fast-paced, fun and rewarding.

Although we're headquartered in Cambridge, we are staffed by around 50% permanently remote employees that are located all over the UK. All of our team members are full time employees.

Who we’re looking for

We’re searching for talented, conscientious and ambitious developers that want to work on exciting eCommerce projects for global brands. We love people that are inquisitive, enjoy problem solving and share our vision to build a global agency with a reputation for excellence in both product and service offering.

Skills / Experience

We’re looking for a set of skills that are common to the majority of our projects:

  • Hands-on technical experience with an e-Commerce platform - Shopify, Magento, Big Commerce etc
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working on active projects
  • A good understanding of JavaScript and working knowledge of one or more modern JavaScript frameworks (like Vue, or React).
  • Can write well-structured semantic & accessible HTML.
  • Is comfortable writing framework agnostic and performance focused JavaScript.
  • Is very conscious of WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility requirements and follows progressive enhancement methodologies.
  • Solid web development principles and extensive knowledge of front-end performance practices.
  • Building complex interactions in a performant way, with a high degree of polish.
  • Strong technology generalist with a positive, problem-solving attitude.
  • Working with modern web stacks (transpilers, linters, build and CI tools, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of Git and version control and working on a team of multiple developers.

Bonus Points for: 

  • Experience with a common back-end language or framework, preferably Ruby or Node.
  • Working in an agency or creative studio environment delivering websites for a variety of clients
  • Experience with databases, migration and relational data structures generally.
  • Hands-on technical experience with an e-Commerce platform.
  • A deep understanding of one or more specific client-side areas like animation, performance, or accessibility for example


  • Highly competitive salary DOE
  • 20 days of annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • + 1 extra day per year served
  • + 3/4 'BAO Thank You' Days (additional annual leave) each year around the Xmas period
  • Christmas bonus scheme
  • Interesting, high-profile clients
  • No micro-management culture
  • Remote working or office based or a combination of the two - depending on your location
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Clear career progression paths

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Become part of our Carbon Positive workforce

Every one of our staff members are climate positive. BAO contributes a monthly payment per employee, planting trees around the world on behalf of its team. This means as an employee of BAO you’ll be offsetting your entire carbon footprint, including emissions from your home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies and more.


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  • Location
    Remote, London, City of
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Highly competitive salary DOE