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Front-end Web Developer

Wanted For A Fast-Paced Natural Health Company

IMPORTANT – READ THIS ENTIRE POST BEFORE APPLYING:

  • Are you a passionate person who takes pride in their work?
  • Do you always give 110% – no matter how big or small the task?
  • Do you naturally take ownership of projects and track details to completion?
  • Are you a creative thinker that enjoys building things from scratch (and watching them grow and evolve over time)?

If you answered yes to ALL of the above, then this will be the most exciting post you read today. Here’s why…

My name is George Karanastasis. I’m the founder and CEO of Fisico. We’re a web-based, natural health company that sells information products and supplements. And we’re looking for a creative front-end developer to join our small, yet fast growing team.

Now, before you read on, know this: this position isn’t for everyone. Here’s why…

We are going through a rapid scaling phase so the demands of the position will be great, deadlines will be tight, and in general, performance expectations will be high. If you’re not used to (or willing to) work under pressure… this is probably not your cup of tea.

But for the right candidate, it’s nothing short of a dream job with a sizeable growth opportunity (you’ll understand why when you read every word of this page).

So, with that out of the way, let’s get down to the details…

Specific Skillsets We’re Looking For:

  • Very strong knowledge of Bootstrap, cross-browser/cross-device compatibility, HTML5, CSS (2+ years of experience)
  • Basic JavaScript/jQuery
  • Good eye for design
  • Basic knowledge of Google Analytics (and similar tools)
  • Some experience with 3rd party API’s
  • Git

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Continuously optimizing our existing web properties via A/B testing to increase visitor conversion rate.
  • You’ll be studying Google Analytics and other stats to help make data-driven decisions concerning future design choices (this will provide you with a world-class education on how said design choices impact response as people will be voting with their wallets – in real time).
  • Working with lightweight APIs (e.g. Wistia, Zendesk, SmartyStreets) to help streamline our ecommerce activities.
  • Creating new websites and landing pages that showcase and help sell our expanding product line.
  • Collaborating with our back-end developers to build out the UI’s for our various apps (e.g. inventory tracking, CRM, etc.).

The Person Who Is Going To Knock This Out Of The Park:

  • Can hit the ground running with little to no handholding.
  • Is hungry, highly motivated to work, and always gives 110%.
  • Knows that it’s the little tasks that keep a business up and running and enjoys working out the fine details.
  • Is willing to jump in and solve problems and become the expert whenever needed.
  • Is not afraid to try new techniques and offer insights.
  • Likes to run down hill with a project, take chance, and own it to the very end.
  • Is obsessed with attention to detail.

The final point is critical. We spend a small fortune on paid advertising every day to drive visitors to our websites (~3 million/month and growing). When something breaks it is extremely costly.

The bottom line? There is no room for error once code goes live. It must be tested and re-tested (and have multiple redundancies in place) before leaving the sandbox environment. So again, attention to detail is dire.

In fact, do me a favor… when you send in your cover letter, please pencil in your favorite song in there so I know you’ve actually read this.

What You’ll Enjoy From Us:

Now, I could fill this section up with things like a competitive salary, health benefits, generous PTO, performance bonus, and 401K. As a prospective candidate, these things are obviously very important to you (and, yes, we’re offering all of the above). But you’ll find that at any company that’s at least halfway decent. Instead, let me show you what really makes us unique…

First and foremost: we operate as a startup – while at the same time being very well capitalized (with strong year over year revenue growth and profits). That means you get all the benefits of working in an intimate environment while enjoying the security and stability of a larger corporate setting…

…a setting that otherwise lacks agility, moves slow, and rarely values individual input the way a smaller, more nimble company does. More specifically:

  • You have freedom and control of the design choices related to your work
  • Your input is valued and acted upon
  • You get to see your projects take shape and impact people’s health and lives through the products you ultimately help sell

And all this without worrying if that next round of funding will go through (or if you’ll be out of a job one or two years down the road).

Next…

You’ll be working in a very supportive team and culture of other high-performers who like to get things done, hold themselves accountable, and help each other wherever possible.

What’s more is we foster a culture that supports and nurtures your need to learn, grow, and challenge yourself to be the best you can possibly be.

Last but not least, our physical location is exceptional – a place you’ll love coming to on a daily basis. You can learn more by visiting our website (fisicoinc.com). But let me take a moment to paint you a picture…

We’re in beautiful Westford, surrounded by woods, in a place known as the Abbot Mill. It’s a historic landmark that was recently converted to apartments and a couple of office spaces.

We occupy one of those spaces. The high ceilings and exposed brick will make you feel like you’re somewhere in Manhattan. A few steps from our door you’ll find a foosball table, pool table, and a small gym – perfect outlets for blowing off steam and thinking through a problem.

Turn slight to the right and you’ve just entered a fully functional movie theater (sits 20).

Go a bit further and you’ll be in our kitchen, stocked with coffee and tea. Take a seat. Relax and enjoy your lunch. Think about it…

Isn’t it great to be working in this unique environment? It’s like you’re in some Back Bay brownstone… but without the hustle and bustle of the city. Plus, even if you’re actually coming from the city, you’re looking at a reverse commute. That means, no getting stuck in traffic. And we’re mere minutes from 495.

OK, I could go on and on. But I think you get the picture (and you can always learn more by visiting our website).

I’m glad you made it this far. Now, take a moment to ask yourself…

“Does this seem like the right position for me?”

“Will I be happy working in this environment?”

“Can I add value through my unique skillset and help this company reach its objective… while at the same time growing personally and professionally?”

If you can answer: “YES!” to all of the above, then please fill out the form below to let me know. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Best Wishes,
George Karanastasis
CEO & Founder
Fisico Inc.


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