Web Developer I (Front-End) - Manila, PH

  • Manila, Philippines
  • Full-time

Company Description

Balsam Brands is a multi-brand e-Commerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. Based in Silicon Valley, the company operates market-leading website such as www.BalsamHill.com. We strive for excellence in everything we do and have been honored to receive the following awards as a result:

  • Forbes: America’s Best Small Companies (2016)
  • Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Internet Retailer: Top 500 Retail Websites (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • San Francisco Business Times: Fast 100 – Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: 75 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

The company’s outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.

Balsam International is our Regional Operating Headquarters in the Philippines functioning remotely with a team of hard-working, passionate professionals who contribute significantly to the company’s success.

Job Description

Balsam International is looking for a Web Developer I who will be responsible for writing and editing code, assisting with sale changes and website updates, and working with our US-based management team to ensure an excellent and efficient experience for our online customers. He/She will directly report to our US-based Web Developer Manager. 


What you'll be doing:

  • Assisting in the management, maintenance, and on-going support for existing e-Commerce sites.
  • Building webpage and templates on a variety of platforms and CMS’s, including Wordpress, Volusion and Hybris.
  • Slicing Photoshop files and coding these into html pages.
  • Making systematic edits to HTML, CSS and JS codes based on a sample given.
  • Create and Maintain data files in Excel, XML, JSON and possible database such as mysql.
  • Creating JavaScript, PHP or Something Similar to automate processes to support operations.
  • Understanding different processes and find ways to optimize and organize to achieve accuracy and efficiency.
  • Maintain FTP files and organize file structure with consistent file naming conventions as needed.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in front-end technology.
  • Routinely performs cross-browser/device testing of own work against specification to check for visual layout, functionality and performance.
  • Perform functional, browser compatibility and page load testing.
  • Create proper documentation and integration guide on all scripts and applications developed.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as business needs evolve.


What you bring to the table:

  • Has a minimum of 2 years’ experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScipt/JQuery/AngularJS.
  • Proven excellence in building and maintaining webpage and templates in Wordpress and/or similar systems. Applicants should include 1-3 websites completed within the last year. Please only include a maximum of 3.
  • Strong understanding in web application development and page optimization.
  • Strong attention to detail and proven multi-tasking ability, especially with multiple high-priority tasks.
  • Willingness to double-check work to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Knowledge of SEO/SEM and website strategy is a plus.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English as the management team is US-based.
  • Willingness to learn new tools, coding languages, and software quickly and independently. Ideally, will have a track record in such endeavors.
  • Ability to communicate well through a task, clarifying potential issues before they arise so they can be worked through effectively. Excellent communication skills are a must-have.
  • Comfort working through a task via electronic means: online project management tools, email, Skype, and chat.
  • Strong dedication to a team environment and to meeting deliverables.
  • Needs to have fast, reliable internet connection.


Nice To Have:

Programming & Languages Required:

  • JavaScript / JQuery or AngularJs
  • AJAX
  • XML and API integration
  • Advance level in HTML and CSS
  • PHP

Required Development Tools:

  • Sublime or similar IDE
  • Photoshop

Non-required skills:

  • Setting up macros in Microsoft Excel
  • JAVA / JSP / JSTL
  • MySQL


NOTE: An assessment will be provided. 


STATUS: Full-time.


Location: Our corporate offices are based in Northern California with a Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) in the Philippines. The Web Developer I is a remote working position in Manila. Team members in the Philippines are ideally located within easy driving distance to Metro Manila for team outings. They have a great working environment at home with at least 2 MBPS internet connection speed. Company executives visit the Philippines regularly so team members attend in-person meetings from time to time.