Front-end Developer

Brazil, Remote

About the Role

As a Front-end Developer at BWZ you are responsible for the development of HTML, Javascript and some WordPress components in a multi-site WordPress platform, and also for the development of Ember.js components in a RubyOnRails platform. You will work in an environment that offers freedom with responsibility, and encourages simplicity with risk taking.


You will be working in the Tech Team, based in Brazil, in constant communication with the Design Team, based in Vancouver.


You can work remotely or in a flexible regime, if you are in Curitiba, Brazil. Keep in mind that our teams work in the PST time zone, and your hours should be as least partially compatible with it.

Who you are

  • You are a Front-end Developer with 5+ years of experience in web development projects.
  • You don’t like repetitive tasks, so you automate everything you can.
  • You are good at managing your own working time.
  • You are curious about how things are done and how they work.
  • You like to test new things, you don’t mind if it doesn’t work and move on to try something else.

Does this sound like you?

What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Technology Director, working with the Tech Team and working closely with the Design Team. You will be tasked with the development of front-end solutions for WordPress websites and a Ember.js / RubyOnRails platform.


Together with all the Engineers, you will be supporting our Sales Team on customer service for technical issues we might have.


You don’t have to know all the answers, because you will have the time to research and learn new technologies and solutions, so you can make suggestions and implementations that might fit our product needs to better perform and scale.

How your success will be measured

  • We don’t like to measure effort, rather we try to focus on effectiveness.
  • You will be accountable for your results, not the hours you worked.
  • You will be part of a team, collaboration is a key factor.

Your skill set includes

  • Curiosity to understand how things work.
  • An unbridled openness to learning new technology.
  • Great time-management and prioritization skills.
  • Openness to learn and use new programming languages.
  • You are comfortable to read / write documentations from / to others.
  • Good communication in English.

Required Experience

  • 5+ experience as a software developer working with web applications projects.
  • Experience developing with Javascript Frameworks, like or similar to Ember.js.
  • Experience using CCS.
  • Solid understanding of how back-end MVC Frameworks works.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience developing for WordPress projects.
  • Experience developing Ember.js applications.
  • Experience writing tests.

Ready to become the next Zebra?!

Working at Black & White Zebra

We’re a fast-growing indie media company who excel at creating exceptional content and community.

We are an international team of 35+ with a home base in Vancouver, Canada. We got our start in 2011 as The Digital Project Manager blog, founded by our CEO Ben Aston. Since then, we’ve grown our team and our portfolio with a number of burgeoning online communities. We’re serious about being truthful, authentic and having a good time!

As a company we value and prioritize a flexible work environment. Our employees are entitled to lots of paid vacation per year and are encouraged to use all of it! We also offer opportunities for personal development so you can grow and develop your career. We have monthly team events to build a cohesive and FUN team! Some of our past events have included ropes courses, snowmobiling, go-karts and more! We believe that it is truly important to have a job that is not only rewarding, but one where you can enjoy the ride!

Are we a good fit?