Staples global careers United States

Email & Front-End Web Developer

Function: Marketing
Location: Quill Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, 60069, Illinois
Date posted: 07/14/2017
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1020081

Position Summary:

As a part of the Agency at Staples, the web developer will work directly with interactive designers, Account Executives, Creative Director and Global technology to create sales-generating, award-winning, effective user experiences. Opportunities include online/interactive design for all Staples web properties, email promotions, product centers & microsites. 

Position Overview:
We are looking for a Email & Front-end web developer to support our digital creative team. As a member of the Agency at, you will have the opportunity to apply your outstanding front-end development talent, joining our team of digital designers and developers in problem solving and creative execution. Your ability to partner and establish strong relationships with other developers, designers and Agency colleagues will be essential.

You will be directly responsible for coding promotional emails, landing pages, and microsites across all’s online and mobile websites. Through a blend of creative problem solving and high-level web production & development you will align creative execution with business strategy, brand presentation and user experience. You are a confident and passionate individual who is a team player, possess strong development skills, thinks conceptually, and routinely manages multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Develop web solutions with a focus toward mobile and web-standards compliant code
  • Provide fluid and responsive web development support for email, desktop and mobile web experiences
  • Ensure code and visuals work hand-in-hand and are consistent with project strategies
  • Producing code of highly complex email templates for multiple email service providers (ESPs)
  • Maintain existing web content & structure, and ensure site pages maintain a consistent look & feel
  • Knowledge of typical email-rendering bugs and workarounds
  • Execute business objectives through compelling and unique problem solving
  • Support automated solutions that enable better efficiency and process improvement
  • Collaborate with other developers, visual & UX designers, and cross-functional creative team members
  • Stay abreast of evolving industry and emerging trends & technologies
  • Researching Email latest technical trends and features in email marketing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Interactive Development, Computer Science or similar strongly preferred
  • 1 to 3 years of hands on experience of front-end web development work.
  • 1 to 3 years experience with responsive email development
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with working knowledge of Media Queries and other emerging technologies.
  • Ability to hand-code efficient and semantic HTML emails

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of responsive email development and media queries.
  • Testing and validating emails using Litmus, our quality assurance (QA) program, to ensure consistent renderings across email clients and devices
  • Foundational understanding of responsive design and related fluid design approaches
  • Understanding of current UI/UX standards, process and design artifacts for the web and mobile preferred
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with Versions, SVN or similar
  • Organized and self-motivated. Flexibility during peak workload
  • Must possess good time management and communication skills
  • Must have a great sense of humor and work well under pressure

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.