JavaScript Developer

The Nerdery Minneapolis, MN (relocation offered)

Job Description

The Nerdery is looking for a Javascript Master with a passion for being on the cutting edge of web development with the skills to support legacy browsers when required. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, always learning and willing to expand their horizons. Most importantly, they embrace The Nerdery’ s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experience with our 200+ developer team through collaboration, group work and peer review. Conversely, they would be humbly ready to eagerly absorb The Nerdery goodness from the collective brain power of our amazing team.

Positions available in Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City. 

Skills & Requirements


  • Expert at writing semantic and well formed HTML
  • Expert at writing modular, cascading and reusable CSS
  • Expert in a MV* Framework
  • Experience making Ajax calls
  • Expert at converting PSD compositions into code
  • Proficient with Handlebars
  • Proficient in Backbone.js
  • Proficient in Node
  • Proficient in Require.js
  • Proficient in OOP and Application Architecture
  • Capable of pixel-perfect page construction and progressive enhancement techniques that perform well across browsers
  • Extremely high attention to detail

Educational Requirements

  • Associates Degree or equivalent from a 2-year college or technical school or 1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Educational Requirements

  • Associates Degree or equivalent from a 2-year college or technical school or 1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Knowledge of 508 / accessibility guidelines
  • Ability to hand code JavaScript or jQuery without the use of a plugin
  • Knowledge of OOCSS techniques
  • Knowledge of Responsive Design
  • Experience with Canvas
  • Ability to integrate static HTML & CSS into CMS templates - ExpressionEngine, Drupal & WordPress
  • Ability to code emails that perform well in a multitude of email clients
  • Ability to code for mobile websites

About The Nerdery

Why work at The Nerdery? 

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The Nerdery is a developer-driven interactive production shop that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their interactive projects, including websites, social media and mobile apps. In 2010 and 2011, The Nerdery ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work list published by Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal. With offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, The Nerdery has a staff of hundreds and was founded in 2003 by three programming pioneers. The Nerdery was honored in 2010 with The Quality of Life Award and The Jefferson Award for its record of corporate philanthropy through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, at which volunteers have donated nearly two million dollars worth of web development services to 66 nonprofit organizations. In addition to Biz Journal’s Fast 50 list, The Nerdery has made the Inc 5000 list of fast-growing privately owned companies for four consecutive years.

The Nerdery is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity and to prohibit discrimination and harassment for everyone regardless of age, color, race, creed, gender, national origin or ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, status with regard to public assistance, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Nerd Perks

  • Developer-oriented workplace; work on a variety of compelling, challenging projects surrounded by nerdy super-geniuses
  • Created by nerds, for nerds; 85% of staff has development background, including senior management
  • Casual dress
  • Free breakfast and convenient lunch ordering/delivery
  • Team environment, collaborative learning environment, transparent communications
  • Flexible 40-hour work week
  • Benefits package including a 401k, 20 Days of PTO your first year
  • On-site Yoga classes, massage service
  • Dog-friendly, including monthly dog grooming
  • Chess, Anime, daily hackysack; home of 20+ extracurricular clubs and room for the one you want to create
  • Opportunity to advance career at growing company always looking for emerging leaders

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We have great benefits

Developer-Oriented WorkplaceFlexible 40-Hour Work Week401K with Employer MatchHealth, Dental and Vision PlansOnsite YogaMassage ServiceDog FriendlyFree Breakfast, Soda and BeerChess, Anime, Daily Hackysack; Home of 20+ Extracurricular ClubsOpportunity to Advance Career

Who you’ll work with

Timothy VanFosson - Senior Developer
Jansen Price - Principal Software Engineer
Konr Ness - Principal Software Engineer
Ken Sykora - Principal Software Engineer
Tim Kelly

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