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Front End Developer - Marketing


Marketing | San Francisco, CA, United States

Zendesk is the leading provider of proven, cloud-based help desk software. For growing organizations, Zendesk is the fastest way to enable great customer service. More than 10,000 Zendesk customers, including Adobe, MSNBC, Sony, OpenTable and Groupon, trust Zendesk with their most valuable asset, their customers. Founded in 2007, Zendesk is funded by Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners. Learn more at

At Zendesk, we truly believe that to build a great business you have to have great people. We enjoy working with other smart, focused people who care about both the user experience and challenge themselves to achieve exceptional results.


We are currently looking for a Front-End Developer who is passionate about the modern web to join our quirky marketing team. Along with a motley crew of race-car drivers, kung-fu pros, karoake divas, and the inventor of Star Wars yoga, you’ll be working on projects that constantly innovate, a site often showcased on well-known design blogs. You take pride in clean, efficient markup, keep up watch and criticize the latest trends and know that there is no easy separation between design and development. You are full of new ideas, self-driven, detail oriented, can prioritize and multi-task because we have a lot of cool stuff for you to work on.


3+ years experience with (handcoded) HTML, CSS, JS in a full-time position.

Strong knowledge of JavaScript including object-oriented JavaScript, DOM scripting, AJAX, and jQuery.

Working knowledge of WordPress

Strong knowledge of compatibility and cross-browser issues

Experience taking wireframes/mockups and turning them into standards compliant HTML/CSS, as well as working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator in a web production environment

Interest in marketing, analytics, user experience, information architecture on a website

History of caring for the technical needs of a site with high volume traffic

Bonus Skills:

HTML5, HTML5 Boilerplate, CSS3

Graphic design or other involvement in the visual arts

Mobile development


Web performance optimization

HTML email

User Testing experience and/or familiarity with website analytics and optimization tools, including A/B or Multivariate testing, in particular Google Analytics and Google Website Optimizer

Familiarity with modern SEO/SEM

We offer competitive compensation, vacation, medical and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, and stock options.

To all recruitment agencies: Zendesk does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Zendesk employees or any other company location. Zendesk is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

How to apply

For fastest consideration please send your resume to our Technical Recruiter, , or visit our careers page at to apply.

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