URBN Senior Software Engineer, Web @ URBN Outfitters, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

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9 days ago

URBN Senior Software Engineer, Web

URBN Outfitters, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

Sr. Software Engineer, Web

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (“URBN”), is a leading lifestyle products and services company which operates a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain, Urban Outfitters and Nuuly brands and the Food and Beverage division. Urban Outfitters, Inc., is a Fortune 1000 company with $4 Billion in revenue.


The URBN Engineering team is responsible for building the front-end experiences that power URBN’s major brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People. Our challenges range from writing algorithms which serve personalized landing pages to solving the complex UI data structures of our product detail pages. We work closely with embedded product, user experience, and design teams to build performant and forward-thinking e-commerce experiences for our customers.

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated front-end software engineers to join our engineering group. Do you enjoy building inclusive, performant, accessible, and standards-compliant websites? Us too! Do you appreciate learning, iterating, and solving new challenges? That’s great! We have the unique task of improving customer interactions across our e-commerce sites every day. Have you ever wanted to contribute to a code base used by millions of customers? Do you want to be part of a team that gets to improve upon that code base as a result of user testing, data gathering, and performance audits? We think it’s a unique and rewarding endeavor and if you do too, we’d love to hear from you!


  • Implementing and maintaining the web user interfaces that power all URBN Brands from a single code base.

  • Modeling expertise in writing code that is readable, maintainable, well tested, and documented.

  • Designing efficient and reusable front-end systems (JavaScript/Node/Vue.js).

  • Collaborating with Product Designers, Product Managers, and other Software Engineers to deliver compelling user-facing products.

  • Performance, scalability, and accessibility are top of mind. Finding ways to weave improvements in these areas into all our work is a must.

  • Contribute ideas for improvement around coding standards and process to ensure we are applying modern best practices to our work.

  • Participates in Pair Programming and presenting tech topics to the team.

  • Practicing graceful, thoughtful, and effective peer review.

  • Leading medium to large feature implementation with low oversight.


  • 3+ years in a senior level role

  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (ES6+), Node, asynchronous programming, JSON

  • General familiarity with browser APIs

  • A foundational understanding of the HTTP protocol (status codes, http verbs)

  • Able to implement best practices for SEO and Accessibility across many devices

  • Comfortable using developer tools, IDEs debugging, and third-party tools such as Google’s Lighthouse to optimize web page and code performance

  • A firm understanding of progressive enhancement and graceful degradation

  • Familiarity with responsive web design patterns in semantic HTML/CSS

  • CSS and JS preprocessing like SASS / Babel

  • Ability to drive Git processes, branching strategy, and conflict resolution

  • Strong communications skills - able to discuss complex technical problems across teams and non-technical audiences

  • Proficient with modern JavaScript frameworks (Vue, React) and Webpack

  • Understanding of state management methods and implementation (Vuex/Redux)

Bonus Skills (not required)

  • Experience with writing universal/isomorphic web applications using Node

  • Deep understanding of RESTful paradigms

  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration and build automation

  • Device and browser testing using automation (testcafe/webdriver.io)

  • Open to mentoring others on the team

  • Active in the open source community

  • Ecommerce experience handling product catalogs and payment collection / processing for a large consumer base.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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