We’re currently looking for a Front-End Web Developer to join our growing team.

Local in-house candidates are great, but we are also open to remote positions within North America.

About Us:
Established in 2003, Sleepless Media is a boutique digital design agency based in Santa Cruz, California. With a heavy focus on customer experience, we specialize in brand strategy, web design, and development for outdoor/adventure, lifestyle, and technology brands on the Shopify and WordPress platforms.

About the Position:

As one of our full-time developers, you will be involved in key projects from start to finish and will work closely with our Creative Director, designers and project managers. You’ll Collaborate with our in-house team turning our beautifully designed websites and/or applications into pixel-perfect, responsive code with the opportunity to add insight and make an impact on our process.


Start date will be within 1-2 weeks once a candidate is selected.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Solid HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript skills
  • Experience with PHP and modern platforms such as WordPress and Shopify
  • A firm understanding of SEO and ADA compliance standards
  • Strong cross-browser testing skills
  • Familiarity with design files and applications as it relates to development
  • Proven experience with desktop/mobile/tablet development, and excellent samples to show your capabilities in this area
  • A firm understanding of user experience/interaction design
  • Strong understanding of developing for dynamic content and content management systems


  • Backend Programming skills
  • Experience working with a team in a design studio or design department of a company.
  • Basic Design Skills
  • Ecommerce knowledge and experience

Life at Sleepless:

  • The rare opportunity to work right here in the heart of the Santa Cruz area.
  • Walking distance to food, shopping, etc.
  • Bike to the beach, if that’s your thing
  • Competitive pay and bonuses
  • 100% Paid health insurance benefits for salaried employees
  • Retirement plan w/ employer match
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and a week Christmas thru New Years off.
  • Generous flexibility
  • Great coffee, espresso, snacks and don’t worry–we’ve got plenty La Croix
  • Work-from-Wherever-Wednesdays (Your couch in your PJ’s? By the pool? We got you.)
  • Team outings, Beer Fridays, Breakfast Burrito Mondays, and everything in between

To apply for this, please fill out our Job Submission Form.

Expect to include the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Links to samples of your work, including website addresses, and your exact contribution and role in them.
  • Your current pay expectations
  • At least 3 references
  • When you would be able to start
  • Any upcoming trips you have planned within the next 6 months

*Inquiries not including all of the above will not be considered. This is for a local, in-house design position only. No telecommuting. No outsourcing. No companies.

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