Job Description

Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? It may sound like a lofty goal, but that’s exactly what we’re doing at Black Spectacles. Our platform attracts architects around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content — which includes podcasts, design tutorials and exam prep — helps architects keep pace with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.

Black Spectacles is ranked #11 in Education for 2019 INC. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Company List and to keep that momentum going strong, we’re expanding our team of enthusiastic go-getters. We’re on the hunt for additional Full Stack Web Developers who are eager to expand their career while helping us expand our site. This is a remote role. If you’re located in Chicago, please apply via our other listing for the onsite position.

Your work will include front and back end development for our site. You will be working with our product team to innovate and execute new projects to help grow our business. You’ll also be creatively designing products from scratch, developing data analytics tools, and administering general IT functions.


You have 3 or more years experience in web development and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience.

You are an analytical thinker who is able to accurately estimate project timelines while maintaining a strong focus on quality of work. You are able to adapt to external factors as they arise and take the lead with a positive outlook towards getting things done.

You’re not afraid to ask questions and are open to constructive criticism. You’re an enthusiastic self-starter who takes ownership of your work.

Required skills:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • (Responsive) CSS
  • Semantic HTML5
  • Git
  • basic Unix commands
  • local site development

Additional experience with back-end frameworks (ExpressionEngine or similar), front-end frameworks (Bootstrap or similar), database management, AJAX, page caching, working with third party APIs, AWS set-up and management, CSS Flexbox and grid layout, Photoshop and/or Sketch basics. No Visa sponsorship available for this position.


    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, short-term / long-term disability and life insurance.
    • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
    • 401k with Employer match
    • Employee referral program
    • Free weekly team lunch
    • Commuter pre-tax program
    • Team events: quarterly social gatherings
    • Office perks:
      • Weekly happy hour
      • Open work space environment
      • Ergonomic chair, stand-up desk equipment available.
      • Discounts to multiple services

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

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