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Lead Front End Development Developer
Columbus, Ohio  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on September 23, 2023
Job Id #64254 Posted September 1, 2023

DEPARTMENT: User Experience / Front End Development

Reports To: Sr. Manager, Application Development (Ecommerce)

Position Description: We are looking for an experienced lead front end developer to join our digital organization supporting Bath & Body Works main ecommerce site.

How We Define a Lead Developer:

Leads are established and experienced practice leaders who actively push processes and conventions, directly contribute to strategy, and take ownership for their team’s work.

  • Experience: Team leads are organized leaders who have extensive experience in leading the delivery of successful work and have contributed to or led work on multiple shipped products. They demonstrate the ability to drive change, improve workflows, and shepherd their team’s initiatives. They can plan and execute the work according to current priorities and are able to deliver solutions that meet requirements and constraints while maintaining high standards of quality.
  • Communication: Team leads have exceptional communication skills. They can clearly and confidently communicate decision-making rationale to their team, large groups, and organizational leadership. They can express complex ideas in a persuasive and succinct manner. They are able to effectively tailor their conversations to accommodate audiences with differing levels of technical knowledge. Leads are proactive with their communication, reaching out to relevant individuals and teams.
  • Relationships: Team leads have strong relationships with their peers and stakeholders. They are able to influence partners, manage those relationships effectively, and reduce friction. They build long-term strategic relationships and operate from a holistic perspective that accounts for multiple teams. Leads are able to be flexible and manage stakeholders' expectations. Leads are equipped to facilitate difficult discussions within the team or with other stakeholders with confidence.
  • Presence: Leads are the cornerstones of the team and act as resources, mentors, and role models for more junior members. Leads set the example for how to be “present” in a remote work environment. Leads take an active interest in the development of their teammates and make themselves available as a resource for feedback, guidance, and support for the rest of the team.
  • Accountability: Leads take responsibility for the team’s ability to delivery quality work on time.
  • Leadership: Leads foster a highly collaborative design process and are trusted by their team to talk through scope and technical challenges, and negotiate thoughtful outcomes. They take a leadership role in cross-discipline meetings, bringing a front-end development voice to the conversations and building trust between the front-end development team and other disciplines. They are able to positively influence partners and stakeholders, both directly and indirectly.


  • Deliver high quality accessible code using industry best practices.
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders to help refine and develop requirements and user stories for site enhancements.
  • Work closely with User Experience, Back-End Development, and Quality Assurance partners to define practical solutions that meet business requirements, advocating for robust high-quality solutions.
  • Review pull-requests and provide meaningful feedback and ideas to team members.
  • Coach less-senior members of the team to provide guidance on improving their craft.
  • Provide thought work for improvements and implementation approaches to improve the teams code quality.


  • Expert-level knowledge of modern front-end technologies.
  • Significant experience with React.
  • Significant experience working with CSS preprocessing (we use SASS).
  • Expert-level understanding of client-side JavaScript technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of server-side JavaScript technologies.
  • Experience with API driven design.
  • Experience with build automation and continuous integration.
  • Experience in analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, managing and adhering to style guidelines and working with design systems.
  • Have a strong understanding of accessibility practices (ADA/WCAG compliance).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment as a valued team member.
  • Ability to work with high-level business requirements and help stakeholders define technical scope.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively collaborate with business users through explaining technical concepts in simplified terms.
  • Desire to learn new technologies and continually expand technical capabilities.


  • 7+ years hands-on front end web development.
  • Experience contributing to projects in a heavily cross-functional environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with Salesforce Commerce Cloud/Demandware/SFRA or other Ecommerce platforms preferred.
  • Experience with collaborative and productivity tools such as Jira / Trello / Confluence.
  • Experience with Git and version control.
  • Experience supporting, mentoring, and providing technical guidance for other deveopers.
  • Working understanding of UX and design fundamentals.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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