VF Corporation Vans Front End Web Developer in Costa Mesa, California

Job Description

Vans: Be a Part of the Original

“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van Doren

Vans is the original action sports footwear company rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through Vans’ four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans our culture sets us apart and it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and we are driven by our five values. We are determined. We are connected to our consumers and to each other. We are inclusive. We are expressive and Fun. And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest apparel and footwear company comprised of over 30 brands. We are the leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individual’s pursuit of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and developing to the pace of our rapidly growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Front End Developer: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Our purpose is to enable creative expression – and inspire youth culture- by celebrating and encouraging the Off the Wall Attitude that comes from expressing your true self through our four pillars: music, art, street culture, and action sports. As a Front End Web Developer, you are responsible for creating experiences for our Vans websites. To do so, you will collaborate with a team of creatives and developers to define and implement exciting and dynamic functionality to our sites that are based on the latest web technologies. This position requires hands-on development of web apps and information architecture. If this role is exactly what you are looking for, then bring your ambitions and talents here, where you will be immersed into the action sports youth culture movement.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Responsible for the translation of visual and written designs into efficient front end components/pages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc.) on our site. Push the boundaries of what is possible on the web by vetting and deploying projects with new and emerging web technologies. Responsible for the architecture and implementation of robust client-side solutions involving custom AngularJS, JSON, AJAX, REST. Responsible for performing QA on all sites and making sure they perform on all devices and degrade gracefully in older browsers. Establish and implement best practices and standards for all web presentation layer development to create a best in class user experience.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (design, computer graphics, information architecture, etc.) or equivalent from a four-year college

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training – or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Practical knowledge of web page optimization techniques for fast page load times

  • Action Sports industry experience strongly preferred


  • Expert knowledge required in Foundation Responsive Framework/Responsive design, XHTML,

CSS, AngularJS, Javascript, JQuery, Ajax, RequireJS, JSON, GitHub

  • Familiar with SASS, Typescript, task running software (Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, etc), css-grid and Flexbox

  • Strong web development skills

  • Ability to understand, assess & problem solve by leveraging technical and analytical skills

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel required – approximately 5-10%

  • Willing and able to work additional hours when needed

  • Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs, depending on need

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.