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Wouldn’t you love to bring your pet to the office and work in an environment that feels like family? Well, you can have all that and more in our home office in Phoenix, AZ. It’s part of how a career at PetSmart is the purr-fect fit for some of the best and brightest people. Learn more about our home office here.

HTML Email Developer

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID CE-18-6380 Apply Now
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We are looking for an Email Campaign Developer to join our creative team. This candidate will be responsible for end-to-end technical coding for email campaigns (including building, proofing, editing, testing, and deployment). We are looking for a pixel perfect developer with a high-standard of quality and deep knowledge of cross-browser implementation. This position requires partnering with graphic designers in bringing their vision to life, understanding the needs of the business and utilizing email technologies to deliver a best-in-class user experience. The individual who can be successful in this role will be a detail-oriented problem-solver, able to work in a fast pace team environment while also being able to efficiently prioritize and manage his or her own work load, and have a strong desire to learn and take extreme pride in his or her own work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude, but are not limited to:

  • Code and test promotional, trigger and transactional content on Responsys platform that supports a mobile first, responsive inbox.
  • Perform extensive technical quality assurance (especially in the area of cross browser compatibility and page load performance).
  • Acts in a technical leadership capacity: Mentoring less experienced developers and new team members.
  • Reliably provide support tasks and complete projects outside of normal work hours when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrate and articulate an understanding of how the technical solutions impact the business. Successfully bridge the gap between business and technology through effective communication.
  • Understand industry best practices and the latest front-end development language and techniques.
  • Develop and establish email standards, guides and processes.
  • Exceptional critical thinking, problem solving, and program management skills.
  • Ability to thrive and be flexible in a fast paced, entrepreneurial, and ambiguous work environment and meet all coding and QA deadlines.
  • Independent, high-energy and results driven, display a high sense of urgency, react quickly to ever changing business needs.
  • Collaborative and perform well with iterative processes to achieve desired results.


  • Solid knowledge of Email Best Practices and CAN-SPAM compliancy considerations
  • Solid technical skills and expertise with HTML and CSS optimized for email deployment with an understanding of the difference between coding for the web and coding for email. Ability to code HTML by hand.
  • Experience developing triggered email campaigns that include dynamic content.
  • Strong understanding of color space / color theory, and user interface design.
  • Proven expertise with Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and animated GIF/flash.
  • Advanced experience with email testing software (render testing), working with email deployment platforms and troubleshooting creative and deployment issues.
  • Passion for learning new skills, expanding experience.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, multi-task, and participate in a team-based planning process.
  • Customer Service Oriented with a "can-do" attitude even when faced with complex requests.
  • MUST have specific email campaigns samples to be considered for this role.


  • Fluency in HTML5, CSS3 and Photoshop.
  • Mastery of CSS positioning and layouts.
  • Responsys experience preferred.
  • Litmus experience preferred.
  • Proficient in cross browser development.
  • Demonstrate strong Javascript skills.
  • Have an understanding in responsive web development techniques and best practices.
  • Understand both object oriented and functional programing principles.
  • Understanding of server-side technologies a plus.
  • Workfront experience preferred.


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, or related field required.

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What We Do

At our home office, passionate professionals come together to focus on one thing — the love of pets. Whether it's sniffing out new store locations, analyzing business trends, or providing technology solutions, this common bond is what motivates us every day to create the best possible experience for pet parents and their pets.

Our home office is so pet friendly, it even has its own on-site dog park

Associate resource groups enable our diverse communities to come together and shine

From family BBQs to volunteer days, we’re always putting on exciting events

Career progression is supported through training opportunities and individual development plans

Our Opportunities

You don’t have to work in our retail stores to make the world a better place for pets. No matter where your specialties lie, you will be able to develop your skills and provide solutions that will make a huge difference in the lives of millions of pets and in your career.

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A city on the rise, Phoenix is the cat’s meow. With tons of attractions, indoor and outdoor activities, dining, nightlife, shopping destinations, and more, it’s easy to see why we love it here.

The average temperature in Phoenix is 72.6 degrees

Phoenix is the 5th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Arizona gets nearly 300 days of sun every year

Phoenix has teams for all four major professional sports

My favorite thing about our corporate office is the ability to find a puppy at any given moment!


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