Developer (Chicago)

The Developer is responsible for development of graphic applications from concept to completion as it relates to all digital materials, including websites, landing pages, microsites, emails, and apps.

  • In collaboration with team, write code that meets the business objectives of our clients and advances their brand strategies
  • Participate in the development of digital projects as needed across the agency
  • Seek the support and coordination of outside resources as needed
  • Manage and coordinate the handoff of finished work to account team, ensuring projects are delivered on time
  • Follow up with team members and project leads to ensure daily deliverables are met
  • Understand project scopes and track hours appropriately
  • Proof and review work prior to internal reviews
  • Keep project files organized and archived in Drive according to Pivot naming and filing conventions
  • Work with Digital Designers and Developers for all projects
  • Continually strive to grow development skills and explore new technologies and educational opportunities to enrich yourself and the team
  • Share knowledge of relevant emerging technologies and trends with the broader team
  • Work closely with the account team as necessary (or independently) to drive projects forward
  • Take static designs or sketches and translate them into responsive and fully functioning digital experiences
  • Hold responsibility for development on all digital executions and theming
  • Hold responsibility for establishing and guiding websites’ architecture, ensuring high-performance and availability, while managing all technical aspects of the WordPress CMS

  • Programming skills include PHP, HTML, CSS, and JS and comprehensive knowledge of the WordPress CMS
  • Comprehensive knowledge and use of Git version control or equivalent version control
  • Experience with debugging tools like Devel, Xdebug, Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications from static layouts
  • Experience building responsive websites using the WordPress CMS, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience executing in a LAMP environment
  • Experience with HTML/CSS development and extensive client testing of HTML e-blasts within Litmus and browser
  • Experience with MailChimp, Outlook, Exact Target, and other email programs for development, testing, and deployment as needed

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