Developer (Chicago)

OVERVIEW
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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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

REQUIREMENTS
  • 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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