Creative Technologist

Sunnyvale, CA
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Sara Truesdale

Job Description:

For this assignment, the Interactive Team at Aquent's client is seeking a Creative Technologist who will be responsible for driving innovation that enhances and enlivens the marketing of client's products and services. This role requires collaboration with the design, UX, motion graphics, film/video, 3D, and development groups across client’s Marcom group, and will be an important part of the studio’s creative efforts for client's website, store App, in-store experiences, internal tools, and interactive installations. This individual will also be engaged in connecting with other product engineering groups at client in order to take full advantage of hardware and software.

Proven Skills and Abilities:
•    Proven ability to craft and communicate thoughtful user experiences.
•    Excellent web and iOS/macOS technology skills (including HTML5/CSS3/Javascript, Obj-C/Swift).
•    Deep understanding of client hardware and software products.
•    Strong drive to explore and learn new technologies, and unafraid to be out of your comfort zone.
•    Excellent organizational, time management and multitasking capabilities.
•    Effective communicator who can work closely with multidisciplinary teams including Art Directors, UX designers, developers, and motion graphics artists.

Scope of Duties and Responsibilities include:
•    Developing interactive prototypes in order to conceptualize and develop innovative approaches for marketing initiatives.
•    Overseeing the implementation of ideas to ensure pixel-perfect implementation of designs.
•    Research and develop new ideas using cutting-edge technologies and techniques.

Minimum or Most Typical Requirements, Knowledge, or Experience:
•    Ideally, a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in creative/R&D/agency environments.
•    A strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in multiple design/development disciplines (web, native iOS/MacOS applications, installations, motion graphics, 3D, creative coding).
•    Proven experience with Computer Graphics (OpenGL/WebGL/Metal).
•    Proven experience with native iOS/MacOS development skills(ObjC, Swift, C++, etc).
•    Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
•    Experience with Unity/Unreal and AR/VR development is a plus.
•    Motion graphics and 3D software (AfterEffects, Maya) skills.
•    BS or MS in Graphic Design/Computer Science/Media Arts and/or a collection of relevant work demonstrating the desired skill set.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)