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Creative Technologist (Web Design)

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Vitamin T has a 6 month contract for a Creative Technologist at GREAT agency in downtown Chicago. The Technologist will be a strong Web Designer with Very Solid FED chops. Sound like you? Apply today!

Position Overview:
The Creative Technologist is responsible for the conception, prototyping, and delivery of innovative experiential solutions for digital, integrated and cross channel initiatives. These initiatives can include: websites, mobile applications, social media applications, game development and emerging/new technologies. The Creative Technologist should possess strong technical and conceptual skills while capable of adapting to new technologies and advising on creative opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Senior Creative Technologist, SCT will be a process-oriented entrepreneur.
Time will be split between taking the lead on front-end development for internal initiatives supporting creative automation and developing highly dynamic data driven personalized ads.
• SCT will help guide the overall codebase and collaborate with other creative teams to concept and deliver UI solutions. The SCT will bring a comprehensive understanding interfaced development (HTML/Javascript/CSS, Actionscript, or Objective-C) to the table along with a willingness and ability to change course and grow new skill sets to fit an ever-evolving industry.
• Has a clear understanding and influence of marketing strategies and concepts as they relate to the product and be able to initiate and create solutions around them
• Assure all projects are completed with the highest level of aesthetics while maintaining maximized usability and functionality.
• Work closely across teams to advance UI development with a clear objective of ultimate automation, innovation and creative excellence. Must be able to work in an agile fashion to prototype, validate and present opportunities clearly to a larger team.
• Code clearly and maintain consistency; code well documented with minimal bugs and errors.
• Work closely with and at times Copywriters, UI/UX Designers, Visual Designers, Videographers, Creative Directors, Project Management and Core Development, as well as Traditional Creative Teams to execute on digital and cross-channel projects with excellence.
• Manage multiple projects and deadlines and consistently deliver creative on target and on time.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills:
• Minimum 4+ years interface development experience, with agency experience a plus.
• Minimum Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
• Experience working with external APIs, RESTful services, and basic authentication. Understanding of sending and receiving data via XML/JSON.
• Solid understanding of development best practices, including SVN/GIT
• Required demonstrated key competencies in HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and Objective-C, Ruby or Python (raw and utilizing existing libraries). Cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility testing must be a central part of development methodology.
• Experience with existing frameworks and libraries, not limited to jQuery, Graph API, OAuth, SASS are a plus.
• Anticipate and solve team challenges. Work well in fast-paced team environments to create alignment and results.

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