Monday, February 22, 2010
Want to work on my team at WE?

There's a job going on Waggener Edstrom's Studio D team, based in the London office.

Here's the spec. If you're interested, or know someone who fits the bill, small r* me.

* 'Private reply'. It's OK - you get a glossary of terms when you join.

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We are looking for a versatile web developer and programmer to join Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Responsible for the implementation of digital tools, the Experience Developer helps envision, design and implement online campaigns and marketing tools for agency clients.

The successful candidate must be highly experienced in front-end web development, with demonstrable back-end experience as well. You must be self-motivated and have a passion for designing interfaces, putting the user experience at the heart of the work.


You will work closely with a small local creative team and a large extended team of developers, designers, technology/IT staff and account staff. In addition, you will be responsible for managing web production and workflow processes.

Responsibilities:
You must have strong experience with the design and implementation of intuitive interfaces that delight users with elegance and simplicity. You have proven experience with using standards-based cross-browser code to build complex web application interfaces. You understand the importance of efficient code to performance, accessibility and search engine optimization.

Bring concepts to life
• Develop user experiences based on UX designs
• Develop user experiences, from design to workflow to content ideas
• Convert comps and concepts to functioning sites
• Code and implement web and multimedia content working with a variety of platforms and services from blogging tools, to interactive maps to traditional web development


Acquire and transform data
• Develop and implement data acquisition and transformation methods on a per-project basis
• Consult with team members and help define best practices for handling data via databases
• Use LINQ/XML to optimize data availability to various applications


Project Management
• Coordinate with producers, content owners and developers to deliver compelling web and video campaigns
• Partner with print designers, advertisers and outside agencies as needed to bring consistent user experiences across campaigns


Production
• Develop websites using HTML, JQuery, and common web interface tools
• Test and publish sites and solutions
• Work with directly with account teams and clients to manage content, research, vendors and day-to-day coordination of projects


Requirements:
• Excellent written and verbal communications
• Significant depth of experience in multimedia production or related field, preferably with an interactive or advertising agency
• Proficient with:
  1. D/HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery
  2. ASP.NET/C#
  3. LINQ
  4. XML/XSLT
  5. Photoshop and Illustrator
  6. SQL and MySQL
  7. Common social media APIs
• Flash Action Script experience a plus