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Senior Front-end Developer

Overview

The future is infinitely wide and begging to be reimagined and we are looking for people who have the courage to make their dent in what has always been. If you have an optimism that says there is no limit to what we can achieve in a time inviting those with vision to shake things up, then we should talk. Our work is fueled by connected thinking, challenging boundaries, and the power of digital redefining a connected world. Our people thrive because of the belief that it’s both our privilege and responsibility to usher our clients and the world into what is next. We’re seeking those who question the status quo and want to reimagine the way the world works while realizing a smarter way for business to help – all in service of improving the daily lives of people, the world, your career. Next_reimagined.

Summary:

As one of our most senior front-end technologists, you will help shape the way we bring our services to market, the tools and processes that we use in delivering our work, and the strategies we adopt to grow our people. In your work, you should strive to make sure we’re asking the right question before we provide the right technology solution to answer it. To achieve that, you’ll work closely with regional technical and creative leadership to define consumer needs, leverage market insights, create business cases, and map out cutting edge front-end architectures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evangelize good web technology practices both internally and with clients. Assess technology, work and creative for usability, technical complexity, accessibility, performance, and appropriateness for the brand. Further, you will be expected to enhance the brand by creating unique and memorable experiences only our clients could own.
  • Inspire the next generation. You will be expected to lead small teams of experience technology developers on projects, mentor junior talent, and take an active role in driving culture in our studios via knowledge sharing, show & tells, and more. Work with local department leads to identify tools, templates, and techniques to evolve the ways of working in the mobile technology practice.
  • Estimate with project managers and client executives staffing needs, schedules, roadmaps, and other operational details to successfully track and drive inflight projects.
  • Create prototypes, spikes, architectural diagrams and production code, bringing to life experiences and reconcile the impacts our client’s technology, business & user needs with brand considerations. Demonstrate terrific craft in everything you make.
  • Ideate with creative directors to create new, innovative concepts for our existing clients and in pitches and other sales pursuits.
  • Lead and partner with other developers, architects, creative technologists, experience designers, visual designers, business consultants, brand planers, experience strategists, client executives, and more to provide connected thinking for our clients. Serve as the primary facilitator for planned client meetings.

Must Have:

  • Ability to craft compelling presentations, balance competing priorities, and work directly with very senior client stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of hand-coded HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and the DOM
  • Knowledge of JavaScript packages, package managers, bundlers, and their use in building complex interactive experiences
  • Expertise with ReactJS, Redux, and component driven architectures
  • Experience using CSS grids and building responsive websites with scalability in mind
  • Experience leading development teams and architecting elegant solutions
  • Understanding of SEO and accessibility issues and how they relate to development
  • Expert grasp of TCP/IP networking and how to optimize applications for a variety of connections and network conditions
  • In-depth understanding of browser rendering, and how to fine-tune an experience
  • Strong graphics manipulation/optimization skills using Photoshop or Sketch
  • Experience working with large branded websites, content management systems, E-commerce platforms, and backend frameworks (Java, .NET) is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in interactive development or computer science is a plus

About DigitasLBi 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer. 

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