Acquity Group: Front-End Development Architect
Location: Chicago, IL
agency with offices across the U.S., and we’re ranked by Ad Age as one of the
Top 5 Independent Digital Agencies in the country. Our Front-End Development
team holds a key role in bridging the gap between user-centered design and
and ActionScript; but in turn, we also help our designers be better designers,
and help our technologists be better technologists. As Front-End Development Architect,
you will have an excellent opportunity to lead project teams, run a group of
like minded developers, and work with exciting, strategic clients. A strong
visual eye and understanding of design concepts is necessary, as is a
perspective on front and backend technologies and their impact on the design
say… you do here?
templates from design documentation for integrating into desktop and mobile
websites and web applications
- Understand cross-browser and
cross-platform compatibility and quirks
- Develop standards, methodology and
- Provide oversight and critique during
- Map out the development approach for
- Explore industry trends to share with
- Mentor and lead a team of junior
- Work closely with Client representatives throughout a project to
refine deliverables and meet expectations.
- Provide overview of FED group mission and typical project work to
both prospective and signed Clients using RFPs and kickoff sessions.
- Contribute to scoping and project estimation efforts.
- Assist in the development of standards, methodologies and
repeatable processes for delivery of creative services
- Minimum five years experience working
at an advertising, design, or consulting agency
- Bachelor’s (Master’s a plus) degree
in Computer Science / Marketing / Advertising / Interactive Design /
Graphic Design or equivalent experience
- Experience leading the execution of
large scale website launches
- Ability to solve complex development
problems and efficiently develop practical, forward-thinking,
- Solid understanding of W3C and
- Process-oriented with ability to work
with different UI materials and rapid prototyping
- Strong communications and
organizational skills with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced production
- HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS, Web graphic
- Adobe CS production suite (Photoshop,
6+, Firefox, Safari and Chrome Browsers on Mac and PC
be helpful if you knew a thing or two about:
- iOS / Android / Blackberry app
- Flash / ActionScript / Flex
but what’s the actual team and culture like over there?
- There’s a reason the happy hour for
the entire Chicago office is called the “FED Workshop”.
- Be warned. The FED Team has an odd
obsession with cats. All the FPO images we use are cat pictures. Cat memes
are shared frequently (read: all the time). Whenever we give internal
presentations? You guessed it: cat-themed PowerPoints.
with great benefits and bonus opportunities.
must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the
employer for a visa.
To apply: Visit our Careers Site at this URL, http://www.acquitygroup.com/Careers/Front-End-Development-Manager/, and submit your resume and contact info there. Be sure to mention that you found us through 37signals too. We look forward to hearing from you. Cheers.
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