Avenue: Interactive Technologist
Location: Chicago, IL
puts to work your hands-on web development skills with your keen eye for
and communications firm located in Chicago. We help business leaders launch new
products and services, and rethink new directions for their established brands.
Our team-based environment places a strong emphasis on creative collaboration.
excited by new technologies and challenges, can look at an idea or sketch and
brainstorm 12 ideas to make it cooler, better, faster. You can sketch a quick
wireframe, skin a CMS, build a blog, whip up an email template, plan and build
a database, and blaze through a CSS web build.
developer who can bring creative ideas to life with technology. Personality,
teamwork and a can-do spirit are as important as technical ability. That said,
you should be expert in at least the following:
- Website programming skills using modern
- Ability to directly translate PSD files into working
CSS & HTML for internal and client review
experience such as Expression Engine, Joomla, or Drupal including installation,
configuration, customization, theme development and extension development.
platform experience including catalog design, security, templating, business
logic and checkout flow.
marketing experience with experience using at least one email blasting service
including list design, templating, business rules and reporting.
SEO-friendly methods including search engine friendly URLs, meta tags and
on-page content hierarchies.
information architecture skills such as workflow design and wireframing using
tools such as Visio and Omnigraffle.
- Know your
way around a web server, be it UNIX, Linux, or Microsoft and all the various
necessities of getting a web site up and running from pointing domains to
connecting with 3rd party gateways and services
working with CDNs and other 3rd party APIs
managing key web server resources such as Apache and MySQL.
with the ins and outs of installing and configuring SSL and trust certificates
- Able to
participate in a web build throughout the entire product lifecycle from initial
explorations through final deliverables including CMS-based, flash-based,
dynamically generated and static websites
- Technical writing
skills including technology briefs, scope definition, product documentation and
collaborative working style that both contributes to a culture of innovation
& teamwork as well as pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to create
better solutions and experiences
- The ability
to work fast and a willingness to multitask, juggling multiple projects and
and developing mobile applications
marketing campaigns including PURLS, SEO, PPC, Affiliate, Affinity and
Google Analytics configuration including funnels, e-commerce tracking, etc.
- Flash and
- 401k with matching
coffee, beer in the fridge and regular gatherings at magical friendship island
To apply: Email email@example.com with the following:
1. your resume
2. a cover letter (PDF please) that: a) introduces yourself b) Tells us why this position interests you c)Describes your salary history or expectations d) Includes a list of portfolio URLS e)
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