Avenue: Interactive Technologist

Posted by | January 5, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Chicago, IL

URL: www.avenue-inc.com

Looking for a fresh challenge that
puts to work your hands-on web development skills with your keen eye for
Avenue is an independent marketing
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.
You are the type of person that gets
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.
We are looking for an energetic web
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:
Hands-on Development Skills
  • Website programming skills using modern
    tools/conventions including XHTML, CSS, and Javascript, PHP, MySQL, and Git.
  • Ability to directly translate PSD files into working
    CSS & HTML for internal and client review
  • CMS
    experience such as Expression Engine, Joomla, or Drupal including installation,
    configuration, customization, theme development and extension development.
  • E-Commerce
    platform experience including catalog design, security, templating, business
    logic and checkout flow.
  • Email
    marketing experience with experience using at least one email blasting service
    including list design, templating, business rules and reporting.
  • Using
    SEO-friendly methods including search engine friendly URLs, meta tags and
    on-page content hierarchies.
  • Basic
    information architecture skills such as workflow design and wireframing using
    tools such as Visio and Omnigraffle.
Web Server Setup and Management
  • 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
  • Comfortable
    working with CDNs and other 3rd party APIs
  • Comfortable
    managing key web server resources such as Apache and MySQL.
  • Comfortable
    with the ins and outs of installing and configuring SSL and trust certificates
Project Teamwork
  • 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
    training manuals/instructions
  • A
    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
Extra Credit for the Following Experience
  • Designing
    and developing mobile applications
  • Online
    marketing campaigns including PURLS, SEO, PPC, Affiliate, Affinity and
  • Advanced
    Google Analytics configuration including funnels, e-commerce tracking, etc.
  • Magento
  • Flash and
What We Offer Besides A Killer Job
  • Competitive
  • 401k with matching
  • Health
  • Delicious
    coffee, beer in the fridge and regular gatherings at magical friendship island
  • Great
  • Awesome

To apply: Email jobs@avenue-inc.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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