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Front End Developer

Los Angeles

Role:  

Deutsch Los Angeles is seeking a Creative Technology Developer to join our growing digital team.  You will work with a dynamic team of creative technologists pushing digital boundaries for clients including VW, Taco Bell, and Target.  

 

The Creative Technology Developer is recognized as a user interface development expert with deep experience in HTML/5, CSS/3, and JavaScript frameworks including React and Angular.  This role is responsible for implementing cross-platform interfaces for platform products and campaign-driven solutions.  The Creative Technology Developer is passionate about interface design including voice and chat.  A passion for exploring and leveraging new technologies on Client projects is a requirement for this position.  

 

The Creative Technology Developer is also responsible for establishing technical leadership on projects.  Ideal candidates are also comfortable working with Node.js and back end languages like PHP and Python.  The person must foster an attitude of sound design, technical excellence, and uncompromised quality amongst the team.  This role leads by example in all areas, and mentors team members using a do-as-I-do mentality. 

 

Ideal candidates must be flexible and assume a wide array of responsibilities as needed to meet and exceed the expectations of Deutsch’s clients.

 

Responsibilities: 

• Front end architecture design, development, and maintenance on multiple client projects (70%):

o Collaborate with UX & Creative teams to establish front end requirements

o Interface development and back end integration

o Version control set up and oversight of project team code

o Collaborate on project schedules, milestones and budgets

o Oversee creation of functional requirements documentation

o Risk management

o Attend and contribute to client meetings

• Implement process and promote technology standards (20%):

o Conduct code reviews

o Implement systems for improving process and reliability of managed projects

o Explore emerging technologies

o Performance and security 

• Collaborate with the Technology and Creative to create prototypes with new technologies (10%):

o Create software and hardware prototypes in a group setting

o Experiment with new technologies and platforms

o Participate in Hack-a-thons and Tech Challenges

o Present prototypes and emerging technologies internally and at events

• Performs other reasonable and relevant activities and functions as requested and required

 

Requirements: 

• Education:  BA, BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similar area 

• Experience:  

o 3-4 years of experience as an interface developer (desktop, mobile, etc.)

o 1-2 years of experience with back end technologies

o 1-2 years of experience working with web-based animation (WebGL + GreenSock)

• Skills: 

o Excellent development experience: HTML/5, CSS/3, LESS, SASS, custom Javascript, etc

o Strong experience with JS libraries including: React, Angular, Vue, etc

o Experience with version control systems: Git/SVN

o Experience working with CMS platforms (AEM, Hybris, Wordpress, etc)

o Experience working with voice and chat-driven interfaces

o Strong understanding of Web Accessibility

o Demonstrated ability to balance workload of multiple projects simultaneously

o Demonstrated ability to oversee quality control

o Task (Story) time estimation

o Strong written and oral communication skills

o Agency background is a plus

o Solution architecture experience (documentation, workflow diagrams, etc) a plus

 

 

 

 

 

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