IBM Associate Technical Design Director - Front-End Developer in New York, New York

We think bigger than an agency and more creatively than a consultancy with the power to integrate the whole system. We are IBM Interactive Experience, 2014 & 2015 Advertising Age’s largest digital agency network in the world. We are a next generation services company dedicated to creating transformative ideas that get our clients to the future first.

The Associate Technical Design Director (Front End Developer) is an Open Standards Developer who will be work in the confluence of marketing and product development on customer and employee experiences that span physical and digital space. Associate Design Directors are expected to have a strong technical foundation, but also a willingness to wear multiple hats, and a strong, sustainable drive to bring constant improvement and deliver high-quality, integrated software. This position requires both a mastery of the hands-on aspects of web interface design and engineering, as well as an ability to design solid front-end architectures that integrate with other systems and technologies; and, the ability to communicate these solutions to other members of the team both verbally and in written documentation. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Leading the design of client-side engineering solutions.

  • Hand coding of web-based applications, web pages, emails, and web-based mobile experiences.

  • Integrating code with other technologies (Flash, Web Services, client back-end systems, content management systems, etc).

  • Optimizing performance of front-end applications.

  • Working with visual designers, interaction designers and software engineers.

  • Emulating existing HTML schemes and creating new ones that will integrate well with existing HTML.

  • Demonstrating a curiosity and excitement for new web technologies/techniques as well as a strong passion for the front-end as a mix of art and science.

  • Creating Wordpress, Bootstrap, PHP and OOP frameworks.

  • Writing standards-compliant XHTML & CSS with thought given to accessibility and SEO.

  • Understanding of cross-browser/platform issues and code solutions.

  • Using JS Frameworks (jQuery, MooTools, YUI, etc.).

  • Writing well-formed, unobtrusive JS with scalability and extensibility in mind.

  • Applying front-end performance optimization (YSLOW standards) and working with AJAX and services/ API's to serve up dynamic and data-heavy content.

This position may require global travel.

(IXCoC) (2252)

  • High school diploma

  • At least 7 years experience developing responsive front-end in a waterfall or agile engagement.

  • At least 7 years experience working with AJAX and services/ API's to serve up dynamic and data-heavy content.

  • At least 7 years experience / familiarity with integrating major third-party APIs (Facebook Open Graph, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube, Open Social, etc…).

  • At least 7 years agency experience/ working with visual & user experience designers.

  • At least 7 years experience in hand coding.

  • At least 3 years experience working within MVC frameworks.

  • At least 7 years experience / familiarity with one of the following: Drupal, Joomla, Symfony, WordPress (or similar)

  • Knowledge of product and package selection methods.

  • English: Fluent

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