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Creative Engineer / Front-End Developer – Technology


Creative Engineer / Front-End Developer – Technology

Digitas is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling. Paving the way for this is our amazing Technology team, dedicated to transforming the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for a Creative Engineer / Front-End Developer to help lead the charge. Up for it? Read on.

What you’ll do:

As a Creative Engineer / Front-End Developer, you’ll work closely with the creative teams to conceptualize and fine-tune the user experience, collaborating to ensure end-to-end solutions. We are looking for a hybrid Front-End Developer/Designer for our Detroit (Troy) office. In this position, you will work side-by-side with our Creative and XD teams to help design and implement first-class user experiences (high fidelity prototypes and working web applications) for a global client. We want a problem solver who is technically adept and has an eye for design. Someone who is not afraid to have an opinion, and loves to work on a team! Someone who is comfortable leading client/partner conversations from a technical SME standpoint. A natural leader who is willing to act as a mentor for non-technical team members and more junior developers.

Day to day, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical guidance through project design, implementation, launch and maintenance
  • Driving solutions between Creative and Technology teams
  • Collaborating across departments to ensure high quality solutions, timely delivery and consistent focus
  • Performing code reviews and developing (and adhering to) coding standards
  • Keeping a pulse on emerging technologies and techniques
  • Serving as a recognized subject matter expert within your fields of expertise
  • Clearly communicating project status, risks and challenges

Technical Skills:

  • Experience using 3rd party frameworks
  • Proficiency in documenting architectural solutions and code
  • Proficiency in mobile-web UI development and best practices
  • Experience proposing, researching and implementing creative technology solutions
  • Experience with Adobe CC (Photoshop/Illustrator) and Sketch
  • Experience in HTML5, CSS3 (SASS/LESS), JavaScript, Node and GIT
  • Experience in some of following: JQuery, YUI, Dojo, Touch, Prototype, Script.aculo.us
  • Experience in data exchange between application layers via XML and JSON
  • Experience in documenting architectural solutions and code
  • Ability in proposing, researching and implementing creative technology solutions
  • Experience with Accessibility standards and their respective implementations

Please provide a design portfolio/website or applicable work.

Got the goods? We’d love to hear from you.

About Digitas 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer. 

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