Senior Analyst, Creative Technologist

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Senior Analyst, Creative Technologist

 

Digitas is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to bring bold, award-winning ideas to life.

 

To help with this, we’re looking for an outstanding Creative Technologist – someone who can identify potential applications of emerging technology that are relevant to our client’s objectives. Sound like you? Read on.

 

What you’ll do:  

 

We are looking for a dynamic individual to go beyond identifying how others are using emerging technologies. Someone to find new and innovative ways to apply and understand emerging technologies better – and how to best implement them.

 

As a Creative Technologist, you’ll be asked to contribute in the following ways.  

 

Apart from having executional technical chops, members of the innovation team should have strong conceptual abilities. They should see themselves as part of the “creative team” and should be eager to bring ideas to brainstorming and concepting sessions. Ideally, they seek to be a “full stack employee” someone who can read a brief, come up with a concept, and deliver a working version of that concept ready to take to a client or team.

 

Our creative technologists are expected to participate in solving complex engineering problems quickly and smartly. They contribute their ideas at various stages of the project, including having a strong voice in application architecture, investigating solutions, and finding ways to innovate.

 

We work hard to create a culture of collaboration amongst the various project team disciplines and with our clients and vendors. Great communication skills and a thoughtful, rigorous approach are a must. Our projects exist within an ecosystem of applications and services. Creative Technologists must use a holistic approach to technical solutions planning.

 

Day-to-day, your role includes:

  • Coding prototypes and proof of concepts from loose conceptual directions
  • A knack for knowing how to build “just enough” functionality to demonstrate how something would work
  • Share best practices and new tools and techniques with developers across the agency
  • Write technical documentation and editorial content about how technologies tested could be applied to projects and clients
  • Assist Producers and/or Executive Producer in the creations of requirements, timelines, and estimates for projects and new business opportunities
  • Research and share industry innovations and trends

 

We’re looking for strong, impactful work experience, which typically includes:

  • 2+ years of development experience
  • A programmer who excels at learning new languages and platforms, a constant learner
  • The ability to proactively suggest solutions that fill in the blanks between creative vision and technical feasibility
  • Have sound object-oriented programming skills
  • Solid HTML, CSS and JavaScript development skills
  • Solid experience with Python
  • Development experience with mobile platforms (e.g. iOS, Android, PhoneGap, etc...)
  • Experience with task planning and estimating effort
  • Experience working on small to medium‐sized teams

 

Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following:

  • BLE and Arduino
  • AI/ML, TensorFlow, and related concepts

 

  • Experience with game development, a plus
  • Experience with Apple Watch OS / Android Wear, a plus
  • Experience with Augmented Reality / VR, a plus
  • Experience with Natural User Interfaces, a plus
  • Approach technical challenges with an open mind and desire to innovate
  • Appreciate great design and thrive in a creative environment
  • Communicative and clear under tight deadlines
  • Strong personal organization and attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable to both organizational and project-level changes

 

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

 

About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,500 employees across 21 countries and 34 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com

 

 

About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300 employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.