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Ongoing Contract with global ecommerce client in Chicago. Develop, upgrade and maintain API gateway in a cloud environment. Enforce REST API standards to manage quality of the API’s developed in the API management tool. Develop API security policies and configure API’s with right access controls. Configure and maintain API developer portal for internal and external API documentation. Setup API analytics and alerts for key API usage patterns. KNOWLEDGE: Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment. Knowledge of Web APIs, REST, XML, JSON, SOA/Web services, Internet/network security standards (WS Security, OAUTH, OpenID Connect, JWT, etc). API management products like APIGEE Developing platforms to connect, manage and secure micro services using Spring Boot, Zuul or Istio.
Ongoing Contract in Chicago for a Java Developer. Apply today to learn more about this job role and chat with a recruiter! Skills: 7+ years of experience in building back end systems. 3+ years of experience in building RESTful API’s Experience in a variety of technologies including, MySQL, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Java, Spring, Spring Boot etc. Expert in using data structures and algorithms. Microservices architectures NoSQL Datastores such as Cassandra and MongoDB Experience with distributed caching frameworks such as Redis, Hazelcast etc. Containerization/orchestration technologies such as Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes and Swarm
Ongoing Contract for an API developer to join a global ecommerce firm in the Chicago area. Apply now to learn more about this job role and chat with a recruiter! Must Haves: • Solid understanding of Object Oriented principles, data structures and algorithms. • Experience with Java, JEE technologies, Spring and related frameworks. • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases • Knowledge in Asynchronous messaging and event driven architectures • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps tools (Jenkins, Git, Chef etc.) is a plus • Experience in building back end systems. • Experience in building RESTful API’s. • AWS, Azure or Google Cloud platforms.
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Communications Coordinator with a strong background in consumer marketing and project management. Our client, a well-known Financial brand is seeking an individual to come on board for a 7 month extendable contract working out of their Chicago, IL office. Apply today to speak with one of our associates and learn more! Job Description: The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with an attention to detail in a highly cross functional delivery team. She/he will have a strong background in executing multi-channel communications within a similar organization. This candidate will have a talent for getting things done efficiently and quickly under tight deadlines. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Execute customer communications for retail card partnerships seamlessly. • Manage all aspects of direct-to-consumer communication plan including creative development, legal routings, execution, budget management, and results gathering. • Plan and execute against strategic recommendations. • Work collaboratively to guide cross functional teams to ensure timelines and intent are delivered. • Communicate with key stakeholders to ensure visibility and approvals are gained. • Support cardholder lifecycle campaign execution. Basic Qualifications: At least 4 years managing execution for marketing campaigns or customer communications. At least 2 years of experience in direct to consumer marketing. At least 1 year experience working with external clients or partners. Preferred Qualifications: Financial services experience. Retail industry experience a plus.
Social Media Ad Specialist
Our client, in Downtown Chicago is looking for an experienced Social Media Ad Specialist to join their growing team. This is a great opportunity to work with an energetic team of professionals! You will be working with a client Account Manager to develop, optimize and launch dynamic ads primarily via Facebook. Skill Set: Deep knowledge of the social media best practices Experience Building, Optimizing and Launching Ads Proficiency in content marketing and its applications in the real world via Dynamic Ads, specifically with Facebook Will monitor trends and opportunities in user-generated content Experience: 2+ years of experience running a social media presence for an existing brand or media organization Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred Up-to-date resume and portfolio Several samples of social media ad presence Does this sound like you? Then apply today! We cannot wait to talk with you.
Are you ready to apply your expertise to a dynamic Fortune 200 company? Are you looking for a place where you be curious, drive change, and grow in ways you never imagined? If so, we want to talk to you. Our client is one of the most stable, fastest-growing financial institutions in the country, with a nationwide in-house creative network that values work-life balance and strives to continually up its game. Currently they are seeking a Marketing Manager for a 7 month extendable contract working out of their Chicago, IL office. Description: The Marketing Manager will be responsible for managing the development and execution of marketing strategies for the Card Partnerships business. The successful candidate is customer-centric with an understanding of multi-channel best practices in developing, managing, and executing multiple customer communications across several customer segments. RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports B2C marketing efforts for our strategic growth private label credit card partnerships while collaborating with multiple cross-functional teams including creative agency, operations, Legal and client/partner. Leads marketing creative development and execution for multiple marketing initiatives in both digital and print. Includes developing creative brief based on project intent and customer insights, providing feedback to agency throughout development, routing for feedback and ensuring all required updates are made. Manages creative execution with all required cross-functional teams as well as oversight of deliverables, including marketing project plans, timelines and results gathering. Identifies any potential issues and opportunities and appropriately escalates. Develops detailed documentation for team reference. Ensures all brand standards and Legal/Compliance requirements are met in marketing collateral. Basic Qualifications: 4-year degree in Marketing, Communications or Business. 3+ years of professional experience, preferably in a marketing, project management or agency environment. Understands and has experience in building marketing strategies and working with agency teams on creative development. Project management skills: is organized and can manage complex marketing programs with strong attention to detail. Strong communication and influence skills: verbal and written. Preferred Qualifications: Financial services experience Retail industry experience a plus
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization headquartered in the northern suburbs, is seeking a Marketing Assistant to join their Regional Marketing team. In this role, you will assist the department with the execution, testing and control activities for new and existing marketing products and the related projects’ work. Key Responsibilities: Tracking and collecting updates and requirements information. Compiling results and preparing process documentation/workflows. Participating in sign offs and completing verification activities for new and existing creative - proof reading, testing, filters, workflow and quality control. Preparing support documentation, spreadsheets, statistics and test plans. Collaborating with the Regional Marketing team and business partners. Knowledge and skills required: Verbal and written communication skills. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook. Intermediate proficiency in online meeting solutions (e.g., WebEx). Keen attention to detail and ability to adapt & learn new tools. Ability to work independently and in a team oriented environment. Organizational skills and able to handle multiple competing priorities. Experience with a deadline driven environment, requiring minimum supervision as well as the ability to pivot when direction changes. Previous Marketing experience preferred. This is a 6 month contract role, required to be onsite in the northern suburbs. Please apply today!
Do you enjoy running point on a 2-3 MM book of business? Have you been responsible for growing existing accounts while managing internal team? Then this opportunity may for you…. As an Account Director, you’ll be working alongside some of the sharpest and most creative minds around, pushing the boundaries of B2B marketing with programs that include digital, video, persona creation, custom software development and demand generation. As your clients’ primary business consultant and marketing partner, you’ll have the opportunity to provide strategic leadership and identify new ways to add value. Scope of experience we seek: 8+ years of B2B marketing experience, including at least 3 years in an agency environment Development and implementation of integrated marketing programs to drive demand generation Digital marketing experience (websites, CMS sites, SEO, SEM, PPC, etc.) Proven ability to grow a book of business Track record of client success and satisfaction Proven history of leadership and team management Bachelor’s degree This is one of our favorite clients and we would love to introduce you! Reach out today!
Senior Art Director
Our client, an award winning, growing agency located in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, is seeking a Senior Art Director to join their team. In this role, you will concept and develop both print and digital projects. You will work closely with the team to design top notch visual design experiences that build on the brand identity while flawlessly depicting the must haves. Responsibilities: Responsible for creating all design experience guidelines from idea to final design Design print and web campaigns, emails and other digital needs for specified client Consistently produce a high volume of quality work while meeting deadlines Review communication copy and make on brand edits Maintain coherent brand identities across all projects and platforms Image editing, manipulation, color correction and retouching renderings Ensure continuity of design and assets shared with areas of the organization Help in client pitches and presentations Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Minimum 5-7+ years experience as a Designer Must have creative vision and the ability to make that vision come to life Must have the ability to create and implement brand standards Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – Sketch and InVision are a total plus Strong work ethic, and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing and prioritizing multiple projects Proven ability to collaborate with others and yet taking personal initiative Attention to detail and follow-through Does this sound like you? We would love to talk to you!
Digital Project Manager
Our client, located by O'Hare, is looking for an experienced Digital Project Manager to join their team and help get their newly designed website off the ground. You must be a detail-oriented professional who can run integrated digital marketing projects from creation to launch. Projects will include web and mobile development and will involve gathering project requirements, identifying objectives, coordinating with the team, brainstorming ideas, facilitating update calls and ensuring project completion. Sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply now. Skills: Ability to manage long-term projects incorporating people from many departments and skill sets A background with digital development best practices, as well as a willingness to learn about new advances and approaches Exceptional project management, leadership and communication skills Strong presentation skills and the ability to develop and communicate new ideas for functionality Experience working with designers, programmers and developers on digital projects Requirements: 3+ years of experience working in a digital environment delivering website projects Bachelor’s degree (preferred with a technical-related major) Up-to-date resume and portfolio Project management experience using methodologies to design, test and implement solutions This is an on-site, part-time role starting immediately.