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Senior UX Architect
Our client, a global retailer who is reshaping the customer experience both online and in the store, is seeking a skilled, cutting edge UX Architect to join their quickly growing digital team. This role is open to talent in Chicago, New York, or Tampa Florida. The ideal candidate for this role will love all things digital and have an uncontrollable need to stay current on new creative technologies and will actively participate in the creative process from brainstorm to launch. This person will have a track record of building engaging user experiences for responsive web sites, with a clear understanding of what it means to be mobile first. Responsibilities: Create high-level user flows to detailed wireframes with annotation. Develop sound UX concepts, including task analysis, and the creation of personas, scenarios and use cases. Translate user needs and product requirements into conceptual diagrams, user flows, sketches, wireframes, and prototypes Deliver effective documentation and communication of design – via journey mapping, ecosystem, and high-quality wireframes with detailed annotation. Collaborate with UI designers to create user-centered designs Collaborate with UX team members, product owners, developers to identify potential solutions and constraints to design and implement product features. Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Design, HCI, or related fields. 5+ years of experience in UX design for consumer-facing Internet company. E-commerce experience preferred Online portfolio demonstrating your ability to understand and solve complex problems is a must. Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced, agile environment Expert knowledge of Sketch, Axure, Adobe CS or similar tools Usability testing and customer research experience is a huge plus Experience in prototyping animations and interactions a plus Experience with analytical tools and A|B testing methodologies is a plus. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
UX Content Strategist
Our client, a national retailer who is being recognized globally for how they are shaping a new customer experience, is seeking a UX Content Strategist to join their growing digital team. Job Description Be a steward of communication of key research findings Initiate and plan content-related research Conduct routine content audit to ensure the communication across all digital product is consistent and cohesive with the brand direction Produce customer journeys, personas, and content style guides to aid in business alignment Focus on locating gaps in current content to increase customer engagement and conversions Collaborate with UX designers and UI designers to ensure realistic content is presented in wires and visual comps (does not include writing marketing copy) Establish connective language and a unified voice. Requirements Have 3+ years of experience working as a content strategist or UX writer with a deep knowledge of eCommerce Experience crafting content taxonomies Experience collaborating with design teams Experience consuming or creating customer journeys and personas Vast understanding of SEO and accessibility Knowledge of CMS structures along with the limitations and advantages Knowledge of utilizing UserTesting.com for iterative feedback Experience conducting and writing about the results of research findings both to inform content strategy and to evaluate content. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client an agency in the Western Suburbs is looking for a Senior Art Director to join their team. This Senior Art Director will be concepting and creating top notch campaigns for clients across a variety of integrated platforms. Senior Art Director Responsibilities: Concept and execute ideas for B2B campaigns Collaborate with team members to ensure best in class creative work Develop new concepts and for a variety of campaign platforms Copywriter Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Advertising, Journalism or degree from a portfolio school 3+ years of previous design experience in an ad agency is required Strong portfolio including print, and digital work focused on strong branding messages and national campaigns Does this sound like you? Apply today we cannot wait to talk with you!
Client Account Director
Our client is seeking an experienced, dynamic Account Director to manage relationships for some key accounts. You will take on a leadership role in overseeing a variety of integrated marketing projects that include print, digital, broadcast, and more. Our client is looking for a strategic problem solver with experience building strong business relationships, and collaborating with clients to solve problems through developing growth strategies. Essential Functions: Customer service and project management skills A background in marketing, media and interactive solutions to drive demand generation Ability to think strategically, collaborate with clients and other stakeholders and assist with new business development An understanding of current and emerging marketing and advertising trends Providing strategic support to client account key stakeholders. Requirements: At least 5 years of experience in a B2B Account Management role in an Advertising agency Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or sales-related major) Current resume with references and case studies to show client impact. Does this sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply today, we cannot wait to talk with you.
Our client, one of the top agencies in Chicago, is looking for a creative and talented designer for a contract to hire opportunity. This person will have 3 years experience within an advertising agency setting, has excellent time management skills and someone who can work independently without a lot of direction. This role will be 60/40 (Production/Concepting) and will be assisting the senior creative staff. Must have: 3+ years of agency experience Portfolio will showcase design samples of both conception and production You’ve got strong written and verbal communication skills. Your communication is prompt, thorough, and candid. You're an expert when it comes to best practices for design and prepping files for print and digital mediums (animated banner ads, social, web, print, outdoor, etc.) You're responsive, you stick to deadlines, and you ask questions. You pay close attention to detail in your design work. You can easily take an existing look and feel and duplicate that look across different design mediums. You have a strong understanding of information hierarchy and how it relates to designing for advertisements. You are an expert with Adobe Creative Suite programs (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) You're comfortable receiving constructive criticism from senior creatives and making adjustments. You have a non-defensive attitude and you're a team player. You actively seek feedback while also knowing how/when to self-edit. You keep organized files and archive according to agency standards. If you have the following: Experience with Google Web Designer a plus Basic digital photography skills, photo compositing and retouching skills a plus Basic animation experience (simple kinetic type, make a gif, using After Effects, etc.) a plus Basic web design skills (edit HTML and CSS) a plus Illustration skills a plus If you meet the requirements of this position, please apply with your resume and portfolio!
Our client is looking for an enthusiastic and talented. In this role, you will interface and brainstorm with the creative team to tell our clients' branding story. You will work on a variety of projects from print to digital. This opportunity is with one of our favorite clients located in the western suburbs. Qualifications: 3+ years of graphic design experience (agency experience is an absolute plus) Expert Level Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Experience working in a variety of design mediums including corporate presentation and client pitch decks Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field Up to date resume and portfolio samples showing recent professional work We are excited to chat with you about this opportunity! Apply Today!
Test Automation Analyst
As a Test Automation Analyst for our client you will be building out a data ecosystem which will enhance the clients 360 view of customer experience. This is a great opportunity with one of our innovative agency client’s. Responsibilities: Be the lead and go-to person for testing and automation Use Behavioral Driven Development (BDD) testing and lead offshore team Create, assign, and deliver automation tasks Facilitate client demos and communication streams Requirements: Minimum 1 year in big data and heavy data base experience Hands-on automation – BDD, DB Hands on experience with Java, Eclipse, Maven and Jenkins in Unix Environment Excellent communication and client facing skills Apply today! We cannot wait to talk with you.
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.