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Software Development Engineer
Company is the leading drone service provider in Construction. They deliver aerial insights to the AEC industry by end to end, seamless implementation of drone technology into your business. Our value stems from managing everything for you: from flying the drones, analyzing the data, extracting insights from that data, and delivering insight deep into the enterprise in time to support decision making. 3-5 yrs. of exp 6 month contract ABOUT THE POSITION The role of a Software Development Engineer is to develop software solutions for drone operations, data delivery, pilot network, and integration APIs. This role requires outstanding programming skills as well as passion for customers and clean architecture. As Software Development Engineer, your duties are (and not limited to): Write a lot of code (Ruby on Rails) Design and implement new features from specification to deployment Work in an agile development environment Influence the future direction of our products Have fun in a challenging and rewarding environment What we are looking for: B.S. degree in Computer Science, Math, or an Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience 5+ years of software development experience A demonstrable high proficiency in Ruby on Rails Solid gabs on object-oriented programming and MVC Good understanding of building API integration for both client and server sides Experience working with AWS and S3 API Familiarity with development aiding tools such as Bundler, Rake, and Git Positive attitude and creative outlook Organized, detail-oriented, motivated and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment If you are looking for a new gig and live/breathe RoR, please DO NOT hesitate in introducing yourself by applying below...
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization in the northern suburbs, is seeking a professional proofreader to help with a document migration project. The Quality Assurance Reviewer, under supervision of a Quality Assurance Supervisor, performs quality assurance reviews of tests, manuals, ancillaries, and other materials submitted to the Publishing Quality Assurance (QA) group, meeting assigned deadlines; writes comments, queries, and/or explanations of problems in a concise and diplomatic manner. Reviews corrections and signs off on accuracy and quality of materials for release to print. Performs administrative tasks including processing records of QA work to ensure accuracy of information. Requirements: BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience required; should have at least two years of experience in proofreading, copyediting, or style editing, editorial quality assurance, or related fields Excellent knowledge of English grammar, style, and usage; superior communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required Knowledge of reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies content through high school level is preferred
Digital & Media Project Manager
Onward Search is recruiting for a Digital Project Manager for a great contract opportunity in Chicago. This is a great opportunity for Project Manager from the marketing / creative market. Our client is marketing and consulting global leader that provides business, marketing, and technology services to clients. Responsibilities: Develops and demonstrates an understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations, and requirements Collaborates with the project team to identify the approach, deliverables, schedule and tools to deliver the project within established constraints Works with client team as well as any and all members of assigned project team to estimate costs and timing for tasks such as project strategy, functional design, visual design, technology requirements, etc., utilizing established estimating process and tools May work with Client Engagement to obtain and document client approvals at key points during project Qualifications & Experience: 3-5 years of experience managing interactive projects, preferably in a consulting or agency environment. Specific experience with Banners, Online Video and Streamline Radio Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred Competent understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent organizational and time management skills Proven team-building skills; experience facilitating teams and clients Ability to solve problems with keen instincts and organizational experience The role will be a contract role! Apply today we cannot wait to talk with you!
We are looking for a UI/UX Designer to join our client’s team in Ann Arbor MI Here is what they want: A team player: You collaborate with other team members to solve problems. In this role, you will collaborate with designers to design and prototype software human interfaces using development tools A creative person: You enjoy coming up with new and unique ideas. You will contribute to user-centered design process by participating in field observations and interviews, surveys, focus groups, exploratory studies and task analyses. You will also develop and maintain human interface specifications, guidelines and standards A communicator: You understand the value of having a two-way dialogue with others to achieve results. You will define and communicate design guidelines and ensures creative products adhere to security, usability and quality standards A technical learner: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars What You'll Do: Create complex interactive experiences for applications, software, and web interfaces Responsible for all aspects of software interface design including audience and task analysis, market analysis, scenario building, storyboarding, prototyping, and defining interface specifications, guidelines, and standards Participate in product ideation and conceptual development Help create visual designs that effectively communicate product function and brand identity, including the design and production of screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and icons Helping to produce design specifications, storyboards, scenarios, and design prototypes. Successfully communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes creative leads, other designers, project management, business and brand strategists, and hardware and software developers Participate in requirements gathering and discovery workshops for User Interface (UI) / User Experience (UX) Assist with current state assessments of business processes and supporting systems Perform gap and data analysis in support of identifying improvement opportunities Support Technical Leads and developers by providing functional clarification and setting expectations with team and client Document, socialize, and triage issues, defects, and enhancement requests, optional Author and create design artifacts such as: Functional design specifications, low fidelity wireframes, use cases, user personas, data dictionaries, process and data flow diagrams Manage traceability matrices, change requests, test plans and test cases, user guides, capability discovery and delivery roadmaps What You Need: 3+ years’ experience as a User Experience Designer or Interaction Designer Usability analysis experience Content inventory, analysis, requirements and design skills User flow diagrams experience Strong and flexible skills in visual design, wireframe and interaction design Knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to Web-based applications Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver Experience with vision centered design, information architecture (IA), as well as interaction design (IxD) is helpful Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Web technologies such as HTML, Flash, and CSS Functional design and requirements documentation Experience gathering, documenting requirements and contributing in working sessions Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook Some local travel to other offices is required (30 minutes to 1-hour commute is possible) Nice to Have: Bachelor's degree in graphics design, interaction design, fine arts, or a related design discipline Experience in Agile software development SaaS experience is helpful Experience with HTML5, CSS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or WordPress Ability to solve problems, identify solutions, and appropriately escalate issues Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written Able to operate in a fast-paced technical environment
Business Development Leader
We are working with a leading brand marketing and creative agency to fill a Business Development Leader position. We are seeking a highly experienced new business development professional to accelerate and expand new business accounts. The successful candidate will have 7 + years of experience in developing business and building long term relationships with local, regional and national businesses and organizations. Experience in branding, management consulting, PR, and/or marketing communications is required. Key Responsibilities: Generate new business opportunities and sales Lead development of marketing strategy and tactics in collaboration with management team Build agent network Provide ongoing relationship management and consultation Be accountable for meeting revenue and profitability goals Desired Skills and Experience: Bachelor degree (or higher) in marketing, communications, business or related field. 7 + years of experience in business development or marketing and sales, ideally from a branding, design, management consulting, advertising, PR or related businesses Foundational understanding of the value of branding and branding principles Ability to build relationships and quickly develop trust with Board and C-level executives Proven track record of consistently meeting corporate objectives and quotas Exceptional written and verbal communication Excellent presentation skills Desired Traits and Qualities: Highly collaborative Strong balance of thought and action Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills Meets challenges head-on and deals proactively with them to find a solution High standards for work and impeccable attention to detail
Onward Search is looking for a Detroit Graphic Designer to join an outstanding media company. In this role, you will conceptualize, design and produce powerful images for client events. Not only will you make major contributions: You will make lasting impressions. Graphic Artist responsibilities and duties: Develop art concepts using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop Generate art proofs for customer approval Contribute design ideas for new product concepts Proofread artwork for accuracy and high-quality standards, manage graphic files, manage a work queue to coincide with production schedules Attend weekly team meetings Manage multiple client projects Create designs for adverting, banners, logos, packaging or websites Graphic Artist skills: Create original design concepts within a tight deadline Well organized with strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Strong communication and interpersonal skills Ability to troubleshoot difficult or challenging art files Graphic Artist Education & Qualifications: At least three years’ work experience in graphic design, ad agency or a related field Previous work experience in color separations for textile screen printing Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office Suite Must be comfortable in Mac or OS Environment Bachelor’s degree in Design, Fine Arts, Marketing or a related field A strong portfolio with a compelling story and vision is mandatory Local travel with the Account Executive for client meetings is possible
In this role, the ideal candidate will develop accurate and high-quality artwork for basic to intermediate production assignments that will be incorporated in final layout for Assembly. You will work closely with the client project team to ensure branding guidelines are followed and incorporated into artwork layout per client’s technical specifications. Responsibilities: Traditional work, breaking down concepts, rearranging components, and building 20+ pieces per week Work hand in hand with Art Directors and help with production out of style guides Long-term, needs someone for about a year. Will primarily work on 1 account (pharma), but may be asked to support other accounts as needed Experience: 3+ years in a production role Portfolio that demonstrates previous production work Expertise in various production/design systems, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator This is a 1-year long contract role, on-site downtown Chicago. Apply today!