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Onward Search has an exciting new opportunity with one of our best clients. The opportunity is for a freelance Copywriter who is able to start immediately onsite at our client’s San Francisco, CA office. You will be in constant collaboration with our client’s marketing partners while being part of the Content and Creative Team. You will be a tremendous addition as you will take part in every aspect of elevating our client’s brand and growing their membership base. If you are interested, apply right now for this great opportunity! RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with the Content and Creatine Team as well as marketing partners. Collaborate with the team as well as others if necessary, on conceptual development, and the drafting/editing of copy for various types of marketing, promotional, digital-focused materials. Bring products, innovative services, and membership value to life. Incorporate bold, fun, creative, impeccable storytelling. Form rich editorial content for multiple types of media (landing pages, app creator, email campaigns, buying guides, etc.) Keep up to date with marketing trends, social media and blog writing trends, as well as specific financial industry trends. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 5 years of experience in copywriting. A strong portfolio that showcases catchy headlines, rich editorial content, catchy social copy, as well as clever and bold taglines. Proven experience of writing for all types of media (print, digital, social, broadcast, etc.). Ability to create outstanding work with minimal supervision. Easily adaptable with the ability to create quality work during tight timelines and multiple projects. Capable of creating a story out of anything/everything as well as taking an idea and running with it. A witty, optimistic personality and positive attitude. Apply now to learn more today!
Backend Software Engineer
Financial Services Company in Sunnyvale is seeking a backend Software engineer to join them for a contract opportunity. Must-haves: 5+ years of Java/J2EE and strong with collections APIs Strong multithreading experience Jave/J2EE and strong with collections APIs, Strong multithreading experience Spring Boot and RESTful expertise in Design and Implementation Hibernate Description: Develop and extend key financial technology and features of our product using Java Develop and maintain Java API’s and REST APIs Lead the collaboration with Financial Research and Product Marketing in analyzing the financial domain requirements Collaborate with Financial Research in investigating and articulating the financial algorithms that drive the forecast, advice, and analysis functionality in Financial Engines’ products Analyze the user experience and develop the algorithms that take the information collected in the user experience and transform them into inputs that are understood by the financial algorithms -- "the models" -- and deliver the end results for other product development teams to utilize. Unit testing and validating financial algorithms and application/domain logic. Requirements: 5+ years of professional experience. Demonstrated experience with Java and related ecosystem (Spring, Hibernate, Tomcat, etc) or similar. Demonstrated experience with application software integration techniques (REST, SOAP/XML, etc) Clear demonstrated experience, ability, and desire in designing and delivering complex software products. Excellent communication skills. Individuals on our teamwork with many different people with very diverse roles and responsibilities. It is critical that the individual is pro-active in communicating well. Demonstrated experience with leading the definition, design, development, and delivery of new product features or components. Experience developing with a test-driven approach BONUS SKILLS: AWS Cloud experience- S3, Dynamo, Lambda or any other containers except(EC2 which is a non-serverless paradigm) MicroServices Apply now to learn more!
Full Stack Engineer
Financial Services company in Sunnyvale is seeking a Full Stack Engineer to join them for an ongoing contract opportunity. *** The ideal candidate should be proficient in developing REST APIs, and reusable components and features for browser-based apps and have incredible attention to detail.** Job Description Job Responsibilities: Collaborate closely with Product Manager, UX Designers and Software Engineers to design and deliver products for delivering Financial Planning and Investment Advice to customers Develop web applications using a variety of full-stack languages including but not limited to Java, Angular, React, etc. Design and build scalable and reusable front-end components that can be used in multiple web applications Familiarity with developing REST APIs to power the front-end Demonstrate a passion for developing well architected, elegant and delightful consumer-facing web applications Collaborate closely with Product, Marketing, Finance Research, and other Engineering Teams to understand & document product behavior, troubleshoot and triage software and system issues Requirements: Experience developing software applications for the web using languages and frameworks such as Java, Angular, React, etc. Experience with test automation frameworks: Junit Karma Protractor Understanding of relational databases and SQL Experience with Agile Development, SCRUM or a similar software development life cycle process
Our client, an online personal styling service, is looking for a Mid-level Copywriter to join their exciting team. This is a contract, 40 hrs/wk onsite in San Francisco until January 2020 and can extend/convert for the right candidate. They're seeking a freelance Copywriter/Scriptwriter to contribute to a fast-paced team of writers who are creating content across a variety of channels. This hybrid writer will have great short-form chops for daily copywriting needs but is versatile enough to handle storyboards and video scripts. This is a highly creative and collaborative role in which you will work closely with the Design and Marketing teams. The ideal applicant will have the relevant copywriting experience, plus a background in pitching creative stories, storyboards, writing scripts and managing deadlines. This person will be joining the Campaigns and Activations team and is coming in to help the team fully master their branding efforts. They are reporting into the VP of Creative. You will work alongside an Art Director with the same level of experience as a dynamic duo of design + copy. Responsibilities: Create clear, engaging and consistent content for a variety of marketing channels to cultivate client relationships, while ensuring grammatical accuracy, message clarity, and consistent tone. Conceive, develop and bring scripts to life across a variety of channels with includes (but not limited to) Instagram stories, radio spots, and promo/advertising video ads. Run with creative briefs and brainstorming sessions, and collaborate on in-house/agency campaign work. Manage simultaneous projects with many moving parts. Experience: Experience in copywriting, with a background in video script writing that appeals to wide audiences. Deep experience and knowledge in developing brand standards and brand voice writing. Excellent verbal and written communication. Active learner. Blended background – agency + in-house Campaign creation experience. Experience on world-class brands, fashion or lifestyle influence (bonus points: fashion!) Skills: The ability to craft compelling copy in any format (scripts, headlines, body copy, etc.). A portfolio of great creative work that shows your ability to work across a variety of channels. Current experience and knowledge of social media platforms and best practices, and up-to-date with cultural trends. A good partner who can collaborate conceptually with other creatives. Apply today!
Onward Search has a new exciting role for a freelance UX Researcher who can start immediately onsite at our client’s San Francisco, CA office. Our client is looking for a UX Researcher that is able to, and enjoys, providing answers to the most challenging questions in the product’s design. To be successful in this position you must be self-motivated, collaborative, creative, and have the ability to research with swiftness. If this sounds like you, waste no time and apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES: Proactively obtain research and metrics from other sources to provide comprehensive recommendations that improve the design and business strategy. Conduct thoughtful research to help aid teams in grasping customer needs, attitudes, and behaviors. Collaborate with other teams (ex. Researchers, designers, content strategists, architects, product managers, engineers) to solve problems for better user experience. Additionally, cooperate with research partners to synthesize and leverage existing data and coordinate research efforts. Advise on how to best face research goals and questions so other partners don’t have to. Compile work that informs both strategic and tactical efforts. Solve design and business issues in a creative manner with multiple research approaches to make the experience simpler and more pleasant. Provide multiple options and recommendations with enthusiasm. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, or another related field. Must have at least 3 years of previous professional research experience. At least 5 years of experience with user research specifically, highly preferred. Must have written and oral Native fluency or high proficiency in Spanish and English. Proficiency in formative and summative usability research methods and their application in fast-paced business. Previous involvement with field studies, participatory design, heuristic evaluations, and competitive testing is highly preferred. Proven experience of team work/collaboration. Knowledge of structuring un-moderated studies and moderating live studies. Incorporates other research to enhance work as well as keep track of latest industry developments and news. Adaptable and able to work effectively in time constraint and ever-changing environment without jeopardizing quality of work. Impeccable negotiation, presentation, and communication skills. Ability to work independently, but not afraid to seek feedback.
Creative Project Manager
If you would like to be the glue that helps keeping projects together, then this is a great opportunity for you. Onward Search has an awesome client that is looking to fill a freelance creative project manager position. We are looking for someone to direct workflows and coordinate creative projects and campaigns. You will collaborate with the creative team on projects that will vary from print collateral, to branding, digital/media and more. RESPONSIBILITIES Manage day-to-day projects, define obstacles or time sensitive situations and assist in conceptualizing solutions Ensure team members receive updates and clear direction throughout the duration of the project/camping Act as an extension of quality control, ensuring projects delivered to Marketing and Sales are error free, meet objectives and are within budget Determine resources and coordinate assignments with the creative team Act as the point of contact for all projects Gather all project requirements, objectives, delivery dates, etc. and then create clear project plans Provide feedback on Project Management tools, and update them accordingly QUALIFICATIONS 3-6 years of experience Excellent, proven organizational skills, including strong attention to detail and managing multiple projects simultaneously Experience using digital workflows/project management software a plus Experience or knowledge in the production of events, campaigns, printed collateral, presentations, websites, videos, media creative, and other marketing materials Experience leading the organization of in-person pitch presentations. Please apply today if interested.
Senior Product Designer
Onward Search has a new exciting opportunity for a freelance Product Designer position with one of our largest ecommerce clients. Being a product designer for this client, you will work hands on to deliver experiences through ideation, design exploration, prototyping, designing user flows and testing. You will liaise with partners in Product, Engineering and Analytics, and dedicate your team’s collective creativity to delivering experiences that delight our customers. Our client is seeking a freelance Product Designer that can start immediately onsite in the California office. This individual should also be passionate, customer-centric visual and interactive designer with experience working in cross-functional teams. They need someone who can provide product with recommendations and make design decisions with minimal guidance and jump into a role to make an immediate impact. If this sounds like you then apply today! RESPONSIBILITIES Apply a user-centered approach to requirements and interdependencies – to develop engaging interfaces. Apply techniques like storyboards and sketching to communicate interaction design concepts. Make design decisions based on good judgement, experience, research, and data. Make a real impact at scale through new product launches and interface improvements that effect billions of our customers every day. Be part of a fun, humble team, always learning, collaborating with other designers to deliver a cohesive customer centered experience. You’ll apply your expertise in interactive design, visual design, and prototyping and tap into your empathetic brain to solve complex ecommerce challenges. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree (Bachelor’s inDesign, User Experience (UX), Human Computer Interaction, Mass Communications or related field preferred) At least 5 years of experience designing for multiple platforms experience At least 3 years of experience as a senior visual and interaction designer or equivalent practical experience. Experience working in and navigating a corporate environment independently is a strong plus. A strong product design portfolio that demonstrates how you design to solve customer needs. Excellent grasp of the design thinking and prototyping process, including product/interaction/visual, with the know-how to move from pencil on paper to layout to pixel-perfect handoff using tools such as Sketch, Invision, and Zeplin. Stellar interaction skills (track record of deploying user interface standards and conventions, functional communication flows, dynamic engaging interfaces). Stellar visual skill (attention to detail, stay on brand, build new patterns). Deep understanding of design principals and industry trends. Expert communication and presentation skills with ability to clearly present your work; you are articulate and can advocate design rationale. Readily give and receive constructive feedback. Expert partnering with cross functional teams in launching new products and improvements to existing features. Experience delivering successful design for responsive web, iOS and Android and/or experience building efficient scalable systems or in eCommerce is a strong plus.
Our client, an online personal styling service, is looking for a Sr. Copywriter to join their exciting team. This person will be joining the Campaigns and Activations team, and is coming in to help the team fully master their branding efforts. They are reporting into the VP of Creative. You will work alongside a Sr. Art Director with your same level of experience as a dynamic duo of design + copy. Responsibilities: Developing scripts for photo shoots and films for proper scripted work – :30, :60, :120 clips Direct full-scale, integrated marketing campaigns from concept to completion, developing the best possible experiences in advertising, social, content, OOH, events & live channel activations, in-app and on-web programming and more. Participate in the development of conceptually rich marketing activations, and be responsible for producing the attendant assets across a variety of channels and platforms. Projects will range from next generation digital marketing campaigns, to novel social activations, to traditional print-based work Experience: Experience writing scripts for short video campaigns Blended background – agency + in-house Campaign creation experience. Experience on world class brands, fashion or lifestyle influence (bonus points: fashion!)
Onward Search has a new exciting opportunity for a freelance UX Writer. The opportunity is with one of our biggest clients who is looking for a UX Writer that will create helpful copy that guides the members through their journeys. Our client wants a candidate that is skilled at using language to simplify product interactions and help a user figure out what to do next, but also integrate the brand voice into those interactions. This freelance UX Writer opportunity has an immediate start at our client’s office in San Francisco. If you focus on user needs, continuously improve your copy to increase user comprehension, and you love to solve complex problems and work closely with others who feel the same, apply for this opportunity today! Day to Day: Make sure that the user flow is clear, concise, and on brand and voice. Collaborate with product management, business, research, creative and UX partners to develop a cohesive narrative across multiple platforms and touch points. Write copy for end-to-end product experience—everything from user interactions, tool tips, and buttons, to onboarding flows, app store assets, and emails. Ensure consistency of language and content across platforms and digital channels. Contribute to the conceptual design process, providing insights, recommendations, and copy to improve existing experiences Qualifications: At least 5 years of relevant writing experience that includes writing for consumer-facing products. Strong portfolio. Solid understanding and experience with the UX process (research, design, prototype, test) and use of empathy, logic, and hard data to inform content and language choices. Ability to write brief, persuasive, on-task copy for the user interface that keeps users engaged and reduces errors and confusion. Satisfaction from team collaboration and previous experience working closely with product managers and designers. Great time management skills, as well as the ability to adapt to the ever-changing priorities of the eCommerce business. Ability to work quickly and efficiently without sacrificing a consistently high level of attention to detail. Strong presentation, communication, and negotiation skills.
Our client, a global digital-financial agency, is looking for two UX Researchers to join their team for a massive project. This is a long-term freelance opportunity that will sit onsite at their client’s office, 40 hrs/wk in Santa Clara, CA. You will be collaborating with other team members to conduct user research, surveys, and testing to ultimately identify and develop new services that address customer needs. Responsibilities: Work closely with product teams, as well as other designers and researchers, to identify important research questions Design and execute studies that address both user behavior and attitudes, using the right methodology for the right questions Generate insights that shape how product teams think about medium and long-term product strategy Communicate insights in creative and compelling ways Work with other researchers to create an institutional knowledge base curated from individual research projects Effective interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaboration skills Qualifications: MA/MS/Ph.D. in a human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Sociology, Information Science, Economics, Political Science, etc.) 3+ years of experience in applied product research. Strong understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process. Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices. Demonstrated experience with leading/moderating qualitative/quantitative research studies such as usability testing and contextual inquiry, survey design and remote testing (e.g., UserZoom or Qualtrics); focus groups, card sorting, participatory design, and ethnography, etc. Working knowledge of statistics and experimental design preferred Experience working with large-scale data in multi-method studies a plus Experience with survey design, response effects, and pivot tables also a plus Apply now to learn more!