envisionit - Chicago, IL 60601

Description of job/position

envisionit, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Chicago, is seeking a Web Developer to join our growing team. Our clients span a number of industries from Emerging Tech to Travel & Leisure and our teams boast many talents across the ever-evolving spectrum of digital. We believe firmly you should enjoy what you do every day, so we make passion a priority. As a Web Developer at envisionit, you will work alongside a tight-knit bunch of seriously talented people who genuinely like each other, have fun and work hard for the collective success. Not to mention, the lake is like two blocks away. You can see the Bean without even having to squint. If you love coding, and working with people, and figuring it out, it’s a pretty great place.

A brief POV on the role:

“I care about the way things look and function on a website. I approach styling by identifying common visual themes so that elements and interactions are reusable. I use modern front-end frameworks, libraries, and workflows to create engaging, optimized web experiences. I engage strategies that allow me to not have to reinvent the wheel every time. In my code, the naming conventions I use are consistent, clear, and commented. Files are organized in a way that makes sense and are well-documented. At the very least, my end product visually represents the designer’s concepts, but along the way, I’ve added tasteful enhancements and interactions that are consistent with the business initiatives and brand expectations that the designer may not have necessarily considered.”

Experience & Requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • A solid understanding of current front-end development techniques as well as configuring and customizing various CMS systems

  • Someone who sees the bigger picture, and avoids using inline styles and compartmentalizing code blocks as much as possible

  • Experience developing in PHP, HTML, XML, and JavaScript strongly desired, as well as a moderate understanding of database design

  • Familiarity with responsive and/or adaptive design implementation

  • Strong understanding of UX for both web and mobile experiences

  • Understanding of git and git flow and typical versioning practices

  • Experience working with PHP-based content management systems (such as Wordpress, Joomla, OctoberCMS) as well as open source frameworks like Laravel

  • Ability to empathize with client’s needs and translate them into an exceptional result

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced collaborative agency environment, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously without losing attention to detail or quality

  • A team player that is an asset to the agency, willing to work on internal initiatives, share knowledge and thought leadership in service of education and promoting agency expertise

    The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 3-5 years of professional experience in a development role.

Responsibilities

Key functions:

  • Build websites that allow for easy editability for novice administrators and are straightforward to maintain for other developers

  • Develop code that adheres to project requirements primarily using HTML, CSS/LESS/SASS, XML/JSON, AJAX , javascript, and PHP

  • Extend Bootstrap or similar framework to make for efficient code theming and customization

  • Design, create, and manage relational databases utilizing MySQL

  • Work with Creative/UX/Project Managers to help determine best programming practices used for a project

  • Perform quality control and testing of web programming to ensure expected functionality

  • Adhere to version control policies

  • Troubleshoot development issues and work with various departmental teams to discuss development-related issues and/or the impact of their specific development requests on the project

  • Stay current with industry technologies and research emerging ones, sharing knowledge with appropriate internal staff