atLarge, Inc.

Interactive Developers - Permanent - Manchester, England

Posted on September 3, 2014

Contract Type:
Company: atLarge, Inc.
Salary: Competetive

Company Description:

atLarge, Inc. is a proven leader in delivering innovative, interactive solutions on time and on budget. We consistently deliver solutions that produce results where our competitors falter because of our interdisciplinary approach that intertwines strategy, technology and creative methodologies around a foundation of innovation. Established in 2006, atLarge specialises in all facets of digital consumer marketing including brand strategy, social engagement, application development, strategic planning, analytics consulting and search engagement. atLarge, Inc. gives businesses the creative,

the ideas, the strategies and the communications to elevate their images, their sales, their reach and their appeal.

The extraordinary, the challenging, the breakthrough are what this agency lives for, and it’s what our clients expect.

We are a privately held corporation with offices in Sarasota, Florida and Manchester, England. Across our global footprint, atLarge brings more than 150 years of combined experience in digital strategy and interactive development. Our strategy team comes from traditional advertising planning and management consultancy backgrounds whilst our designers are fluent in W3C standards for accessibility and strict architecture specifications. Programming acumen includes PHP, XML, Actionscript, AJAX, ASP, DHTML, Cocoa and JavaScript. Database fluency includes IBM, Microsoft, MySQL and Oracle.

Organisations such as IMG, The Ringling Museum, Sun, Hewlett-Packard and Petco have leveraged our unique approach to gain a competitive global foothold. Our successes have included online campaigns for many similar organizations, including the Sarasota Film Festival, Ruth Eckerd Hall, ActionQuest, Ford Motor Company, METI, Ringling College of Art and Design, VISIT SARASOTA and The Observer.

Job Description:

All Interactive Developers! Listen up! You ready to create waves in the digital industry?

Good. Because atLarge are looking to hire Interactive Developers for our Sarasota, Florida and Manchester, UK offices. What are we all about? Shaking up the industry with groundbreaking digital projects. And, we’re all for laughing together, working hard, brainstorming endlessly and collaborating on everything.

We’re changing the game in the digital industry.

That takes a team of visionary talent which isn’t afraid to break a few rules to achieve the best user experiences. Are you familiar with UX and UI? Can you create powerful visual web-ready artwork? Do you find pleasure in balancing your creativity with the consistency of style guides? Can you communicate your strategies and rationale to others in a pleasant and professional manner? Are you eager to learn and embrace new techniques and technologies?

Yes? That’s fantastic, sounds like you could be part of our team.

We’re looking for independent thinkers who take initiative. We’re on the hunt for someone who loves to work well with others and finds joy in intense collaboration. If you get a thrill from producing amazing work and incredible results, then you’re just what we’re looking for!

We challenge ourselves to become the best, and in order to achieve that mission we have a few standards.

So, onto the details… Here’s a few qualities we need in an Interactive Developer:

Comfortable working under tight deadlines and release schedules
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Able to work in a small tight-knit group and collaborate effectively with developers, copywriters, marketing strategists, and client stakeholders
Positive mental attitude and patience
Oh, and you should be pretty ace at Foosball (Table Football for those of you across the pond), because that’s how we like to brainstorm here at atLarge.
And the nitty gritty. Our Interactive Developers need to meet a few technical expectations:

Professional proficiency in core technologies for Front-end development (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery).
Highly proficient understanding of HTML and CSS.
Ability to write and maintain a scalable, strategic and DRY CSS architecture.
Professional knowledge / usage of Sass and it’s framework.
Professional knowledge / usage of Grunt and it’s CLI.
Ability to write semantic, well documented code.
Knowledge of coding standards and style guides.
Experience writing Object Literal jQuery.
Experience working with Javascript/jQuery libraries (modernizr.js, jquery.easing.js, debounce.js, respond.js, etc).
Experience with mobile first and responsive ideologies / implementations.
Debugging experience in IE8+ as well as other modern browsers.
Familiarity with GIT, LAMP stack and Terminal/CLI’s.
Knowledge of Drupal/Wordpress theming, UI and basic site administration.
Basic knowledge of PHP.

Complementary to this, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Fireworks and Photoshop, as well as Sketch would be exceptionally advantageous.

Experience in Visual, Interactive, and/or User Design.
Proficient with web design tools Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks.

We realize that’s a lot of qualities and expectations to meet, but there you have it, that’s the kind of person we’re looking for on our team. Think you have what it takes?

Well, what are you waiting for? If you’re keen to join in on the action, apply today.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”

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