Visual Designer

ExpandTheRoom (ETR) is currently seeking a visual designer to join our team. The right candidate is positive, passionate about our industry and someone who enjoys collaborating with team members and clients alike to achieve the very best result. She/he is solution-minded and is constantly looking for ways to improve themselves and the team around them.

ETR is a fast-paced, full service creative agency with multiple big name clients located in lower manhattan. Current clients include: ESPN, Rolling Stone, Business Insider, AMEX, GSN, Nick, NHL and Us Weekly.

Responsibilities:

  • Create clean, organized and detailed, concepts and mockups
  • Flawless and detailed execution of team’s ideas
  • Create designs that push the creativity of the company forward
  • Contribute ideas and demonstrate strong conceptual thinking as part of the initial creative process
  • Provide thoughtful feedback and constructive creative input
  • Participate in client meetings, pitches and industry events as required

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A strong online portfolio, showcasing expertly executed design across a  range of styles
  • Minimum of 2 years interactive design experience
  • proficiency of Photoshop, Illustrator and other design softwares (including keynote)
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • A firm understanding of UX within the web and mobile spaces
  • Able to receive and grow from feedback and constructive criticism from team members
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Experience with prototyping in HTML, CSS, jQuery a plus
  • A desire to grow with our company and to push us forward

The position is lower manhattan based. Please send resume, portfolio, and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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Interactive Producer / Project Manager

ExpandTheRoom LLC (ETR), a Manhattan based full service creative agency, is looking for a well-rounded, enthusiastic producer to join the team. At ETR you will have the opportunity to work with top tier clients including Us Magazine, Rolling Stone, NHL, Disney, ESPN, American Express, and NBC, just to name a few.

The right person for this position must be a team player who enjoys a fast-paced, deadline driven environment working with demanding clients and a number of creative teams. S/he must be a solution minded, proactive thinker dedicated to meeting our client’s goals and timelines and have a passion for learning and bettering ExpandTheRoom’s business overall. S/he need not apply if they have an ego or attitude that can’t be checked at the front door each morning.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the strategic, creative and technical execution of a project throughout its life cycle
  • Assist in generating and managing project plans & schedules
  • Serve as main contact between clients and the internal team
  • Contribute problem solving solutions to every project
  • Identify risk or bottlenecks then be proactive in finding solutions
  • Track projects in great detail through Basecamp, our project management software
  • Communicate upcoming resource needs to the Associate Director of Production on a weekly basis
  • Managing tasks and bug tracking using JIRA, Lighthouse or an equivalent tool
  • Provide QA to all projects throughout the design, build and launch phases

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in interactive, web, and/or mobile
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Conceptual understanding of web technologies including but not limited to HTML, Flash, and CMS frameworks
  • General passion of the interactive industry and the desire to stay on top of emerging web technologies and trends

 

The position is lower manhattan based. Please send resume and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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Art Director

ExpandTheRoom (ETR) is currently seeking an Art Director to lead visual design initiatives for the company. The ideal candidate comes from an agency background where he/she has been a hands-on leader driving the design of projects forward for the clients and the agency. The Art Director is involved in most creative undertakings, from kickoff and initial concepts to final sign off of designs before delivery. The Art Director will report to our Creative Director and will work closely with our Producers, UX, Strategy, Business Development and Technology Teams.

ETR is a fast-paced, full service creative agency with multiple big name clients located in lower Manhattan. A few clients include ESPN, RollingStone, Business Insider, AMEX, GSN, Nick, NHL and Us Weekly.

The ideal candidate has strong experience creating and managing design directions and materials. The daily work includes creating concepts and creative approaches to projects, nailing down guidelines for artistic direction, making quick directional design mock-ups, leading and coaching the designers, and ensure all deliverables adhere to top quality standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong creative concepts, solutions, materials and directions for the team, clients and company
  • Manage the design process and uphold a standard for exceptional design execution from the team
  • Effectively inspiring the team and the client through ideas, designs and quality mindset
  • Create stunning designs that push the creative level in the company forward
  • Seeing and communicating the artistic vision to the team and the client
  • Provide well thought feedback and consistent creative input to the team
  • Recognizing, finding and nurturing new design talent
  • Scope design phases and work effort of projects accurately and efficiently
  • Attend pitches, client meetings and industry events as required

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A strong online portfolio, showcasing expertly executed ranges of design skills and styles
  • Minimum of 5 years interactive experience in defining and driving the creative on significant projects
  • Expert proficiency in multiple types of design software, including Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to find positive solutions to challenging design problems
  • A firm understanding of UX within web and mobile apps and sites
  • Immaculate attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a team and grow creative culture
  • Passion and desire to define the look and feel of what is next in visual and interaction design

The position is lower manhattan based. Please send resume, portfolio, and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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Quality Assurance Specialist

The right candidate for this role will enjoy working at a fast-paced, medium-sized, full-service creative agency. We specialize in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. Our team is passionate, hard-working, hard-playing, and a lot of fun.

The Quality Assurance Specialist will perform the planning and executing of tests on a variety of platforms to ensure we are developing our products at the highest possible quality. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and a great problem solver with a proven track record as a QA tester that works well in teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and build out test plans based on product requirements and functional specifications
  • Performs full functional & regression testing across multiple platforms and devices
  • Coordinate workload and activities for QA efforts
  • Standardize processes based on quality assurance best practices
  • Provide a single point of contact for QA needs
  • Act as QA Lead on a project by project basis
  • Scope testing efforts and represent QA in planning meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in QA methodologies and best practices
  • Solid analytical thinker with excellent written, presentation, and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with different project teams to achieve QA goals
  • Experience testing on OSX/Windows, iOS, and Android platforms
  • Experience testing CMS platforms (e.g. WordPress, Drupal)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or relevant work history in field

Please send resume, portfolio, and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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Experience Designer

The right candidate for this role will enjoy working at a fast-paced, medium-sized, full-service creative agency. We specialize in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. Our team is passionate, hard-working, hard-playing, and a lot of fun.

This is a great career opportunity with amazing growth potential that exposes the right candidate to both best practices and innovation in design. The selected candidate for this role will work closely with experience designers, visual designers, developers, and producers to develop responsive web/application, mobile, and interactive experiences. We’re looking for someone who has a passion for designing intuitive digital experiences with the ability to demonstrate the following:

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with team as part of the ideation process to understand wireframes, user interaction models, and personas
  • Effectively communicate solutions to internal team members and clients
  • Produce storyboards, interface flows, lo-fi/hi-fi wireframes, and related complimentary documentation
  • Maintain internal and client expectations throughout the discovery and design phases
  • Organize and conduct usability reviews with internal and external populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years post-graduate experience
  • Solid analytical thinker with excellent written, presentation, and visual communication skills
  • Strong, clean visual design sense with an understanding of general design patterns
  • A portfolio that demonstrates solid knowledge of web design principles
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript is a plus

Please send resume and portfolio to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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Interactive Developer

ExpandTheRoom (ETR) is seeking a talented Interactive Developer to join our expanding team. The ideal candidate has a strong passion for the latest cutting edge web technologies and a keen eye for creative detail. The candidate will be responsible for turning wireframes and comps into working websites and web applications while adhering to the project schedule and deadlines. The candidate will be able to write robust code that conforms to industry best practices and ETR’s coding style guidelines and standards. Candidates should have the ability to work within a small team of passionate Interactive Developers looking to push the boundaries of what we can do with code.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, including responsive design techniques
  • Experience with LESS or other CSS preprocessor
  • Strong JavaScript and CSS3 animation skills
  • Experience with a JavaScript MV* frameworks (Knockout, Angular, Backbone etc.)
  • Understanding of the basics of OO design – encapsulation, abstraction, polymorphism
  • Experience with automation tools (Grunt, ANT etc.)
  • Awareness of backend technologies (PHP, NodeJS etc.)
  • Experience with Git
  • Ability to deliver high quality work
  • Passion for staying current with emerging web technologies

Does this describe you?:

  • Passionate about technology and the industry
  • Appreciation of open source libraries and the clarity to determine when they should be utilized or developed from scratch
  • Interest in learning new languages and finding ways they can be integrated into current client work
  • Patient, clear thinking and level headed, solution oriented mindset
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Comfortable working with big brand clients and high-traffic websites
  • Enjoys working with a team to invent creative, efficient solutions to various challenges

Please send resume, portfolio samples, and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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PHP Developer

The right candidate for this role will enjoy working at a fast-paced, medium-sized, full-service creative agency with multiple big name clients. We specialize in the media, sports and entertainment industries. Our team is passionate, hard-working and hard-playing. We’re not afraid of any project and love figuring out the tough ones. This position is Manhattan based.

We’re searching for successful PHP developers to join our development team. You’ll be responsible for development and support of new and existing applications for a variety of our clients. The right candidates will have excellent teamwork and can adapt to working on projects both large and small, with varying requirements and unique problems. We’re not just looking for someone to sit in front of a terminal and code for hours on end; rather, they should be interested in learning, growing, and trying new technology.

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements:

  • Highly skilled in PHP and MySQL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Passion for web development and technology
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science (or similar), or equivalent experience

Additional Skills:

  • Hands-on experience with a modern PHP framework (e.g. Symfony 2, Laravel)
  • Experience working with PHP CMSes (e.g. WordPress, Drupal)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and common JS libraries (e.g. jQuery)
  • Familiarity using Git
  • Exposure to another language/paradigm (e.g. NodeJS, Python, Scala)
  • Interest in other fields such as deployment/devops, cloud computing, client-side development, async or reactive programming
  • Experience or interest in open source development

Benefits:

A better than most benefits package including: health, dental, 401K with company matching, educational benefits, 3 weeks of vacation and more.

Please send resume, code samples, and salary requirements.

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Mobile Developer (Android)

The right candidate for this role will enjoy working at a fast-paced, medium-sized, full-service creative agency with multiple big name clients. We specialize in the media, sports and entertainment industries. Our team is passionate, hard-working and hard-playing. We’re not afraid of any project and love figuring out the tough ones. This position is Manhattan based.

We’re searching for successful Android developers with extensive knowledge of Java and the Android SDK.

Requirements:

  • Expertise in Java and the Android SDK
  • Knowledge of Eclipse
  • Strong grasp of Android SDK compatibility concepts
  • Experience working with a formal QA process and version controlled environment
  • Demonstrated solid coding practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Please send resume, portfolio samples, and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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Mobile Developer (iOS)

The right candidate for this role will enjoy working at a fast-paced, medium-sized, full-service creative agency with multiple big name clients. We specialize in the media, sports and entertainment industries. Our team is passionate, hard-working, hard-playing and a lot of fun. We’re not afraid of any project and love figuring out the tough ones.

We’re searching for successful and passionate iOS developers. Available positions are full-time and Manhattan based.

Requirements:

  • Expertise in Objective C for iPhone and iPad
  • Knowledge of Xcode
  • Examples of executed apps in the App store
  • Experience working with a formal QA process and version controlled environment
  • Demonstrated solid coding practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Does this describe you?

  • Passionate about technology and the industry
  • Patient, clear thinking and level headed
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Comfortable working with big brand clients and high-traffic websites
  • Enjoys working with a team to invent creative, efficient solutions to various challenges

If so, please send resume, portfolio samples, and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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