Senior 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.

Looking For:

  • 3-5 years of digital agency experience.
  • Proven portfolio consisting of high quality work.
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Desire to solve design challenges and set new standards.
  • Confidence and skill to communicate ideas clearly.
  • Strong conceptual thinking throughout the creative process.
  • Solid understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, site architecture, user interfaces, and navigation.
  • Ability to build relationships, understand client vision/direction and present designs and concepts.
  • Interest in the latest design trends and technology.
  • A great attitude and a lack of ego.
  • Ability to multi-task and be efficient.
  • A desire to grow with our company and to push us forward.

If interested in this position, please send resume, portfolio, and salary requirements to iwannawork@expandtheroom.com.

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Interactive Developer

ExpandTheRoom (ETR) is seeking a 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 work closely with our design team, 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 will 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 SASS/LESS or other CSS preprocessor
  • Strong JavaScript and CSS3 animation skills
  • Experience with a JavaScript MV* frameworks (Knockout, Angular, Backbone etc.)
  • Understanding of OO design and principles – encapsulation, abstraction, polymorphism
  • Experience with automation tools (Grunt, Gulp)
  • Awareness of backend technologies (PHP, NodeJS etc.)
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • 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
  • A love for beautifully crafted user experiences and interfaces
  • Interested in learning new languages/technologies and finding ways in which they can be integrated into current client work
  • Patient and level headed with a 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 submit your resume, examples of two or three of your projects that you are most proud of, and your salary requirements.

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Digital Producer

ExpandTheRoom (ETR), a Manhattan based digital agency, is looking for a well-rounded, enthusiastic Producer to join the team. 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 collaborative, 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
  • Work together with team members to brainstorm and implement strategic solutions to client problems
  • Identify risks or bottlenecks, and be proactive in finding solutions
  • Track project progress in great detail
  • Communicate upcoming resource needs to the Associate Director of Production on a daily basis
  • Manage tasks and bug tracking using JIRA, Codebase, or an equivalent tool
  • Provide QA to all projects throughout the design, build and launch phases

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in client service and/or project management preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Conceptual understanding of web technologies including but not limited to HTML/CSS, Javascript, and CMS frameworks
  • A team player who is comfortable wearing many hats in a given day
  • Enthusiasm for emerging web technologies and trends
  • General passion for creating great work

The position is based in lower Manhattan. Please send us a cover letter along with your resume telling us why you’d be the right candidate for the position: 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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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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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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