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OPEN JOBS

Are you a genius marketing strategist, designer, technologist, writer or project manager? Do you hate wasting time and brain cells on bad brand interactions? Are you powerless to stop yourself from thinking about how common daily experiences could be made more frictionless, fantastic or effective? Excellent. You’re our kind of gal/guy/weirdo/candidate.


Front End Architect

WE:

  • Are looking for a full-time, Front End Architect, aka someone to develop digital experiences for our clients and lead front end development across the team
  • Work in a team-based, ego-free environment
  • Strive to create disruptive, frictionless and fantastic interactive experiences
  • Are open to ideas and believe they can come from anywhere

YOU:

  • Are a Senior Front End Developer or Front End Architect
  • Will report to the Executive Director of Technology
  • Architect and develop HTML/CSS/Javascript and are able to crank out a responsive website as easily as building an email
  • Keep up with the latest development trends, always focusing on how to build a better mousetrap, without having to start from scratch every time
  • Can talk about technical stuff with technical peers
  • Can also talk about technical stuff with our intern’s grandma without getting frustrated
  • Take pride in your work
  • Love what you do
  • Want to push boundaries and above all else, do great work

YOU WILL:

  • Lead the development of highly interactive and creative designs using HTML, CSS and Javascript for client projects
  • Rapidly create prototypes and proof of concept work utilizing emerging and edge technologies, helping to assess idea and project feasibility and effort
  • Focus on building highly performant code using libraries like Angular, React, and Redux
  • Help to set code standards, libraries/frameworks in use, documentation, tools and process to improve quality of code and workflow
  • Work with other tech team members to create complete, multi-tier systems to support web sites, web applications, and other digital products
  • Coordinate with and provide development oversight (e.g., code reviews) of on- and off-site developers
  • Evaluate and interview potential developer candidates
  • Collaborate with the Creative (UX and Visual Design) and Strategy teams to effectively support creative marketing ideas
  • Lead technology architecture and development on assigned projects by:
    • Developing strong relationships with client technical teams and finding the best solution that effectively uses BEAM’s technical team to enhance client capabilities
    • Serving as the primary contact and liaison for the client technical team
    • Identifying and defining project tasks
    • Collaborating with the consulting and production teams in the development of these schedules and estimates
    • Being responsible for quality assurance and adherence to BEAM standards of architecture and development

YOU HAVE:

  • Ten years’ experience building dynamic web sites and applications
  • Extreme proficiency in the following (the stuff you never need to Google):
    • HTML markup
    • SASS / CSS (preferably BEM or SMACSS style markup)
    • Javascript: vanilla DOM manipulation, jQuery, Ajax, Promise, and async-based programming
  • Hands-on experience with, but not necessarily a master of:
    • Angular 1
    • React / Redux
    • Node JS
    • ES6
    • RequireJS
    • Git
    • 3rd party personalization and testing services (e.g., Optimizely, Adobe Target, Evergage)
  • Experience configuring and maintaining build tools (Gulp / Grunt)
  • Prior experience working with enterprise, preferably Java-based, content management systems such as Adobe Experience Manager or Bloomreach Experience (Hippo)
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, with the ability to address performance and page speed optimization, resolving accessibility-related issues, etc.
  • Hands-on experience working with AngularJS and/or other JavaScript MVC frameworks
  • Ability to assess the technical needs of a project and provide realistic/accurate estimates
  • Strong Responsive/Adaptive development skills supporting multiple devices
  • Commitment to quality, customer service, and teamwork
  • BS in Computer Science, Design, Communications or other related field

PLUS:

  • An eye for design
  • Plays nice with others
  • Detail-oriented
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Desire to learn new web technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills, with experience contributing to project documentation

 

About BEAM

Three words that matter a lot to us. These words describe what we think your brand should be. They also describe what we try to be every day at BEAM, in our interactions with our clients and each other:

FRICTIONLESS: Because people are busy. And being easier and faster to deal with is a competitive advantage that’s never been more important.

FANTASTIC: Because finding the right moments to be memorably useful, innovative or super-fun is what makes people notice and care.

EFFECTIVE: Because knowing what’s working and why is essential. And so is having clear ideas for how to make things work even better.

We’re 30+ strategists, managers, designers, writers, architects, developers, and data analysts. We can’t stand office politics and administrative codswallop. We just like to focus on the daily challenge of living up to the three simple words listed above. Why? Because we’re all consumers and we want our interactions with brands to be way more efficient, more useful and fun.
Job Type: Full-time


UX Designer

We’re looking for a super-smart user experience designer with a passion for product design and multi-touch, cross-channel experience design. Someone who knows how to collaborate with UX strategy, tech and visual design leads in the exploration and creation of frictionless, fantastic and effective experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Sketch and wireframe digital experiences
  • Document and annotate wireframes
  • Create personas, journeys, user flows and sitemaps for Fidelity, MINI and MFS
  • Build interactive prototypes using tools like Axure and InVision
  • Support our Experience Strategy group by participating in user testing, generative research and design sprints

Nice to Have:

  • Degree in HCI, Human Factors, Sociology or Graphic Design
  • Familiarity with Design Thinking
  • Experience designing across devices and platforms
  • An understanding of social platforms and best practices to engage with users
  • Digital agency experience
  • A curious mind

About BEAM

Three words that matter a lot to us. These words describe what we think your brand should be. They also describe what we try to be every day at BEAM, in our interactions with our clients and each other:

FRICTIONLESS: Because people are busy. And being easier and faster to deal with is a competitive advantage that’s never been more important.

FANTASTIC: Because finding the right moments to be memorably useful, innovative or super-fun is what makes people notice and care.

EFFECTIVE: Because knowing what’s working and why is essential. And so is having clear ideas for how to make things work even better.

We’re a motley band of strategists, managers, designers, writers, architects, developers, and data analysts. We can’t stand office politics and administrative codswallop. We just like to focus on the daily challenge of living up to the three simple words listed above. Why? Because we’re all humans and we want our interactions with brands to be way more efficient, more useful and fun.

We’re also pretty competitive and fight hard to help the individuals we work with win. We want them to be heroes for innovating and making experiences that get talked about. For moving the needle like nobody else in their organization. Because when this happens, we win too. Not much more to it than that.