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Web Designer & Developer Job Description Posting

Channel Clarity, a rapidly-growing internet marketing company located in Chicago's River North neighborhood, has an opening for a Web Developer. Our company is looking for motivated individuals with a passion for technology to be part of a fun, fast-paced, and successful culture. Qualified candidates have a strong understanding of web design and development along with system architecture. This position works closely with the business development team and business users to provide creative solutions which are viewed daily by thousands of users.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and unit test data-driven websites using HTML, XML, CSS, PHP/MySQL and JavaScript / JavaScript Libraries
  • Develop and optimize code for internal reporting systems
  • Communicate with business users to resolve defects and implement enhancements for improved system performance
  • Identify and document business/system requirements
  • Promote a positive attitude with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or similar
  • 1-3 years of development experience, preferably with PHP in an XP environment
  • Experience in dynamic website design and development
  • Skill working with Linux servers and the LAMP framework
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming utilizing an agile methodology (XP, Scrum, etc.) is ideal

Company Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer compensation commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and solid work samples here:

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Senior Software Engineer Employee Description

Channel Clarity’s Senior Software Engineer/Architect is a skilled and experienced software developer responsible for the detailed design, implementation, and testing of subsystems and system components. This individual promotes and follows a structured approach/methodology to software development in order to ensure consist and repeatable execution and quality. In addition, engineers must be equipped to maintain a current knowledge of industry technologies, tools, and best practices.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and unit test REST services and batch processes using Python, RabbitMQ, MySQL, and MongoDB
  • Create efficient SQL and NoSQL queries
  • Lead the design and implementation of enterprise-level data models
  • Update, debug and optimize the design of new or existing relational databases
  • Oversee and mentor staff in design, coding, and build/release management best practices
  • Work with business users to define business/system requirements, develop specifications, and architect innovative solutions
  • Coordinate with users and infrastructure support to resolve defects and implement enhancements for improved system performance
  • Promote a positive attitude and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment
  • Work with Infrastructure Engineers to design an efficient and cost-effective runtime environment
  • Ensure the overall quality of releases
  • On-call support of high impact production issues

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree – preferably in computer science or similar
  • 5+ years of development experience, preferably with Python, Ruby, or Java in an agile environment
  • Experience in dynamic website development and architecture
  • Skill working with Linux servers and the LAMP framework
  • Familiarity with RabbitMQ, 0MQ, or other message queueing systems
  • Experience with object-oriented programming, MVC architectures and development frameworks (Django, Code Igniter, etc.)
  • Experience with development using a formal SDLC, ideally an agile methodology (Scrum, XP, etc.)
  • Knowledge of ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) principles and tools
  • Prior experience and/or training with system architecture and infrastructure support a plus

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer compensation commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and solid work samples here:

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Project Coordinator Internship

Channel Clarity has an opening for a project coordinator intern. Qualified candidates have a desire and capacity to learn project management and business analysis fundamentals including development of business flows, documentation of business requirements, and testing systems to validate alignment with business requirements. This position reports directly to the VP of Operations and works closely with the marketing team, graphic designers, and developers to build websites which are viewed daily by thousands of users.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the implementation of new sites, new advertisements, and assigned projects
  • Test and validate new websites and reports to ensure quality presentation
  • Develop process flows, use cases and report layouts
  • Build power point presentations and document business requirements
  • Promote a positive attitude with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or evidence of work towards a degree in business administration, liberal arts, or engineering with a GPA above 3.0
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and a self-starter attitude
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Good quantitative and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer compensation commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and solid work samples here:

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Copywriter

The Copywriter owns content delivery from conception to completion to include receiving and understanding direction, referencing, and revisions. Candidates must be team-oriented and able to write solid, intelligent, and creative pieces in a variety of communication forms for a variety of audiences.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/BS Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Direct Response or Promotion preferred or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of proven writing experience in an agency or comparable setting with a portfolio that demonstrates experience with online business writing, strong conceptual abilities, creative thinking, and exceptional writing skills
  • Experience working on direct response campaigns (banners, headlines, and landing pages) with a solid understanding of the digital space and the interaction between digital pieces (website/social/mobile/etc.)
  • Creative and strategic thinker with the ability to work within the framework of advertiser and management restrictions and guidelines
  • Self-starter with strong time management and organization skills and proven ability to meet high standards for writing and proofreading
  • Experience in effective email segmentation copy with regards to preheader text, subject lines, banners and headlines, content modules, newsletter and landing page articles, and call to actions is preferred
  • Knowledge of SEO and keyword optimization is also highly desirable
  • Proficiency with all MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Responsibilities

  • Writes and revises innovative copy per assigned deadlines that has stopping power and is simple, memorable, and unique
  • Revises existing direct response copy (e.g. display adverts, email, social media messaging, etc) along with generation of meta tags and alt text to improve conversion and SEO optimization
  • Translates marketing strategy into actionable copy recommendations for all channels (e.g. web, email, social, etc.) and executes delivery from conception to completion along with any necessary revisions
  • Collaborates closely with graphic designers and marketing teams (email, website, call center) and oversees delivery of 3rd party copywriter work as needed
  • Performs conversion rate optimization (develops ideas for A/B and multivariate tests, runs the tests, and make decisions based on the results) to promote high conversion verbiage
  • Develops and implement processes, standards and guidelines for ongoing copy development
  • Perform ongoing research on current industry trends to maintain fresh and relevant perspective in all communications.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer compensation commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and solid work samples here:

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