Senior Web Developer

Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide   •  

Northbrook, IL

8 - 10 years

Posted 237 days ago

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Job Summary

The Senior Web Developer, Software Architect reports into the Director of Operations & Technology. As a Senior Web Developer at Blue Chip, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and updating innovative, reusable Web-based tools for progressive online campaigns, promotions and initiatives. Our development team works closely with our project managers, strategists and design team members to develop & update digital campaign assets and make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies. PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript programming, database management, site analysis, design implementation and database administration are all essential functions of this position. Web services used include LAMP and MS Server. 

Essential Duties andResponsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilityrequired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Other duties may be assigned.


  • Manage and execute clients’ website updates including graphics, copy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and programming changes across frameworks and static HTML pages/templates.
  • Implementation and testing of analytics tracking methods and conversions
  • Ability to convert raw images/layouts provided by our designers into CSS/XHTML themes
  • Maintain a constant dialogue with the project leadership team to make sure development work is on time and tracking properly 
  • Focus on managing and executing data driven Responsive Web Design projects for our clients using PHP, SQL, Semantic HTML, SaSS, and advanced ES6 JavaScript applications
  • Demonstrate understanding of industry security standards and best practice is required including Data Encryption, SQL and Database optimization and vulnerability testing methods
  • Design, create and manage APIs (REST/SOAP) and other scalable multi-platform solutions to provide a vast array of interactive systems for both internal and external resource integration
  • Provide and maintain reliable system infrastructures with the adaptability to accommodate future expectations
  • Deliver cross-browser/device uniformity and error free functionality with progressive enhancements
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities
  • In collaboration with other Lead or Senior Developers; efficiently and accurately communicate to project managers the statuses of multifaceted development projects, especially pertaining to the progress and/or delay of overlapping timelines 
  • Develop innovative, reusable Web-based tools for activism, community building and brand engagement
  • Create modifications within different CMS environments (developing modules, extensions, etc)
  • Engage in outside-the-box thinking 
  • Provide recommendations and expertise internally during the sales process and contribute to proposal development with project estimates (including hours and resources needed to complete the project)
  • Communicate appropriate architecture, other technical solutions and make relevant recommendations to our clients
  • Work closely with project leaders and other members of the Digital teams to both create detailed specification documentation with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Educate development team members in new or expanding skillsets and software
  • Stay in front of the changing trends, standards and best practice in the Digital and Information Technology fields while maintaining capabilities for backwards compatibility
  • Utilize a modern web development workflow. Some of the tools we use include: Vagrant, Composer, NPM, Git, Gulp, Sass and Gitlab
  • Software Architect
  • Define product requirements and creates high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms
  • Dictate technical standards, including coding standards, tools, or platforms
  • Software Life Cycle management
  • Manage and troubleshoot Version Control and Repository software
  • Systems and data Unit Testing
  • API architecture and documentation
  • Maintain internal workflow systems
  • Ensure all activities and operations are performed in compliance with regulatory and federal regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date weekly time tracking, per the Agency’s time tracking policy.

Blue Chip Worldwide QualitiesTo be successful, every Blue Chip Worldwide employee should possess the following qualities:

  • Attitude & Commitment – you are a passionate, resourceful and productive achiever that is a pleasure to be around
  • Priority Setting – you define clear action steps and manage expectations of others
  • Creative Thinking & Problem Solving – you recognize the relevancy of your ideas to the big picture, demonstrate original thinking and make an impact on your team
  • Dependability – you are self-motivated to deliver the highest quality work, on time and budget
  • Leadership Ability – you take initiative, motivate others and assume accountability for your actions 
  • Communication – you use organized, constructive communication to facilitate great work

Education,Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer science, Web design or professional experience may be considered in lieu of education, and
  • 7 to 10 years professional experience (Marketing/Advertising agency experience is a plus)
  • 3 years in a Lead Developer position, or equivalent, required
  • Experience creating graphical user interfaces using BootStrap and other open source frameworks 
  • Experience in application framework development used in managing both data and user driven systems
  • Experience using Object-oriented programming models
  • 3- 5 years of the following:
    Minimum 6 years developing for Fluid or Responsive Web Design and Mobile Apps
    • utilizing CSS3 animations/transitions
    • experience with HTML 4,5/XHTML/XML and CSS 2,3
    • experience working with development frameworks and/or Content Management Systems 
  • Minimum 7 years programming experience, with a focus on PHP and maintaining relational database systems using MySQL(i), MSSQL and others 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the digital space and multiple digital disciplines including:
    • Website (development, design, optimization, testing)
    • Social media platforms (management, strategy)
    • Content & information architecture (marketing, strategy, optimization)
    • Information technologies (IT)
  • Working knowledge of some of the following commonly used software:
    Must be able to handle multiple ongoing projects, and prioritize work to meet internal and external deadlines
    • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Zeplin and equivalent application(s)
    • Sublime Text, PHPStorm
    • Repository and version control software
    • Titanium 
    • Laravel, Lumen, Silex or any other Symfony based frameworks 
    • Less/Sass 
    • VirtualBox/Vagrant 
    • MS Visual Studio 
    • SmartGit /SourceTree 
    • MySQL Workbench / MS SQL Server Studio .