Mid-level developer - H&O

A day in the life of...

What we're looking for

The successful applicant will be part of the team responsible for the on-time delivery of high quality HTML emails and HTML5 banners for H&O Digital.

The team you'll be joining

You will be working closely with the other experienced developers in multiple disciplines covering banner, email, front-end and back-end development within the Hogarth and Ogilvy network. You'll be liaising with various project managers to ensure that work is delivered on time and to a high standard.

You will also be required to maintain a strong working relationship with the Art Directors and Copywriters across multiple agencies to ensure that messaging and design is on brand.

We rely on you to...

  • Estimating the complexity of development work on a variety of media and working with project managers to deliver statements of work.
  • Consulting with account managers to manage product feasibility.
  • Developing and ensuring the on-time delivery of emails and HTML5 banners.
  • Liaising with the quality assurance department to ensure defects are not repeated.
  • Ensuring the development of all emails and banners are of the highest possible quality and exceed the industry standard.
  • Looking for efficiencies in developing emails and HTML5 banners.
  • Documenting agreed process changes for the development of email and HTML5 banners to ensure that new members of the team can deliver to the same standards.
  • Educating the project management and account teams on industry developments.
  • Occasionally liaising directly with clients to educate and inform them on best-practice and potential strategic opportunities in the banner and email sphere.

You will be successful in this role by pushing for best-practice and efficient process wherever possible.

Most challenging aspect of the role

We work in a time-critical environment where a 1 hour in turnaround makes all the difference.

Critical skillsets

Experience required

To be successful in applying for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous works through a portfolio of fully responsive emails developed both individually and in a team
  • Previous works through a portfolio of HTML5 banners without using any third-party libraries
  • A strong proficiency in coding HTML (for emails, and HTML5) and CSS
  • An ability to work autonomously and as an effective member of a team
  • Knowledge of legal implications in data protection legislation in the UK and Europe
  • Knowledge of multiple Email Service Providers (ESPs) including benefits and limitations and email client issues
  • Established knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of image compression and optimisation
  • Understanding of the GIT version control system

You are great at...

Advanced capability of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator)

  • Some knowledge of the Sketch design application
  • Experience in front-end development for websites
  • Experience in developing templates for WordPress and Magento websites
  • Understanding of the GIT-flow process
  • Knowledge of legal implications in data protection legislation internationally
  • Experience in hosting websites using Amazon Web Services

Personal qualities

We expect the successful applicant to have:

  • A passion for front-end web development
  • Attention to detail in their work and the work of others
  • Excellent communication skills to simplify complex digital challenges
  • A passion for the brands we have the privilege to work with
  • A proactive and strategic response to project challenges and critical feedback
  • A strong desire to promote the positive environment within the agency
  • A tenacious attitude towards delivery

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