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Current Job Openings

Job Description

The Web Development Project Manager role at BuildThis requires organization, flexibility, proactivity, and a strategic mindset. We work with our clients on Project Teams to see their projects through to completion, collaborating with our clients to produce the best possible result. We are looking for someone experienced in Project Management that can learn our processes and take us to the next level.

Responsibilities

  • Manage application & website design & development projects from onboarding to completion:
    • Manage all aspects of the project from requirements definition to post-implementation support.
    • Active management of project scope & budget.
    • Monitor & report status and progress of projects to Management
  • Serve as main point of contact for ongoing/retainer Application maintenance & support clients.
  • Work with BuildThis’ management team to refine & grow the Application & Web Development Departments as it relates to managing projects.
  • Provide technical architecture leadership in relation to new project discovery, design, development, and deployment.
  • Assist in preparation of technical information in response to proposals.
  • Lead stand up meetings with the Design & Development teams.

Qualifications

  • Curiosity. BuildThis puts a lot of value in asking questions – to our clients and to each other.
  • Respect. BuildThis works as a sum of our entire team’s desire to provide the best experience to our clients & to our working environment. Respect for each other in all ways is fundamental to our company.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills to work with clients & in-house designers & developers.
  • Supremely organized and able to work under tight deadlines; time management skills are essential.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies.
  • Provide technical architecture leadership in relation to new project discovery, design, development, and deployment.
  • Solid technical understanding of application development and web technologies
  • Understanding of data structure methodologies, technologies, and standards.
  • Knowledge of User Experience & User Interaction theory.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Logical and analytical approach to critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Good people person with a positive attitude.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Confidence to tackle issues swiftly, professionally, & autonomously. Must work well under pressure.
  • Familiarity with project management software/ task management and time tracking systems.

Additional Information

We are looking for career-minded individuals. Our work environment is social, upbeat and fun. BuildThis offers competitive salaries with the opportunity to work in an enjoyable work setting.

We provide: health benefits, gym membership stipends, company-sponsored educational opportunities, a flexible work from home policy, and 15 days PTO outside of 8 company-recognized holidays.

We are located in the Chicago Board of Trade building in downtown Chicago.

Local candidates only, please! Only candidates authorized to work for any employer in the United States will be considered. We are unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

Job Description

The Website Designer role at BuildThis works within the WordPress & Application Development department. The role requires tenacity, collaboration, initiative, and an in-depth understanding of design. As an agency, we work with a multitude of clients spanning many industries; and ability to adapt & an interest in constantly learning & evolving is paramount to this role.

BuildThis Design Methodology

Our Design Methodology is based on Honesty, Empathy, Self-motivation, Collaboration and Strategic and Bold design choices. Our designers not only craft beautiful elements and design languages but also work with clients to create unique concepts for their websites & applications that set them apart. We strongly believe in design that promotes your brand while creating empathetic, accessible interactions for your end users.    

Responsibilities

Produce engaging, unique website & application visual designs as part of a collaborative design team. Responsibilities includes:

  • Work collaboratively & communicate effectively with Design Team, Project Managers, & Developers within Project Teams.
  • Complete required work for client projects from onboarding to completion on time & within estimated hours.
    • This includes, but is not limited to: performing stakeholder interviews, participating in client-facing design sprints, uncovering & evaluating functional needs/requests/features, usability & audience understanding & suggestions, wireframing, comprehensive research & insight of client’s industry & design specifications, visual design & web style guide creation, implementation of SEO best practices in asset coordination, and perform necessary measures to ensure mobile responsiveness & quality assurance across common browsers & devices.
  • Development of WordPress websites in accordance with approved design layouts, on occasion.
  • Accountable for delivery of work on the provided due date & within estimated time.
    • Designer will be responsible to provide estimates (or approval on estimates) on new projects & adjust estimates based on information obtained throughout the course of a project.
  • Professionally present & sell design vision & assets.
  • Design & assist with internal web design, development, and graphic design needs for BuildThis marketing department & online presence.
  • Proactively identify areas of self-improvement & professional development. Openly discuss goals with supervisor on a quarterly basis.

Qualifications

  • Confident communicator – both in professional writing to work directly in client-facing project teams & to speak about your design reasoning.
  • In-depth understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, & XD), WordPress technologies (themes & plugins), CSS3, HTML5,  and SEO best practices for web development.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of UI/UX theory & information architecture.
  • Strong personal design vision.
  • Fundamental understanding of jQuery, Javascript, PHP, API connections, & MySQL/database management. (You will need to understand how these technologies effect design & development requirements).
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive assignments simultaneously.
  • Curiosity. BuildThis values asking questions – to our clients and to each other.
  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail.

Additional Information

We are looking for career-minded individuals. Our work environment is social, upbeat and fun. BuildThis offers competitive salaries with the opportunity to work in an enjoyable work setting. We provide health benefits, gym membership stipends, professional development resources, and lots of snacks!

We are located in the Chicago Board of Trade building in downtown Chicago.

Local candidates only, please! Only candidates authorized to work for any employer in the United States will be considered. We are unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

Job Description

BuildThis is looking for a seasoned sales & business development representative who has the motivation and personality to flourish in a fast paced and growing environment.

There are two primary components to the job: form partnerships with agencies that refer you leads, and close the leads for a new website or software application.

Partnering agencies like in person meetings, grabbing drinks, dinners, etc. They’re motivated to send us business both from a financial and client success standpoint. The leads they send us are typically corporations with revenues between $5mm-$100mm, and they are always excited to share their vision for their company’s digital footprint. We have a simple 3 step process to taking the lead through the sales funnel.

Job boards are another means to generating new business. Also, inbound leads from marketing efforts are available. The sales CRM we use is HubSpot, and our marketing department sends email campaigns to leads lists via MailChimp.

Responsibilities

Conduct lead generation campaigns, with target market and timing direction provided by Sales Leadership. This includes:

  • Gathering lead information from various sources in order to build target lists for prospecting activities.
  • Developing strong relationships with key contacts within prospect organizations.
  • Vetting prospects to identify its company and web goals.
  • Generating qualification reports and project proposals to present to prospects.
  • Documenting all activity within the CRM in order to track activity and measure results.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of business development, sales or inside sales experience, or experience in the web development industry.
  • Ability to understand technology and communicate it’s business value to prospects.
  • Keen judgment and decision making skills.
  • Curiosity. BuildThis puts a lot of value in asking questions – to our clients and to each other.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of confidence to interact with “C” level executives.
  • Strong organizational skills, discipline, attention to detail, high energy and a “can do” attitude, balance multiple tasks.

Additional Information

We are looking for career-minded individuals. Our work environment is social, upbeat and fun. BuildThis offers competitive salaries and sales commissions with the opportunity to work in an enjoyable work setting. We provide health benefits, gym membership stipends, professional development resources, and lots of snacks!

We are located in the Chicago Board of Trade building in downtown Chicago.

Local candidates only, please! Only candidates authorized to work for any employer in the United States will be considered. We are unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

 

The Marketing Internship at BuildThis requires charisma, strong writing & communication skills, and initiative to implement multi-faceted marketing strategies. The primary focus of the role is to acquire new business through inbound marketing channels.

This Is What We’re Looking For

  • Available to work out of the BuildThis office or to attend offsite conferences or events 15-20 hours per week.
  • An understanding of (and interest in) modern marketing trends, Google Analytics, SEO, & SEO Research.
  • Very strong attention to detail and a mindset of exceeding expectations.
  • Reliability and trustworthiness.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Represent BuildThis at various events throughout Chicago.
  • Execute various SEO initiatives including keyword research, blog writing, reputation management, citation management, and competitor analysis.
  • Manage various email campaigns, including the targeted recipient list, calls-to-action and content used, and post-campaign reporting.
  • Assist in growing PR efforts & outreach. 
  • Identify trends and relevant topics to influence content for social media channels.

The Perks

  • Opportunity to work with and learn from a whole team of experienced marketers, content writers, and all sorts of digital enthusiasts!
  • BuildThis fosters a fun & creative work environment, where you’ll be able to work and interact with many different employees throughout every department.
  • Many opportunities to attend offsite events where you’ll be able to meet and network with hundreds of individuals and other businesses.
  • BuildThis’ offices are located in the iconic Chicago Board of Trade building.
  • Any and all hardware or software needed will be provided.

To apply for an internship with BuildThis, please submit your resume along with your written answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to intern at BuildThis?
  2. Why do you believe you’re a good fit?
  3. What makes you exceptional? What can you contribute that most other candidates can’t?

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