Application Developer (Chicago, IL)

March 10, 2020

The Application Developer role at BuildThis requires tenacity, collaboration, initiative, and an in-depth understanding of development. As an agency, we work with a multitude of clients spanning many industries; an ability to adapt & an interest in constantly learning & evolving is paramount to this role.

This Is What We’re Looking For

  • In-depth understanding of web & application development languages and tools including, but not limited to: PHP, Laravel, MySQL/database management, Source Control, jQuery, Javascript, API connections, GitHub, WordPress technologies (themes & plugins), UI/UX knowledge & theory, information architecture, CSS3, HTML5, and SEO best practices for web development.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively & communicate effectively with Project Managers and other designers/developers within Project Teams.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Code, test, debug, and implement application system upgrades, enhancements, and system integrations.
  • Complete required work for client projects from onboarding to completion on time & within estimated hours. 
    • This includes, but is not limited to: uncovering & evaluating project/client functional needs/requests, usability & audience understanding & suggestions, involvement in the full software development cycle: supporting design to planning for development & implementation, writing secure & clean code for web applications, document code, concepts, business logic & logistics, and performing necessary measures to ensure mobile responsiveness & quality assurance across common browsers & devices.
  • Manage server optimization for BuildThis’ maintenance clients.
  • Work with 3rd-party vendors for technical support to resolve complex problems
  • Interest in software & web development trends/languages/frameworks and present any ideas or recommendations to BuildThis’ leadership team for possible new opportunities.
  • Work with BuildThis’ leadership team to establish application development departmental standards. Subsequently, ensures that these standards are met for documentation & coding in the application development department.

The Perks

  • Opportunity to work with and learn from a whole team of experienced 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.
  • Opportunity to work remotely when needed
  • Company will provide additional educational opportunities (conferences, classes, certifications, etc.) as needed
  • Health Insurance coverage via group plan with stipend
  • Wellness Plan with quarterly incentives & stipends
  • Quarterly Profit Sharing

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