Development, Open-Source

Open-Source Backend Developer

You believe in organization and optimization. You have a passion for creating connected solutions. You believe in research and rigorous testing. You enjoy working with front-end and back-end developers. 

Lightning Jar is a digital creative agency with offices in New York, San Antonio and Sao Paulo. We provide digital brand strategy, marketing, creative and design services for Fortune 500 companies and other top brands. 

We are seeking a Freelance to Full-time Backend Developers for our New York and San Antonio office. 

You must be a skilled back-end/open-source developer who possesses an in-depth knowledge of web application development. This position requires a mastery of the hands-on aspects of back-end website engineering, an ability to design and build solid architectures that integrates with other systems and technologies, and the ability to communicate these solutions to other members of the team both verbally and in written documentation. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience authoring PHP web application with an MVC framework, but will be excited to dive into other technologies should the need arise. 

Overall day-to-day responsibilities include back-end engineering; the hand coding of web-based applications, web pages and APIs for mobile apps; integrating your code with other technologies; performance optimization; and working with visual designers, interaction designers, and front-end developers.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing PHP/MySQL web sites/applications with the Zend Framework (MVC)
  • Integrating back-end and front-end code to create Mobile First and Responsive Website Experiences
  • Working with front-end developers to create seamless user experiences
  • Working with other backend developer to integrate 3rd party content management systems, e-commerce platforms, and other data sources

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3+ years experience utilizing back-end technologies including PHP, Zend Framework, MySQL
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux, Apache and MySQL
  • Very comfortable using the command line
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, LESS/SASS/CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Foundation, AngularJS
  • Experience with distributed source control – Git / GitHub
  • Exceptional time management (can meet deadlines), problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an Agile production processes (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Ability to write well-commented code and documentation
  • English fluency, both write and verbal.

Skills and Experiences That Are a Plus:

  • Building Pimcore based web sites/applications
  • Building Salesforce Canvas based web sites/applications
  • Writing unit and functional tests as an integral part of your development process
  • Integrating major 3rd party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube, etc.)
  • Previous interactive marketing agency experience - working with visual designers and front-end developers
  • Experience modifying and extending open-source software such as content management systems and e-commerce platforms
  • Musical or other creative talents

Contract position for 3-6 months.  Possibility of growth into full time position in our New York NY  or San Antonio Texas office.

Development, Open-Source

Open-Source Front-End Developer

You believe in organization and optimization. You have a passion for user experience. You believe in research and rigorous testing. You enjoy working with designers and developers.

Lightning Jar is a digital creative agency with offices in New York, San Antonio and Sao Paulo. We provide digital brand strategy, marketing, creative and design services for Fortune 500 companies and other top brands. 

We are seeking a Freelance Front-end Developers for our San Antonio and Nw York offices. 

You must be a skilled front-end/open-source developer who possesses an in-depth knowledge of web application development. This position requires a mastery of the hands-on aspects of front-end web interface engineering, an ability to design and build solid front-end architecture that integrates with other systems and technologies, and the ability to communicate these solutions to other members of the team both verbally and in written documentation. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience authoring web application front-ends with a modern framework like AngularJS, Foundation, SASS, AMP, Node.js and is excited to dive into other technologies should the need arise.

Overall day-to-day responsibilities include front-end engineering; the hand coding of web-based applications, web pages and mobile apps (Ionic, AngularJS); integrating your code with other technologies (REST, PHP, CMS, etc); performance optimization; and working with visual designers, interaction designers, and back-end developers. 

Responsibilities:

  • Developing Mobile First and Responsive Website Experiences
  • Developing and testing HTML5, CSS, REST, JSON and JavaScript based web applications
  • Working with designers and front-end developers to create seamless user experiences
  • Working with the back-end development team to integrate 3rd party content management systems, e-commerce platforms, and other data sources
  • Contributing own sense of visual integrity, animation timing and flow

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3+ years experience utilizing front-end technologies including HTML5, LESS/SASS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Foundation, AngularJS
  • Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform issues and solutions for responsive websites
  • Experience with distributed source control – Git / GitHub
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of PHP, Linux, Apache and MySQL
  • Comfortable using the command line
  • Exceptional time management (can meet deadlines), problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an Agile production processes (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Ability to write well-commented code and documentation
  • English fluency, both write and verbal.

Skills and Experiences That Are a Plus:

  • Building PHP/MySQL web sites/applications
  • Building Pimcore based web sites/applications
  • Building Salesforce Canvas based web sites/applications
  • Writing unit and functional tests as an integral part of your development process
  • Integrating major 3rd party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube, etc.)
  • Previous interactive marketing agency experience - working with visual designers and back-end developers
  • Experience modifying and extending open-source software such as content management systems and e-commerce platforms
  • Musical or other creative talents

Contract position for 3-6 months.  Possibility of growth into full time position in our New York NY or San Antonio Texas office.

Digital Producer / Account Manager

We are seeking an experienced Digital Producer for our San Antonio office.

As part of our account management team, a Digital Producer oversees digital media projects from start to finish, acts as a liaison between the client and internal staff, and ensures that all projects run smoothly and stay on schedule. 

App, Development, Open-Source, Quality Control

Quality Control Engineer (QC)

We are seeking a Quality Control Engineer for our San Antonio office.

The role entails writing test plans, testing experiences across browsers, devices and installations, tracking defects, and working with Project Managers / Producers in rolling builds out to staging and production environments.  The QA Engineer will work in collaboration with our development and creative teams to communicate and document interaction and experience expectations, and to build testing into project schedules and scope.  As a key advocate for QA, this person will participate in the execution of many high-profile projects across the agency.

Digital Brand Experience Manager

We’re seeking a talented and forward-leaning copy editor and / or marketing quality assurance expert to work with our digital marketing and content teams in the role of Digital Brand Experience Manager. This new position combines and unifies several agency roles under one hat: Copy Editor, Marketing Quality Assurance, and Brand Voice Strategist.

Location: San Antonio

App, Development, Digital, iOS

Apple iOS Developer

We are seeking freelance iOS Developers for our São Paulo and san Antonio offices. 

You must be a skilled iOS developer who possesses an in-depth knowledge of native iOS application development. This position requires a mastery of the hands-on aspects of iOS app engineering, an ability to design and build solid Objective C / Cocoa / UIKit based apps, and the ability to communicate these solutions to other members of the team both verbally and in written documentation. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience authoring iOS apps that leverage the UIKit + MapKit + NotificationCenter, and is excited to dive into other technologies should the need arise.

Locations:  San Antonio, TX |  São Paulo, Brazil

Development, Open-Source, Pimcore

Back-end & Open Source Developer

We are seeking a Freelance Back-end Developers for our Sao Paulo and San Antonio office. 

Overall day-to-day responsibilities include front-end engineering; the hand coding of web-based applications, web pages and mobile apps; integrating your code with other technologies (REST, PHP, CMS, etc); performance optimization; and working with visual designers, interaction designers, and back-end developers. 

Development, Open-Source, Pimcore, App

Front-end & Open Source Developer

We're looking for a skilled front-end/open-source developer who possesses an in-depth knowledge of web application and/or mobile app development. This position requires a mastery of the hands-on aspects of front-end web interface engineering and an ability to design and build solid architecture that integrates with other systems and technologies. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience authoring web application front-ends with an MVC framework, but will be excited to dive into other technologies should the need arise. 

Digital, Creative, Strategy

Digital Strategist

We're looking for a skilled digital strategist who possesses an in-depth knowledge of the digital ecosystem. This position requires a mastery of the hands-on aspects of discovery and developing a digital strategy, and the ability to communicate learnings and concepts to other members of the team both verbally and in written documentation.