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Creative Technologist

Publication or Company 
Industry  Advertising Agency, Internet/Online/New Media, Web Development
Salary Very Competitive
Benefits Dental, Flexible Hours, Health, Telecommute Policy
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Pittsburgh, PA
Job Requirements Location: Pittsburgh, PA / Mountain View, CA

Deeplocal is looking for a new team member. Our innovation studio has created numerous campaigns that have shaped the advertising industry, including the Prius Mind-controlled Bike, the Nike Chalkbot robot, and Google Fiber’s “Nick’s First Pitch.” We’re a tight-knit group that strives to produce outstanding work and benefits from a culture of trust, collaboration, and the desire to create work that has never been seen before.

We are immediately hiring a Creative Technologist who can think critically, code quickly, and make products and experiences that work. This person should be comfortable learning new skills, and accept challenges with enthusiasm. As a Creative Technologist, you’ll think of ideas, and have the ability to make your ideas into something real. You’ll participate in client meetings and new business pitches, and own technical decisions for the projects you’re involved in. You should love being part of the creative process, and have a passion for emerging technologies and experimentation.

In this role, you’ll be expected to lead projects and work independently. Qualified applicants will have a proven ability to plan, prioritize and manage workload with minimal oversight. The Creative Technologist will work closely with clients on the west coast. They’ll be expected to spend approximately 50% of their time in northern CA, but also be available to travel to Pittsburgh on a regular basis, where Deeplocal is headquartered. We will consider candidates who are based in northern CA or in Pittsburgh, PA, or have the flexibility to relocate temporarily.

Experience

We're looking for individuals with 3-7 years of experience at a start-up, agency or similarly-paced company. We’re looking for people who have prior experience owning a project, and working directly with a client.

All applicants must provide a link to a portfolio of independent and group work.

Technical Knowledge

We expect you to be proficient or able to learn these quickly: Rails, iOS (Objective-C), Android, node.js, modern web front-end development.

Our ideal candidate will also posses the following qualities:

Takes ownership: independently owns projects, sees them to completion

Language agnostic: we want to know that you can learn any language possible; if the library doesn’t exist, you’ll write it. Hacker at heart. Ultimate goal: make things that work.

Problem solver: we typically work without specifications, which means it’s up to our engineers to make projects great with the resources at hand.

Sees the bigger picture: understands the high-level creative and aesthetic goals of a project, and engineer towards those goals.

Makes co-workers lives easier: we’re a small team and we depend on each other; we’re looking for someone who wants to over-deliver and cares about their contribution to the project’s success.

Benefits

This is a 3-6 month contract position with the possibility of becoming full-time and permanent. We will offer full healthcare benefits and a salary to qualified applicants for the duration of the contract.
About Our Company Deeplocal is an internationally-recognized innovation studio based in Pittsburgh, PA. Deeplocal works mainly in advertising but isn’t a traditional ad agency. From creating a mind-controlled bike that was featured on Good Morning America to building a robotic pitching machine that allowed a child to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game from thousands of miles away, our projects are wide-ranging and unique.

Deeplocal has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania for the past three years and has received numerous awards including: a Grand Prix Lion at Cannes, Best Of at the One Show, and numerous others. Our work has been featured on Fast Company, Wired, NYTimes, USA Today, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Gizmodo, Engadget, Forbes, and many more. In 2012, Deeplocal was named AdAge Small Agency of the Year in the Northeast.

Deeplocal’s active direct client list includes Google, Hallmark, American Eagle Outfitters, and other top brands.