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At Brighton we bring together the best part of a consulting firm — practical insight — and the best part of an ad agency — inspired imagination — to help our clients think differently about their brand, their customers and the best ways to bring them together. We call it Applied Imagination.

Current Openings

Senior Digital Developer

We are looking for an experienced, passionate, and talented back-end developer to join our team.

We are a fun, geeky, passionate group looking for an equally geeky, passionate, well-rounded individual who is looking for the variety and energy of an agency environment. We are less concerned with the amount of time you have spent with any particular framework, platform or language. We are most interested in the complexity of the work you have done and your ability to successfully drive the project from architecture to deployment.

Apart from being passionate your work, we also hope you have the following skills:

  • Software development
    • Experience with web application frameworks like Laravel, Rails, Symfony/Illuminate, etc.
    • Strong proficiency in PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, etc.
    • Experience with relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, and/or Microsoft SQL Server and NoSQL like ElasticSearch
    • Experience developing native iOS apps with XCode, Swift, Objective-C, and similar tools is preferred but not required
    • Experience developing native Android apps with Android Studio and knowledge of the Android SDK and open-source components is preferred but not required
    • Some proficiency with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and JSON and experience collaborating with front-end developers
    • Experience creating and integrating with RESTful APIs and XML data structures
    • Experience integrating content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal, ExpressionEngine, SiteCore, Sitefinity, WordPress, and/or others
    • Experience with structured quality assurance processes and tools
    • Familiarity with source code management tools (e.g, Git and BitBucket), deployment tools (e.g., Capistrano), and automation tools (e.g., Grunt and Gulp)
    • Comfortable designing and deploying development, staging, UAT, and production environments
       
  • Best practices
    • Evolving business requirements into thoughtful technical architectures for web and mobile solutions
    • Collaborating successfully with multi-disciplinary teams to bring together digital strategy, creative design, user experience design, technical architecture and development into a smart digital solution
    • Collaborating with client teams to understand business and technical requirements and (when necessary) to ensure that our solutions integrate within a client’s IT infrastructure
    • Teaching and mentoring fellow developers, agency colleagues, and clients about web and mobile development
    • Represent and communicate agency’s creative and business philosophy, methodology and capabilities to current and potential clients and to agency
    • Multi-tasking and working within client and project deadlines
    • Accurately estimating time and resource requirements needed to accomplish development tasks
    • Enhance your skills by learning new tools, frameworks, platforms and technologies
    • Stay current in your discipline by reading relevant articles, forums and documentation

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 4-6 years previous experience, preferably in agency or consulting organizations
  • Samples of previous work we can see online and on Github that demonstrate strong thinking and execution
  • Strong communications skills with fellow software developers, agency colleagues, and client contacts
  • Experience adopting and evolving existing codebases
  • Solid attention to detail and a user experience design sensibility
  • Past experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams
  • High personal accountability and a willingness to get the job done
  • An entrepreneurial and self-driven work ethic

Brighton Agency offers a competitive salary with a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Brighton promises you the support and camaraderie of other Brightonians who will share your passion for delivering creative work and satisfying the client. 

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Front End Developer

The ideal candidate is an HTML, CSS, and JavaScript specialist who is always thinking about how to make people’s lives better with well-written, efficient code. You will use your experience developing website and digital products on different platforms to bring large and small projects to life with bulletproof code and innovative solutions.

We look forward to seeing your portfolio of clever and engaging user interfaces with an emphasis on elegant code, responsive design and an eye for thoughtful animation. This person believes that the little details matter—like clean code, tightness to the design, transitions, and motion. An agency background is highly recommended. Projects will include websites, rich media ads, apps, games, and other digital solutions.

Apart from being passionate your work, we also hope you have the following skills:

  • HTML
    • Familiarity of HTML syntax for multiple specifications, including HTML5
    • Knowledge of the semantic meaning of all HTML elements
    • Familiarity with the semantic markup for display of lists, tabular data, forms, articles
    • Knowledge of markup used for layout such as dividers
    • Knowledge at the level to be able to hand-code markup and to produce markup for email marketing
    • Knowledge of best practices for including media and images
  • CSS
    • Experience with responsive web design
    • Experience with Bootstrap, Foundation, and similar CSS frameworks
    • Best practices in CSS file organization and structure
    • How to define, combine and group CSS selectors for HTML elements, ID, classes, pseudo classes, child or sibling
    • Syntax of CSS declarations, properties and attributes
    • Experience with CSS3, including browser specific declarations and animation
    • Experience with CSS automation tools such as Sass, Grunt, and Gulp
  • JavaScript
    • Knowledge of the operators, variables, datatypes, objects, properties and methods
    • Familiarity with control structures such as objects, functions, conditional statements, arrays, loops and expressions
    • Forms and regular expression validation and submitting data
    • Knowledge of the DOM HTML objects and their properties
    • Knowledge of jQuery, JSON, and similar tools for visual effects, event handling, form validation, and data manipulation
  • Animation
    • Experience creating compelling animations on websites and rich media
    • Experience using Canvas for animation
    • Prior Adobe Flash experience a plus
  • Best practices
    • Methods to ensure and test for browser & device compatibility (Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox)
    • Methods for degrading gracefully for older browsers and displays
    • Methods to ensure accessibility
    • File compression techniques for improving speed
    • Familiarity with source code management tools (e.g, Git and BitBucket) and deployment tools (e.g., Capistrano)
    • Experience with WordPress, Drupal, Sitefinity, SiteCore, and/or other CMS platforms
    • Familiarity with development and debugging tools for cross-browser issues
    • Basic knowledge and skill in Photoshop to slice design templates into working HTML, CSS, and JavaScript elements
    • Proactively communicate with your project lead and manager
    • Enhance your skills by learning new tools, frameworks, platforms and technologies
    • Stay current in your discipline by reading relevant articles, forums and documentation

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Examples of previous work that demonstrate great design thinking and execution
  • Strong attention to detail and a user experience design sensibility
  • Past experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to multi-task and work on fast-paced projects with deadlines
  • High personal accountability and a willingness to get the job done

Brighton Agency offers a competitive salary with a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Brighton promises you the support and camaraderie of other Brightonians who will share your passion for delivering creative work and satisfying the client.

If you’re naturally curious, like challenges, have a good eye for design and dream of being part of a company with global clients and talented, passionate professionals, then please apply.

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Account Manager

Brighton Agency is looking for a passionate, experienced Account Manager to join our Brand Builder team. At Brighton, Account Managers deliver daily on making extraordinary things happen for our clients, their brands and their customers. Successful candidates will have a track record of achieving outstanding results using strategic skills such as managing the planning process and account and project management. You’ll coordinate with other agency disciplines like influencer engagement, creative, media, multimedia and digital. You’ll develop, execute and support innovative strategies and tactics for some of the leading brands that reach and engage audiences in the agriculture industry.

This is an opportunity to showcase your passion and deep knowledge for building brands and marketing and for using your strategic planning and management ability to help ensure that a single project or major campaign is executed on time, on budget and with impact.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Proactively drive winning ideas forward as part of Brighton’s strategic planning process and work with cross-functional teams
  • Learn our clients’ businesses and audiences at a depth that will enable you to maximize your ability to provide/manage solutions that will help clients achieve business objectives
  • Supervise junior team members in the management of agency accounts by delegating responsibilities while setting and maintaining deadlines
  • Identify and support new business and organic growth opportunities
  • Meet and liaise with clients to develop relationships, identify objectives and opportunities and discuss strategic approaches to their business
  • Create budgets, manage campaign costs and support invoicing, ensuring profitability

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 to 8 years of experience with project/account management in an agency or corporate marketing setting; B.S. in marketing, communications or related area required
  • Ability to illustrate results and go the extra mile for clients
  • Simultaneously manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills with the ability to work with a wide range of personalities and audiences
  • Ability to thrive independently and as a team member in a creative, friendly and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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