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Senior Web Developer Freelance/Contract


Supercharge your coding career in a dynamic urban setting at a thriving independent ad agency known for high-powered digital thinking and award-winning creative. Our recently renovated loft space is a highly collaborative work environment in the heart of Chicago’s buzzing River North entertainment district. Surround yourself with dining, shopping, and easy transit…enjoying urban working at its finest. Or, take advantage of our flexible work-from-home time to find the focus you need to excel!

Team up with talented marketing specialists and gifted creative minds to bring to life world of web-based solutions. Brainstorm with colleagues over strategic approaches to building smart digital experiences. Renew your passion for problem-solving as a critical part of our ‘exceptional’ agency culture – one that rewards hustle, hard work, and instinct.

Get started on a freelance basis and –– who knows –– you may just fall in love with agency life!

About the Job
We are looking for an experienced Back-End Developer to join our IT team (preferably with agency experience)! As a Back-end Developer, you will be responsible for the server-side web application logic as well as for the integration of the front-end part to help us manage a growing variety of digital development needs—coding responsive and mobile-friendly emails, landing pages and full-fledged websites. Minimum of 5 years of hands-on web development experience. Ability to multi-task and comfortable juggling several projects at once. Experience working in a fast-paced agency environment strongly preferred. Outstanding attention to detail. Flexibility to adapt to design requirement changes. Proven ability to manage multiple, on-going timelines, as well as daily rush asks. A core understanding of industry best practices across digital channels. You’ll be supporting our digital team in executing a wide range of initiatives on an ongoing, project-based basis. If you thrive on variety and are looking for a fun, rewarding way to put your skills to the test, join our exceptional development team and let’s get growing!

Required Skills

  • Javascript
  • Custom API’s (CRM platforms, cloud-based media management)
  • MAMP/or local setup preference (must be able to set up local environments for all projects with multiple versions of PHP installed to work on sites with older versions)
  • WordPress development (custom templates/post types/modifying custom plugins)
  • WP Woocommerce/Payment Processing Platforms such as Paypal/Stripe
  • Experience building responsive, cross-browser compatible websites
  • Experience with WordPress backend/theme development
  • Experience with PHP dependency/packaging managers (Composer)
  • Experience with SASS and CSS/JS compiling tools (such as gulp.js or a GUI application of your choice)
  • Experience with version control (GIT, Subversion)
  • Must be familiar using Photoshop and/or Sketch to export assets from creative layouts
  • Experience with setting up custom tags in Google Tag Manager via javascript functions

Additional Skills

  • Custom WordPress plugin development is a plus
  • Experience with Cordova/PhoneGap/Ionic iPad App Development
  • Experience with Magento (editing template files/stylesheets, etc)
  • Experience building responsive, cross-browser compatible websites
  • Experience with CRM tools such as Hubspot, Pardot, Salesforce, etc.
  • Custom HTML email development

About Plan B
Plan B is a fast-paced creative agency with a diverse base of clients across industries, and we’re eager to bolster our digital capabilities with talented developers who thrive on a good challenge, and who are eager to contribute in an environment where ‘exceptional’ is the rule.

Interested? Send your resume, freelance rate/range, relevant references, and any examples of your work to Developers@thisisplanb.com. If applicable, please indicate which development responsibilities were yours, how long it took, and what you charged for the work.

At Plan B, we are champions for global responsibility, inclusion and progress. We strive to be a force for good—for our people, our clients, our industry, society, and the world. We keep our people at the center, creating opportunities for their professional development, and building a dynamic culture of growth and possibility. We don’t just accept difference – we seek and celebrate it. We’re committed to embedding diversity in our company mindset, our services, and our teams to empower an equitable and culturally progressive environment that makes us all better collaborators –– both with each other and the clients we serve.

Plan B doesn’t discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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