Creative Application Developer

Upswell | Portland, Or

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1 week ago

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Job description

In this role, you’ll develop digital experiences for our partners in the cultural, social, and technology sectors. Our ideal candidate brings a structured approach to creative application development, collaborating closely with experience designers, media producers, and strategists. You are comfortable moving between software frameworks and take a “prototyping-first” approach across a range of capabilities such as data visualizations, games, interactive narratives, and immersive installations.

What You’ll Do
— Iteratively build and test production-ready software experiences
— Develop prototypes to explore and advance experience concepts, test technical
approaches, and benchmark performance
— Gather, understand, and author application requirements in order to create build plans
— Facilitate R&D efforts and pilot new technologies

What We Require
— 2-4+ years working as a creative developer in a client services environment
— Demonstrated experience using front-end Javascript frameworks such as Vue.js
(preferred), Electron, React, Angular.
— Demonstrated experience using Python, Django, and Flask.
— Familiarity with C++, ideally using Qt (preferred), openFrameworks or other comparable
—Familiarity with inclusive design best practices and accessibility standards
— An unflappable team player with an experimental and growth mindset
— Experience working with designers and a solid understanding of user experience — this position bridges creative and engineering
— Ability to communicate in a clear and simple manner

What We Offer
Upswell offers a salary commensurate with experience. Our benefits include:
— Flexible office/work-from-home policy (this position is fully remote under COVID19 conditions)
— Full health and vision insurance
— 401k retirement plan with company matching
— Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, including: 10 vacation days the first year, and 1 additional day per year after, for up to 15 days total; 5 days sick leave; 6 company holidays; 5 days off between Christmas and New Year’s Day

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