Senior Creative Developer

About Us ✍️ 🎨 📈 🎥 📣

Codeword is an agency of creative problem solvers who believe marketing doesn’t have to suck. 

We are a fast-growing, fast-moving team of writers, editors, designers, strategists, videographers, PR mavens, and even a few traditional marketers. We have an incredible roster of big and small tech clients for whom we manage editorial and social channels, develop smart marketing strategies, drive news coverage, and create big ideas.

Codeword is a remote-first agency, though we have physical offices in NYC, SF, and SLC that we won’t make you visit. 

About You 😀

  • 5+ years of experience 
  • Highly proficient in HTML5, CSS, and Javascript
  • Familiarity building in and working with content management systems
  • Understanding of web standards, browser performance, and best practices
  • You have a strong working knowledge of responsive web design
  • You love all things web and can clearly communicate your vision and concepts to internal teams and clients
  • Your portfolio showcases your experience creating compelling UI design and visual product experiences
  • You have great visual design skills (i.e., composition, layout, typography, and color theory)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, InVision, Sketch, Adobe XD
  • You are a self-starter and proactive team player

Codeword Benefits 💎

  • Flexible work hours
  • Minimum 20 days paid vacation annually
  • 401k + financial wellness support
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, life, pet, mental health services) 
  • Home office allowance
  • Bi-annual Wellness Credits
  • Monthly Technology Credit (to offset internet / phone costs)
  • Every role is bonus eligible  
  • Comprehensive Parental Leave Policy

About This Role 📝

Fair warning: We’re a very friendly team of over 100 people, at a 10-year-old agency, but you’d be our very first developer. Which means there will probably be a learning curve for us and for you, and patience required on all sides. We’re excited to expand the agency’s skills into web development, so hopefully that doesn’t scare you off. Our dream is that you’ll come in with a hungry, executional mindset, help us establish webdev as a practice area for the agency, and over time, work with us to build a dev team. 

You’ll be working closely with Sean Slavin, Evon Coleman, Justine Giardina and reporting to Ana Macias. You’ll be joining a close-knit team of art directors, animators, UX designers, and all around creative people.

As a senior creative developer, you’ll be responsible for user interface design and front-end development of websites and other interactive solutions for our internal and client needs. We’re looking for someone who can carry out the UI creation process, including wireframing, mockups, and build-out of UI design into fully functional web pages and web applications.

You’ll be part of a multi-faceted team working independently and collaboratively. Your contributions and ideas will be valued and heard, and you’ll have the opportunity to be a subject matter consultant to any and all new and existing web ventures.  We’re looking to continue to expand our UX/UI and web capabilities in-house so you’ll be joining a growing team with a huge opportunity to push our agency’s offerings. 

The role demands an effective communicator, who’s comfortable training clients and our teams on the latest web and digital solutions, and excited to be a consultant to any new and ongoing projects. You’re a team player, but are also comfortable working with a healthy amount of independence.


What You’ll Be Doing 🧩

  • Collaborating  with team members to map out web solutions in order to fulfill client business goals
  • Staying up to date on web trends and regularly sharing examples of things you’re seeing to expand our digital capabilities 
  • Working on building web client programs and offerings
  • Adapting already existing brand guidelines to new and existing projects in the UI creation process
  • Breaking down the technical needs of a new project or creative brief and helping provide estimates for level of effort and time for upcoming projects
  • Carrying out the UI creation process including wireframing, mockups, and build-out of UI design into fully functional web pages and web applications.
  • Front-end development of custom solutions

Your Compensation ​💰​

People –  that's you! – are the heart of our business, and we believe a culture of pay transparency benefits both Codeword and our team members’ careers. 

For this role we’re looking to pay $85K-$128K, depending on experience.


A few more things you should know about Codeword ⭐

  • The Codeword dream: Make good money doing work you care about with people you like. 
  • We love our clients (they write the checks!), which means maintaining a high bar for the creativity, smarts, responsiveness, and communication skills we offer them. 
  • We’re around 100 people, big enough to handle large-scale marketing programs, small enough that you’ll have an impact on our culture. 
  • We’re a friendly team, we look after each other, and we grow our careers together. 
  • We respect everyone’s personal life. After-hours emails are strongly frowned upon, night and weekend work is very rare, and employees are encouraged to pursue their side-hustles. 
  • We’re all grownups here, and we trust each other to get the work done, whether at home or in an office or a time zone on the other side of the world. 
  • We believe in defaulting to openness. Our calendars, our salary tiers, and our doors are open for all to see. (Except for secret client stuff, which we guard with our lives.) 
  • We’re a proud member of the global WE Communications family. 


Equal Opportunity: Codeword provides equal employment opportunity and doesn’t discriminate against employees or applicants because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

Diversity and Inclusion: Codeword works hard to foster a diverse team and an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives. 

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We aren’t a traditional agency, so we like to hire people who don’t necessarily fit the agency mold or check all the “right” boxes. If you’re on the fence about applying, please do! 

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