Freelance Senior Developer- Craft NY

Worldgroup Careers - New York, NY4.0


To achieve success in the world of global adaptation and production, you need more than just clear processes and smart technology, you need true craftsmen and women – people who care deeply about their clients’ brands and who work tirelessly to drive maximum cost savings for a client while ensuring that each brand’s story remains impactful as it travels around the world.

At Craft Worldwide, we’ve been fortunate enough to assemble a team of the industry’s best craftspeople, each with a rich and robust background in advertising, adaptation and production.

Craft Worldwide currently employs over 500 full-time employees operating in 25 markets with specialty in global broadcast/video production, print production, digital production and global translation.

While we are wholly owned by McCann Worldgroup, we have been purposely established as a truly independent company within the Interpublic Group of Companies.


As a Senior Developer, you will develop responsive websites and rich interactive experiences along with our New York digital team. You’ll be expected to write clean and maintainable JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Being up to date on current trends, techniques and methods of the front-end community you’ll be an advocate for best practices helping creative deliver the best user-experience possible.

We’re looking for more than just the best developers - We’re looking for someone who wants to be a part of our growing team!


Develop and maintain websites, experiential, rich interactive experiences and display ads.
Work with Creative and Technical team members to help ensure the feasibility of their design against technical and financial limitations.
Assist the Associate Tech Director when necessary to assign resources to producer on a project basis.
Provide guidance for the team and remove blockers keeping them from progressing.
Provide UX advice to Creative teams and create guidelines for UX and QA
Contribute towards the continuous improvement of development methodologies and standards
Contribute to setting project timelines and accurately managing scope and accurately estimate necessary development time
Develop and maintain pixel perfect, cross-browser friendly, responsive websites
Create rapid prototypes and help build capabilities by working on extra projects.
Maintenance and System Operations of ongoing projects
Design Schemas and Deploy SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL and NoSQL databases when necessary.
Organized self starter who can work on multiple projects simultaneously
Performs other duties as assigned


5-7 years experience writing modern Web Applications leveraging JavaScript, HTML and CSS
Excellent HTML/HTML5, Javascript and CSS skills, particularly best practices for responsive web applications
React Experience is a must. Experience with other technologies and frameworks such Angular, Node, Mustache/Handlebars, Bootstrap is a plus.
Experience building and maintaining internal infrastructure systems using open source build, dependency and scaffolding tools such as Gulp, Bower and Yeoman.
Experience with CSS pre-processors such as Sass or Less
Implementation of front end optimization techniques such as Lazy Loading, Asynchronous Module Definition, Callbacks and promises, Closures, Image Compression and Minification.
Experience with CMS platforms such as Word Press, particularly editing themes and templates.
Experience with RESTful and Social APIs
Experience with animation using Greensock, Canvas, CSS, Jquery or ImpactJS
Experience with building HTML5 display ads and familiarity with Rich Media Vendors such as DoubleClick, Flash Talking and Sizmek is a plus.
Familiar with QA tools such as Jira
Version control using terminal and command line experience
Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills
Solid understanding of cross browser capabilities and web standards
Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
Passionate Team player that can also work independently and efficiently
Desire to create Award Winning work.


Mobile application development experience (Native and/or Web)
Experience with Apache Cordova, Phone Gap or similar wrappers
Familiarity with Linting and/or other code quality tools
Familiarity of Node, PHP and the ability to work with returned data formats such as JSON or XML
Understanding of Photoshop and ability to extract assets from a supplied PSD

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

McCann is an EEO/AA M/F/Disability/Vet Employer

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