Creative Technologist Lead

Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ (30+ days ago)3.9

What you’ll be doing...

About our team

The Verizon Experience Team is a new internal group tasked with evolving the Verizon customer experience across all channels and touchpoints through the design and implementation of innovative products and services that customers love.

Working from a newly designed studio space at 140 West Street, the team is assembling the brightest designers, design strategists, researchers, and product managers to collaborate within teams shaping the most important touch points across the customer journey.

About this role

As Creative Technologist Lead, you will openly collaborate with experience design and management teams to translate design research, strategy, interactions, and thinking into fully coded front-end prototypes.

Work will span the design process, from front end design definition to agile development and implementation. You will be a hands-on technology expert, shaping the concept and seeing it through to detailed design and implementation across a variety of devices and platforms.

In addition to shaping products you’ll play a lead role in shaping and communicating process. You will be a key liaison between the IT organization and experience teams, leading collaborations through a broad understanding of current and emerging technologies and design practices to isolate problems and generate solutions.

What you’ll be doing:
Deeply understand Verizon’s mission and develop a vision for extending, enriching, and supporting it through new applications and experiences
Define, design, and develop prototypes in code for innovative digital media products and services
Stay abreast of the evolving media, technology and design landscape including the emergence of new standards, protocols and devices
Communicate regularly with other experience teams, business partners and IT development teams to understand the current opportunities and challenges as well as to share knowledge and showcase development findings
Stretch the boundaries of our thinking about what Verizon products and services will become in the next 3 to 5 years
Participate in the development of other experience team members’ projects where your skills are required
Present our concepts of the near future to employees, customers, and outside groups
Translate IT partner system integration requirements to working experience teams for deeper understanding of development landscape and issues that may impact strategy and design of current and future products
What we’re looking for...

8+ years of deep interactive development/production experience with proven expertise and a portfolio of impressive work
A strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in multiple design/development disciplines (HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3, native iOS/MacOS/Android applications, motion graphics, creative coding)
Experience in rapid prototyping and agile development methodologies
Understanding and fluent usage across a broad spectrum of technologies including, but not limited to: JavaScript/NodeJS, HTML/CSS, XML/JSON, and Responsive/Adaptive Design
Familiarity with various APIs like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Maps. G+, etc.
Proven track record of developing creative product concepts and communicating those concepts through the hands-on creation of working prototypes.
A history of achieving commercial or artistic success from creative technological endeavors.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work out of New York office with some work days in Basking Ridge, NJ and/or Piscataway, NJ and legal authorization to work in the US
When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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