Remote
Sparkbox

Frontend Designer or Project Manager

REMOTE · Dayton, Ohio, United States

DESCRIPTION

We’re always keeping our eyes out for great peoplealways looking, selectively hiring. The right person loves collaboration with coworkers and clients and believes it leads to the best work. The right builder also wants to work in a learning-hungry web environment and help lead the web industry by sharing. Sparkbox has been intentionally working to build a team where we acknowledge our own imperfections, make all feel welcome, and humbly help each other grow. If you can bring a fresh perspective to a team of humble people who love what they do, we’d love to talk with you.

Below are two of the the positions we tend to hire for more regularly: frontend designers and project managers (if you’re wanting to apply for a developer position, please use the JavaScript Developer application). If any of these align well with your skillset and experience, we’d love to hear from you!

Frontend Designer

Our frontend designers have stellar design skills and design portfolios to back that up. They are comfortable designing a visual language for a website and then translating that language into solid, responsive frontend code. They care about the little details when it comes to typography, interactions, animations, user experience, and layout, and they design and present initial concepts, writing some level of the frontend code.

Experience and fluency in the latest web/design tools are required:

  • Sketch
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Being comfortable with code is preferred. Thinking and delivering with modular principles will also be expected. You will be expected to work in our frontend build process that includes tools like: Sass, Github, Handlebars, NodeJSON, and GruntGulpbonus if you have experience with animation/prototyping tools (Principle, Framer, etc.) and a CodePen Account. As a Frontend Designer, youll also be expected to share your learnings on our blog.

Project Manager

Our project managers are experienced in running software projects. We strive for a balance between managing logistics and managing expectations, recognizing that its the people that drive a projects success. The web is a unique medium, and our project managers understand that and can manage a project with flexibility, always seeking a better process.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of different clients and their projects
  • Prepare budget reports across projects
  • Facilitate engaging discovery and kickoff meetings
  • Proactively manage client relationships
  • Collaborate with internal teams to focus on adding value
  • Share your learnings on our blog

Requirements:

  • Consistent track record as a digital project manager
  • Excellent communication and team-management skills
  • Enjoys collaborating with others
  • Enjoys working in client services
  • Familiarity with software development methodologies (eg: Scrum, Lean)

We also value the ability for our project managers to contribute in other meaningful ways in addition to project managementtechnical, design, content, etc.

Were better when we work with our clients, not just for them, so were looking for someone with a deep desire for collaboration. Being a solid communicator, both internally and externally, will be critical to our success together.

In return for your outstanding work, Sparkbox offers the following:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (Employer Match)
  • Flex Savings Account
  • Simple IRA (Employer Match)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Vacation-Buy Option
  • Annual Vacation Bonus
  • Annual Wellness Budget
  • Annual Continuing-Education Budget
  • Annual Conference-Attendance Coverage
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Commission Opportunities
  • Short/Long-Term Disability
  • Mothers Room

Sparkboxers also get free in-person access to our Build Right: Maker Series events. People and families come first around here, which is part of why we offer 13 paid holidays (including a week or more shutdown at the end of the year) in addition to vacation.

We have offices in Dayton, OH, and Pittsburgh, PA. Local and remote applicants are welcome. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

PLEASE NOTE: we review and consider applications as they’re submitted.