Wednesday, September 3, 2014

HTML Email Engineer



Dallas

Development/IT

THE TEAM

As an HTML Email Engineer, you will be responsible for coding and testing
emails for ACTIVE, as well as external brands and organizations. Your role
sits in the Global Visual Design team, and is part of the overall User
Experience (UX) design group. We are a multidisciplinary team in North
America that also includes Interaction Design and User Research. You will
contribute as a member of our team in Dallas, and will be responsible for
the coding of HTML Emails for ACTIVE and it's advertisers. Through these
emails, companies like Nike, Brooks, Ironman and Adidas leverage ACTIVE's
audience to connect their brand with active people. Your work for ACTIVE
helps sell our products, as well as connect external Brands and Orgs to
people who are looking for THINGS THEY LOVE, WANT, AND NEED TO DO.

THE ROLE

Active Network is seeking an HTML Email Engineer with a passion for
front-end development, quality design, a desire to learn as part of a team,
and a great attitude. You will work closely with a team of designers,
account execs, and ad ops. We are looking for creative thinkers with
education and experience in front-end engineering - specifically in HTML
Emails. In this role you will have the opportunity to use your skills to
encourage people to be more ACTIVE.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Building responsive, HTML emails (templates and custom)
Testing/QA on a variety of email clients, and ensuring quality
Manage the email send process using a third party tool
Attendance and participation in Visual Design team meetings
Working with Email analyst to set-up images/ HTML in Email Service Provider
tool
Coding using HTML in accordance with email development standards
Skills & Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

EXISTING HTML EMAIL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
BA/BS/MFA degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Interface Design
or equivalent experience
Adobe Creative Suite expertise required (Photoshop, Illustrator...)
Portfolio of coding samples required

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALITIES

3+ years experience in HTML email design
Expert in HTML, ability to hand code HTML and ensure rendering consistency
of email campaigns across multiple clients (Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook) and
browsers.
Knowledge of current email best practices, and an interest in keeping on
top of industry trends and pushing for continuous improvement
Work effectively and efficiently with designers, ad ops, and account
managers
Exceptionally high attention to detail, ensuring design integrity during
the build process.
Excellent communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills
Appreciation for the fundamentals of visual design: typography,
composition, color, and layout
Ability to deliver quality work on tight deadlines, and manage a queue of
requests
Knowledge of current HTML email best practices, and systems
HTML, CSS, Javascript
A/B and subject line testing
Ability to present your work, and communicate with an extended team
Ability to manage feedback from various stakeholders

If interested, please email your resume in Word or PDF format to:

Brandon.Sisson@activenetwork.com