New York

Senior Front-End / WordPress Developer

What You'll Do

As a front-end web developer, you'll help create beautiful websites at Ready Set Rocket. You're an ace with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and love to play with emerging technologies to create beautiful, immersive experiences. You're a passionate front-end development expert, and have a strong understanding of visual design. Not only can you write the code, but you can translate your technical knowledge and insight with non-technical designers, project managers, and clients. You have an incredible, obsessive attention to detail and passion for delivering awesome experiences. You love to collaborate with others, but also love tackling a challenge on your own. Your creativity and entrepreneurial mentality will help shape the strategy for Ready Set Rocket, and you like to dream big.   

Requirements

  • 6+ years of front-end development experience building enterprise or leading commercial sites (B2B and B2C)
  • Experience defining functional requirements 
  • Demonstrated track record of producing excellent quality work, taking a development project end to end
  • Online portfolio showcasing your abilities and recent work on live sites
  • Accomplished ability with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 and related technologies
  • Passion for development with a sharp eye for high-end visual design
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to translate technical concepts to non-technical individuals 
  • Experience with WordPress integrations
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Mobile and responsive development experience

Preferred Skills

  • Custom theme development (WordPress preferred) 
  • Experience with JavaScript application frameworks featuring React
  • Agency experience

Who We Are

***Winner for Best Agency Culture, Ad Age Small Agency Awards 2018***

Ready Set Rocket is an integrated agency committed to connecting brands and consumers through innovative multi-channel experiences. You can find our offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

We are a team of expert makers who collaborate closely and effectively to solve our client’s challenges. And it doesn’t stop there. We are relentless relationship builders, technological innovators and brand enthusiasts who continuously strive to improve and enhance our products and offerings to better serve our partners.

Ready Set Rocket offers a very competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, unlimited PTO, 401k contribution matching, paid family leave, gym membership reimbursement, and more.

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Animator / Motion Graphics Designer

The Ideal Candidate
Ready Set Rocket is looking for an in-house Motion Graphics Designer to bring brand stories to life through the use of motion design. The Motion Graphics Designer will be comfortable creating content for a wide variety of clients, including industry leaders in the fashion/retail, media/entertainment and financial services industries.

Our ideal candidate has a strong graphic design foundation including the understanding of typography in digital media, color and composition, and loves to stay ahead of trends in motion and visual effects. This person would have a strong sense of style and refined visual aesthetic, preferring a “less is more” approach to storytelling. Ideally, this person is is also comfortable capturing, editing and integrating live-action footage as well to bring ideas to life in a wide array of styles. The Motion Graphics Designer will be highly involved in the conceptualizing and storyboarding phases of projects as well, so a collaborative spirit and the ability to work well in teams is crucial.

Your Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our creative and development teams to make visually compelling content
  • Step into the storyboarding and graphic design process when needed 
  • Conceptualize and create content in a digital-first environment
  • Produce supporting assets when necessary
  • Take creative approaches to illustrating concepts
  • Problem solve and take design feedback from clients and coworkers
  • Optimize, organize and prepare files for web
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Manage multiple projects at any given time
  • Capture, edit and integrate live-action footage into motion pieces (bonus!)
  • Build and render 3D scenes for use in motion (bonus!)

Our Requirements

  • At least two years experience working with agencies or in agency setting
  • A killer reel demonstrating serious AfterEffects and Adobe Creative Suite chops
  • Understanding of different compression techniques and formats
  • HTML5 experience a plus but not required
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Highly organized 
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Junior Digital Designer

Ready Set Rocket is looking for a talented designer to join our growing creative team in NYC. Our designers are given a high level of responsibility to contribute to the overall end product, so those who are self-driven and passionate about making killer creative work have a great opportunity to thrive and expand their role within our team.

As a Junior Designer, you will work alongside a cross-disciplined team members, including creative, marketing, strategy, and development experts. Together, we work to create stunning, interconnected products using cutting-edge technology and data-driven insights. On any given day, our designers will find themselves working on anything from integrated marketing campaigns to websites, mobile apps, storyboards, social campaigns and much more.

This position offers a ton of opportunity for personal growth and high-level work across a variety of top-notch clients and industries — including media and entertainment, spirits, finance, sports, and cultural institutions — while working with a brilliant, close-knit team in a fast, highly-collaborative (and highly dog-friendly) environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with creative team to help move projects from vision to execution to launch
  • Design various digital products including responsive websites and mobile applications
  • Create assets, icons, infographics, and other creative for client and new business work
  • Support projects with creative research and moodboards that answer a client brief
  • Brainstorm creative concepts with the team, developing original design concepts that demonstrate ideas
  • Leveraging a creative or account brief, create unique mood boards and look & feel explorations for websites or digital channels
  • Collaborate with developers to ensure pixel-perfect execution of website deliverables
  • Support the visual creation of internal Ready Set Rocket assets for all presentations, decks, collateral and website assets
  • Learn the end-to-end process of various creative deliverables and the associated tools involved

Our ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • 2-3 years of web, design and interactive experience
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in graphic design, digital or visual communications, or a related field from an accredited university
  • A strong portfolio of work demonstrating a range of digital experience, with an emphasis on responsive web, user-centered digital products, 360 campaigns and social media
  • Detail-oriented with a strong eye for typography, color, and composition
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator & Photoshop), Sketch, Google Apps, and an interest in learning new software tools
  • Experience with Zeplin and Principle (or other prototyping tools) - a plus
  • Social media savvy and aware of digital trends
  • High energy, self-motivated team player with a great attitude and sense of humor who can work with grace under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate visual design concepts effectively both written and verbally
  • Experience creating simple animations and GIFs - a plus

Who We Are

***Winner for Best Agency Culture, Ad Age Small Agency Awards 2018***

Ready Set Rocket is an integrated agency committed to connecting brands and consumers through innovative multi-channel experiences. You can find our offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

We are a team of expert makers who collaborate closely and effectively to solve our client’s challenges. And it doesn’t stop there. We are relentless relationship builders, technological innovators and brand enthusiasts who continuously strive to improve and enhance our products and offerings to better serve our partners.

 

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Digital Producer

Our Digital Producers are the driving force to keep our team, clients, and projects on track. They lead efforts on multiple accounts across a variety of projects ranging from brand campaign development to digital product design and launches (and everything in between).

What's the most important characteristic we’re looking for? Own the work. We want someone who wants to be a product owner. In this role that means management of the entire process from estimation, scope of work, and project plans, through to QA and launch. Working closely with various departments and clients, you will act as a communications liaison to ensure project success and that client needs and objectives are translated into effective solutions.

Your Responsibilities

  • Compile project estimates
  • Comprehensive project planning
  • Weekly project profitability reporting
  • Weekly resource planning
  • Identify strategic growth opportunities
  • Manage production calendars
  • Manage production budgets
  • Work across departments to ensure work is completed on time and within approved budgets
  • Manage deliverable deadlines and internal review processes
  • Manage QA process to ensure all work is delivered to spec against approved SOW or project brief
  • Act as an internal liaison; facilitating open communication between teams
  • Provide status of timeline, profitability and progress on all assigned projects during weekly status meetings
  • Manage client and internal weekly status updates
  • Organize and lead internal and client meetings and provide actionable notes/recaps

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years of digital agency experience
  • Solid understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed project plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings
  • Proven track record in prioritizing competing projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy and minimal supervision
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable and confident acting as a product owner
  • Professional, friendly demeanor with extremely strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Positive, professional team-player who embraces team success

Who We Are

***Winner for Best Agency Culture, Ad Age Small Agency Awards 2018***

Ready Set Rocket is an integrated agency committed to connecting brands and consumers through innovative multi-channel experiences. You can find our offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

We are a team of expert makers who collaborate closely and effectively to solve our client’s challenges. And it doesn’t stop there. We are relentless relationship builders, technological innovators and brand enthusiasts who continuously strive to improve and enhance our products and offerings to better serve our partners.

Ready Set Rocket offers a very competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, unlimited PTO, 401k contribution matching, paid family leave, gym membership reimbursement, and more.

Apply now