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Title: Prototype Developer
Location: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 6+ Months
Clients Brand Strategy Innovation team is responsible for innovating how we generate, represent, and deliver new solutions and user experiences for clients most valuable advertisers. We studying how people interact, the overall digital landscape, and in their day-to-day lives in order to design experiences that get them talking.
Our broader Brand Strategy team's collective mission is to create human-centric ideas worth talking about – a goal the Innovation segment of the team shares and embraces. It's ambitious to create work so good people proactively want to talk about it, but it's inherent to our DNA.
The Prototype Developer on this team will help build lightweight, MVP versions of new experiences that haven't been created before on, or with client. This role will collaborate with our designers and creative technologists, among others, to build experience prototypes as the fastest way to learn how users and brands would react to a new user experience.
Because the team focuses on a wide range of project types, broad curiosity and problem-solving skills are critical to success.
This role will be based San Francisco.
Define pragmatic architectures and solutions for creative experiences, which appeal to both users and advertisers
Develop prototypes of end user experiences using client side and server side web technologies, APIs, 3rd party APIs and occasionally native app development languages
Identify and define user experiences worth prototyping and recommend tools and methodologies for evaluating their value
Provide accurate work-time estimates for developing prototypes
Investigate and navigate internal data sources to surface reporting and insights, subsequently informing prototype prioritization and results
Produce and maintain core project artifacts including technical documentation
Develop a scalable prototype technology strategy and architecture recommendations for partner engagements; architect and lead testing, issue resolution, and partner UAT
Serve as the primary technical contact for third-party vendors, identifying and documenting integration points
Define and document best practices, and contribute to company knowledge-sharing efforts
Proven record of delivering stable MVPs that enable fast learning and iteration
Passion for web and emerging technology and software development, current with industry trends and their application
Ability to spot opportunities in product roadmap and digital technology trends that can translate into prototyping applications
Hands-on experience working across multiple technologies (client/server-side languages, big data, mobile, QA, deployment, project management, etc.)
Strong grasp of architectural principles necessary for designing stable and scalable prototypes
Experience in working with APIs and webhooks and a strong understanding of their implementation
Experience working with APIs
Experience developing using some of the following languages: Python, Java, Scala, Scalding, Swift/Objective-C/C++/C
Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
Experience with agile software development methodologies and productivity tools
Hands-on development experience with highly-available, scalable software and services
Knowledge about platform, functionality and ad products
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