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Front-End Web Architect

Chicago, IL

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13856 Front-End Web Architect (Open)

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Do you have a passion for media and entertainment? Do you enjoy web development and playing with cutting-edge technology? If so, you may want to consider joining the Ascendon Consumer Experiences team; a division within Client Services. As a member of this team your efforts will enable our clients (Redbox Paramount Pictures, ESPN and Cineplex to name a few) to impact hundreds of thousands of people the world over. The perfect candidate is innately curious and strives to understand the details behind the bigger picture and has ecommerce or internet television or content management industry experience.

**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.'s Ascendon division is described as having a laid-back personality and startup culture all while having the backing of a large, successful enterprise. The Ascendon solution provides clients with the necessary tools to easily manage, market and monetize premium digital content to consumers. The solution, offered as a set of software services, allows top brands of all sizes create and manage new revenue streams; increasing return with every transaction. Ascendon sets itself apart from the competition by operating on the most popular devices and providing a set of enterprise-grade back-office tools.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering (Telecommunications), Business (with concentration in Computing or Information Management) or related field or the equivalent work experience
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Business Administration is preferred
  • 7-10 years of experience providing technical guidance to software implementations leading small, Agile development teams
  • 7-10 years of experience in a client-facing role
  • 5-7 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Proven Senior-level requirements gathering and solution design skill sets
  • Development experience with various front-end web technologies and terminology including, but not limited to: HTML, JavaScript, Node.JS, CSS frameworks such as SASS or LESS and front-end frameworks and libraries such as AngularJS, React, Vue.JS or Backbone.JS
  • Experience working with version control methodologies such as Git or Subversion.
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs including data transmission formats such as JSON and XML
  • Possesses strong analytical acumen with the ability to identify, diagnose, break down and approach complex problems or business requirements
  • Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven working knowledge and applicable experience with the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project management experience/skills or certification is a plus
  • Media and telecommunications industry experience is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise (SAFe) methodologies is a plus
  • Experience using automated testing solutions and methodologies such as ATDD, Gherkin and Cucumber, is a plus


  • Manages and coaches team of front-end developers who drive service lines for software implementations
  • Functions as SME of several important and pivotal aspects of the Ascendon solution
  • Advises developers during software implementations - including integration with partner/third party components as necessary
  • Provides technical leadership across multiple projects
  • Recognizes vision and strategy for the end-to-end solution; keeping larger organization and product roadmap goals in mind
  • Defines, documents, follows and promotes the use of best practices around various facets of the Ascendon solution and implementation strategies
  • Identifies and highlights technical risks to management and key stakeholders
  • Thinks outside the normal realm of possibilities and manipulates available technologies to derive creative, sustainable workarounds for client objectives
  • Proactively prevents and technical issues and acts as an escalation point for impediments and works directly with members of the support team toward resolution if necessary
  • Participates in leading UAT testing as necessary and ensuring the quality of solutions and deliverables
  • Ensures technical viability of solutions as defined in the Statement of Work (SOW) and subsequent change requests
  • Engages regularly with members of product management to ensure all communicated client requirements are delivered as defined in SOW
  • Balances developer resources based on current obligations and immediate need; works with client project teams to reallocate resources accordingly
  • Reviews and approves estimates for technical tasks

Additional Characteristics:

  • Approachable, Organized, Accurate, Persuasive, Encouraging, Motivating, Problem solver, Energetic, Sense of humor, Excellent judgment, Detail-oriented, Enthusiastic, Assertive, Articulate, Inquisitive and a Team Player

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