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[JOB] Gensler, Experiential Software Developer

Experiential Software Developer
Job Location: New York, NY
Studio Overview
Gensler’s Brand Design studio is a collaborative team of designers, strategists, and
experiential storytellers that engage with a wide variety of clients on projects of all
sizes—from product packaging and websites to campus signage systems, interactive
spaces and international brand positioning. As Gensler brand designers, we help our
clients tell their unique stories effectively via every channel available in today’s diverse
media landscape. Our approach combines design and architectural expertise with a
unique point of view and strong communication skills. We believe that this approach
results in brands that build trust, inspire confidence, and forge lasting relationships with
their customers.
Within the Brand Design Studio, the Digital Media Design practice creates memorable,
engaging and functional interactive experiences that enhance the meaning and value of
a brand’s connection with people. Whether our work is mobile, on a website or
integrated into a space, we create digital content and interactive touchpoints that tell a
brand’s story and allow its audience to participate with the brand for a deeper level of
The Role
The Experiential Software Developer will work closely with the Creative Technology
Director and the broader team to conceive, prototype and deliver interactive
experiences across a variety of hardware and software platforms and devices.
Expert skill with front-end web development is a must, as is an evident passion for
creating groundbreaking interactive experiences that leverage emerging technologies –
from wearable devices to beacons, from large interactive displays to behavior-tracking
sensors and beyond.
Successful candidates will be highly skilled and have:
 Computer Science degree or equivalent work experience
 3+ years professional work experience
 Demonstrable knowledge and experience with software development, including
ability to
 derive and code algorithms
 implement rock-solid and browser-sensitive responsive web designs
 create and interact with databases
 integrate disparate components into robust systems
 Evident enthusiasm for creating groundbreaking interactive spatial experiences
 Demonstrable expertise building websites on common content management
systems such as WordPress, Drupal, et al
 Strong design sense and attention to detail
 Strong interpersonal, written, verbal, analytical and decision making skills
 A track record of effectiveness both individually and in teams
 Initiative to propose and create appropriate solutions for challenging situations
 Drive to learn new technologies and new ways of approaching challenges
 Ability to prioritize work in a highly dynamic environment
Extra credit for demonstrable experience creating DIY hardware systems based on
Arduino, beacons, immersive/VR technologies, gestural and location sensors, and
especially technologies we haven’t heard of.
 Maintain current expertise with front-end web standards such as HTML5, CSS3,
JavaScript and its essential frameworks, as well as best practices for coding
responsive websites that render beautifully and function intuitively across browsers
and devices
 Maintain current expertise with important APIs for social networks, storage and data
services, and other web/cloud-based services
 Own and drive definition of functional and technical requirements, creating clear and
concise documentation as needed – including user flows, interaction designs,
annotated wireframes and prototypes, and functional/technical specs
 Champion user needs when defining functional and interactive requirements,
working closely with Experience Strategists and the broader team
 Collaborate with the Design Team to support the creation of elegant mockups for
interactive experiences, providing technical guidance to ensure consistency of end
result with design intent
 Work closely with cross-functional teams to efficiently implement reliable front-end
web code that is consistent with visual mockups and fulfills all defined requirements
 Collaborate with the Creative Technology Director to identify and prioritize emerging
technologies and frameworks for exploration via prototypes and proofs of concept
 Develop software/hardware prototypes to demonstrate interactive experiential
 Work closely with PMs, the Creative Technology Director and the broader team to
balance priorities and deliver high quality work consistent with requirements and
client/project needs
Please submit or point us to examples of your work along with your resume.