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JOB: Ogilvy NY, Senior Creative Technologist

Senior Creative Technologist

Ogilvy, New York


In the beginning there was one Ogilvy, the company founded by David Ogilvy in 1948. Today, there is one Ogilvy—in 83 countries and 132 offices. We are one doorway to a vast creative network whose mission is to make brands matter in a complex, noisy, hyper-connected world. Digital stands front and center in this mission—come join the award-winning team that makes these ideas come to life. 


The Creative Technology team at Ogilvy NY is seeking a digital enthusiast who stays abreast of digital solutions in the communications landscape and has an unfettered passion for ideating new and creative ways to apply them. This team consists of thinkers and makers with a wide range of skills who work on pitches and projects across digital marketing platforms and consumer engagements. Collaborating heavily with the Creative team to come up with innovative, tech-driven work often based on open-ended briefs, the team works as binding tissue between creative and technology.

The Senior Creative Technologist will be responsible for bringing technology to the creative process to solve real-life consumer problems. You’ll be a part of an interactive development team that delivers conceptual ideation, deck presentations, and hands-on technical development—all in equal measure.



  • Possesses hard skills in creative and tech as well as soft skills to communicate, inspire and work as a team
  • Remains abreast of emerging technology industry developments, maintains a continuous learner mindset and is SME for 2+ emerging tech areas
  • Balances an innovation mindset with healthy pragmatism
  • Respects and follows defined department process standards, including Git repo check-ins, unit testing/QA rigor, participation at progress checks and code documentation
  • Can be dropped into fast-moving conversations, become quickly immersed and help drive ideas forward



  • Represent Creative Technology as a sought-after creative ally and technical mediator
  • Work independently on projects from ideation and design through implementation
  • Take creative direction and expand on concept ideas for tactics, with solid and active contribution in creative reviews
  • Actively participate in broad brainstorms and hackathons, partnering with colleagues across agency disciplines including Account, Strategy, Creative, Digital Production and Tech
  • Execute hands-on technical development of prototypes coming out of ideation, ranging from AR/VR examples to physical IoT devices to installations/kiosks
  • Contribute to discussions about the digital aspects of creative campaigns
  • Able to comfortably present ideas or prototypes to mixed client marketing / technical audiences


  • Able to create high-fidelity and high-polish prototypes for client presentations
  • Keen eye for detail and visual/design aesthetics, and steeped in user experience best practices. Capable of defining an experience in collaboration with cross-functional creative teams
  • Can-do attitude: Creative problem solving and communication of options, raising problems along with possible solutions
  • Knowledgeable about products and services in the digital social space for communication and interaction
  • Able to apply creative thinking and sound reasoning, and to communicate these effectively, in writing as well as verbally in small and large group settings
  • Able to share acquired technical skills formally and informally with others as appropriate to knowledge, ability and situation
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong team ethos and a sense of humor
  • Experience working in an agency, consultancy or similarly fast-paced environment
  • Audio and video editing and animation are a plus


  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Design & Technology, or related field or equivalent industry experience
  • Strong knowledge of basic front-end web development tools and concepts – HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, responsive web development, mobile-first methodologies.
  • Solid experience writing clean and documented code in 2+ languages or areas of emerging technology, e.g. Unity, Unreal, Cinder, Web GL, Three.js, Node.js
  • Love and a general affinity for discovering and learning new and emerging technologies, e.g. AR/VR, 3D, IoT, wearables, DIY electronics, experiential
  • Ability to create IOT devices with microcontrollers and soldering
  • Ability to optimize technical work for solid audience performance

Send resumes and work examples to:
Preeti Shah
Executive Director of Digital Production & Technology