Jobs https://atendesigngroup.com/ en Aten Goes Remote! https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/aten-goes-remote <span>Aten Goes Remote!</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg?itok=dQKARF_6 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg?itok=YiO4gcoH 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg?itok=YiO4gcoH 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg?itok=YiO4gcoH 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg?itok=LRhT3THT 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg?itok=LRhT3THT 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-01/ATEN_GOES_REMOTE_05.jpg" alt="Illustration of Aten Design Group moving to remote" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/kristi-schuster" lang="" about="/user/kristi-schuster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kristi</a></span> <span>Fri, 01/14/2022 - 14:42</span> <a href="/blog/category/jobs" class="tag" >Jobs</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p><i>Aten has been going remote</i> is probably more accurate, although we are finally saying goodbye to our offices. For nearly a decade we’ve had the odd remote employee or dabbled with hybrid initiatives like “work from home Wednesday.” Then back in 2018 we “officially” embraced a hybrid office model, with a handful of team members punching in full-time from home offices around the world. Ken in New York, John in South Korea, Alan in France, and Eric in Guatemala, to name a few. Since then the idea of downsizing our offices in Denver, Colorado — where nearly half of today’s Aten team lives — has come up periodically in leadership meetings. Even as our team grew across 7 states and a handful of countries, the notion didn’t gain much traction. Until recently.</p> <figure role="group"> <div alt="Image of Aten employee, Joe Crespo, working alone in the large Aten office space" data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="media_image" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="488df338-4c67-494e-ac2c-c4198886406f" data-langcode="en" title="Joe Crespo alone in Aten office" class="embedded-entity"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-01/IMG_7780.jpg" alt="Image of Aten employee, Joe Crespo, working alone in the large Aten office space" title="Joe Crespo alone in Aten office" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <figcaption>Last man standing: Joe Crespo was one of the last regulars at our increasingly empty 4000+ square foot Denver office</figcaption> </figure> <p>In the last two years unprecedented <i>work-from-home</i> waves have pushed remote employment numbers in the USA (as defined by halftime or more completed from home) from roughly 7% to a surprising peak last year of 69% according to <a href="https://globalworkplaceanalytics.com/telecommuting-statistics">Global Workplace Analytics</a>. We’ve definitely seen that shift reflected in dwindling in-person numbers at our Denver offices. And while it seems a couple of folks needed the push in the remote direction, nobody seems eager to give up their home office now that a shared workspace is back on the table. As it turns out, there are a lot of good reasons for that. But first, a goodbye to our Denver offices.</p> <h3>So long, farewell, au revoir, auf weidersehen</h3> <p>Our Denver offices at Taxi have been good to us, and it’s been a real blast watching the area transform in the last decade. When we first decided to base operations at Taxi in Denver’s RiNo district, the space was radiating reclaimed industrial park vibes. Beyond the bare concrete, bay doors, wide open workspaces, exposed ceilings and visible wires, the area at large felt distinctly industrial with our closest neighbors being the PepsiCo bottling plant, a variety of building suppliers, and a couple of self-storage centers. Today RiNo is home to an impressive selection of breweries, artist studios, residences, gyms, and restaurants lining pedestrian friendly streets often closed to vehicles for public events. It’s bursting at the seams with street art, foot traffic, cyclists, and food trucks, and has become a popular destination among Denverites and tourists. In a lot of ways, we’ll miss Taxi and RiNo.</p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"> <div alt="Aten staff visiting the coffee shop in Taxi development" data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="media_image" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="c2f31e8f-fc4f-4dd5-953c-978c5aace91d" data-langcode="en" title="Aten Summit 2021 - Coffee Shop" class="embedded-entity"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-01/Aten%20Design%20Group%20Summit%20Nikki%20A.%20Rae%20July%202021%20web%20res-172.jpg" alt="Aten staff visiting the coffee shop in Taxi development" title="Aten Summit 2021 - Coffee Shop" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <figcaption>In-person meetings won't go away with annual company summits and ad-hoc coffee shop meet-ups in Denver</figcaption> </figure> <h3>Only the best: function over form</h3> <p>The upshot of a remote model is — well, there are plenty. One of the biggest is that it means our commitment to hire the very best team can break out of its geographic shell. <i>We want the best from all over</i>. To be fair, we’ve been hiring from outside of the Denver area for some time now. Starting this year, however, we’ll be losing the distinction between <i>Denver team</i> and <i>Remote</i>, in exchange for the simpler, more inclusive <i>Aten team</i>. And with Aten team members sprinkled across a collection of US states and a dash of foreign countries, we can continue to serve our clients with top-tier digital solutions across borders and time zones. Need to launch an update before your primary audience logs on for the day? We’ve got you covered.</p> <p>Speaking of timezones, encouraging our team to work from <i>where</i> and <i>when</i> is best for them ensures we get their very best efforts while promoting a healthy and super flexible work-life balance. What’s the real difference between 8-5 EST and 6-3 MST? Some people do their best work at 6AM and others at 10AM, 3PM or whatever. Not only can we effortlessly serve clients across time zones, we can also support the whole Aten team in making the most of their workday.</p> <h3>Perks, perks, perks</h3> <p>What about the snacks? The activities? The facetime? Aten’s been growing a remote practice for nearly a decade (is that a lifetime in internet years?) that’s developed into a flexible, robust, and inclusive work from home culture. A host of virtual events like regular (and optional) coffee breaks, lunchtime presentations (<a href="/webinars">The Aten Lunch Hour</a>), Random Bingo, Slack trivia, book club — even costume contests — all create a vibrant and social worklife day-to-day. Sprinkle in snacks by mail, Friday lunch delivered to your door, help setting up home offices, <i>and</i> regular real-life team meetups, and you’ve got yourself a top-notch remote office experience.</p> <p>What will this mean in regards to working with Aten? Not much. Some of the information on our Contact page has changed.</p> <p>And what about working at Aten? If you're passionate about digital solutions <a href="https://atendesigngroup.com/about/careers">we might just want to talk to you about joining the team</a> — whether you live in the Denver area or not.</p> <!-- google doc id: 1LmRjDjFrjyS4_OA4X6pIfB-FZr7naO19jGI4wj9uTMk --></div> <div class="c-article-list"> <h3 class="c-article-list__title">Read This Next</h3> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li><a href="/articles/professional-development-takeaways-wes-bos-master-gatsby-course" hreflang="en">Professional development &amp; takeaways from the Wes Bos Master Gatsby course</a></li> <li><a href="/webinars" hreflang="en">Free webinars for digital professionals | The Aten Lunch Hour</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <a href="/about/kristi-schuster-shrm-cp" hreflang="en">Kristi Schuster, SHRM-CP</a> Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:42:23 +0000 Kristi 10375 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/aten-goes-remote#comments Professional development & takeaways from the Wes Bos Master Gatsby course https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/professional-development-takeaways-wes-bos-master-gatsby-course <span>Professional development &amp; takeaways from the Wes Bos Master Gatsby course</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg?itok=q9iB6UJn 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg?itok=K7ZdOXxL 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg?itok=K7ZdOXxL 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg?itok=K7ZdOXxL 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg?itok=8vmCN0Ae 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg?itok=8vmCN0Ae 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-01/PROFESSIONAL_DEVELOPMENT_02.jpg" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/kristi-schuster" lang="" about="/user/kristi-schuster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kristi</a></span> <span>Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:00</span> <a href="/blog/category/jobs" class="tag" >Jobs</a> <a href="/blog/category/javascript" class="tag" >JavaScript</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>Aten is big on professional development. Whether it’s conferences, certifications, meetups, or trainings, widening and refining our expertise is an important part of how we serve our clients and our team. Empowering employees to come to us with their own goals and interests — and developing those into a concrete plan — is more than a rewarding part of team management, it’s a great way to push innovation and flexibility in a constantly changing industry.</p> <p>One benefit of our “choose your own adventure” approach to career growth is that the team gets exposed to lots of different aspects of the industry and can incorporate what they learn in their own unique way from their own unique perspective. At its best, this means transitioning team members into what they want to do — and what they do best. We’ve even seen a few more dramatic transitions, like from design all the way to development, looking at you, <a href="/about/joel-steidl">Joel Steidl</a>.</p> <p>I love seeing how people absorb and apply skills differently. Late last year a handful of our developers took the <a href="https://mastergatsby.com/">Wes Bos Master Gatsby course</a>, a ~12 hour “at your own pace” series of training videos focused on (you guessed it) <a href="https://www.gatsbyjs.com/">Gatsby JS</a>. In collecting their feedback about the course I could really see how the same material landed in a variety of different ways. Here are some of their takeaways:</p> <div class="person-details"><img alt="Brent Robbins headshot" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.atendesigngroup.com/sites/default/files/2019-10/brent_robbins_headshot.jpg" /> <div class="person-details--content"> <h2>Brent Robbins</h2> <p>Front-end developer</p> </div> </div> <h4>What do you do at Aten?</h4> <p>I’m a front end developer. I focus pretty heavily on Drupal theming and JavaScript, but also assist in site building and client training. Recently, I’ve been able to work on a lot of data visualization projects. <a href="/about/john-ferris">John Ferris</a> and I tend to work on most of JavaScript (<a href="https://reactjs.org/">React</a>) projects here at Aten.</p> <h4>What were your takeaways from the Wes Bos Master Gatsby Course?</h4> <p>I’ve been using the Gatsby stack for at least three years, and have launched many sites with it — but I still wanted to take the course. Wes Bos is a popular content creator and for good reasons. I wanted to see a new perspective and get some new insight on using Gatsby with <a href="https://www.sanity.io/">Sanity.io</a>, and I wanted to see if he’d have any cool tips and tricks — he did. There were a few things, like how he called client-side data and created skeleton screens while loading that data, as well as an order form and pagination. I was able to use the pagination example in a client site soon after I finished the course.</p> <p>I’d like to get more developers at Aten to watch the series. I think there’s a lot of potential using this stack. I’ve actually been working on a Sanity / Gatsby starter kit for Aten and the broader community that I would like to release in the near future.</p> <div class="person-details"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.atendesigngroup.com/sites/default/files/james-nettik.png" /> <div class="person-details--content"> <h2>James Nettik</h2> <p>Full stack developer</p> </div> </div> <h4>What do you do at Aten?</h4> <p>I’m a full stack developer who primarily works in <a href="https://www.drupal.org/">Drupal 8</a> and it’s theming layer. I also build custom modules for client projects as needed, and I work alongside in-house client development teams with Drupal 8 training and aide.</p> <h4>What were your takeaways from the Wes Bos Master Gatsby Course?</h4> <p>The Master Gatsby course was one of a couple professional development efforts for me last year: involvement with the <a href="https://2020.drupalcampcolorado.org/summits/higher-ed-summit.html">Drupal Camp Colorado Higher Education Summit</a>, a talk at <a href="https://2020.badcamp.org/">BadCamp</a>, and finishing my <a href="https://certification.acquia.com/registry/grand-masters">Grand Masters certification with Acquia</a>. While I do use Javascript in my day-to-day, it’s mostly for simpler tasks like manipulating classes on DOM elements, building interfaces and the like. For me a lot of the course was exploratory, it really helped expose me to a wider set of what JS does. I learned a lot about possible use cases for Gatsby, one of the obvious ones being connecting to an external API — like if you have a Drupal website and want to expose its data to a Gatsby front-end.</p> <p>This particular course isn’t something I implement in my day-to-day, but I’ve definitely made regular use of some of his other content — like object and array manipulation, or “array cardio,” in his free <a href="https://javascript30.com/">JavaScript 30</a> course.</p> <p>I like that the Wes Bos courses aren’t error proof. He doesn’t edit out mistakes. Live debugging and explaining why things didn’t work at first gives his content a real-life sense. It feels more applicable to the work you’re doing.</p> <div class="person-details"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.atendesigngroup.com/sites/default/files/2020-11/jennifer-dust--square-2020.png" /> <div class="person-details--content"> <h2>Jennifer Dust</h2> <p>Full stack developer</p> </div> </div> <h4>What do you do at Aten?</h4> <p>At Aten I have the privilege of being a problem solver, critical thinker, creator, and more. I am a full stack developer that mostly works on site updates, bug fixes, and building out new features. A lot of my work right now is front-end heavy — working with twig templates, CSS changes, and recently more JavaScript projects. I love figuring out the complexity of an issue and how best to create a solution, it's a lot fun.</p> <h4>What were your takeaways from the Wes Bos Master Gatsby Course?</h4> <p>The Wes Bos Master Gatsby course is the complete package — it covers all the setup with no assumptions about you as a developer. His courses have a human element to them, and while they are challenging he never expects the audience to “just know.” Often throughout the videos Wes Bos encourages you to work ahead and try writing the code yourself, then afterwards you can continue with the tutorial and check your work. An awesome benefit if you get stuck or struggle during the course is that Wes Bos has a Slack channel where you can reach out to other developers and work your way towards a solution.</p> <p>Much of the course content was directly applicable to my current projects. Understanding things like state and context was something I struggled with on my own. Wes Bos offered a lot of clarification around fundamentals that helped me become more confident and contributed to cleaning up &amp; reorganizing some of my code. The course did a great job of breaking up complex components with relevant examples.</p> <p>In the Master Gatsby course you get to build something with real data, and the example project was a website for a pizza joint! I’m from Chicago and love pizza. So besides being directly applicable to my current projects, it was also really fun. I’ll definitely use more of his courses in the future. In fact, Kristi reached out to me after the course about an <a href="https://gatsbyconf.com/">upcoming Gatsby conference in March</a> — hopefully I’ll attend that as well.</p> <hr /> <p>Active engagement with professional development re-energizes our team, helps us support each other in our goals, and creates an exciting career track where each day doesn’t have to be the same as the last. Employee development doesn’t just support career growth, either, it also builds a broader toolset that we can make available to our clients.</p> <p>We believe that investing in new skills and broader experience creates new, innovative approaches, and innovation is something we get pretty excited about around here. Interested in learning more about the <a href="/about">Aten team</a> or working at Aten? Follow us on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/atendesign">LinkedIn</a> or <a href="https://www.instagram.com/atendesign/">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> <a href="/about/kristi-schuster-shrm-cp" hreflang="en">Kristi Schuster, SHRM-CP</a> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:00:00 +0000 Kristi 10217 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/professional-development-takeaways-wes-bos-master-gatsby-course#comments We're Hiring Drupal Developers https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/were-hiring-drupal-developers <span>We&#039;re Hiring Drupal Developers</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/hiring_1.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/hiring_1.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/hiring_1.png?itok=-kJp09kN 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/hiring_1.png?itok=hf3LeC2J 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/hiring_1.png?itok=hf3LeC2J 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/hiring_1.png?itok=hf3LeC2J 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/hiring_1.png?itok=cf_sg3b0 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/hiring_1.png?itok=cf_sg3b0 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/hiring_1.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><span lang="" about="/user/scott-reynen" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Scott Reynen</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:11</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/jobs" class="tag" >Jobs</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>Aten Design Group is seeking skilled Drupal developers to join our team in Denver, Colorado.</p> <h3>About Us</h3> <p>Founded in 2000, Aten Design Group is a web strategy, design, and development company serving a broad range of clients making positive impact on societies around the world. We work on complex communications and data projects for organizations like USAID, the United Nations Development Programme, Johns Hopkins University, the Smithsonian Institution, the Poynter Institute, and many others.</p> <p>We are dedicated to creating meaningful user experiences, rooted in powerful open-source solutions, especially Drupal.</p> <h3>About You</h3> <p>You love the internet, programming, and working on a team. You have experience writing and analyzing Drupal modules. Experience with other frameworks, such as Wordpress, Ruby on Rails, or Django, is helpful. You primarily work with server-side technologies, but have a commanding knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery. You enjoy system administration and devops, but don’t want to do that kind of thing all the time. You are a good communicator, work well under pressure, and are strongly task-oriented. You take your work seriously, and care about the impact it has on the world around you.</p> <h3>About the Position</h3> <p>You will be working on our agile development team, responsible for collaborating with a wide range of clients to tackle an equally broad backlog of user-stories. The position requires clear, frequent communication -- both internally and with clients -- and the ability to quickly solve a variety of technical problems daily. Organization and focus are important.</p> <h3>Compensation and Benefits</h3> <p>We think we have one of the best workplaces on the planet. Here’s why:</p> <ul> <li>Competitive salaries, commensurate with experience</li> <li>Flexible, generous vacation policy</li> <li>Aggressive, performance-based bonus plan</li> <li>3% matching 401K</li> <li>Health, dental and vision insurance for you and your dependants</li> <li>Paid conference attendance -- both in the US and abroad</li> <li>Ping pong and foosball tables</li> <li>Free food (breakfast Monday, lunch Friday, snacks, coffee and beer all week)</li> <li>Gym access</li> <li>Open, collaborative office in a remodeled industrial space near downtown</li> <li>Company outings quarterly</li> </ul> <p>Aten Design Group is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.</p> <p>To apply, email work [at] atendesigngroup.com</p></div> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:11:00 +0000 Scott Reynen 2050 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/were-hiring-drupal-developers#comments We're looking for a talented UI/Interactive designer https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/were-looking-talented-uiinteractive-designer <span>We&#039;re looking for a talented UI/Interactive designer</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/hiring_0.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/hiring_0.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/hiring_0.png?itok=zncwB5fZ 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/hiring_0.png?itok=_KH69pFo 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/hiring_0.png?itok=_KH69pFo 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/hiring_0.png?itok=_KH69pFo 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/hiring_0.png?itok=X1ta3Vc_ 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/hiring_0.png?itok=X1ta3Vc_ 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/hiring_0.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><span lang="" about="/user/jon-clark" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jon Clark</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/12/2012 - 10:30</span> <a href="/blog/category/design" class="tag" >Design</a> <a href="/blog/category/javascript" class="tag" >JavaScript</a> <a href="/blog/category/jobs" class="tag" >Jobs</a> <a href="/blog/category/user-experience" class="tag" >User Experience</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>If you, or someone you know, is an awesome user experience/interactive designer, and is interested in working on exciting projects for awesome clients with an excellent team, take a look at our job post and get in touch!</p> <h3>UI/Interactive Designer</h3> <p>Aten Design Group is seeking a talented interactive designer to join our team in Denver, CO. In addition to designing beautiful interfaces, we're looking for someone who will write interesting stuff on our blog, contribute to the design process, help shape the office culture, go to workshops and conferences, present at workshops and conferences, bike to work when it's sunny, hit up the slopes on powder days, and drink their share of the coffee.</p> <p><strong>What we need</strong></p> <p>We're looking for a designer who will help architect, design, and implement rich user experiences. You should care A LOT about UX and be obsessive about the quality of your work. We value standards (web standards, coding standards, etc.) and strong collaboration practices (source code control, good communication, team-mindedness).</p> <p>You'll need to have experience and/or training in design. Specifically, you'll need:</p> <ul> <li>A compelling portfolio, first and foremost</li> <li>Solid understanding of typography</li> <li>Experience designing with grid systems</li> <li>Experience designing large, complex websites</li> <li>Expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator</li> <li>Solid HTML5/CSS3 capabilities</li> <li>Experience with SASS/LESS a plus</li> <li>Solid Javascript capabilities</li> <li>Experience interacting with backend technologies a huge plus</li> <li>Understanding of source code control (GIT, SVN, CVS, etc.) a huge plus</li> </ul> <p><strong>Now a bit about us</strong></p> <p>Aten Design Group is a small design company doing big work. We've been around for more than ten years, but still have the energy of a start-up. Everyone who works here has a say in the process. We strongly value a 40 hour work week, but stay late occasionally when we need to. We value people and process, not just product.</p> <p><strong>Some of the benefits of working with Aten</strong></p> <ul> <li>Competitive pay</li> <li>Full health benefits for you and your dependents</li> <li>Flexible vacation policy</li> <li>Retirement account with matching contributions</li> <li>Strong professional growth opportunities (we encourage and invest in our employees involvement in the communities of our field)</li> <li>Excellent office and location, just a few blocks north of downtown Denver</li> <li>Opportunity to directly impact the culture and process</li> </ul> <blockquote> <p><strong>JOB PERKS</strong></p> <ul> <li>Full health care for you and your dependents</li> <li>Flexible vacation policy</li> <li>Paid conference attendance (national and international)</li> <li>401K with company match</li> <li>Free food, stocked beer fridge</li> <li>Powder days (and other company outings)</li> </ul> </blockquote> <h3>Interested? Here's how to apply:</h3> <p>Email us your portfolio, resume, references, and whatever else you think we should see at work[at]atendesigngroup.com.</p></div> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:30:00 +0000 Jon Clark 1949 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/were-looking-talented-uiinteractive-designer#comments Hiring Awesome Web Talent https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/hiring-awesome-web-talent <span>Hiring Awesome Web Talent</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/were-hiring_0.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/were-hiring_0.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/were-hiring_0.png?itok=NxGbAA1i 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/were-hiring_0.png?itok=wFB05VRT 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/were-hiring_0.png?itok=wFB05VRT 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/were-hiring_0.png?itok=wFB05VRT 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/were-hiring_0.png?itok=E7WICYRy 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/were-hiring_0.png?itok=E7WICYRy 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/were-hiring_0.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/justin-toupin" lang="" about="/user/justin-toupin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Justin Toupin</a></span> <span>Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:55</span> <a href="/blog/category/development" class="tag" >Code</a> <a href="/blog/category/design" class="tag" >Design</a> <a href="/articles/drupal-planet" class="tag" >Drupal Planet</a> <a href="/blog/category/jobs" class="tag" >Jobs</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><h3>Hi there, talented web developers and designers. <br /> You should come work with us; we're hiring and you'll love it here.</h3> <p>We love rewarding projects, good people, a relaxed work environment, awesome location, lots of coffee, good food, happy hour, mountains, biking, hiking, the interwebs, and making money.</p> <p>If you like those things too, you should apply to work here.</p> <h3>Open positions include:</h3> <ul> <li> <p><strong>Web Developer</strong> <br />Solid experience developing web applications on LAMP is required. Drupal experience is a huge plus. Knowledge of other platforms and technologies (Django, Python, CF, advanced JS, etc.) is beneficial.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Interaction Developer</strong> <br />We're seeking someone who can build Actionscript 3/Flex applications, but is interested / experienced in other front-end interaction technologies. Advanced JS is a huge plus. Design experience is beneficial.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Designer / Front-end Developer</strong> <br />Awesome portfolio, and experience implementing designs in standards-compliant HTML/CSS/JS is required. Advanced JS experience and some experience with back-end technologies is beneficial.</p> </li> </ul> <p>That's the short of it. If it sounds good so far, drop us a line via our <a href="/contact">contact form</a>. You can learn more about working at Aten <a href="/working-aten">over here</a>.</p></div> <a href="/about/justin-toupin" hreflang="en">Justin Toupin</a> Tue, 25 May 2010 17:55:55 +0000 Justin Toupin 1863 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/hiring-awesome-web-talent#comments