12901 W Jefferson Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90066

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Motion Developer


Deutsch LA is seeking a Motion Developer to join our growing digital team.  You will work with a dynamic team of digital creatives and technologists pushing digital boundaries for clients including Lowe’s, KDP, and 23 & Me.  
The Motion Developer is an integral part of the Deutsch LA Technology team.  The Motion Developer is recognized for having a strong foundation of motion graphics as well as fundamental knowledge of front end development technologies including HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.  This role is responsible for creating motion graphics to support initiatives throughout the agency.  The Motion Developer is passionate about creating innovative, cutting edge, motion graphic video to be used in everything from large theater presentations down to one on one demonstrations.
The Motion Developer will also create high concept banners using After Effects and JavaScript libraries including Greensock and Lottie.  The Motion Developer will also seek to create compelling experiences that comply to the standards of ad networks like DoubleClick.
The Motion Developer will partner with Technology Directors at Deutsch LA to work on a wide variety of projects.  Ideal candidates will have a strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.  Strong organizational skills including attention to detail with regards to code file management and code documentation is a must.
The ideal candidate must also be flexible and assume a wide array of responsibilities as needed to meet and exceed the expectations of Deutsch’s clients.

  • Education:  BA, BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similar area 
  • Experience:  
    • 2-3 years of experience as a motion developer and/or designer
    • 1-2 years of experience as a user interface developer
    • 1+ years of experience working with HTML5 & CSS3
  • Skills: 
    • Firm grasp of animation principles
    • Excellent motion graphics experience in After Effects
    • Strong front end development experience: HTML5, CSS3, and custom JavaScript
    • Knowledge of a Node based workflow is a plus
    • Comfortable with SVG animation and vector based artwork
    • Experience with animation libraries including Lottie and Greensock
    • Version control experience: Git
    • Demonstrated ability to balance workload of multiple projects simultaneously
o   Demonstrated ability to oversee quality control
o   Task (Story) time estimation
o   Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Agency background is a plus

  • Front-end development (80%):
    • Collaborate with members of the UX, Creative and Technology groups to determine the development requirements for each assigned project
    • Motion graphics development
    • Work with platform developers to integrate animations into platform sites
    • Update and manage tasks through Deutsch’s Jira system
    • Report risks to Deutsch LA Producers
    • Attend client status meetings
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives (10%):
    • Provide suggestions for improving process and reliability of managed projects
    • Contribute to implementing newly established processes across projects
  • Collaborate with the Technology and Creative to create prototypes with new technologies (10%):
    • Create software and hardware prototypes in a group setting
    • Experiment with new technologies and platforms
    • Participate in Hack-a-thons and Tech Challenges
  • Performs other reasonable and relevant activities and functions as requested and required

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