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Creative Director

Novi Sad (RS)

1 open position

Creative D.

We are looking for a talented and motivated creative director to lead our company’s creative department. The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership qualities, with the ability to maximize the talents of their team.

As the creative director, you will work closely with graphic designers, UX/UI designers, visual artists, content creators, and digital developers to deliver engaging content that meets our customers’ expectations. You should be extremely creative and dedicated and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Quality conceptual thinking, strategic communication, and visual aesthetic.
  • Execution of assigned jobs from brief through delivery.
  • Conceptualized campaign vision, harnessing original graphics, copy, website content, social media, and other marketing materials.
  • Taste for high-level aesthetics and passion for conceptualizing and creating innovative and disruptive work.
  • Foster a culture of creative excellence by example and direction.
  • Train and supervise team members.
  • Oversee their creative efforts to ensure they are on strategy, schedule, and meet creative standards.
  • Establish appropriate expectations and provide clear, objective feedback on team members’ work.
  • Comfortable sharing and defending the strategic, aesthetic, and communication choices made for the work you or your team created.
  • Working with the brand team to produce new ideas for company branding, promotional campaigns, and marketing communications.
  • Evaluating trends, assessing new data, and keeping up-to-date with the latest marketing techniques.
  • Directing brainstorming meetings and creative sessions.
  • Shaping brand standards and creating procedures to ensure all deliverables are brand appropriate.
  • Speaking with the company or client to set goals, provide updates, receive feedback, and present the final campaign.
  • Ensuring that all aspects of the campaign align with the client or company’s needs.
  • Looking for ways to improve the design department process.

Skills and qualifications

  • A minimum of 7 years of digital experience, particularly with, but not limited to web, social, and emerging technologies.
  • A solid understanding of design, copy, and web practices.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of brand development and multichannel marketing models.
  • Highly skilled in leading a team of creatives.
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker.
  • Strong creative vision with attention to business objectives.
  • High level of accountability and motivation.
  • Strong Interpersonal, time and project management, presentation, leadership, and communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

  • Creative and innovative projects.
  • Various online courses and team knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Various team events, sports activities, and charity events participation
  • Respect and support for your professional and personal goals.
  • Private healthcare service
  • Flexible start of the working day & Hybrid work environment
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • 22 Days of vacation + 2 sick leave days
  • English lessons
  • Additional holiday day per 2 years of employment in FWS
  • Company gifts (childbirth, birthday cake…)
  • Performance review twice a year
  • Fully equipped kitchen, a variety of food and drinks such as fruit, candy, coffee, juices …

Front-end Developer

Novi Sad (RS)

1 open position

We are looking for a qualified Front-end developer to join our creative company.

You will be responsible for building the ‘client-side’ of our web solutions. You should be able to translate our company and customer needs into functional and appealing interactive solutions.

If you’re interested in creating a user-friendly environment by writing code and moving forward in your career, then this job is for you. We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design.

Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring a great user experience.

Main Tasks

  • Together with other teammates, you will develop modern and advanced Front-end solutions
    with state-of-art code quality.
  • Work and collaborate closely with UX designers.
  • Code reusable and maintainable components and implement modular design patterns based on Atomic Design.
  • Deploy changes to live servers.
  • Code and review HTML/CSS/JS code using version control.
  • Further develop ideas for next-gen project solutions including headless CMS, GraphQL, and VueJS.

Your Profile

  • Have at least 1 year of work experience.
  • Intermediate or expert skills in HTML5.
  • Intermediate or expert skills in SCSS/CSS3.
  • Intermediate or expert skills in JavaScript/jQuery.
  • Have great attention to detail.
  • Know the importance of pixel-perfect (and experience in using pixel-perfect tools such as Chrome extension PerfectPixel).
  • Understanding of Semantic Markup.
  • Understanding of Web Accessibility.
  • In-depth understanding of responsive/adaptive layouts.
  • Cross-browser optimization.
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development, and deployment).
  • Experience with Git version control system.
  • Progressive Enhancement – approach to web development that aims to deliver the best possible experience to the widest possible audience.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English.

Desired soft skills

  • Great communication skills.
  • Proactive and persistent attitude.
  • Curiosity and passion for web development.
  • Ability to learn new things quickly.
  • Team player who considers that knowledge sharing is caring.

Considered a plus

  • Experience with VueJS and/or ReactJS.
  • Experience with building WordPress custom themes.
  • Experience with REST API and GraphQL.
  • Experience with package manager and automation tools (NPM, Yarn, Gulp, Webpack).

What’s in it for you?

  • Creative and innovative projects.
  • Various online courses and team knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Various team events, sports activities, and charity events participation
  • Respect and support for your professional and personal goals.
  • Private healthcare service
  • Flexible start of the working day & Hybrid work environment
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • 22 Days of vacation + 2 sick leave days
  • English lessons
  • Additional holiday day per 2 years of employment in FWS
  • Company gifts (childbirth, birthday cake…)
  • Performance review twice a year
  • Fully equipped kitchen, a variety of food and drinks such as fruit, candy, coffee, juices …

 

Experienced PHP and JavaScript Engineer

Novi Sad (RS)

2 open positions

If you are a talented or skilled web developer we can count on, if you love object-oriented PHP programming, and you would like to be a part of a team that works together to deliver sophisticated projects with the highest code quality, then you are probably the one we have been waiting for.

You will be responsible mostly for what happens on the server side of some of the most interesting and demanding CMS and framework applications, as well as for handling some more complicated JS tasks on the client side.

Responsibilities

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers.
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules.
  • Writing documentation.
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges.
  • Integration of data storage solutions.
  • Assist in maintenance or enhancement of existing client sites.
  • Communication with the team and clients daily.
  • Contributing to all stages of software development life cycle.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Proven hands-on software development experience.
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented PHP programming.
  • Understanding the fully synchronous behavior of PHP.
  • Understanding of MVC design pattern.
  • Good knowledge of JavaScript and at least one modern JavaScript framework or library (Angular, React, Vue.js, Backbone.js…)
  • Strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions.
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system.
  • Familiarity with the limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds.
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes.
  • Familiarity with SQL/NoSQL databases and their declarative query languages.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.

Big plus:

  • Experience with Laravel.
  • Experience with Slim Framework.
  • Experience in working with AWS.
  • Experience in working with microservices.
  • Experience with project management tools such as ClickUp, Jira, …
  • Knowledge in automated testing.
  • Experience working for demanding or enterprise-level clients.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and career growth.
  • Work with top experts and great colleagues.
  • Work on creative projects.
  • Various online courses and in-office courses.
  • Internal presentations and team knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Modern and cozy offices in Novi Sad.
  • Various events organized by our company, such as bowling, barbecue, etc…
  • Fully equipped kitchen, a variety of food and drink such as fruit, candy, coffee, juices …
  • Respect and support to your professional, family, and personal goals.

Senior PHP/WordPress Developer

Novi Sad (RS)

1 open position

If you are a talented or skilled web developer we can count on, if you love object-oriented PHP programming, and you would like to be a part of a team that works together to deliver sophisticated WordPress projects with the highest code quality, then you are probably the one we have been waiting for.

You will be responsible mostly for what happens on the server side of some of the most exciting and demanding WordPress applications and for handling some more complicated JS tasks on the client side.

Responsibilities

  • Leading the development of WordPress and WooCommerce projects.
  • Problem-solving and testing proposed solutions with MVPs and prototypes.
  • Together with other teammates, you will develop modern and advanced WordPress solutions with state-of-art code quality in the eCommerce area.
  • Collaborating with developers from other teams to create modular, extensible PHP and JS solutions (plugins, packages, blocks, and components) for reuse across projects.
  • Work with a custom WordPress framework that is based on the MVC pattern.
  • Further develop ideas for next-gen project solutions, including headless CMS, GraphQL, REST API, and VueJS.
  • Assist in the maintenance or enhancement of existing client sites.
  • Communicating with the client about technical requirements, reporting progress, and clarifying issues.
  • Performing code reviews and addressing feedback.
  • Coaching and mentoring members of the team.
  • Contributing to our internal products and open-source projects.

Skills and qualifications

  • At least 4 years of experience.
  • Solid knowledge of and working experience with object-oriented PHP and JavaScript (specifically Vue and React).
  • Familiarity with PHP (Composer) and JS (NPM/Yarn) package managers.
  • Experience with REST API and/or GraphQL.
  • Team-oriented behavior and good communication skills.
  • You share your knowledge with others and offer peer reviews.
  • Analytical, solution-oriented, and creative thinking and working.
  • Able to self-organize and work independently.
  • You love to learn new things.
  • Able to set up local dev environments.
  • You can write and speak English at a professional level (C1 or up).

Big plus

  • Experience with WooCommerce, WordPress Multisite, and API integrations.
  • Experience working with WordPress and creating (Gutenberg) Blocks in particular.
  • Experience with modern PHP frameworks.
  • Experience with project management tools such as Asana, Jira, etc.
  • Experience with modern JavaScript/Frontend development and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of relational databases and non-relational databases.
  • Knowledge of automated testing.
  • Experience working for demanding or enterprise-level clients.

What’s in it for you?

  • Creative and innovative projects.
  • Various online courses and team knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Various team events, sports activities, and charity events participation
  • Respect and support for your professional and personal goals.
  • Private healthcare service
  • Flexible start of the working day & Hybrid work environment
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • 22 Days of vacation + 2 sick leave days
  • English lessons
  • Additional holiday day per 2 years of employment in FWS
  • Company gifts (childbirth, birthday cake…)
  • Performance review twice a year
  • Fully equipped kitchen, a variety of food and drinks such as fruit, candy, coffee, juices …

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