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Back-End Developer

Company Overview

Anthem Worldwide, a Schawk Strategic Design Company, is an integrated global network that provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact. Anthem creates compelling brand experiences by aligning its strategic, creative and executional talent worldwide with the business needs of companies seeking a competitive advantage. Anthem offers a full range of branding and design services to their clients.

Our digital offering looks to combine strong, brand-building ideas with great technology to create killer work for top clients. As the digital division of the Anthem! Worldwide network, we’re able to keep our teams small while also having access to a global resources and the ability to leverage global reach whenever necessary. In fact, the work we do will be a key driver of growth for Anthem! moving forward.

Clients include Campbell’s, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, E-Mart, Foster’s, General Electric, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, Nestlé, Lipton Iced Tea, Anheuser Busch, Procter & Gamble, Revlon, Safeway and Unilever. With our network of world-class professionals in 13 cities, Anthem Worldwide is presently located in Chicago, Cincinnati, Düsseldorf, Hilversum (The Netherlands), London, Melbourne, New Jersey, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and York (U.K.).

Position Summary

Scalable and efficient programming is crucial element of any web or mobile development project. The candidate will be responsible for scoping, estimating and executing back-end development to support a wide range of project types. An innovative and creative developer with strong experience building stable and scalable back-end systems will play a critical role in the success of this development team. We’re looking for someone with a broad set of skills and an eagerness to expand and develop those skills to include new and emerging technologies.

Scope of Responsibility

  • Be a thought leader and propose innovative technological solutions for digital projects
  • Work with front-end developers and creative team to advise on technical solutions
  • Scope and estimate back-end site and app development
  • Document functional and technical specifications
  • Develop efficient and scalable website and application code
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to seamlessly integrate front and back-end technology
  • Leadership within the team and working with outside resources
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving


  • College degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Experience Base

  • 5+ years back-end web/mobile development
  • Object-Oriented PHP
  • Advanced and Optimized MySQL
  • Client/Server Interaction (AJAX, JSON etc.)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, Javascript, CSS
  • MVC Frameworks (e.g. Zend, Cake, CodeIgniter)
  • Version Control with SVN/Git
  • Mobile App Development (iOS and/or Android)
  • Third-party API Integration (SOAP, REST, OAuth etc.)
  • Social Application Development (Facebook etc.)
  • Customizing/extending common CMS platforms (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla)
  • Integration of commercial CMS platforms (e.g. Ektron, DotNetNuke)
  • Linux, Apache and IIS configuration knowledge a plus
  • .NET, MS SQL
  • Unit Testing

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with embedded hardware like Arduino, mBed, etc
  • Experience or interest in emerging technologies such as NFC, RFID, Kinect, Leap Motion, etc
  • Experience with kiosk or interactive retail installations
  • ECommerce experience
  • Rails, node.js or other language
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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