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Web Developer Chicago

Billups Design is hiring an experienced Web Developer in Chicago. You will be creating the front-end for content managed responsive websites (desktop, tablet and phone), an ecommerce suite, dynamic ads and other software with clients and internal products – all focused on quality. We work with companies in the always exciting retail and upscape hotel industries, so ecommerce experience is a distinct plus.

Our clients come to us for our insights, creativity and mastery of technology. That is why software and web solutions are a key part of our offerings. Our work in the past 16 years has been awarded by too many organizations to list here, and we are recognized as a Top 100 tech company in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business and Chicago Area Startups, and we have successfully developed and sold software solutions (BrowserLab now owned by Adobe) that have truly gone global. Our plan, with the help of a talented developer like you, is to win yet more industry recognition, continue to positively change our clients’ businesses, building out internal platforms for re-use and to take our new software product,, to a dominant niche position in the market.

We really look forward to meeting you.


-Work closely with strategy, marketing, architecture and creative people.

-Build content managed, responsive web sites/systems for desktop, tablet, phone and other devices.

-Working within open source (predominantly LAMP) environments using repositories, frameworks, content management systems and ecommerce software.

-Developing with content of all types via CMS, RSS, json, xml etc. to feed apps, sites, social, ads, etc.

-Provide some strategies and tactical recommendations for build vs. buy scenarios

-(some) Design interface and content that is highly usable, creatively engaging and on target

-Extra: Working on an in-house iOS app (Obj-C).


-2+ years professional experience in web design and development

-Highly fluent in HTML, CSS, Javascript and client-side frameworks to ensure cross-browser and device consistency

-Comfortable with PHP and MySQL

-Comfortable with content management software such as Expression Engine and WordPress

-Highly fluent in Adobe CS5+ with some interface design experience (it doesn’t have to be your biggest strength)

-Passion for creating positive user and brand experience across everything you do – making interactions delightful!

-Portfolio/Samples of design and software work

-A strong desire to learn and the flexibility to find better solutions to challenges


If this sounds like you and you’d like to hear more, you’re cordially invited to submit your resume/creds. Please include examples of sites, software, repositories where possible. Pay is based on experience and skillsets. Full medical and retirement comes standard.

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