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Lead Creative Technologist (New York, NY)

Development | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description


Joystick Interactive is seeking someone right at the cusp of creative and technical to help develop and/or oversee complex display campaigns. The ideal candidate has multiple years of previous experience either working with or for a leading ad technology platform.  As a mentor to our existing rich media development team, you will help serve as the go-to expert in all ad-related technical issues. identifying improvements in process and training. This position is client-facing, and you should be able to contribute in meetings with prospects and in campaign kick-offs with existing clients.

Please read and consider the responsibilities and qualifications thoroughly before applying.

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience working at or with an ad technology platform (DoubleClick, Sizmek, Celtra, etc)

  • Knowledge in Javascript, HTML5, and CSS

  • Strong Javascript and CSS3 Animation chops

  • Knowledge of digital advertising technology (Desktop and Mobile)

  • A passion for learning and using emerging technologies

  • Familiarity with various APIs like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Maps. G+, etc.

  • Wants to have a job that they are passionate about wants to push the limits of what has been done on the web

  • Prior experience with agencies or within an agency

  • Track record of leadership, coaching and mentoring abilities

  • 5 plus years of experience

A Strong Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • A proven passion for coding, and solving problems

  • An interesting and diverse portfolio of projects

  • Self-motivated and Independent learners

  • An understanding of design and user interface

About Us:

Joystick Interactive is a digital, creative agency with a strong focus on rich media and online advertising. We work with some of the world's biggest brands and have a solid reputation in the industry by working with brands directly as well as through agencies, publishers and technology providers. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and London we are expanding our team to keep up with increased demand. As you can see from our website, we have a wide range of capabilities and play different roles to different clients. We are looking for people who are interested in growing with the company across both our New York and Los Angeles based teams. These are great opportunities for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is looking to grow with an independently owned company.



  • This is a full-time opportunity

  • Health, dental and vision insurance

  • 401k

  • Flexible vacation/sick time

  • Education reimbursement

  • Pizza every week!

Please send the following to apply for the position:

  • Link to portfolio

  • Cover letter explaining why you are qualified and feel that this position is a good fit for you