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You will join the Development team working for national and international brands, managing diverse of projects ranging from marketing pages and content to experiential microsites, institutional websites, eCommerce, and gaming.

You will be the technical reference for the agency's front-end development team (which currently has 12 members), guiding and listening to colleagues and understanding problems and proactively suggesting solutions in compliance with the company's objectives for quality and innovation.

We are looking for a collaborative, organised, goal-oriented person with a solid technical background.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the front-end team and guide them technically by improving production standards in line with agency requirements (processes, methodologies, documentation, technologies, etc.);
  • Contribute to the growth of the front-end team by providing technical expertise/experience and sharing effective working methods;
  • Evaluate the introduction of new technologies;
  • Actively monitor production output quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the team;
  • Help outline training and growth plans for the front-end team;
  • Support HR in the technical assessment of the team and operational issues of training, development and recruitment;
  • Support the Sales team in the quotation of projects;
  • Lead periodic debrief meetings to analyse the projects carried out, evaluate the work and adherence to market and agency quality standards, sharing internally the best practices and solutions adopted.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Previous experience managing a team as a Technical Team Lead, or at least 5 years experience in the development of digital agency projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to accurately estimate costs, time and resources required to implement solutions;
  • Good knowledge of Agile methodology:
  • Good knowledge of the English language.

Technical skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of the latest standards of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES6+ and their main preprocessors;
  • Good knowledge of responsive design concepts and mobile-first approaches;
  • Very good knowledge of the basic concepts of SEO and development of best practices in compliance with W3C standards (for the types of projects that require it);
  • Excellent knowledge of Git and the main branching models (Git flow, GitHub flow...);
  • Familiarity with bundlers (Webpack, Gulp...) and package managers (NPM, Yarn...);
  • Good knowledge of the main javascript patterns and familiarity with javascript frameworks/libraries (React, VueJS, Svelt...);
  • Familiarity with development in WordPress environment with Advanced Custom Fields;
  • Familiarity with Shopify development;
  • Familiarity with the main WebGL libraries (Three.js, Pixi JS, OGL...).

What we offer:

  • Full-time employment contract;
  • Ticket Restaurant;
  • Latest generation MacBook Pro;
  • Training courses designed to deepen and enrich both soft skills and technical knowledge;
  • Paid overtime or accumulation of hour bank;
  • Corporate benefits platform;
  • Indoor canteen area with Foorban, refrigerators and microwaves;
  • Relaxation areas with table soccer, table tennis, musical instruments and games.
  • Hybrid working and flexible hours.

Who we are

Playground is an independent digital agency established in 2006. We are a team of about 50 creatives, developers and strategists.

Our main areas of expertise are:

  • Strategy and design;
  • Creativity;
  • Development and Execution.

We design and implement digital experiences and content such as websites, web platforms, e-commerce, DEM campaigns, online contests, casual games, paid campaign content (banners and landing pages) and motion graphics videos. We take care of the whole production cycle, from strategy to UX design, from UI implementation to web development.

We operate in B2B to support the digital marketing of our clients such as The North Face, Inter F.C, Vans, Salewa, Timberland, Milan, Napapijri, to name a few. In the past two years, we have entered three prestigious rankings:

  • 1000 Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies 2021 compiled by the Financial Times;
  • Growth Leaders 2021 and 2022 compiled by Il Sole 24 Ore and Statista;
  • Champions of Growth 2022, compiled by the German ITQF Institute in collaboration with La Repubblica Affari & Finanza.

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