We’re looking to hire a full time web developer

Echo Design Group is looking for an organized, fast-learning, and detail oriented developer to join our small and nimble team in Naperville, IL.

As a full stack developer, you’re comfortable with a variety of toolchains and workflows, and you’re not shy when it comes to server administration or making DNS changes.  You feel anxious when projects are not under version control, and you’re obsessed with the quality and cleanliness of your code.  You’re comfortable communicating directly with clients, and juggling multiple projects with varying timelines and requirements.

Skills & Requirements

  • 3+ years of web development experience in an agency environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex terms and ideas to clients and coworkers
  • Ability to work collaboratively with designers
  • You have an eye for design and how it applies to usability
  • Demonstrated ability to craft clean, modern, and semantically accurate HTML & CSS
  • Familiarity with (and preference for) CSS preprocessors like SASS or LESS
  • Experience building, testing, and debugging modern web apps
  • Experience carrying out basic Linux operations such as modifying file permissions, using SSH, and solving minor server issues in a dedicated virtual server environment
  • Expertise in PHP and MySQL, and an understanding of OOP principles
  • Expertise in building and testing responsive sites (using mobile-first methodology)
  • Familiarity and experience with Git
  • Experience building WordPress themes

 

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with JS frameworks like Angular or Ember
  • Experience with development tools like Yeoman, Grunt, or Bower
  • Familiarity with HTML email templates and their idiosyncracies
  • Familiarity with frontend frameworks like Bootstrap, Bourbon, or Foundation
  • UI or UX knowledge

 

What we offer

The chosen candidate will work on site in our Downtown Naperville office in one of Chicago’s finest suburbs.  Key benefits of this position include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance
  • Vacation benefits
  • A work/life balance (yes you will have a life outside of work)
  • A fun, open and collaborative environment
  • A great location with plenty of restaurants and retail shops

If interested in this opening, please apply through our Authentic Jobs listing.  Thank you.

We are looking to hire a talented graphic designer to join our team

Echo Team

At Echo, we’re looking for a talented, creative, tech savvy individual to join our team as a graphic designer.  Any help sending awesome candidates our way is much appreciated. Here are the details of the open position.  

About the position

As a graphic designer, you will enjoy working on both print and web projects. Because we are a small but mighty firm, your creativity will be embraced, your talents will be appreciated and your ideas will be heard. You’ll play a vital and active role in creating and shaping the brand identities for a roster of great clients and you’ll work in an environment that’s open, friendly and collaborative.

Job Requirements

We’re looking for an individual who has stellar design talents, strong organizational skills and a warm and friendly demeanor. The right candidate will have an impressive portfolio showcasing designs that are unique, creative and smart. The candidate should have a solid understanding of designing for the web including mobile websites and apps, as well as a strong background with print design. Specifically we are looking for the following attributes:

  • 2 years or more of graphic design experience
  • The ability to create smart, strategic design concepts for print and web projects
  • The ability to develop wireframes for websites and apps
  • A strong attention to detail with exceptional organization skills
  • A continual understanding of current design, branding and web development trends
  • The ability to work collaboratively with our team of web developers
  • A strong understanding of requirements needed to design for the web
  • Exceptional skills with Apple and Adobe applications including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Strong communication skills

What we offer

The chosen candidate will work on site in our Downtown Naperville office in one of Chicago’s finest suburbs. Key benefits of this position include

  • A competitive salary
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance
  • Vacation benefits
  • A work/life balance (yes you will have a life outside of work)
  • A fun, open and collaborative environment
  • A great location with plenty of restaurants and retail shops

 

To apply

You can apply for this opening via our LinkedIn Job Posting.  You can also send your resume and a link to your online portfolio to:

John Burton
Creative Director
john@echodesigngroup.com

Thank you.

 

 

Echo utlizing CodeGuard for automated website backup and monitoring

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Its unfortunate the Internet isn’t always the safest place. Hackers, scam artists and “evil doers” are prevalent online. As web developers, we’re constantly looking for ways to make our websites as safe and secure as possible. Should a problem or attack occur, we understand the importance of having backup protocols in place so we can quickly restore the affected websites. 

We have recently invested in a great product called CodeGuard to help us backup and monitor our sites. With CodeGuard, our sites are automatically backed up on a daily basis. So should a problem occur, we can restore a website or database to any previous backup version. We can download a zip of the contents at any time, choose an automatic restore, or restore individual files and folders.

Additionally, CodeGuard helps us monitor our websites for suspicious activity. If CodeGuard detects a change we will receive notification letting us know what was added, modified, or deleted from a particular website. When you combine this 24/7 monitoring with the automatic backup, it’s a powerful combination that gives us peace of mind.  : )

To learn more about CodeGuard or other measures we have in place to monitor or protect our websites, please contact us.