Careers

Together we build, create, explore, reimagine and eat lots of hot sauce.
And, yes, so can you.

Creating Digital Brand Experiences

Bring innovative ideas to your daily work, and help us reimagine our solutions. We work together, play together and have no shortage of good ol' fashioned collaboration.

Why You'll Love One North

Hear from current one northerners

One North is very efficient with project tasks and is always mindful about where time is being spent. While “Efficiency” and “Time Management” might not seem like exciting qualities of a company, they're critical for developers to have time to innovate, improve their skills and apply them to new and existing projects.

Alex, Technical Lead

My colleagues at One North are incredibly bright and are always teaching me something new. I love coming into an environment every day where work doesn’t feel like work.

Cathy, Senior Digital Strategist

One North is a great environment where you are able to challenge yourself, step outside your comfort zone in cross-functional teams and grow professionally. I love working with and learning from the clever, driven people at One North. And they’re not half bad to grab a beer with!

Dylan, Brand Strategist

In addition to working with intelligent and great people, One North gives me the opportunity to learn something new every day. The collaboration across various teams allows you to grow personally and professionally.

Justine, Account Coordinator

Perks

Spoiler: it’s more than just swag (although, we have that too).

At One North, we recognize that our employees are more than just digital experience geniuses – they are regular people, too (with regular lives). That's why we've set up a generous employee benefit package to help them maintain a healthy work/life balance.

We offer the following health plans and other benefits:

  • Flexible health plans to fit your needs, including the option to choose from a PPO, HMO or Health Savings Account.
  • Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, Short & Long Term Disability insurance and flexible savings accounts.
  • One North's 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement through pre-tax contributions along with employer-matched funds for maximized savings potential. Employees are immediately eligible for this benefit, and the plan has no vesting schedule for both employee and employer contributions.
  • We know how important unwinding can be for inspiration, innovation and productivity. Our full-time employees earn 5 weeks of paid time off each year, including holidays, vacation and personal time.
  • Our Commuter Benefit Program enables our employees to make pre-tax contributions to pay for parking and all public transit needs.
  • Did we mention free lunch every other week? Also, sweets are never far from reach (thanks to the Glazed & Infused in our building's lobby).
  • Luckily, we also have a gym in our building, and our employees enjoy a discounted membership rate.
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Build Something Great

It takes all kinds. Mad scientists, ambitious leaders, imaginative artists – whether you define yourself as any of the above or something completely different, we’re interested in hearing how your talents could add to the One North team. Interested? Check out our current open positions below or send us an email at joinus@onenorth.com.

Manager, Brand Strategy

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

One North is looking to add a Manager, Brand Strategy to our Experience Design team. In this role, you will be on the front lines, helping our clients clearly articulate a visual and verbal identity that resonates with all of their stakeholders and strikes fresh ground in the marketplace. Ideally this candidate will have strong and demonstrated writing chops (headlines, taglines and catchy copy, both short and long-form) and storytelling skills.

As a leader within the Experience Design group, you’ll be at the epicenter of every project and connected all of the way through from concept to site deployment, making adjustments as we make our way forward. We’re looking for detail-oriented creatives and writers who love research and can turn insights into concepts and turn concepts into solid platforms. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

As an individual on the team:

  • Create deep relationships with our clients in order to maintain alignment with the brand voice and character
  • Establish a consultative relationship with clients, understanding their needs and making sure everyone is on the same page moving forward with projects
  • Help clients define the core building blocks of their brand, including purpose, positioning, persona and brand essence
  • Work with clients to crystalize digital marketing goals
  • Incorporate research and analytics into conceptually driven, creative ideas
  • Understand what drives key audiences
  • Help design and execute research that helps the team understand a client’s market, competitors, trends, character, reputation, etc.
  • Extend client insights and brand platform into the digital brand strategy

As leader on the team:

  • Contribute to the development, management and mentorship of junior team members
  • Collaborate on brand-focused projects, in addition to daily requirements of content creation
  • Must be able to synthesize quickly and deliver ideas and concepts in a clear, client-focused way
  • Contribute to One North internal marketing and recruitment efforts, including thought leadership

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • 8-10 years of experience in a brand or writing-specific role, preferably within an agency
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably related to marketing or writing/journalism
  • Management or mentorship experience
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Developer

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Enjoy building great things with great people? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our tech team in problem solving, building, designing and architecting advanced technical solutions for our clients. Apply emerging tools and technologies, and grow your career, with an organization interested in seeing what you can do.

One North is structured in an open office environment with room to collaborate and scooter from meeting to meeting. Overlooking the Chicago River, our office is located downtown and provides free beverage offerings and catered lunch every other Wednesday from local restaurants. We will give you the creative space and encouragement to design, build and grow along with us. Join us?

RESPONSIBILITIES

Please bring:

  • A love for the culture, process and craft of web development – we enjoy sharing what we learn with each other and the open source community at large.
  • A true empathy for the client experience, appreciating what it takes to form long-term, deep client relationships. These are large scale projects for high profile clients, allowing you to take a consulting approach to your development.
  • The ability to engineer for performance, maintainability and efficiency, while also creating beautiful end-user experiences.

This is a team sport:

  • Work with architects, account managers, other developers and our clients to deliver full-featured, data-driven websites, utilizing the latest technologies, frameworks and tools.
  • Coordinate and participate in the implementation, testing and support of web-based projects using MVC, Node, Knockout, React, MongoDB, .NET/C# , ASP.NET, JavaScript/JQuery, CSS, SQL Server, GIT and Visual Studio.

Blow us away with your brain powers:

  • Leverage industry-leading content management systems to focus on delivering new and creative solutions to clients.
  • Utilize your deep knowledge of the .NET page lifecycle/MVC, of object oriented programming concepts, browser compatibility considerations and web performance optimization tools.
  • Note: We will not ignore you if you have alternative, but relative experience [Java, php experience, Python] - as long as you’ve got that solid background in tech with transferrable skills, a penchant for learning quickly and a passion for solving problems.

Your weapons (wield them wisely):

  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 (SASS)
  • Experience with JavaScript, JQuery
  • Extensive use of modern CMS systems (Sitecore, Wordpress, Drupal, Adobe CQ or similar)
  • Expert in .NET MVC, ASP.NET
  • Broad knowledge of capabilities across different browsers, devices
  • Multiple Javascript frameworks, and when to use (or not use) each one
  • A desire to work in a place where creativity (and humor) is consistently appreciated.
  • Many of the items in the archives here: http://webtoolsweekly.com
  • No web experience yet? We do love computer science degrees.
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Senior Digital UX Strategist

One North is a collaborative agency that helps B2B organizations grow relationships with key audiences through digital brand experiences. We believe that brand, strategy, design and technology must all work closely together to create truly compelling and engaging customer experiences. Our mission is to make relationships count: with our clients, with our clients’ clients and amongst ourselves.

One North Strategists operate as Consultants and User Experience Designers to construct digital, interactive experiences for professional services organizations. As a consultant, you partner with clients to understand their business goals and guide them as to how these can be supported through digital interactions. The UXer in you understands how to construct an experience including the functionality, information architecture and content direction. We call ourselves Strategists because our role goes beyond the responsibilities of a typical UXer. Strategists have to understand a business’s needs, but they don’t get there by asking people who are supposed to know it already. They analyze businesses and their audiences to determine the real needs based on research made impartial by our consultative distance from the organization.

The Strategy team's role is to be a partner to our clients. A partner who understands digital’s role in supporting and elevating our clients’ relationships. A One North Strategist uses UX tools to develop solutions in new and interesting ways.

If you are motivated by the power digital has to enhance relationships and are interested in bringing your perspective to our clients, keep reading!

On a team of thinkers, problem solvers and over-achievers, expect that…

  • You will have a significant presence in client relationships.
  • You will lead the design of user journeys through an inspirational discovery and thoughtful information architecture and functional design process.
  • You will partner closely with visual Designers and Developers to bring the solution to digital life.
  • You will lead projects and guide junior team members in their involvement in client interactions and engagements. 
  • You will be involved in developing, designing and directing the approach to projects. 
  • You will play an important role in ensuring that each One North solution is effective, engaging, usable, consistent and, most importantly, aligned with the client’s business goals.
  • You will have the opportunity to talk about what you care about. Strategists contribute to thought leadership and collaborate with fellow strategists in order to keep up with their passions, trends and developments in digital marketing. 
  • You will play a role in shaping the growth of a continually evolving digital agency that is anchored by a resonant philosophy on digital’s role in B2B.

You are the type of person who will find this role fulfilling if:

  • People tell you that you make the complex seem simple. Strategists are comfortable with translating the biggest and most general truths about an organization and reflecting that in the information architecture, functional details and content scheme of a solution. 
  • You value the art of the written word. Everything strategists do is ultimately communicated in writing whether it is wireframes, personas, interview guides, presentations, emails or formal deliverable documents. Your ability to successfully communicate your ideas and reasoning means you put yourself in the mindset of your audience. 
  • You could describe yourself as a tech-driven web head. Someone who is interested in interactive technology, UXD and the web. Strategists are constantly looking at how things are done on the internet today and thinking about how things could be done tomorrow.
  • You think about the experience created by business decisions and you are find the way things are marketed intriguing. You often find yourself crafting an alternative approach that would improve the experience in some way.
  • You hold yourself to a higher standard than others hold you to. Often you see ways to improve something you’ve done when others are impressed and satisfied. Strategists are movers and shakers who constantly raise the bar for themselves. They continuously improve upon their day-to-day work, while also contributing groundbreaking ideas. 
  • You are comfortable navigating unchartered territory. As the needs of our clients evolve, the manners in which we help them develops, and the types of clients we serve widens, Strategists are often at the forefront of figuring out what that new space / offering looks like. The Strategy team truly helps to paves the road.
  • You have a commanding presence and can not only lead a room, but you can read a room. You can sense when to adjust your approach, tone, and sometimes even your plan.

Strategists typically have the following foundation and background:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in areas of interactive design, user experience design, consulting and information architecture. 
  • Experience working in a professional, collaborative environment (6-10 years).
  • Experience delivering presentations and guiding meetings with executive-level participants.
  • Experience holding oneself accountable for deadlines, and meeting them of course. 
  • A demonstrated passion for solving problems.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Proficiency in visual productivity software such as Axure, Adobe CS (InDesign), and/or Omnigraffle is a big plus. 
  • An understanding of HTML5 / CSS3 / Javascript is a plus.
  • Ability to travel to client sites as projects require, up to 15% of the time.
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One North Interactive is an equal opportunity employer and selects individuals best matched for the role based on job-related qualifications. We do not discriminate based on gender, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected class. Though we think this kind of common decency ought to be obvious in 2017, we’re happy to say it because we really believe it.