Careers

Together we build, create, explore and have our fair share of donuts. And, yes, so can you.

Why You'll Love One North

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

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 3 weeks of paid time off, in addition to sick time and company paid holidays.
  • 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? Sweet treats are also never far from reach.
  • Luckily, we have a gym in our building, and our employees enjoy a discounted membership rate.

Build Something Great

We are innovators, engineers, explorers and guides – with one foot in the present and the other firmly in the future. By bringing together views from different experts and combining it with our deep knowledge of the verticals we serve, we craft digital experiences that make an impact. Interested? Check out our current positions or reach out to us at joinus@onenorth.com.

Developer
open position
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: webtoolsweekly.com
  • No web experience yet? We do love computer science degrees.
Director, Brand Strategy
open position
Director, Brand Strategy

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

One North is looking to add a Director, 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:

  • Present, pitch, and deliver quality work to C-Level clients, helping to build, grow, sell, and deliver One North’s brand offerings and services.
  • 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.
  • Lead discovery processes, workshops, and engagements in order to help our clients crystalize their 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-mid level team members.
  • Collaborate on brand-focused projects, in addition to daily requirements of content creation.
  • You 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.
  • Work closely with Experience Design team leaders and the talent team to build and enforce a high-performing culture, ensuring we have the best people in the right roles to deliver quality work.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • 10-12 years of experience in a brand strategy or writing role, preferably within an agency and working on multiple brands
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably related to marketing or writing/journalism/literature studies
  • Management or mentorship experience
  • An analytical mindset with strong business acumen
  • Experience conducting research and competitive market analysis
  • The ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Experience contributing to the sales process for brand services & offerings
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to travel, minimum 10%
Director, Strategic Accounts
open position
Director, Strategic Accounts

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The Director, Strategic Accounts will have the opportunity to help large Professional Services and B2B organizations amplify their brand through digital, better positioning them to develop business, deepen their client relationships, and grow and retain top talent. You will serve as a trusted advisor and partner, recommending and delivering digital solutions that bring their brand stories to life. You will also be a key player in developing, maintaining and growing client relationships over the long term.

The Director, Strategic Accounts is the glue between the client and One North. They understand the client’s business objectives, internal landscape and market position. As a result, they can communicate their clients’ needs effectively to internal project teams in order to position One North teams for success. The Director, Strategic Accounts is ultimately responsible for all work that is done for their clients and, to clients, they are a trusted advisor and source of guidance, able to consult on solutions and strategies.

Internally, the Director, Strategic Accounts owns the approach to engagements and the pitch that helps us win. They coordinate the right resources from the right teams within the business to deliver the solutions identified with superior service and quality.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Increase and drive adoption of One North solutions into clients’ other business units and uncover new opportunities.
  • Participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process, including qualifying opportunities and collaborating with internal teams to develop winning solutions to present to clients.
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions, workshops, project kick-offs, sprint planning, retrospectives and post-mortems for various client projects.
  • Proactively drive forward the 'Client Development Plan' for each client account, while liaising all communications between the client and One North’s internal teams. 
  • Manage and mobilize internal resources for client engagements with overall responsibility for quality and success in line with clients’ needs and One North’s business goals.
  • Communicate the goals and context of initiatives to the internal team via a brief at the outset of each initiative.
  • Manage expectations and day-to-day interactions with executive clients and sponsors, while maintaining a strong knowledge of clients’ internal governance processes.
  • Effectively identify and solve project-related problems that are technical, business-and resource-specific.
  • Advise agency management on the status of each account, client relationships and specific opportunities or problems with ongoing projects.
  • Work closely with the account and management teams to support account revenue forecasting/monitoring, potential project risks and overall profitability.
  • Ensure responsible financial management and delivery of account revenue and profit expectations.
  • Manage and process client billing and resolve any invoicing issues or delays.
  • Oversee projects including preparation of business cases and ROI models.
  • Report and manage internal resource allocation, and proactively anticipate recruitment needs to ensure correct level of skill to grow the account(s).

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Ablility to utilize a consultancy approach to service delivery at a strategic level
  • Understanding and appreciation for content marketing principles, techniques and effectiveness
  • Ability to productively critique creative output
  • Strong logic and problem-solving abilities, particularly within the realm of digital
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Prior experience in a lead role with pursuit or sales teams
  • Flexibility in being both a team player and a solo achiever
  • Ability to mentor and coach junior team members
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Proven organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Technical Lead, Managed Applications
open position
Technical Lead, Managed Applications

The Managed Applications team at One North provides support for our clients’ web applications. The Technical Lead, Managed Applications will work closely with clients and internal client teams to review issues on various client applications. As part of reviewing these issues, this person will be responsible for creating solutions and/or directing developers on the solutions to be implemented. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and participate in the implementation, testing and support of web-based projects.
  • Improve solutions to reduce technical debt, optimize applications and investigate and architect improvements for feature updates.
  • Successfully lead other developers in developing web solutions.
  • Engineer solutions for performance, maintainability and efficiency, while also creating beautiful end-user experiences.
  • Recommend and consult with high-profile clients on projects of varying size/scope.
  • Utilize your deep knowledge of the .NET page lifecycle/MVC, including object oriented programming concepts, browser compatibility considerations and web performance optimization tools.
  • Nurture and mentor new members of the Technology team.
  • Be a primary contributor to the testing process, and provide issue fixes as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • 5+ years of applicable work experience
  • Extensive use of modern CMS systems (Sitecore, Wordpress, Drupal, Adobe CQ or similar)
  • Expert in .NET MVC, ASP.NET
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 (SASS)
  • Experience with JavaScript, JQuery
  • Experience with Node.js, Knockout, and React
  • Past work with MongoDB and SQL Server
  • Experience with Visual Studio and GIT
  • Broad knowledge of capabilities across different browsers and devices
  • Past work with multiple Javascript frameworks, and the knowledge to know when to use (or not to use) each one
  • An understanding of enterprise software development best practices
  • Previous work with DevOps tooling and management
  • Ability to discover risk patterns across projects and to create automation to protect web applications in the future
  • A demonstrated 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 demonstrated sense of empathy for the client experience, appreciating what it takes to form long-term, deep client relationships
  • Significant experience in reviewing and handling complex support issues
Contract Developer
open position
Contract Developer

Enjoy building great things with great people? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to help out our tech team in problem solving, building, designing and architecting advanced technical web 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 across a number of different teams and functions. Overlooking the Chicago River, our office is located in the loop.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An expert in the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • 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
  • Many of the items in the archives here: webtoolsweekly.com 
Staff Accountant
open position
Staff Accountant

We are looking for an energetic, passionate individual to become the newest member of our Finance team! Working closely with your fellow Finance team members, you will be a key resource in managing the day-to-day financials of this growing digital agency. If you’re a pro at Excel and looking to bust into the digital industry, this could be the role for you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform daily cash collection activities, including lockbox application to customer accounts, manual deposit of checks received in-house and follow-up on identified invoice payments.
  • Help out with our day-to-day NetSuite activities, such as updating the general ledger and client information.
  • Conduct monthly invoicing processes for software and software maintenance, hosting services and client services.
  • Expedite the monthly invoice preparation process in NetSuite across all revenue lines, and email invoices to clients.
  • Swiftly respond to client invoice inquiries, and resolve billing issues with finesse.
  • Prepare and send customer statements, delinquent collection notices and follow-up on past due accounts, including email and direct phone contact.
  • Support the set-up, managing and closing of project codes in a custom-built time tracker system.
  • Prepare both Board and Bank financial reports.
  • Aid in processing financial closes.
  • Process and review twice monthly payroll runs, including manual adjustments for new hires, change in deductions, etc.
  • Research and provide answers to field questions from One North team members across functions.
  • Provide support to our Account Managers as they delicately handle client questions or concerns.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports for internal management in NetSuite and time tracker software.
  • Help out with general office activities and special requests from inter-department management.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  •  A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or another business-related field
  • Previous accounting experience
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • Proficiency with NetSuite or similar system (intact, MS Dynamix Cloud, etc.)
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and to work well in a fast-paced team environment
  • Exposure to financial budget work a plus
  • Quick-learning abilities with financial and reporting systems/tools
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organization skills
  • A self-starter attitude with advanced time management skills
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 2018, we’re happy to say it because we really believe it.

One North Interactive 
222 North LaSalle St, #1500
Chicago, IL 60601

+1 312.469.1740