Careers

Together we build, create, explore and have our fair share of donuts and hot sauce. 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.

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Perks

In addition to exciting work, inspiring colleagues and amazing views of the Chicago River, our employees enjoy a host of other perks and benefits when they join the team. Below is a brief snapshot of what we have to offer; one of our Talent team members will share the full list of benefits during the interview process.

  • Our comprehensive benefits program includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, as well as a health savings account with employer-funded contributions.
  • Life/AD&D Insurance and Short Term/Long Term Disability benefits are offered to all full-time employees free of cost, with the option to add additional voluntary coverage if desired.
  • One North's 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement through pre-tax contributions along with employer-matched funds.
  • We know how important unwinding can be for inspiration, innovation and productivity. Our full-time employees earn 4 weeks of paid time off, in addition to company paid holidays. Employees also begin to accrue additional time off once they reach their 3-year and 10-year anniversaries with the business.
  • Our Transportation Benefits enable employees to make pre-tax contributions to pay for parking and public transit needs.
  • Did we mention free lunch every other week? Sweet treats are also never far from reach (luckily, we also have a gym in our building).

Join the Team

We are a team of fervent listeners, intensely focused on raising the bar for every client we serve, and for ourselves. We are innovators, engineers, explorers and guides – with one foot in the present and the other firmly in the future. We exceed expectations, not just in terms of what we do, but also how we work together. As a diverse collective of technologists, creatives and strategists, we are fiercely committed to inspiring and supporting our clients. Interested in adding your voice and thoughts to the mix? Check out our current open positions below or reach out to us at joinus@onenorth.com.

Technical Lead
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Technical Lead

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The Technical Lead will work closely with clients and internal client teams to review, develop and implement various technical client applications. As part of acting as the Lead on these initiatives, 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, development, 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, Node.JS, and frameworks (Vue.JS/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
  • 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
Project Manager
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Project Manager

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The Project Manager plays a vital role as both an expert on the Project Management team and as the person responsible for overseeing and executing complex projects on a focused client team. The Project Manager must be confident about and have extensive experience with leading and structuring multiple engagements with parallel work streams, spanning digital strategy, brand strategy, creative, user experience, and front- and back-end development. 

The Project Manager must be solution-focused and deliver on goals both big and small. As the leader of complex client projects, this person will play a critical role in helping to execute the development and growth of the Project Management discipline at One North.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scoping and estimating: work collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team to scope and estimate new projects for new and existing clients, and assume ownership of final Statements of Work.
  • Execution: manage cross-functional work streams across multiple projects and clients/phases, from discovery and strategy through design, build and implementation.
  • Budget management: manage and report on project budgets against revenue and margin targets set in proposals and Statements of Work. Grow towards agency-wide responsibility for project profitability.
  • Documentation: help produce project lifecycle documentation, including project plans, status reports, and all other documentation defining individual project requirements.
  • Quality: monitor the quality of all aspects of all projects: scope, risk, schedule, budget, delivery, and all associated client communication.
  • Establish strong relationships with clients and translate their day-to-day project needs clearly to the internal team to drive high-quality deliverables and client experience.
  • Contribute to and help manage internal process improvement initiatives, especially those involving tools and knowledge management standardization and solutions.
  • Collaborate within the Project Management team to develop guidelines and processes that advance the agency’s Project Management discipline.
  • Proactively identify issues and risks; know when to escalate issues and when to work through them on your own.
  • Assist senior Account Management leadership staff in client communication and management by developing and distributing conference notes/reports, scheduling client meetings and communicating status of initiatives to relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Pursue opportunities to both lead by example and foster the talents of high-performance team members.
  • Assist in efforts to mentor future Project Management team members.
  • Assist with the internal change management initiatives and knowledge management associated with Client Services, Project Management, and QA processes and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5-10 years of professional, project management and client relationship management experience
  • Experience in a client services organization or interactive agency, preferably on projects with top-tier professional services firms or B2B clients (including web, mobile, video, brand, and strategic consulting projects)
  • Solid track record of successfully developing multi-faceted projects from start to completion, on time and within budget
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter, with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Professional presentation, training and client-facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in conjunction with workflow steps and internal and external processes
  • Effective negotiation and conflict management/risk mitigation skills
  • Experience in proposal creation, planning & estimation, and execution of projects
  • Accountability and flexibility, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience with the development of large-scale websites and a strong understanding of web development technologies, third-party applications and platforms, and social media
  • Experience delivering projects on Sitecore and Wordpress content management systems is advantageous, but not required
  • Experience working with agile methodology is a plus, but not required
Digital Strategist
open position
Digital Strategist

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

One North is a digital agency that helps B2B and professional services organizations grow revenue, drive client engagement and attract/retain talent. We believe that brand, strategy, design and technology must all work closely together to create truly compelling and engaging digital experiences.

Our Digital Strategy team helps organizations innovate, optimize and transform their digital capabilities. As a Digital Strategist, you partner with clients to understand their business goals, discover their user’s perspective and guide them as to how these can be connected through future digital interactions. We take a data-informed, human-centered approach that combines skills from several disciplines to produce visionary, but pragmatic, advice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Form a significant presence in long-term client relationships.
  • Lead collaborative workshops to set the vision for a client’s digital capabilities, with a broad or narrow focus.
  • Develop short- and long-term roadmaps for enabling our clients’ visions.
  • Partner with brand strategists, user experience architects, technologists and other team members to perform qualitative and quantitative research on our clients, their markets and their users.
  • Provide strategic perspective and analysis during brand, content, design and technology engagements.
  • Formulate capability-specific strategies (e.g., content strategy, personalization strategy, etc.)
  • Analyze digital performance, and consult on optimization and improvement opportunities for digital properties.
  • Research new digital capabilities and tactics.
  • Serve as a thought leader, idea generator and source of inspiration.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in areas of digital marketing, strategy, design, design thinking and/or consulting
  • 3-8 years of experience working in a professional, collaborative environment
  • Experience delivering presentations and guiding meetings with executive-level participants
  • Superb communication skills
  • A demonstrated passion for solving problems
  • Experience working in both quantitative (data) and qualitative (brand, design) frameworks
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passion for the future of Digital
  • Ability to travel to client sites as projects require, up to 15% of the time
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 across a number of different teams and functions. Overlooking the Chicago River, our office is located in the loop of downtown.

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, Vue, 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):

  • Expert in .NET MVC, ASP.NET
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 (SASS)
  • Experience with JavaScript, Vue, React
  • Extensive use of modern CMS systems (Sitecore, WordPress, Drupal, Adobe CQ or similar)
  • Broad knowledge of capabilities across different browsers and devices
  • Multiple JavaScript frameworks, and the instinct 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.
Creative Director
open position
Creative Director

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Providing coaching and thought leadership, our Creative Directors drive innovation and collaboration within the team and with other functions of the business, in order to improve the quality of work we deliver to our clients. Creative Directors play an instrumental role in helping to facilitate change management and contribute to the One North culture.  

Creative Directors typically build a team of designers at varying levels around a core set of clients while helping to shape and service new client opportunities as they arise. Creative Directors work collaboratively with the Managing Director to help build our brand and design offering, develop talent and drive the business forward. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the creative process on projects from concept to delivery, while overseeing direct reports and other team members.
  • Lead engaging presentations that drive business development efforts and positive engagements with prospective and current clients.
  • Participate as an individual contributor by creating end-to-end, diverse, and strategic brand and digital collateral.
  • Work closely with client services and PMO to plan project deliverables and the client approach.
  • Work closely with client teams to ensure our design solutions are solving both user and business goals.
  • Lead work sessions and workshops with clients.
  • Effectively manage and develop team talent and participate in recruiting new team members.
  • Contribute to thought leadership and serve as role model for leadership, professionalism and innovation for Experience Design, One North and our clients.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • 10-15+ years of experience in a collaborative, digital environment
  • An expert understanding of design fundamentals as well as best practices for digital designs
  • Strong knowledge of front-end development practices including familiarity with HTML, CSS and other modern browser capabilities
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills particularly in front of clients
  • Experience providing art direction and leading projects
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple clients and projects ranging in size and scope simultaneously
  • Prior experience in management and or mentorship of direct reports
  • Expert understanding of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch and Figma
  • Familiarity with other focus areas of Experience Design, including Brand, Content Strategy, UX and Digital Strategy
  • A BFA in graphic design preferred
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating innovative digital design work
Front-End Developer
open position
Front-End Developer

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Bring your technical expertise, passion and curiosity to a creative and energetic team that strives to build innovative digital experiences for our clients. In the Front-End Developer role, you can expect to work closely with every part of One North (including our industry-leading strategists, designers, architects and developers). In an increasingly competitive digital market, our Front-End Developers are given the space they need to invent, problem solve, explore, fix and create. Itching to stretch and build upon your passion for front-end development? Looks like you found the right place.

RESPONSIBILITIES

When packing your bags, please bring:

  • The ability to engineer for performance, maintainability and efficiency, while also creating beautiful end-user experiences
  • A knack for teamwork and working with people across agency capabilities
  • A solid understanding of the tools, processes and approaches for world-class front-end development, and also the skills and appreciation for UX/UI and creative design principles

Your weapons (wield them wisely):

  • Advanced knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS
  • Familiarity with CSS preprocessors (e.g. SASS)
  • Solid command of advanced CSS techniques
  • Ability to write performant code
  • Ability to develop responsive websites
  • Familiarity with and interest in JS Frameworks (e.g. Vue, React, Angular)
  • Ability to integrate 3rd party libraries depending on project requirements
  • Familiarity with Git
  • Familiarity with various front-end build tools (e.g. Webpack, Gulp)
  • Solid understanding of how to develop for cross-browser compatibility
  • Ability to navigate design files (Figma, Sketch, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with animation libraries and SVG
  • Nice to have – Experience building web applications with Node and Express
  • Nice to have – Experience working with MongoDB/Mongoose
  • Ability to create websites that meet accessibility standards
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Eye for detail and high personal standards
  • Curiosity
  • Dedication to following industry and One North FED best practices and standards
  • No egos. It’s good to have a strong perspective, but you must be open to new ideas and flexible enough to adapt in a constantly changing discipline.

Resourcing Operations Coordinator
open position
Resourcing Operations Coordinator

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

One North is looking for a Resourcing Operations Coordinator to join our fast-growing team in Chicago. This new team member would join our Project Management team in being a huge help in resourcing projects and general upkeep of our internal project management tools and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • PeopleSoft project support and administration:
    • Create & deactivate Project Activities.
    • Add resources to Project Activities.
    • Coordinate assignments of new Ongoing Support Team resources to all OGS/OSP projects.
  • Send weekly resourcing reminders and meeting notes.
  • Float (Resource Management Tool) administration including:
    • Add and remove resources from Float.
    • Add and remove projects from Float.
    • Add newly assigned project time to Float (after initial resource assignment – estimate out of the sales process).
    • Audit resources and projects periodically to ensure key data is properly entered (tags, bill rates, team, budgets, etc.).
  • Provide reporting on key metrics across projects (ETCs, EACs, GP) for leadership and project owners.
  • Assist with new report requirements and creation.
  • Flag discrepancies between resourced hours (in Float) and budgeted hours (in PeopleSoft) for Project Owners and leadership.
  • Enforce time entry deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS

  • 0-3 years of professional experience ideally in a digital agency space, prior resource management experience a plus
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university
  • Prior exposure to PeopleSoft, Float, or other similar tools
  • Superb sense of organization
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration across various disciplines
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, 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